We wanted to bring a fresh alternative to countless forms, contracts and hours of consultations. Matchmakers claiming they had thousands of daters, but none explaining from where. While other Matchmakers are forced to find your match at bars, the mall or other unsavory locations, we meet a fantastic set of new singles every week from our events alone, allowing us the opportunity to choose for you the best out of an already great crowd. We we also garner extremely busy Matchmaking daters who find our services an efficient dating indulgence. Sought after for the level of dater we attract, the personal service we offer and an unparalleled selection of the daters you want to meet. We're honored to find that special someone just for you.
How it Works
So you’ve decided to let us arrange a Date-Night for you. How fabulous! SpeedPortland Dating offers our daters a simple, yet comprehensive and detailed approach to Matchmaking. With an emphasis on who you are, where you are going and who you want to go with. Taking the time to understand you, allows us the opportunity to find a partner that compliments both you and each others goals. Simply choose the Matchmaking package right for you, register online and you are all set. Shortly after registration you will receive your confirmation where you will have the opportunity to share with us your background and personal preferences. One on one conversations can be done over the telephone of if you prefer, online.
Consider us your blind date specialists. Inspired by the romantic and simple days gone by, we bring back the lovely idea of meeting a date, arranged by another, at a venue of your choosing. Days of only knowing your date’s first name and looking out for that date with the red carnation are back; Red carnation optional. All communication between you and your Date-Mate prior to your Date Night will be entirely through us.
Once we have gathered your information, personal preferences and background check completed, you will be scheduled for your first Date-Night reservation. Our staff selects from a diverse crowd of daters from our Singles events, Networking events and fellow Matchmaking clients.
We will confirm with your potential Date-Mate, coordinate both of your schedules and make the reservation for you. You may choose to go to one of the fabulous venues that we work with or if you prefer, we can arrange for your Date-Night to be at your local favorite hangout. Whether you fancy meeting for coffee, a lovely drink or for a lunch or dinner - how much or how little is entirely up to you.
Your Date Night has arrived! You will be given details of your reservation, the chosen venue, first name of your Date-Mate and a brief description of who you will be meeting. The venue is mutually agreed upon, through us, between you and your date. It’s a no pressure approach to dating. If your Date Mate is someone you wish to see again and if you would like us to exchange your e-mail address, we will take care of that. Or simply tell us ‘next please’! For each Date-Night, you will meet a different partner, chosen for you based on your mutual aspirations, expectations and likes.
Here for you and your safety, while adding a dash of UK sense and sensibility.
Frequently Asked Questions - Matchmaking
What information is exchanged with my ‘Date-Mate’ prior to our arranged date?
Prior to your arranged date, matched daters are only given each others first names. After we consult with both daters, a night and venue is arranged with details of the venue, time and day of the meeting and the first name of your ‘Date-Mate’. Personal information such as e-mail, address or phone numbers are never exchanged by us and we urge our daters to use the same prudence.
Is there a background check?
While most of our clients have been to a singles event, networking event or lock and key event with us before, for our new matchmaking clients, we do perform a standard background check. Our primary concern is the safety of our guests. We perform an extensive check as to any history that is of a violent nature, both criminal and civil. Our due diligence combined with our policy of daters meeting Date-Mate’s at a venue arranged by us – we feel creates an atmosphere free of worry and allows our daters to relax and enjoy the moment.
Do you do an employment, credit or financial verification?
First and foremost, our concern is your safety. While we do conduct a background check, it does not include employment, credit, medical or financial history. We don’t find it necessary to prejudge an individual based on earnings. Our clients are as ambitious as they are sophisticated, either atop of, or on the ladder to success. Prejudging a dater today, we feel, does an injustice to their accomplishments tomorrow.
What type of people can I expect to meet?
We tend to draw a crowd that is intelligent and amusing, sophisticated and adventurous, while always being cheeky. The fact you’re reading about us, likely means they’re just like you. Daters that don’t like to settle and tend to set the trend rather than follow it. We are in part defined by our venues and our crowd reflects such.
How can you charge so much less than the competition?
We don't have to spend money recruiting daters. We are sought after for who we are and the level of dater we attract, affording us the luxury of daters finding us, rather than the expense of having to find daters.
What happens if I do not notify you of a cancellation?
If you do not show up for a scheduled, confirmed date without any notification, you will forfeit the remainder of your date-mate package. We have a zero tolerance policy for no-shows. We will work with you on rescheduling your date and understand sometimes things happen that are beyond our control and we ask that daters be considerate of each others schedule changes.
How do I attend a televised event?
Always a lovely bit of fun! We are quite chuffed to attract such attention and are over the moon that our daters are seen as such trendsetting singles. While all matchmaking packages may include offers for our special events, our top tier package daters are given first priority.
May I bring a friend?
Let’s Double Date! While you can’t bring a friend with you on a Date Night, we do allow friends to ‘Double Date’. You and your friend can select your own matchmaking package, let us do the details, match you both up with your perfect ‘Date Mates’ and send you, your friend and new Date-Mate’s off for a fabulous night on the town.
How do I let you know my preferences?
After you select your matchmaking package, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details and questions to help us find your Date Mate. Tell us as much as you like! The more you offer, the better we can match. Our staff, led by Anoush, will review your preferences and get to work finding your match, making arrangements and sending you off on your date night.
Can my matchmaking package be cancelled?
We do reserve the right to cancel any matchmaking package, for any reason, at any time. We will immediately refund the remaining portion, of an unused package, upon cancellation.
Do I have to go to a venue or restaurant chosen by SpeedPortland Dating?
Of course not! You are free to choose any restaurant, venue or event you wish for your Date Night. Simply let us know what you have arranged so we may pass the reservation details onto your Date-Mate. We offer our Concierge Services, which can include anything from advice on where to go, to discounts, to access to our fabulous venues -even reservations; As much or as little as you wish.
Am I obligated to use my Date Nights over a certain period of time?
You may use your Date Nights at your leisure.
What is the age range?
Our Matchmaking age range is similar to that of our events; our daters tend to be between early twenties to early forties.
What is ‘This, that and the other’?
Consider it our Concierge Service. Let us know what you need – everything from fashion tips to relationship advice, to being well-groomed! We have all the perks! Let us make your personal appointments or dinner reservations at the venue of your choice or ours - whilst you enjoy the discounts and lovely treatment!
What if I don't have the ability to act like a lady or gentleman?
Oh dear - how unfortunate. We do have a zero tolerance for any rudeness - of any sort. We attract such great daters but find - as in life - not every dater is ideal. Our daters are also our product and we go to great lengths to ensure everyone meets lovely daters. We want the right daters not just any daters. Behavior short of lovely will result in a dater being banned from the company. This may upset some but we feel our daters as a whole appreciate the extra effort and we hope you do too.
Can you tell me more about your promotion for Cancer Awareness?
We are super excited to announce our partnership with The Joan Gaeta Foundation for Lung Cancer Awareness. Our 'Night For Suzanne' is a great way to give back and have fun while doing it! Donate to the Joan Gaeta Foundation or any Cancer charity of your choice in the amount of your purchase - let us know you did - and we'll add you to the guest list of your desired event. It's that simple. For more information about the Joan Gaeta Foundation partnership, click here!
For additional questions, feel free to contact us at info@SpeedPortlandDating.com