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Most of our members have at one time or another tried dating apps. Free apps are ‘anything but.’ Mostly because they use up your most precious commodity… time. With only a tiny fraction of those on apps actually single and looking for a serious long term relationship and an even smaller number who are successful high-paid professionals, searching for a relationship on an app is equivalent to the proverbial needle in a haystack.

With this in mind it makes sense to have someone consider ideal matches for you that meet your criteria- not just around, success, education, income etc but around, worldliness, culture and aspirations. Elite puts you in the pond where your equals are swimming, then guides you through the process of finding your ideal match. To read the stats on how futile dating apps are check out our blog post The difference between an app and an agency.

Your privacy and safety are our top priorities at Elite Introductions. There is no online portal for people to browse you. Photos, surnames and company names are not disclosed when introductions are made. Both parties agree to the match before the woman’s contact number is given to the man to set up the date. Explore our Privacy Policy to feel assured that your privacy is protected with Elite Introductions.

Forget the Google Ads. There’s a reason why other agencies use the term “Elite Introductions” in their headlines and descriptions in Google. Unfortunately it represents their standard of ethics in their business as they attempt to cash in on our reputation. More importantly, the facts are in- Elite Introductions is the ONLY matchmaking service in Australia who strictly enforces the prerequisite of members being executives, professionals and successful business owners. We match only from this ‘elite’ pool of people and our matching, training and indeed, entire communication model is specialised for this exclusive set. If you are not an executive, professional or successful business owner please consider one of the other matchmaking services as they will be glad to include you on their database.

Here are our primary requirements before being considered to join Elite Introductions.

01. Be an executive, professional or successful business owner. All our members fit this category and the vast majority of our membership are in the 150k-1M+ salary bracket representing less than 3% of the working population.

02. Pass the Elite Introductions screening system ensuring you are an upstanding member of the community. If you are not confident you fit this category, please avoid our precious resources and your embarrassment by not applying for membership with Elite Introductions.

03. Be a non-smoker. No exceptions.

04. Be available, clear of any past relationships or marriages and not living with a past partner. Be separated from a marriage at least 6 months and in most cases 12 months (determined by Director of Elite Introductions)

05. Be prepared to make time in your life to develop your new relationship away from your career/business and other personal commitments. Be ready to begin from the time of your 1-on-1 appointment.

06. Be interested in finding a life partner. Those looking for short term relationships are not permitted and should stay on their dating apps.

07. Adhere to the guidelines and ethics of Elite Introductions (provided to you as an agreement before you pay for your membership).

08. Be open, accepting and willing to receive guidance and support in our partnership to find your future life-partner.

A typical member would be either a professional or a business owner, 90% of our members would be tertiary educated, they are all active and enjoy leading a healthy lifestyle, are non smokers, are well travelled with many members having lived abroad and many being bilingual/multilingual. They enjoy cultural experiences in varying degrees, are fun, adventurous, confident, outgoing and looking to find an equal. Privacy is important to them and they have little time to waste on the dating app scene. They are social but don’t have the time or the access to the right kind of equal partner.

Generally our members choose to connect and continue a relationship within the first few matches. When this occurs you are able to freeze your membership for up to 6 months. Some of our members began a relationship through our match that lasted years and unfortunately that relationship ended. They have then come back to us to find another match. We have agreed to terms for reigniting their membership and helped them find a new life partner.

Reviews are a great way to assess the community’s experience with a business. But, when assessing matchmaking or dating agencies you need to Beware of the Review. I’m often fascinated by the range of reviews that any reputable dating agency has. How can two people have such vastly different experiences with the same business?

Over the past 14 years we have successfully matched over 4000 of couples. The vast majority have a certain demand for privacy and would not chant about their success on the internet. Needless to say, with 1000’s of couples and hundreds of marriages our record speaks for itself. However we cannot take full credit. Part of the journey of success lies with our members. Your approach will have a huge impact on your success in the search for love. Unfortunately there have been some people who despite our best efforts, we were not able to help prepare for a happy partnership. We also have exceptionally high standards for the honesty, behaviours and etiquette of our members and stand by our right to revoke their membership if these standards are not met. No matter how cancelled members may respond, our top priority is to protect the integrity, safety and privacy of our fabulous members. Remember, numbers don’t lie. 14 years in successful matchmaking, 1000’s of relationships, 100’s of marriages and even children. The stats speak for themselves.

