The dating scene in Sydney is always a hot topic of conversation for various reasons – mainly due to the lack of suitable partners that are available, single, aren’t commitment phobes and don’t involve having a hidden spouse and a few kids on the side that they ‘forget’ to mention.
Now I’m not being jaded, but more ‘realistic’. I can’t even begin to recount how many conversations I’ve had or overheard about the Sydney dating scene and how difficult it is to find that ‘right’ person.
A friend recently told me about a dating agency that specialises in introductions. Two girlfriends of his joined up to this agency and for a paltry $5,000 each they would receive not one, not two, not three but 4 introductions to potential suitors.
I was gobsmacked. Initially that there is a market for this sort of thing but that people pay for it?! I mean $5k is a hefty sum and for no guarantee that you will actually meet someone you will even like, let alone potentially be in a relationship with?
I recall last year being at a bar with a girlfriend and a okay-ish looking chap came over and we started dancing. Less than 2 mins into the dance, a younger, much hotter female swooped over and dragged him away from me. It was clear from the look on his face that he had never met this woman before. I was left on the dancefloor a bit shocked but also couldn’t stop laughing that people actually resort to such tactics!! It reminded me of a scene out of The Batchelor or something. It really is dog eat dog out there in the dating world!!
What are your thoughts on paying an introduction agency such a hefty sum to potentially meet your Mr or Mrs Right?!
More money than sense if you ask me!!
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