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All your questions answered

Do you work with clients internationally?

We do indeed. Our team of international matchmakers covers most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, USA and Asia.  We have offices in New York, Los Angeles and London.

What is matchmaking?

Matchmaking is an art that has been around for centuries. Despite its archaic background, matchmaking has shifted and grown to adapt to more modernistic relationship ideals. Even so the focus remains the same: matching one single person to another, both of whom are hoping to find love with a partner in order to build a future together.

Will my profile be visible to the public?

Absolutely not! We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality. Your information will only be accessible to our vetted team of matchmakers. This is one of the main reasons why our clients choose an elite dating service.

When was Vida founded?

Vida opened in 2011- initially just working with clients who were looking for an exclusive dating service in London.  By 2013 we quickly expanded to work with international clients based in all different major cosmopolitan cities across the globe.

How is matchmaking different to online dating?

Bespoke matchmaking is tailored to you.  Forget about algorithms and trying to find your life partner based on appearances alone. Although looking for marriage or a life partner online can be successful, it is also time consuming and hugely unreliable. Unlike some online dating agencies, our matchmaking methods are based on psychological principles and professional consultations. We hand pick your matches, making sure their values, ideals and interests align to your own.

How does it work?

Your matchmaker will sit down with you and conduct a Compatibility Profiling session. This is where we really get to know you and understand what you are looking for. Whether you desire a partner for marriage, or life, we like to have a clear idea of the kind of person you feel you would be the most compatible with before we begin our search. We will then find people who we believe to be compatible with you, liaising with you throughout the entire process.

Are you a marriage agency?

Not exactly. As can be seen from our endorsements, whilst a good number of our clients are happily married, our remaining singles are looking for long term, serious relationships. Some of our clients are more marriage oriented than others and are specifically looking for a partner for marriage, whilst others are simply looking for a life partner. Ultimately there is a common thread amongst them, and that is the desire to meet someone to build a future with.


If I decide to join when can I expect to start dating?

The first step to becoming a Private Member is your Compatibility Profiling. After this session, you can expect to be talking to your Matchmaker about potential matches within ten to fourteen days and your first Introduction should take place soon after that.

How long does the membership last?

We tailor each membership to our client’s individual requirements so membership duration varies. Our standard Private Membership is, however, 12 months.

Where will my matchmaker be based?

Your matchmaker will likely be based in London. We do, however, have a large team of consultants who are based internationally, and of course our matchmakers travel regularly to meet with their clients, enabling them to get to know clients as best they can and form a close working relationship with them.

Where are your offices?

Our main office is located in Mayfair, London. We also have an office in Manhattan, New York and Los Angeles with more offices coming soon! The provincial location of our offices does not limit our matchmaking, in fact the majority of our clients are based in other cities around the world.

Do you cover the Dubai region?

Yes we do. We work with clients world wide and we are a well known introduction agency in Dubai. In fact, it is one of our most popular international locations.  Other regions we frequently work in include the USA, Hong Kong and Zurich.

How do I know if I’m ready to use a matchmaker?

Only you can truly know whether you are relationship ready. Remember, we cannot provide a relationship – we can only provide an introduction. You need to have the time and energy to invest in making sure that you can develop that introduction into a stable and committed relationship.  We will of course be there to help and support you as necessary but you must help us, help you. If the idea of this daunts you, or you don’t feel that you have the time to invest then you’re probably not ready to start your search with us for a life partner.

How can I apply to be an Open Member?

Open Membership is invitation only. You need to be referred by an existing Open Member or one of our consultants.

How do I know if matchmaking is right for me?

Our initial consultation will help you understand a little bit more about the process and how it will work. It’s important you feel confident that this is the way you’d like to find love and your future life partner. Matchmaking isn’t right for everyone- it’s important you feel comfortable with both the matchmaking team and the concept!

The clients we work with believe in using experts in all areas of their life. They’ve often had business mentors or personal trainers- they strive for success and want to do it in the quickest and most effective way possible.

Do you work with gay clients?

Yes we do.  We started our gay division in 2015 and have successfully worked with gay clients since then.

Why Vida?

We are professionals! Founded by Chartered Psychologist Rachel Vida Maclynn we apply professionalism with personal consultations to ensure we give you the best chance of being matched successfully.  Our exclusive offline network is arguably one of the most impressive in the world. We have an over 80% success rate and have won several awards, including: Best European Agency in 2016 and 2017, International Matchmaker of the Year 2017 and UK Matchmaking Agency of the Year 2017, making us an obvious choice when it comes to finding your match.

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