Read our blog post that clears the confusion around Matching Agency Reviews

We take into account a number of criteria. We look at personality types, worldliness, energy levels, values, lifestyle, interests, passions, social circles, levels of attraction, your wish list etc. Basically, we ask ourselves, is this a couple we could imagine chatting away for hours and who we can genuinely imagine connecting and forming a lasting relationship. We have our own algorithm we’ve developed over time but the truth is, after 14 years of doing this, much of the match is a combination of matching criteria and Trudy’s own gut instinct based on experience. Admittedly her strike rate is not 100% (we’re dealing with human beings after all) but it’s undeniably impressive. As you and your date share the experience it gives us the resources to both refine our search better prepare you for success.
We read you their profile and interview notes. We don’t say surnames and we don’t reveal their company name or employer. Also, we don’t show photos in the process. Our members are attractive and aesthetics are an issue, but they are interested in a comprehensive compatibility where physical is only one if the factors.

We have over 9,000 members on our database.

100% of our members are introduced to members that meet their criteria that has been provided to us.

100% of our members, providing they listen to our advice and coaching, end up far better at the dating experience and are able to attract a much higher calibre mate.

87% of our members would Iike to go on second dates with our members and a typical first date usually lasts about 4 hours.

More than two thirds of our members end up in a long term relationship with someone that they have met through Elite Introductions. Many others find happy relationships outside of the matches but because of the matches, their experience, their enhanced skill set and their new positive outlook and confidence. This is the true measure of success.

Matchmaking is a partnership and the members who are open, positive, patient and coachable have a significantly higher success rate. As far as the development of the relationship, our role is to introduce you to highly eligible members. Nurturing a relationship is your role in our partnership.

Our current members range from 28-65. It is very broad but our most popular age group is 35-55.

 
 

Yes, you can. We have members who live outside these areas and part of the condition of their joining is that they are required to do the traveling to one or more of these cities to do the dating. Once a relationship develops they can discuss with their new partner how to manage their living situation.

As our members are successful people there does tend to be a certain expectation around where they want their partner to be at based on their age. We ask that all our members be professional, execs or successful business owners. This could mean 80k and a rented apartment in Bondi or Earlwood at the age of 25. It could mean 500k and a house in a good area at 50. Elite Introductions do not have a figure prerequisite but as an educated professional you should be able to predict what like minded people in your demographic are looking for.

However, having all our members in a similar category means that ‘money’ has far less influence when being considered by another member. You are considered by us and your potential matches on far more important and comprehensive criteria. In other words, wealthy older men looking for a younger trophy-wife should try another service as Elite Introductions is not for you.

Once you have been on your date, you have the opportunity to give and receive feedback through the agency on your dating experience. This is a unique opportunity for us to refine your search, learn more about what is important to you and most importantly, provide some guidance on how you might be more successful on future dates when that ideal mate comes along.

If you connect on your date you are free to make another date. Keep the agency updated but as intelligent adults you don’t require our permission to continue. We are there however to provide you with guidance and support if you request it. We have relationship experts, a dating coach and a qualified councillor on our team as well as life coaches, personal trainers and even stylists on our books so you can feel assured that we have the resources to take care of you on your journey.

Step 1: We have a phone interview to understand which of our eligible members fit your criteria.

Step 2: We have an interview via Zoom Meeting or in our CBD offices which is our opportunity to get to know you, understand who you are, your interests, lifestyle, life stage and values so we can find compatible matches for you?

Step 3: Our ‘partnership’ commences and we begin preparing you for your first introduction with our eligible members. As always, our greatest wish is that your first introduction is your last.

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Here are our primary requirements before being considered to join Elite Introductions.
  1. Be an executive, professional or successful business owner. All our members fit this category and the vast majority of our membership are in the 150k-1M+ salary bracket representing less than 3% of the working population.
  2. Pass the Elite Introductions screening system ensuring you are an upstanding member of the community. If you are not confident you fit this category, please avoid our precious resources and your embarrassment by not applying for membership with Elite Introductions.
  3. Be a non-smoker. No exceptions.
  4. Be available, clear of any past relationships or marriages and not living with a past partner. Be separated from a marriage at least 6 months and in most cases 12 months (determined by Director of Elite Introductions)
  5. Be prepared to make time in your life to develop your new relationship away from your career/business and other personal commitments. Be ready to begin from the time of your 1-on-1 appointment.
  6. Be interested in finding a life partner. Those looking for short term relationships are not permitted and should stay on their dating apps.
  7. Adhere to the guidelines and ethics of Elite Introductions (provided to you as an agreement before you pay for your membership).
  8. Be open, accepting and willing to receive guidance and support in our partnership to find your future life-partner.
   

It is against our policy and indeed our ethics to arrange more than one introduction at a time. We do not think it is fair or the right way to start a relationship. We instruct our members to please be patient. To give a connection the space to breathe and the time to grow. Move away from the quantity/volume high failure-rate model of dating apps and treat the partnership nurturing process with the respect it deserves. It’s the only way to true happiness in this area of your life.