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Getting Real with Dating and Genuine Matchmaking

April 12, 2019 |

Why so many single people are now looking to personalised matchmaking for a ‘real’ chance at dating success

At Intro, we have always prided ourselves on the very core of our service: verifiable, real people being matched with other verifiable, real people. In our early days this was a matter of personal principle for our directors and founders, Feargal Harrington and Rena Maycock, and regardless of how successful this made INTRO as a business, or not, we weren’t budging on it. Why? Because, quite simply, we believe authenticity is the cornerstone of any romantic pairing and gives a relationship a fighting chance of surviving beyond those first flushes of butterflies and excitement.

Irish Singletons Have Had Enough – They Want Real Romantic Possibilities with Genuine Dating Partners

The early success of INTRO Matchmaking gave us the confidence to persist with our own values. Our clients reacted consistently with delight at the process. The very idea of entering a dating pool that was full of genuine people, just like them, who were verified, serious about finding a dating match and, importantly, clustered into groups based on shared personal and demographic attributes, was met with expressions of relief and joy.

Such had been their experience in online dating environments and other, less conscientious, matchmaking services, that fatigue and cynicism was filling their hearts and minds. After an initial meeting with one of our senior matchmakers, the mood typically lifted, and both the client and the matchmaker concluded these meetings feeling the benefit and the positivity of the INTRO service.

Fast forward to 2019 and the search for authentic dating matches with a real chance of success has become the dominant theme for our wonderful dating members and would-be members. More frequently than ever we hear the same refrain: ‘dating apps are full of fakes; where are the real people with the honest intent of finding a partner with the potential of something long-term?’


INTRO Matchmaker’s Offices, Grafton Street, Dublin 2


We’re reacting to your dating needs. We’re still listening and you’re responding in your droves

Such is the exodus from dating apps, free or otherwise, that our clients and members are growing in numbers that even we hadn’t anticipated all those years ago when INTRO was a relatively small operation based out of Dawson Street. Now, in our fully refurbished Grafton Street offices, with a discreetly positioned front door, our offices have grown to match the growth in our membership. With new meeting rooms and state of the art facilities for matchmakers and clients alike, INTRO’S ‘secret sauce’ of success is no secret at all. You’re real, we’re real and the possibility of finding your kindred, your companion and, dare we be so bold, your romantic life partner, is very real indeed!