If the prospect of spending a New England winter by yourself is a chilling prospect, Successful Singles may be the answer. It's Just Lunch uses an approach similar to Successful Singles, offering to pair up compatible couples for lunch or a drink after work.Describing itself as a "dating service for professionals," It's Just Lunch also uses a personal counselor approach, hoping to find just the right chemistry in each situation.The world is a big place but perhaps not quite big enough to be so inflexible in our choices.As with all the services featured here, read the contract carefully, be sure you understand it and keep a copy. If a dating service says it will introduce you to two people a month, it's not realistic to expect it to produce more than that. Maybe it's just that folks really are friendly (or at least very cold) in Canada and unusually grateful for human warmth but for whatever reason, Lifemates Canada seems to have a stellar record of forging new alliances.With offices in major cities, it's not restricted to a single geographic area.The reviews we're received at Consumer Affairs the last few years have been largely positive, like this one from Michael of North Carolina: "By and large I have been satisfied with the experiences gained from the group.Joined Successful Singles and met women that were interested in having a long-term committed relationship.
One negative review we read said the client wanted to meet no one older than 32 and became angry when one date turned out to be 34.
One thing's for sure -- there's no shortage of dating sites. Fittingly for a site in a region that cherishes its history and traditions, Successful Singles has been around since 1984, which is not quite the Colonial Era but actually predates the Internet as we know it.
No one really knows how many there are but the answer is somewhere in the thousands. Successful Singles even goes so far as to announce that it is not an online dating site, instead proclaiming itself to the "the premier social introduction service in Boston."Rather than using algorithms to match clients, Successful Singles uses a more personal approach, starting with a 10-minute phone consultation followed by a 50-minute face-to-face meeting, after which it promises introductions within 10 days.
I recognized Nigerian accent in phone and told them I was going to report them.
They cancelled their accounts and now I can't find them in Match.com," she said in a Consumer Affairs review.
Perhaps a big point in E&A's favor is that it's not just a dating service but also a way to meet new friends -- something that's often a problem for stressed-out professionals."What interested me most about the club was meeting new people.