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After an unpleasant experience with a man she met online, Dubliner Jennifer (47), a divorced mother of three, decided to join a dating agency in her native city.The agency provided a confidential match-making service and after several years of successful dating, which resulted in one long-term relationship, she decided to break out on her own and set up Two’s Company.It really does sort out the men from the boys, the women from the girls.“We only attract people who are genuinely looking for a relationship.It’s not a platform for one night stands or flings.If the team feel there is someone on their books that is a suitable match, they will take the new client on.But, as Jennifer stresses, this only happens if she is confident she can make a good match.“It was a very significant episode for me because up until that moment, I had always felt very capable.
While its head office is in Dublin, it has representatives in Belfast and Jennifer says she is seeing a marked increase in the number of people from Northern Ireland signing up.
What we promote is real human interaction.”Jennifer first mooted the possibility of establishing a dating agency around 12 years ago, after reading a magazine article about an Irish woman who’d set up Berkeley International, an elite London-based matchmaking agency.
Having worked in manufacturing for many years, she had the necessary entrepreneurial skills to put her plan into action.
She also went over to England to check out dating agencies there.“It’s huge business in the UK,” she says. And it’s even bigger still in the US and Australia.”While her experiences of internet dating and speed dating may not have been positive, Jennifer was impressed with the calibre of men she met through the agency she’d signed up to.
And though she is currently single, she did meet a man whom she went out with for several years.“I’m not in a relationship at the moment,” she says.