“Older men have it easy. I’m coming back as a bloke”
There are always slightly more women on our books. Why? God made it that way. Women have it better when they are younger, men when thy are older. A girl in her twenties or thirties can go for older men, but 40-year-old men can go for girls in their late twenties. Women can’t. I’m definitely coming back as a bloke.
I can always sell a short bald man with a great personality or a great sense of humour. If she’s funny and has a great personality, but looks like a frog, it won’t happen.
Similar types get on; so do people with similar goals in life. It’s not about looks, but we do tell some people to go away and do themselves justice.
If you want to get fit, you go to the gym. If you’re looking for a house you go to an estate agent. We introduce you to people that you wouldn’t ordinarily meet.
People get drunk on first dates. That’s a no-no. It’s also important for people to know where exactly they’re going on the date and what they should wear. Women shouldn’t wear white if going for a meal, and avoid spaghetti on a first date.
We’ve thrown two people of our books. Both were lawyers. One became obsessed with someone and the other, it turned out, was sleeping with several different woman and making promises to all of them that he couldn’t keep.
Men lie about their height, woman about they age and both lie about their weight. In our Windsor office there are notches on the wall so we know how tall people are when they come in. Everyone thinks they have a good sense of humour.
One of the biggest complaints is people not looking like their pictures. A lot of people lie about whether they smoke or not.
I believe in lust at first sight. You can think that a person is for you, but I’m not sure about love at first sight.
I’ve been married, divorced. I’m currently with a partner and have kids. So I’ve seen it all. We ask people, if you could come back as a well-know person, who would it be? Gandhi is popular, as is Winston Churchill. For the women, they go for Delia Smith, Emily Pankhurst, Madonna or Audrey Hepburn. One man put Adolf Hitler, explaining that he’d like his charismatic personality but would use it for good. He wasn’t invited to join.
We do say to people don’t enter into a relationship too quickly. That’s code for don’t have sex on the first night.
We serve a niche market: positive-thinking, heterosexual professionals.
Karen Mooney runs Sara Eden Introductions.