Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Love is what makes us Human...

...Isn’t that what we say? So, why do we trust online dating apps to do that one thing that needs human interaction? At RSVP we add that human touch by meeting everyone before they join RSVP.  And, whatever Dating membership you chose, we hand-pick introductions for you. How can a computer know what’s right for you?

Long live good old fashioned customer service!

Tech is important for successful customer service experiences today. But it is not, the star of your service – nor should it be! Old-fashioned customer service is not going out of style. You are human, so why wouldn’t a human be dealing with your inquiry? Our members want to talk to a real person when dating.

Swipe left, swipe right....


By swiping left or right you may have just said goodbye to the person of your dreams or said yes to a person who is not what you are looking for.  By hand-picking introductions, we save you time by investing our time into your introduction.  Every person is different and only a human can understand this.  All relationships are unique and using a human touch to source your introduction is the only way to get you closer to your goal.

You are not a number….

When a member or potential member reaches out for service, they do not want to be treated like just another number. Our members and customers mean a lot to us, they are not just data. How can a computer, with no feelings or any relations with humans, determine the right person for you? The human touch in customer service refers to the flexibility and empathy with which customers want to be treated. Technology is efficient but often fails on all these subtle service fronts. 

Press 1, press 2, press 3….

Software designed to deal with humans, such as chat-bots, simply cannot offer the nuances of human touch. Whilst chat-bots are beginning to learn how to recognize clients, they do not provide the complexity a human can. The human touch enables RSVP to build relationships with their members.  It nurtures trust and respect and customer loyalty. It demonstrates to customers that they are valued and it is the driving force that turns a functional customer service interaction into a memorable one. People do not remember the details of a situation, but they remember how they felt.  So, creating the human touch in a dating service is, in part, about recognizing, validating and appeasing the emotions of each member. 

Flexibility in member’s service is a major aspect of creating both the human touch, and great service.  Here at RSVP our member advisors and Dating PAs provide flexibility and can think outside the box, to find compromises and the right solutions for each member. After all, not everyone’s dating journey is the same, right?

With all this considered, it is no surprise that the human touch has been coined as a “luxury” in customer service. RSVP is long established Dating Agency and has 29 years’ experience and has always given members a human experience and we will continue to do so.  We have always delivered this personal human touch and believe that by doing so we get you closer to your dating goal.

 

 

Friday, 23 April 2021

Dating with a disability

In the RSVP office yesterday, we turned on the radio and listened to a segment on BBC Radio 2. Jeremy Vine was talking with individuals who are living with various disabilities and unfortunately have encountered discrimination and prejudice on their dating journeys. Here at RSVP we fully support all those on their dating journey; we understand the difficulties and barriers often faced, for numerous reasons, so we continue to guide those who join us in their quest to find love and companionship.

We pride ourselves on our offline dating approach, getting to know members well to better match them
with potential partners. We understand that dating with a disability can be an isolating experience; but we also know how to guide all of our members through their dating journey, shining a light on their strengths and maximising their potential.

Research suggests that the breaking down of misconceptions is key to alleviating any misgivings people may have around dating someone with a disability. It is important to view a disability as you would any other aspect of a person; it doesn’t define who they are and nor should it. Dating someone with a disability doesn’t mean you can’t access the majority of dates you would with anyone else; cinemas, restaurants, sporting events, theatres and weekend breaks are all accessible, don’t let a snap judgement prevent you from meeting and dating someone incredible!

Also, remember not to group everyone together into the same cohort, just as we wouldn’t put everyone with brown hair in a segregated group, why should you for those with a disability? Every individual is just that; individual, unique and different from the next person; don’t do people a disservice by not allowing yourself to get to know them based on something which could be relatively unimportant in the grand scheme of things.

Our Singles Events membership allows individuals from all facets of life to get come together, have fun and hopefully experience something new. The group activities for singles that we arrange break the ice and create a space where everyone can flourish, while meeting people they perhaps would have discounted in the first instance. RSVP events are open to all members which gives opportunities to socialise with individuals outside of our preconceived ‘wish list’; you could meet someone wonderful and unexpected!

While dating with a disability undoubtedly comes with its challenges, here at RSVP we believe everyone can have success on their dating journey. Your Mr or Mrs Right is out there! Be thankful to those who have passed you by previously, they have left you available and ready for the right person when they come along; they may simply be taking their time on their own journey to find you.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Why use the Dating Experts at RSVP?

If there is one thing we can guarantee at RSVP Dating Agency and Singles Club, it is that finding someone special has become much more important to many in these new times. There has been a record setting few months in terms of new enquiries for dating sites because the desire for human connection and to couple-up is very much in the forefront of people’s minds.

Whilst online dating continues to make it easy for people to meet others, it seems that our members are choosing the authenticity of real-life encounters. It has been said that online dating can be a full-time job - the time and effort that goes into writing the perfect profile, choosing the best photos and scrolling through hundreds of possible matches has led many to search for other ways to meet a significant other.

