Finding love isn't easy, but aims to make finding a match easier for a certain subsection of the population — doctors, lawyers, chief executives and other accomplished professionals who make at least ,000 a year.
The founder of the site, Boris Giller, is touting the site's security features, which require prospective menthe's to supply a résumé, fill out a detailed application, sign a legal agreement stating that all information provided is truthful and submit to identity verification and a credit report.
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Melissa Seifert, co-founder of Oakville-based speed-dating company Single in the City, which holds events in Toronto, disagrees.
"They're not going to be able to keep up with your business activity and they're not going to be able to hold their own in a conversation about world events" He cites a date he had about three weeks ago — arranged by another online dating service — where he took out a woman in her 40s' a low level manager in the financial sector without a university degree and "whose mindset is to look for a partner to nest with in a backyard in Oshawa." Tom had a hunch that the pairing was not going to work when his brand-new Jaguar made his date transparently uncomfortable. "She wasn't used to that and she didn't know how to handle it." To help avoid that kind of unease, Eligon has created a "unique compatibility formula" to match their members.
With the help of Beth Mares, a Toronto psychotherapist and relationship counsellor, Eligon has created a questionnaire that takes into account both fundamental values and common sources of conflict.
He says that less exclusive sites don't make for compatible matches.
"You're going to run into a lot of potential partners who probably won't be suitable: he says.