So, when I was asked if I wanted to try out Berkley International, a personal dating service for the slightly more discerning patron, it seemed like a nice change of pace.Essentially, if Tinder is Clapham High Street; Berkeley International is Cannes.Plus, things seem to move so fast that every potential relationship is over before I’ve blinked.
And – here’s the crunch – it costs between £10,000 and £50,000 to join.
It sounds like a mind-boggling amount of money to me, but with 12 offices around the world and more to follow, they’re clearly doing something right.
As it happens, although I had a lovely time with both men, I felt pretty ambivalent about seeing them again, and told Jo as such.
Despite this, it still stings a bit when I hear that one of my dates agrees with my assessment.
Before I get ready to go on my dates, I meet Mairead to discuss my possible matches (Mairead deals with the international business, while the lovely Jo manages the London office and usually deals with local clients).