There was a time last year when dating apps were a scintillatingly hot topic. Bumble and Tinder were all the rage, and night after night, bars were crammed with tables of strangers, amorous and awkward in equal measure. But what about the ones who don’t want to find love over a sweet gin and tonic in a sticky-floored bar? This is where London’s elite matchmaking agency Gray & Farrar comes in. A family-run business, its emphasis is on the personal touch. So prospective clients (who pay a not insignificant joining fee) are accepted only after an interview, which gages their likes, gripes and type. Those who emerge from the interview successful will be matched with a suitable candidate who, perhaps living somewhere like Geneva, Paris or Monaco, is sure to be international and cosmopolitan. Fancy sussing it out? Head over to their new six-story Mayfair townhouse, the first of its kind, for an initial meeting. You won’t regret it.
Gray & Farrar; 49 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, WIJ 5EN; +44 (0) 207 290 9858
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