Woman complains about a dating agency. The complaint is reasonable. The naivety, however, is astounding:
I spent £2,795 with a dating agency called Attractive Partners, which after five months has not found me any decent men.
I took the more expensive “headhunting” package because its excellent sales person told me there would be a better chance of matches.
I was told matchmakers actually go out and find a man for you by advertising in golf clubs and men’s magazines, but they never did this for me, the men just came from their database.
I find it hard to believe what I’m reading. They find a man for you by ‘advertising in gold clubs and men’s magazines’? The woman really believed this? How exactly did she think this would work? They’d put a picture of her at the back of a men’s magazine, saying ‘This lonely heart needs a man’? Wouldn’t that be humiliating, especially when all her friends find out?
And even if they really did that, what kind of man did she think she’d get that way? Did she really think that the best sort of man finds a woman by seeing an ad for her up on the noticeboard at the golf club?
The term ‘bespoke headhunting’ is used in the piece as something she was promised. But who could be dumb enough to believe that? How can an agency find a good man who isn’t already on their books? Would they gain access to high-powered executive conferences and show her picture to the businessmen? Or just give them a list of her turn-ons and turn-offs? ‘Hi there Mr Millionaire Businessman in An Expensive Suit, I know you probably already have a wife and three mistresses, but would you be interested in a serious relationship with a woman at our dating agency who likes long walks, films and cuddling, and whose turn-offs include animal cruelty, rudeness, and Tories. No? Okay, how about… I have to leave? But I’m just… All right, don’t call security, I’m going. I’ll just leave these cards with her phone number here on the desk, she’s a catch, this one’.
Update: Link to Telegraph article added now.