Therefore, using an Introduction Agency is becoming the dating option of choice for busy singles who are fed up with the labour-intensive scrolling and the swipe lottery of dating online.

At RSVP, our experienced Dating Consultants consider the things that are most important to you and open your eyes to the possibilities and the potential matches that could be available to you. They are there to advise and support you every step of your dating journey and put the personal touch back into dating.

But if you are still unsure why you should outsource your love life to a professional, here are a few things that a matchmaker can do to help you to dating success.

Professional advice and support when you need it


Professional matchmakers are experts in the field of helping people find partners. They get to know you on a one-on-one basis and are then able to guide you through the process of finding the right relationship for you. They can then make recommendations for introductions to you based on:

- the criteria you have stated

- your own personality

- what you are looking for in a partner long term

We all know that dating can be an emotional rollercoaster, so your Dating Consultant is there to provide encouragement and support when you need it!

Privacy and Safety in Dating

Your matchmaker will only introduce you to the sorts of people you are likely to be interested in. They will not release your contact information or photo to anyone without your permission. By using a matchmaker no one, your boss or colleagues at work, your ex, or your family members, will know you are looking for a partner unless, of course, you tell them.

No one wants to meet a perfect stranger. Your matchmaker has spoken with, met and checked the i.d. of everyone you are introduced to. Because of this, you can explore romance without fear or worry. And of course, you also have the benefit of knowing that the person you are meeting is looking for the same thing as you!


Focused and tailored dating for you – saving you time!

Your matchmaker gets to know you and bases your introductions on your personality, lifestyle, likes, dislikes and values.  Remember, it’s an iterative process, they will also build up a picture of what you are looking for as you provide feedback after each meeting.  In this way, they get to know you and understand exactly who a suitable match will be.

You do not have to spend countless hours browsing thousands of online profiles, writing dozens of introduction e-mails, allowing you to save your energy for the actual date.

Independent Profiles

Dating profiles are written by the adviser that has met with you at your introductory meeting.  This means that you know all the profiles you see have been written by a third party and are based on what the adviser saw when they met them in person.  A good matchmaker will also be able to flesh out the profile for you based on what they have got to know about your introduction since they joined. The added benefit is that you don’t need to try and think how to best portray yourself, you can let someone else do that for you.

Everybody is single!

introduction agencies are where professionals find a partner, so it makes sense to head to the same place yourself!

Avoid the Games.

People who use a matchmaking service want to find a partner and are serious enough to have paid a professional to help them do that. Just think: no more second guessing or wasting your time with game players – you can meet other like-minded singles who are interested in a relationship. And you always have a friendly matchmaker to talk things through if you are unsure.


If you are looking for that special someone and would value that personal touch, get in touch with our friendly team today and let us help you enjoy a dating journey that brings out the best in you.  Start your dating journey now!

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Light at the end of the tunnel - Roadmap out of dating in lockdown

The matchmaking team at RSVP Introductions are jumping for joy following yesterday’s brilliant news that came from Number 10.

From April 12, outdoor meeting will be allowed. From May 17th, indoor meeting will be allowed. From June 21st, social contact limits are to be lifted and all hospitality venues are to reopen.

With the news of the roadmap out of lockdown being announced, we at RSVP are delighted to announce that we are planning a full calendar of face-to-face singles events for the second half of 2021.

We are grateful to be going back to hosting events such as our outdoor walking rambles for our members who like to take things at a chilled-out pace, from 29th March onwards, and we look forward to hosting our sporting events, including quad biking adventure days, for the adrenaline junkies amongst us.

As you can imagine, the past 6 months have been incredibly busy for us, what with people having nothing but time on their hands so we are excited to bring a full roster of events to you.

We anticipate our upcoming events to sell out within a matter of days as they are announced. To avoid missing out, be sure to follow ‘RSVP Dating Agency and Singles Club’ on Facebook and keep your eyes peeled for announcements on our website, https://www.rsvp-int.co.uk

Recent events have taught us just how precious the time that we have is. We have learned not to wait to find someone who will make you happy. We have learned about the importance of being able to share the opportunity to make special memories with a partner and we have learned that life is to short.


For a no obligation conversation with one of our friendly, expert matchmaking team, email in at enquiries@rsvpgroup.co.uk or give us a call, at our expense, on 0800 773 7700.

We look forward to getting on with our lives and look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, 11 February 2021

What distance are you willing to travel to meet that special someone?


At RSVP Dating Agency and Singles Club, age is something that is discussed on a daily basis. When our
experienced Dating Consultants meet with new members, they work with them to set out their criteria including how far are you willing to travel to meet someone.  Is 20 miles from your house or less the perfect distance, or are you willing to look at 50 or even 100 miles from where you live?

We like to think we act GLOBALLY, but we often end up acting LOCALLY.

