Updated: Oct 3, 2020
Who are we? What are we doing? Wary of all things dating related in 2019? So were we!
Who are we?
Welcome to our new blog :) My name is Jules and I am the founder of Something Special Introductions.
If you're feeling wary of #onlinedating...I completely understand where you are coming from. My wariness of online dating is what has brought me to starting up Something Special.
Looking for a partner is so personal. It requires you to open yourself and your feelings up to love and possibly being hurt in the process. Online dating sites have all kinds of people; those genuinely looking for a relationship, those setting up fake profiles (to extort money or because of insecurity) and genuine people that are not genuine in their intentions. The process of sifting through profiles and talking to people online can be soul destroying. Not knowing for sure whether someone is truly genuine, wanting 'just fun' or whether there will actually be a mutual attraction/ connection on meeting leads to a wariness of everyone online and eventually not wanting to 'meet' anyone. Photos online are rarely a true representation of someone in person and often not recent.
By launching Something Special Introductions, my aim is to take that uncertainty away and create a safe place for people to find someone. All our Members are genuine, looking for a relationship, ID checked and all photos are from within the last year. We are not a dating site. We're an 'affordable' dating agency matching our members on their interests/ lifestyle and what they are looking for in a partner. We find you a match. If it's mutual we send you on a date. Unlike other dearer agencies, we cost the same as the dating sites. Of course, it is rare to find 'something special' with someone and sometimes feelings will not be reciprocated...this is just part of the natural process of finding a partner. Fake profiles, inappropriate conversations and receiving photos we would rather not see, are not.
What are we doing?
My aim is to provide a safe place for genuine people to meet and for friendships and relationships to blossom.
Members fill in a detailed questionnaire/ membership form about them and what they look for in a match
We have a personal meeting (preferably in person in Surrey or via Facetime) with every member to discuss in greater detail what they are looking for in a partner
We ask for copies of two forms of Identification
All members must sign our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreement
We have a private online #forum for our members to chat and get to know each other in a safe place. A great place to make friendships with men and women and possibly find that 'something special' with someone.
Why are we doing this?
We all have our reasons why we think we are here. I believe we are here for love and are meant to be part of a pair; to love and be loved. Giving and receiving love makes us feel wanted, desired, powerful and content. The love we have with/for our children, friends and family are all important but it's the partner who we choose to spend our life with that is at the centre.
The dating sites put your gut feeling in overdrive. Trust is paramount in finding a relationship. Some people do find their partners online but if the starting point is a site with fake people or those not genuinely looking for love, it is hard to trust even those with genuine intentions. Where there is trust and honesty as a starting point, good relationships and love can blossom.
Loneliness is something I feel very passionate about. So many people feel lonely. Even those who are happy single, busy with their hobbies, family, friends, work, life, are all lonely sometimes.
Where are we based?
We are based in Coulsdon, on the South London/ Surrey border. We are offering our dating service to all those in London and the Home Counties (Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire)
How can you get involved?
We have two sides to Something Special...
1. Something Special Membership
We offer 1,3,6 and 12 months membership packages. All of which give their individual guarantees of finding a certain amount of matches for our members. To find out what is exactly involved in being a member of Something Special - please do have a look at my Membership Page - it should tell you everything you need to know.
As we are starting up; to welcome our new, genuine members, we are currently offering 'Free*' Membership for 6 months. (*+£30 agency joining fee/ admin fee).
2. 'Little Something' Speed Dating Nights
I felt there was very little opportunity for people who were single to meet anyone in their area. So...we also host 'Little Something' Nights - a type of speed dating evening for 10-15 men/women to have 6 minutes to find their 'something special'. These do have age ranges but we are flexible. If you are a couple of years out of an age range, you are more than welcome to join us. If I am not hosting an event for your chosen age range in your area, please do email me - we organise these evenings from demand and interest in a particular area, age or sexual preference. You can see what type of events we organise here.
Well that is us. :) I hope our first introductory blog post has given you an insight into who we are and what we are trying to achieve. I understand how 'modern dating' has made us all wary when it comes to dating in 2019. Although we have an additional perk of a forum for our members to chat in a safe place online (should they wish to use it), we are not a dating site. We are an agency, providing a safe place for genuine members to be matched on their interests/ lifestyles and what they are looking for in a partner.
If you would like any further information, do visit our website or call me on 07368 539 594 and I would be more than happy to help. If you are one of those that join us as we are starting up; an additional three months membership will be given for free, should you need or wish it to say 'Thank you' for joining us at the beginning of our adventure.
Something Special Introductions x
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