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New York – Matchmaking Institute Conference, featuring Rachel MacLynn as guest speaker

16 May

By Rachel MacLynn It’s always exciting to visit New York, but all the more so when you are invited to speak at an industry event.  I was welcomed at an intimate pre-conference dinner by the warm and wonderful Rachel Greenwald, best-selling author of “Find a Husband After 35 – Using What I Learned at Harvard Business […]

New York Matchmaking

15 Aug

So much diversity brings this city alive all day and all through the night.

NEW YORK VS LONDON

05 Mar

Dating in New York is a very different kettle of fish to the dating scene (or lack thereof) in London! However despite the vibrancy of the dating culture in New York, one only has to listen Carrie Bradshaw’s complaints in the Sex and the City to realise that finding commitment in New York can be […]

Vida’s top romantic New Year’s Eve Hotspots

New Year’s Eve is brimming with romance. Here are some of our favourite spots to ring in 2017.

Weekend Romance

With summer winding up and autumn on the horizon, now is the time to be forward planning for the ultimate romantic weekend away with the person you love.

Summer Dating by Design

Do you need a little inspiration and imagination in your dating life? Look no further, here are some of our summery and decidedly romantic ideas on both sides of the pond. An interesting date makes for great conversation and shared experiences.

Romancing Vitamin D – The Ultimate Outdoor Dating Experiences

There’s definitely a link to being in the sunshine and optimising your chances of a romantic connection. I've put together some top spots in London and New York for ultimate Al Fresco dating experiences.

Who pays the bill? Should the man pay the bill?

Some Gentlemen may insist that it is essential dating etiquette that the man picks up the first bill. Some women want to pay their way and some women feel completely confident about saying thank you and good night. Is there a right or wrong answer? Read on to find out...

Scent with Love

This month in particular, we celebrate the beautiful, delicate, scented Rose, also known as 'The Queen of Flowers'. With almost 120 varieties available, roses are a classic favorite, especially when it comes to expressing love and romance.

Last night Vida saved my life from a broken heart…

03 Oct

I’ve never needed an excuse to throw a party, so our fifth anniversary just had to be celebrated and with the day of our big party finally upon us, we all assembled for a debrief in the luxurious Library bar of The Devonshire Club. Looking around at my gorgeous colleagues Rachel, Leila, Annika, Mia, Jacqueline, […]

Is London failing the gay dating scene?

28 Jul

London is failing gay singles according to an industry expert who says that the UK’s capital is not providing gay men the right opportunities to meet long-term partners.

LGBT Activism and Gay Dating

12 Apr

Toronto, one of the gayest cities in the world, was known for its activism. When marriage equality for LGBT reached Canada, the Village became one of the most vibrant, fun places in town. Then the Mayor began talking about rolling back LGBT rights. He was against equality, amongst other things. He snubbed Pride and through his […]

Vida8 Goes to the Movies!

05 Nov

October 28. 2015 – The time of day that I attempt to write a blog of the previous night’s Vida8 event provides a pretty clear indication of how much fun was had. It’s 5.30 on the afternoon after the after party’s after party. Hey ho… What a night.  And so unexpected. I mean Vida8 going […]

Happy Halloween for gay professionals

02 Nov

Although Halloween isn’t as popular a holiday in the United Kingdom, compared to the USA, any excuse for a party is good and they’re a great way to meet new people. There’s usually one person who throws a great costumed bash and these events tend to draw a decent crowd. If you don’t know that […]

LIFE IS A CABARET: 3 DATE NIGHTS FOR LONDON, PARIS, NYC

23 Mar

There’s nothing better than a little bit of black and white movie nostalgic romance. But how do you effectively rustle up a bit of the past for date night in a world that has gone digital? If you want to impress your date with something, stylish with a lots of class, cabaret is the way to go. […]

Sunday afternoon date ideas

03 Feb

Come on baby, light my fire. Mid-winter there is nothing more wonderful than snuggling up in front of a real open fire hearing the crackle and pop and feeling the glow of warmth. One of the best and most reasonably priced afternoon tea’s in London, and one of our top date ideas, can be found at the Dean […]

iDate Conference & Awards 2015; Las Vegas

26 Jan

We were in Las Vegas last week for the Annual iDATE 2015 conference. Now we had never been to Vegas, so the scale of the Strip was overwhelming and breathtaking in equal measure.  Vegas is a bright and over the top museum of Hotels. The view from our  hotel Window was onto the New York […]

Romantic Weekend Getaway

12 Dec

You’re giddy with excitement and everything is going brilliantly, and then there’s the pressure and anticipation that builds around where to go on that first all-important romantic weekend getaway. We’ll assume you’ve already had a couple of sleep overs at this point so your fears about loos and number 2’s may or may not be off the […]

The Guardian – Vida Consultancy interview

10 Nov

Rachel MacLynn was interviewed by The Guardian newspaper this weekend!  Spreading the word of Vida – Exclusive Matchmaking: Love. Life. People.     Small business in the spotlight… The Vida Consultancy By Kitty Dann, Guardian Professional, Saturday 8 November 2014 08.30 GMT Rachel MacLynn, founder of a professional matchmaking service, tells us how she got started in […]

Matchmaking Institute’s visit to London

01 Nov

In October the Vida team was thrilled to be part of the Matchmaking Institute’s first ever visit to London. The Matchmaking Institute offers training and resources for new and experienced matchmakers all over the world. The 3-day course  was both for individuals looking to become matchmakers as well as for established matchmakers looking to learn how to grow their business […]

Matchmaking Institute is coming to London!

15 Jul

The Matchmaking Institute, which offers training and resources for new and experienced matchmakers all over the world, is coming to London. The 3-day course is both for individuals looking to become a matchmaker as well as for established matchmakers looking to learn how to grow their business and help more people find love. The training […]

Exclusive Event in Hamburg

17 Apr

  By Maite Plimmer Being in the Matchmaking business, I am always excited at the prospect of attending an exclusive event full of interesting, international and single individuals. In this case, my dear friend Roy M. Martens organized the exclusive event and on his home turf of Hamburg. TheFilmPortal.net ‘s founder Roy-M. Martens called and 88 […]

Vida In The City

24 Feb

By Maite Plimmer VIDA’S MATCHMAKING MISCHIEF IN NEW YORK CITY Touch Down Nothing is harder that hailing a cab in Times Square at sunset, or so we thought before meeting the Manhattanites , who assured us there is something even more elusive….”Commitment”. First night We came with an open mind. The VIDA team hit the New York […]

The Mayfair Magazine: exclusive matchmakers interviewed

14 Feb

              Can’t buy me love? Extracts from February edition of The Mayfair Magazine With the most romantic day of the year looming over us, Elle Blakeman meets two of Mayfair’s most exclusive matchmakers to see how they can help London’s most eligible singles? Apparently The Supremes were wrong; you can […]

Seasonal dating ideas: summer solstice, winter warmers

21 Aug

By Jacqueline Burns We are over half way through the year. Many of us have been taking the opportunity to jet across the world this summer, some preferring the beautiful white houses and turquoise waters in Mykonos, and the clubs on the Balearic island of Ibiza; others simply enjoying the peaceful life of Southern France. […]

Exclusive International Matchmaking

12 Dec

Vida is the most exclusive international matchmaking company in the world. We find life partners for the world’s most exceptional people. Our unrivalled and exceptional service is delivered by a team of highly professional and committed experts. Our ethical standards and complete confidentiality are key to ensuring your privacy.  We are not another dating agency, […]

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