I met with their Global Director, Mairead Molly, who invited me to have tea at Sketch in Conduit Street. She talks a good talk and explained she had numerous suitable men on her books - from well known celebrities to highly successful international businessmen - all of whom were well-educated, financially robust and sophisticated. For £5,000 I would be introduced to 12 men across 12 months, based on the attributes I was looking for.
He barely spoke English, he lived in Reading in rented accommodation from his boss (so he wasn't the CEO of his own company). I appreciate chemistry is subjective and good looks are in the eye of the beholder, but this man was a million miles from what I was told he would be, and what I had told Mairead I was looking for.
The 2nd date at Kensington Roof Gardens was passable.
She asked me what were the most important things I was looking for, and I told her that I wanted somone physically attractive and who was based in central London. It's a lot of money, and I'm not a particularly high earner, but given I thought I would potentially be meeting a life partner, I thought it was a worthwhile investment. The first was described to me as a "Russian internet entrepreneur, CEO of his own business, international, sophisticated, stylish, savvy and highly intelligent".
We arranged to meet at Zuma in Knightsbridge, a fitting location for what I thought would be a sophisticated date.