There are so many more sites out there now, it’s a lot more open. If you meet someone online, you don’t know if that person is going to turn out to be psychotic, have some type of psychological disorder or a criminal background.” Two’s Company, the only dating agency in Ireland to receive accreditation from the Association of British Introduction Agencies, operates a “sophisticated and rigorous” selection procedure.Potential clients undergo a telephone assessment first, then a face-to-face interview, which Jennifer is quick to point out is relaxed and informal.Also, having been married, separated and divorced with three grown-up children helps me to empathise with other people.
She sold up her bakery business and went back to college, to study psychology, counselling and executive coaching. “I’ve always been interested in anything that involves relationships, human nature and how people operate.“People are forgetting how to communicate nowadays,” she says. When they join Two’s Company they are actually going to physically meet someone after talking to them initially over the phone.It’s so much more personal than being in touch with someone via a smartphone or Facebook.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.