It’s normal to have doubts when you first consider joining an introductions agency. To help you understand why Carpe Diem has gained its industry-leading reputation for the over 50s, we’ve compiled a list of questions and queries that other clients have asked us in the past.
It’s a good question! However, we’re confident that Carpe Diem stands out from the crowd for a number of reasons:
“One day a very close friend said if you need any kind of advice or help go to experts – professionals in the subject. I tested the “professional waters” and met some real amateurs! However, one recommendation eclipsed all the others when I met Sarah. My initial interview was friendly, supportive and very professional. The interview was very thorough and filled me with confidence. The second interview took place in my home. That convinced me that I was in trustworthy, safe professional hands. I knew that the process was so thorough and expert that I had full confidence that I would meet someone who would be compatible emotionally, socially and in all other important matters. I know from experience that meeting “the special one” would never have happened through chance. I have so much to thank her for, I hardly know where to begin. I received so much support, but most of all for bringing sunshine into my life again…”
Carpe Diem is specifically designed for high-achieving professionals over 50, a market we felt was underserved in the introductions arena. And, contrary to popular belief, our male clients are not looking to meet women in their 20s. Rather, they want a woman of a similar age who has a shared outlook, similar life experiences, and – most importantly – the same sense of humour.
“Sarah, I had to write to say hands up, I was wrong, you were right. I really didn’t think that in my fifties men my own age would be interested. The media and my girlfriends all told me attractive, educated, successful men wanted younger models. They were all so wrong! I have met some gorgeous interesting chaps for supper and lazy days out. As you know, I’m now seeing a lovely man. We have so much in common, the same values and background and he is three years younger than me! Thanks so much for all your kindness and patience; you have made a quite terrifying journey rather fun!”
Carpe Diem covers London, the Home Counties, the South East and the South West of England. We advise our clients to keep an open-mind when it comes to location – the one you are looking for won’t always be on your doorstep. Plus, most of our clients love to travel and seek out new adventures, so distance doesn’t always have to be a deal-breaker.
“You never gave up on me and I found your observations about dating and relationships so pertinent I grew to trust you totally. So when you asked me to meet ‘Simon’ I agreed, though my instincts told me not to. On paper we had nothing in common (and I mean nothing). He also had a complicated life with pressures which might make a relationship difficult and to top it all he lived 200 miles away! You persuaded me. It took three meetings for me to realise I’d finally met the man I want to spend my life with. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s to keep an open mind. And if there’s another, it is that you are the best matchmaker in the UK. (Sorry, I’ve gone all soppy…)”