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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, […]

Career in Professional Matchmaking: Learn how to become a real life Cupid!

16 Aug

Let’s face it, juggling a career whilst being an exemplary parent AND having a fulfilling personal life whereby we enjoy our hobbies, volunteer in the community and keep in shape by going to the gym three times a week is darn near impossible, unless your alter ego is that of the bionic woman! Yet women are repeatedly […]

Jacqueline Burns is interviewed in The Evening Standard on ‘How to find true love on the gay dating scene’

11 Aug

Head of Gay and Lesbian Matchmaking, Jacqueline Burns is interviewed in London Evening Standard by the lovely Lizzie Edmonds. Read below to learn more on Jacqueline’s thoughts on the current situation of London’s gay dating scene.   Read all about it!  

Important Considerations for Elite Gay Dating

09 Aug

With much of the online matchmaking world relying on the use of advanced algorithms to bring people together, it might seem almost quaint to rely on an actual person to do the work for you. For professional, attractive, gay, lesbian, or bisexual clients looking for same, it’s important to bear in mind the unique, complicating […]

Fathers & Sons – Rachel does some digging (all in the name of love!)

21 Jul

As part of Radio Wolfgang’s thought provoking audio podcast called Fathers & Sons, Rachel profiles a single father alongside his 22 year old son, who gave his perspective on what he thinks his father is looking for in a partner. Her section features in the first 5 minutes – have a listen! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/fathers-and-sons/id1132727383?mt=2&i=372146652  

Online dating & offline matchmaking: The Gap is Closing

21 Jul

The world of online dating is almost unrecognisable compared to 10 years ago, when I first took a detour in my career as a business psychologist, opting to help people with their love lives instead of their work lives. Ten years ago, I had just about heard of the online dating site, Match.com and there were but a […]

Vida8 – The High End Singles’ Event Which Delivers What it Promises

27 Jun

Having been to numerous singles events before, I can genuinely say I was pleasantly surprised by the evening.

Cosmo & Dolly’s Love Surgery

23 Jun

Our event last week saw Sunday Times It’s a Date columnists Cosmo Landesman & Dolly Alderton discuss all things dating in this hilarious event aptly named: Love Surgery. The audience are guests of upmarket events club trio for single professionals – Rendezvous, Vida8 and Vida Consultancy. Here is a snippet of the much talked about […]

Matchmaker Secrets

02 Jun

Do you have friends who seem to be brilliant at dating? Don’t be too quick to admire if they aren’t in fact turning any of these multitude of dates into anything resembling a relationship. A great Matchmaker can certainly find you any number of potentially great partners, but how can you take that terrific opportunity […]

Let me untangle your love life

02 Jun

I was at a drinks-do once talking to a lovely singleton who was exasperated by the apparent fact that all the good people were taken. Nobody was left (in the world it seemed) to date, let alone to marry. As a psychologist specialising in dating and relationships, I am often struck by how our worldview […]

How psychology and technology are helping people find love

17 May

Do you remember the good old days when finding a partner required no more effort than putting your glad rags on and heading out with the aim of catching someone’s eye across a crowded room? Cue music and fireworks and you find yourself in the opening scene of your very own love story. These days, chance […]

An interview with London’s most sociable garden designer

09 May

As with tasteful interior design, Richard knows how to landscape design something that is modern and contemporary for the exterior of a home and yet he has a depth of knowledge and sensitivity to appreciate horticultural heritage. His projects include many London gardens, a grade 1 listed house in Norfolk, a 15-acre garden for a […]

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