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|Hayley Matthews • 8/24/17|
The Short Version: Based in the UK, Dating4grownups offers single men and women of a certain age streamlined matchmaking services with a personal touch. If you’re looking for long-term love, the matchmaking firm provides a welcome relief from online dating and crowded bars in the Southeast of England. The experienced matchmaking team, led by Dating4grownups Founder David Mintz, introduces single adults to date prospects who are hand-selected for optimum compatibility in lifestyle and personality. Dating4grownups provides high-end, one-to-one dating services that facilitate lasting relationships between commitment-oriented individuals.
David Mintz, Founder and CEO of Dating4grownups, takes a personable approach to his UK-based matchmaking company. He loves getting to know people and helping them reach their dating potential by making smart matches. His personality plays a big role in his success as a matchmaker working one-on-one with clients.
According to the website, “In his spare time, David loves nothing better than to walk or cycle around the beautiful coastline. Other interests include classical music/opera [and] reading good novels and biographies. David is also a dab hand in the kitchen!”
He’s a family man passionate about his work as a matchmaker and ready to assist adults looking for a lifelong companion. Because he has so many diverse interests and a genuinely curious mind, he can connect with people of all backgrounds. “There’s always a point of contact,” he said. “The whole point is you need to be wide-ranging in your interests so you can build a rapport with clients.”
“I have a natural empathy with people, and that’s the secret of my business. It’s how I deal with people.” — David Mintz, CEO and Founder of Dating4grownups
David takes the time to get to know his clients because it helps him when he’s making personalized matches, and it gives his clients an additional level of trust in his recommendations — plus he just enjoys meeting new people.
The experienced matchmaker is a people person who shines in social situations. That knack for building personal connections serves him well in the matchmaking business. Relying on his outgoing nature, David networks with singles, vets hundreds of date prospects, and arranges compatible dates for discerning singles over the age of 40. His efforts ensure it’s a mature process for mature daters.
“Dating4grownups really suits people of a certain age,” he said. “Our clients are often divorced or widowed, with a grown-up family of their own, and just want a partnership for the latter part of their lives — so that’s where we come in.”
David has a background in hosting and running corporate events through the brand Key Contacts, so he said it was a natural transition for him to apply that experience to the dating world. Years ago, he founded a dating-specific networking company called KCDating to organize speed dating events in major UK cities. He said he felt in his element at these events — he was attuned to the needs of the guests and skilled at making sure everyone had a good time.
Gratified by the success of his events, he decided to change careers and have an even greater impact on people’s love lives through hands-on assistance. When he founded Dating4grownups, a private matchmaking company, he drew upon the membership base of adult singles established by six years of running speed dating events. That way, he didn’t have to start from scratch and could make compatible matches from the get-go.
David prides himself on being the face of the company and setting the tone for all that it does. “I have to sell myself first, or it doesn’t work,” David said. “My clients have to believe ‘David is going to find person for me,’ and often I do.”
In his work as a matchmaker, David is adept at building a rapport with clients in a short span of time. He draws upon his skills as a people person to network with singles and match up clients he thinks would hit it off. Many single men and women gravitate toward him because of his innate social expertise.
“These things aren’t learned. It’s just years of being curious about people,” he said. “Getting people together is such a basic thing but so important to so many lives.”
By and large, the typical client at Dating4grownups is a working professional who is over 40 years old and too busy to find love on their own. David said his business model attracts a discerning clientele of high-caliber, successful individuals.
“We’re the antidote to internet dating,” David explained. “People of a certain age don’t want to use dating apps or sites because they don’t feel comfortable with it. We cater to the needs of traditional people who want traditional matchmaking.”
David sticks to the tried-and-true matchmaking model of meeting all clients in person and drawing upon his own intuition and experiences to make a smart match. After an initial consultation, he builds a full profile of who his client is and what type of partner he or she is looking for.
Over the years, David has built a strong network of around 300 singles across the UK. He excels at understanding people on a human level and making accurate judgments about which of his clients would hit it off on a date. He actively seeks the approval of his clients on his match while offering his own guidance as an experienced matchmaker. The end result is a satisfying and effortless dating experience for mature singles.
“Everything is done in a very civilized and discreet way,” he said. “We operate on a certain level because we’re catering to people used to a living a high standard of life. Some of our clients are wealthy in money, others are wealthy in knowledge.”
Dating4grownups doesn’t have an age limit for clients. David’s oldest client to date was an 82-year-old single woman who met her match within a few months of hiring the matchmakers. “That’s the exception,” David assured us, saying most of his clients are still decades away from their 80s. “We’re not magicians, but we do have an overall high propensity of success,” he said.
Many of his clients are privacy-conscious individuals, but some have sent in heartwarming testimonials describing the positive experience they have had with Dating4grownups. “We have found compatibility, friendship, and love,” wrote Lesley, a happily matched client. “I can’t thank you enough for the introduction.”
“Thanks for your help some two years ago. Juliet and I love each other, and we live together. We plan to marry soon.” — Mo, a happily matched Dating4grownups client
So many singles over the years have trusted David to help in the deeply personal quest for love and companionship. “I am sure you will bring hope to other lonely souls and want to say I think you are doing a great job,” wrote Barry, who began a long-term relationship with a woman he met through Dating4grownups.
“We have had a lot of success,” David reflected. “A lot of clients recommend their friends and family to us, so that’s a great vote of confidence.”
Dating4grownups can help you find the person of your dreams no matter what your age. David’s professional experience and friendly attitude put clients at ease the moment they come to the matchmaking firm. The highly personalized dating services give singles a confidence boost when going out on an arranged date because they know that person was hand-picked for them for a reason.
Even after years in the matchmaking business, David is still fascinated by what brings people together and how he can facilitate lifelong relationships. His dating agency makes introductions between relationship-oriented singles based not on algorithms but on the proven instincts of matchmakers rich in human understanding.
“You can’t replicate the human touch. That’s something online dating and machines can’t do,” David said. “I’m still in the people business.”