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|Sean Garrity • 11/06/17|
The Short Version: The Czech Republic’s rich cultural history inspired by adventure and romance is attracting a growing number of American men looking for love, and Eastern European Matchmaker is helping them find it. The agency’s bespoke approach to international dating connects Western men and Czech women who are seeking long-term, life-changing relationships. Owners Rodney and Jitka Rogers (themselves a product of an American-Czech match) understand how to bring couples together across oceans and cultural divides. Since the duo began their family-owned business, they’ve assisted in laying the foundations for many lasting unions that have culminated in marriage.
Watching the sun go down over Old Town Square in central Prague is a magical experience. Rays of light reflecting off gothic tower spires envelop the landscape in a bright orange glow. Locals play guitars on the steps surrounding the Jan Hus Memorial as couples gaze into one another’s eyes. It’s a romantic scene, to be sure, and one that has inspired wanderlust in an increasing number of American men seeking to find a soul mate in Eastern Europe.
Marriages between Czech women and American men are on the rise — with 5,000 such unions reported in 2015 alone. While international dating comes with an array of challenges, including language, geographical, and cultural barriers, Eastern European Matchmaker (EE Matchmaker) is helping ease the process for American men and Czech women looking to connect.
Owners Rodney Rogers (an American) and Jitka (his Czech-born wife) started the international dating agency in response to the growing demand by Western men and Czech and Slovak women for a simplified way to meet. The married couple’s backgrounds give them an intimate understanding of what both sexes and cultures are seeking.
As a result, EE Matchmaker has helped international couples build happy, healthy, and long-lasting relationships — many of which have turned into marriage. If you’re an American man on a quest to find romance and adventure, the agency’s hands-on approach can put you on the path to discovering an intelligent, interesting, and beautiful partner overseas.
“I found my wife this way,” Rodney said. “We’ve helped make a lot of couples, and we really enjoy what we do.”
Few people can better guide you through the international matchmaking process than the couple who has done it themselves. It wasn’t long after Rodney and Jitka met that they were married. The couple now has a daughter and a bond that continues to grow stronger every day.
Rodney and Jitka found happiness and knew they could help other American men and Czech women do the same, so they decided to open their own international matchmaking company and haven’t looked back since.
“I never thought I’d be a matchmaker,” Rodney said. “Jitka has her master’s degree, and she’s a wonderful matchmaker. We wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, and that’s just what we do.”
Rodney told us the goal at Eastern European Matchmaker is to get to know each client, learning their values and desires to pair them with the the most compatible match.
“We find out what a person is looking for and what place in life a person is at,” he said. “We try to put the people together who share the same chemistry and are looking for the same thing. As matchmakers, we narrow that search.”
This individualized touch is what distinguishes Eastern European Matchmaker from other international dating services. It’s not a numbers game for Rodney and Jitka.
Rodney and Jitka take pride in their thorough vetting process for the women they match with clients. The women of Eastern European Matchmaker must be well-educated, speak another language, and truly want a long-term, committed relationship with a foreign man.
“We only take about 25% to 30% of the women who apply,” Rodney said. “Because the women we work with are in the European Union, they don’t need immigration papers. They can live anywhere they want, and they have a good lifestyle on their own. We look for women who want a committed relationship and a partner, not just some guy to buy them something. ”
There are three levels of introduction programs, which cover an array of preferences clients may have. The Basic Membership is a six-month program that includes four meetings. With this package, members can browse women’s profiles on the website and create wish lists of the women they’d like to meet. A matchmaker will then work with them to find four quality introductions and either set up a date or provide their match’s contact information.
The Standard Membership is much like the Basic Membership, but it’s valid for one year and includes seven quality matches. The Deluxe Membership is valid for 18 months and offers 12 introductions. Complete confidentiality comes with all the programs.
As part of each plan, members can communicate with an unlimited number of women by email, phone, or Skype. An introduction is only subtracted from totals when in-person dates are held. This process allows members to get to know a few women and narrow down who they’d like to meet in person when they fly in.
EE Matchmaker offers VIP Executive Matchmaker Programs for discerning men looking for the next level of personalized service. These packages expand what’s offered in the standard plans by adding concierge-level services.
VIP members receive unlimited contacts, meetings, and introductions. All profiles are kept private and are only shown to the women the client is interested in meeting.
Members in this program enjoy weekly phone calls with matchmakers who check in on progress and are ready to help address any questions or needs. On these calls, VIP members have the added perk of obtaining post-meeting feedback a matchmaker has gathered from prospective matches.
Eastern European Matchmaker also gives VIP members access to an extended database of potential matches, which includes women who are looking for a foreign partner but don’t want to register with an agency. For men serious about finding true love with an Eastern European woman, the agency’s VIP program could be the best route.
Rodney and Jitka said nothing makes them happier than seeing couples connect, get married, and have babies, and they’re seeing success each day. More than half of the men who use Eastern European Matchmaker’s service have ended up in long-term relationships.
Tim, a client from Arkansas, offers just one example of how Rodney and Jitka’s support can change lives.
“I can personally say that this works,” Tim said. “I met my Evicka online last May, and we have spent six weeks together in the summer and are about to spend Christmas and New Year’s together. Czech women are smart, attractive, and genuine. I wish I had used the service and met Evicka years ago.”
With the agency’s discreet, personal, and professional approach, it’s easy to see why so many men and women are thrilled with the introductions they’ve received. The high-quality service, paired with the experience that comes from the founders, makes Eastern European Matchmaker an ideal avenue for finding your soul mate.
“We don’t just set up dates,” Rodney said. “We help people find life partners.”