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‘I went to a matchmaker to find love. Here’s what happened’


by Christina McLoughlin
31st Aug 2021
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Is it just an expensive Tinder, or does bespoke matchmaking at a dating agency actually work? Christina McLoughlin spent a thousand euro finding out

“My heart sank. Not another one. Another man in his 30s who doesn’t know what he wants. And every time I hear those words, I know that I’m not it. And it was burning me out and crushing my confidence. Looking through pictures of men on an app felt like a game to pass the time rather than a way to find potential dates. I used Tinder to distract myself from boredom or loneliness than...

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