But it is really important to consider the decision you make as it will determine the available pool of candidates to pull from. It's true that it is much easier to meet someone for a lunch date or a cup of coffee the nearer to you that they live, however you really don't want to limit your options. Distance can make a huge difference. If you’re prepared to see people who live 100 miles away (you only need travel 50 miles if you meet half way), you’re covering an area four times bigger - with probably four times as many potential matches in it - than if you specify 50 miles.

So if you really are looking for a soul mate or long term partner you need to be realistic that the ideal person for you might be some distance away. After all, you haven’t met them yet! And with so many new ways to stay in contact virtually these days, distance need not be a barrier.

We have so many dating success stories where members have set their mileage range for potential introductions but then attended one of our hosted singles events or received an introduction outside their initial request where romance blossomed and the distance failed to matter .

Over our 29 years, we have learnt that distance; just like height, dress size and age, really is just a number. When it comes down to it, if everything else fits the bill do you really want to turn down the chance that they could be the one, all for the sake of a number?

Valentine’s Day – that dreaded time of year for singles everywhere.

As we approach Valentine’s Day 2021, with National Lockdown restrictions still in place, it is likely to be even more disheartening for single people this year. Finding love at any time is tough – but during a pandemic it can seem impossible. And when there is no hiding from all the reminders that Valentine’s Day is upon us it can feel even more isolating. 

So, if you find yourself feeling lonely and frustrated as you see all those adverts with happy couples spending lockdown together, why not make 2021 the year you proactively seek out someone special?

There is no time like the present!

No matter how you decide to find a partner – be it online dating apps or using the expertise and support of a Matchmaker – make sure you do something - be proactive. This year, you are even less likely to bump into Mr or Mrs Right wandering around the supermarket or at work.  You need to take some positive action to start your dating journey this month.

Make the most of the work we find ourselves in.

So, we have established that you are not likely to bump into the love of your life during lockdown. But the good news is that more people than ever before are signing up online and to matchmaking and introduction agencies to give them the best chance of finding the right person. So why not join them and look to the virtual world to meet new people. There are some great ways of getting to know someone virtually until you can meet in person.  

Use a Matchmaker Agency like RSVP Introductions

By working closely with our expert Matchmaking team, you can increase your chances of finding love
this Valentine’s Day. Using a matchmaker can help you to establish the values and characteristics that are important to you in a partner.  They are then able to use a mix of intuition and expertise to search through their database to present matches that best meet those criteria.  They can also challenge you to look outside your comfort zone. Our matchmakers have already got to know those members on their database – so the chances of the chemistry being there is much higher.

Another benefit of choosing to work with a Matchmaker is that it can give you a more personal and enjoyable dating journey that will leave you feeling confident, energised and safe. No more scrolling through online profiles, trying to work who is genuine, even before you think about their suitability.

At RSVP, we understand that although finding someone to spend time with on Valentine’s Day is the short-term goal, ultimately you are looking for a life partner. Our expert matchmakers work tirelessly to get to know you and what you are looking for so they can introduce you to the right person for you.

So why wait? Get in touch with our friendly team today and Valentine’s Day could be the first day of the rest of your new life.

 

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Five reasons NOT to start Virtual Dating

01: Myth: It's too complicated to start Virtual Dating


Truth:
 Virtual dates have become the new normal way of getting to know someone but it needn't be complicated. There are a number of ways to go on a virtual date and you don't need any special software.  You can use Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, Zoom or Google Hangouts or even a Netflix Teleparty.  

As an RSVP member, you can call the friendly RSVP team if you need some more help with technology.

02: Myth: A Virtual Date isn't a REAL date

Truth
: Virtual dates have become a safe way of getting to know someone, yet still abiding by the regulations. They are a fun and low-pressure way of getting to know someone in the comfort of your own home. And, just think, there's no awkwardness working out who picks up the bill at the end of the night!

Plus remember at RSVP we have met everyone first so you’ll know they’re looking for a serious relationship.

03: Myth: I can't get to know someone if I don't meet in person

Truth: 
T
he very nature of a virtual date allows you to focus more on the stuff that matters, such as personality and interests rather than height or shoe choice, Also, it can give you a more of a window into their home life. How's the house decorated - do they have interesting art on the walls? You don't get to find that out on a date in the pub! 

And your Dating Consultant at RSVP can help you chose just the right spot in your home for you to be online - to give the very best impression

04: Myth: Awkward silences are bad enough in real life - worse on the internet

Truth: 
The bonus of a virtual date is that it makes it easy to hide that list of ice-breakers you have had time to think about before the date - you can keep them by your side just in case! 

And with RSVP we are always there to help you come up with ideas that really work.

05:  Myth: There's no intimacy without eye contact

Tr
uth: Yes, research does suggest that couples that look into each other's eyes can increase their feelings for each other. But the plus for virtual dating is there's much less distraction around than in a public space so you can focus on each other much more.  

The team of experts at RSVP can give you lots of tried and tested ways to make connections on a virtual date.

And if you need more proof that there's no better time to start - have a look at some of RSVP's success stories during lockdown.