"Lifemates introduces you to members whom, because of common values, goals, professional backgrounds and other similarities, provide the highest likelihood that you will move your date into a true relationship."Lifemates Canada has been in business for more than 20 years and has 10 offices around the country. Lunch is OK but what if you want to go skydiving or horseback riding? Operating in nine cities, Events and Adventures organizes a series of events each month for its invitation-only clients."In a group, there’s no pressure, everyone relaxes, and you can be yourself.
Each month is packed with 30-50 great event choices: foodie, night out, active adventure, casual hangout," the company says.
On the other hand, it's a lot cheaper -- nearly free, in fact.
Membership runs about a month, depending on which plan you choose.
Consumer Affairs' founder and former editor, Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide.
No one really knows how many there are but the answer is somewhere in the thousands. Successful Singles even goes so far as to announce that it is not an online dating site, instead proclaiming itself to the "the premier social introduction service in Boston."Rather than using algorithms to match clients, Successful Singles uses a more personal approach, starting with a 10-minute phone consultation followed by a 50-minute face-to-face meeting, after which it promises introductions within 10 days.
Perhaps a big point in E&A's favor is that it's not just a dating service but also a way to meet new friends -- something that's often a problem for stressed-out professionals."What interested me most about the club was meeting new people.
With Events & Adventures, I have made new friends," said Nick of Minneapolis in a Consumer Affairs review. I went bowling, I went to both singles mixers, both party buses, movies.
I recognized Nigerian accent in phone and told them I was going to report them.
They cancelled their accounts and now I can't find them in Match.com," she said in a Consumer Affairs review.