How and Why to Choose a Dating Agency in Melbourne


Although the social culture is still strong in Melbourne, the dating environment has deteriorated significantly over the past decade with the onslaught of the dating app culture, leaving Melbournians longing for something more.

Run into an old friend in Bondi in Sydney and you’ll quickly throw out the benign invite, “we have to catch up soon… maybe next week.” But you both know that although it would be nice, chances are the next time you see each other is in a year, passing each other in a Westfield shopping mall. Melbournians know that when they run into an old friend and invite them over some time, ‘maybe next week’, that it’s a genuine invite and make sure you have sausages for the bbq when they rock up to your door with a “slab” (Melbourne slang for a case of beer) on their shoulder.

Melbourne’s characters are known for their direct authenticity. “Calling a spade a spade” is the epitome of Melbourne. This is why dating apps just don’t sit well in Melbourne society. The ingenuine nature of the (fake) photo first system combined with the disposable and short -term nature of modern dating does not vibe with the spirit of Melbourne which is why, many are still battling through the dying art of the bar/club pickup and other ‘methods under threat’ to meet people. As a result, more and more people in Melbourne are turning to a dating agency.

A dating agency can help put you in front of other genuine people looking for a serious relationship. They can also guide you through the dating process, making sure you have the best strategy to increase your chances of success once you meet the right partner.

Dating Agency Melbourne

If you are an executive, professional or successful business owner, Elite Introductions is Melbourne’s Most Exclusive Matchmaker and Dating Agency, with the largest pool of high end executives and professionals in the country. In fact, Elite Introductions only works with executives, professionals and successful business owners. That way you know that every introduction you enjoy during your membership is with someone who matches you in lifestyle, education, values and life goals. To find out if you could become an elite member of our agency book a free consultation below or take the Elite Eligibility Test Here.

 How to Choose the right Dating Agency in Melbourne

There are a few choices for dating agencies in Melbourne. Here are some questions to ask when researching a dating agency in Melbourne


  1. “How many current members do you have on your database?” Make sure there are a decent number of current members as well as a steady flow of new members so there will be choices for you.

  2. “Do you specialise in my demographic?” Rather than working with a more general agency who takes on everyone who applies, it’s always better to work with a specialist who is more likely to provide introductions that suit your personal needs. Knowing yourself and your particular needs, you are most likely seeking a like minded person. It makes sense to work with a dating agency that specialises in that area. Whether you’re a particular level of education, particular religion, age group, blue or white collar, straight or LGBTQ+, etc, certain agencies will specialise in your “preferred type”. For example, J-Junction works with the Jewish community, Beau Brummell specialises in matching gay males, Elite Introductions only works with executives, professionals and successful business owners. You are much more likely to get the quality and quantity of matches you need if you choose a dating agency that specialises in you.

  3. Try and get a referral. If you have friends that have had success with a certain agency then that is a good sign. Most Elite Introductions members come through referrals. You’ll notice nearly all the other agencies in Sydney use paid Google Ads to source their database. If you are new to town or don’t know anyone who has used an agency, check out the reviews. Dating agents tend to not get reviewed as much as other types of businesses when things go right as people generally don’t trumpet to the public that they used a dating agency. So every good review probably equals 10-50 happy clients depending on the agency. When things don’t work out some like to blame outwards so take the reviews with a grain of salt. Dating agencies are a partnership more than a business to customer service so both players have to perform well for a good result. If most of the reviews are great then that’s pretty good for a dating agency. Having said that, make sure there are a decent number of reviews out there for the dating agency. If they only have a few reviews that speaks volumes about how many people they are actually working with. 

  4. Make sure they are offering you something way beyond what you can already source from a dating app or site. Genuine, vetted matches who meet your criteria and are also committed to a serious relationship. Support and guidance from a team of professionals to dramatically improve your chances of success. If they are a one-man-band, they will less likely be able to give you the breadth of support you need.