Something Special Membership FAQ
What is Something Special Membership?
Something Special Membership is an affordable, personal matchmaking service with a difference.
1. First, you will receive a 'Welcome Email' with a link to my Membership form and given access to it.
2. You need to fill in your Membership Form Online (you can either complete the Membership Form or just answer those questions with an * - which are your contact details and one photo - and then complete your Membership Form with us. (If you have purchased 'Little Something' or Platinum 'Little Something' Membership that states that your Membership Form must be completed IN FULL, then ALL questions and THREE PHOTOs must be supplied on submission of the form.)
3. Time to meet your Matchmaker, Jules, in person for 1-2 hours to go through your Membership Form and discuss all about you and what you are looking for. If you are unable to get to Coulsdon, your Matchmaker can travel up to half an hour to meet you half way or the meeting can be conducted via Skype*
4. Once I have met you, have copies of your ID, and you have signed our 'Confidentiality & Code of Conduct Agreement' - you have access to my online private Member's Profiles and Forum - to make friends and chat with men and women.
5. When I find a 'Match' to do with the things that are important to you to do with your Lifestyle, Hobbies/ Interests, Likes and Dislikes - I send you a 'Match Email'
5. If it is a mutual match and you would like to meet each other - I organise your date! You can choose whether it is a drink, a coffee, dinner or something else.
What shall I do if Paypal payment doesn't go through?
I find that Paypal can be tempermental. It likes payment from your bank account but not overly happy about payment with a credit/debit card. If you are having trouble with Paypal, there is the option to pay with Stripe - our Credit and Debit card payment provider which is very reliable.
So I have signed up and purchased Membership - what happens next?
Once you have signed up to my site and purchased Something Special Membership, you will be sent a 'Welcome Email' from me asking you to complete my online Membership Form. This is not visible online until Membership has been purchased and access approved. When you have completed your Membership Form online, I will call you to arrange your personal meeting with me, Jules.
What happens at the personal meeting?
At your personal meeting, I will ask for copies of 2 forms of ID and ask for you to sign my Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreement. If you do not have copies, I can photograph your ID for you. I will then go through your Membership form in more detail, finding out all about you and what you are looking for in a partner. I will show you what your 'Match Email' to your matches will look like. This is completely customisable. If you would like me to change it in any way, please let us know.
When do I get access to the private online Member's Area and 'The VIP Lounge'?
Once I have met you and received your two forms of ID, I will give you access to the online area of my site.
The Member's Area gives you access to view Members' online profiles. This area is created and maintained by the Member. As Membership is for offline personal matchmaking and this area is an additional perk, this area is used at your discretion.
'The VIP Lounge' is an a private group of Something Special Members for a chance to chat and make friends with other Members. You can chat about anything and everything; ask advice, find out about other's hobbies, interests, likes and dislikes.
Although you may find someone that you would like to date online - no dates are to be arranged or contact information given in this area. If you see someone you like, call or email me and ask for their 'Match Email' and to be matched with them. If the feeling is mutual, I will arrange the date for you. It is what I am here for after all.
As I am an offline Matchmaking Introductions Agency, the majority of my Members do not use this area at present. It is just an additional perk of being a Member of Something Special to make friends. My Members can choose to use it or not as it is nothing to do with my Matchmaking.
How is Something Special Introductions different to other agencies?
Something Special is different because I am 'affordable'.
Look at my prices - I am a similar price to the online dating sites, not dating agencies that cost thousands of pounds. The cheapest I could find when I started was £3000 for choosing 3 dates from their 'genuine database'
Dating agencies can cost thousands of pounds per year. On average, dating agencies charge £7-8,000 and do not give any guarantees as part of their Membership.
I am passionate about my members finding love without having to pay a ridiculous amount to find it.
Why should I pay for Something Special Introductions when I can go on dating sites for free?
The reason I set up Something Special Introductions is because of how the dating sites can make you feel.
Although dating sites can and do work for some, online sites are full of many fake profiles and genuine people who are not genuine in their intentions. The process of sifting through profiles and talking to people online is soul destroying; not knowing whether they are truly genuine or even if there might be an attraction or connection on meeting (photos are never a true representation of a person in the flesh).
Something Special Introductions is different because I take all of that uncertainty away. I have a personal meeting (preferably in person, if not via Skype/ Zoom) with every member, I ask for copies of two forms of ID and all members must sign my
Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreement. All members are genuine, looking for a relationship and all photos are from within the last year. My aim is to provide a safe place for genuine people to meet and for a relationship to blossom.
The Membership Form seems quite detailed - do I have to fill it all in?
No - I understand that Membership Forms are sometimes daunting or annoying to complete. You can fill in the whole of the Membership Form if you wish, but only those questions with an * are required. These are just a few questions about your contact details, gender, marital status and gender of your match. All the other questions can be discussed and answered at your personal meeting with your Matchmaker, Jules.
Is it true I get a free photo session with Membership?
Yes! All Personal and Elite Something Special Members are able to take advantage of my free photo shoot session with me.
Photo sessions and images can be so expensive and many people don't have good recent photos of just themselves. Jules is happy to meet you somewhere that you feel comfortable and take a few photos for your profile.
Do you offer a guarantee?
However, as with meeting anyone under any circumstance, via a dating site/ through work/ a dating agency/ in a bar, there can be no guarantees and no Introductions Agency or Dating Site can guarantee you will meet someone. When it comes to affairs of the heart, there must be a mutual attraction and connection between my Members after they have been matched and met for anything to go any further. Only time will tell whether someone is truly right for you or not. I also cannot guarantee there is a Member that will match you.
All people are different and all have different likes and dislikes and I really want to make sure that when I try and match you, that’s it’s with the right person - and not just giving you numerous false hopes. For example; Some people are religious and must match with someone equally practicing or some do not want someone who attends church. There are some people that smoke and those who will not date a smoker. These life decisions/ deal breakers and others may be the reason I can or cannot match you with someone.
I offer my Something Special Personal Matchmaking Membership for 3 plans on my Plans & Pricing page. All my Something Special Matchmaking Membership offer the same matchmaking service - with the possibility of unlimited matches - the only difference between them all is the length of Membership and the below match guarantees.
Taster - 3 Months Membership - Minimum of 1 Match - No option to freeze membership = £220
Personal - 6 Months Membership - Minimum of 3 Matches - Option to freeze for up to 4 months = £360
Elite - 12 Months Membership - Minimum of 8 Matches - Option to freeze for up to 6 months = £699
The only other differences are the Personal and Elite Memberships have a free photo session you can take advantage of if you wish, have an option to freeze membership.
I cannot 100% guarantee a match - it is all dependent on attraction and connection
and no one can define how that happens.
I match Members one Match at a time. If you do not match with current Members, I cannot make a match. I will not know if there is a Member to Match you with until we have completed your personal meeting and Matchmakers Form for Matchmaking. New Members are joining all the time, however, so someone may join who is right for you at any time.
For all my Members, if I cannot send you the amount of minimum guaranteed matches offered in your Membership Term, I will keep you on as a Member for free until we do.