Select Connections is a unique agency founded and run by Jacqui Baker and Melinda Smith, who, after experiencing dating after divorce, found that no one understood their needs and wants. They then put their heart and soul into providing this to others who are ready to find love later in life.
If you are looking for a new partner for a long-term relationship, Select Connections can offer you a service that is second to none.
What do Select Connections offer?
Select Connections is a specialist dating agency for mature singles that can help you find a new connection that may turn into something special. This agency differs from your typical online dating site. Select Connections places a real focus on you and where you’re at in all areas of your personal dating journey.
The agency also has in-house dating coaches giving you access to tools like one-on-one coaching, events and workshops, and in-depth consultations. These tools are all designed to help you make a success of finding and building a new relationship, while bettering yourself, too. Select Connections will help you with things like communicating effectively, putting boundaries in place, and understanding when it is right to move forward romantically or platonically. These skills can be invaluable as you move into this next chapter of your life.
What does Select Connections’ process look like?
Select Connections has a well-curated and straightforward way of helping you find love. They understand that each person on their dating quest will have an individual experience, and they have tailored the process to reflect that.
Here’s an overview of how it looks:
- Initial contact - Your dating journey will start with a free, no-obligation phone call to discuss your needs and the support you will receive. This is the time to ask questions and decide whether this is right for you.
- Consultation - If you decide to move forward, you will have a personalised, in-depth consultation designed to get to know you as a person, along with your likes, dislikes, interests, values, non-negotiables, relationship aspirations and what you find attractive.
- Coaching session - While your matchmaker gets to work, Select Connections will provide a coaching session led by a qualified and accredited dating coach. This allows you to confidentially discuss your dating and relationship experiences and any worries you might have.
- Photoshoot - This is the stage where Select Connections will craft your profile, and if you are on the Select Superior plan, they will also conduct your professional photoshoot.
- Headhunting - Behind the scenes, you will find that your matchmaker is looking for candidates to introduce to you based on your consultation. They will contact you with suitable profiles once they find a match. Then, it's time to start meeting new people.
- Dates - When you and your match are interested in each other, it is time to move forward with a date. You will arrange a time and a date between yourselves, but your coach is available for support, and your matchmaker is available for advice.
- Post-date evaluation - Select Connections prioritises finding the perfect match for you, which is why they will fine-tune the process. You will discuss what went well, what didn’t, and if any other needs are outstanding.
Select Connections puts their values at the forefront of their service, specialising in empowerment, discretion, inclusiveness, integrity, and understanding. They also favour the whole-person approach, which is essential when dealing with interpersonal relationships and providing personal introductions to matched suitors.
Whenever you are ready, start your journey with Select Connections and enjoy personalisation unmatched by other services.
What types of memberships do Select Connections offer?
Select Connections offers three membership levels: Select Foundations, Select Elite, and Select Superior. All three include:
- A personal matchmaker.
- A thorough client screening process involving client interviews, verification, and ID checks.
- A professionally crafted dating profile.
- Convenient video or telephone consultations.
Additional benefits vary based on the level of membership, as detailed below.
Select Foundations is the most basic package that Select Connections offers. You receive a nine month membership for £1195.
Including the services mentioned above, this package also includes:
- A nine month, free membership to Club Select, Select Connections’ exclusive membership programme.
- 10% discount on other Select Connections products.
- Four introductions guaranteed .
The Select Elite package offers even more at £1995 for a 12 month membership. In addition to the services mentioned above, this premium package includes:
- A 12 month, free membership to Club Select, Select Connections’ exclusive membership program.
- 15% discount on other Select Connection products.
- A valuable 1-hour online coaching session with their internationally accredited coach.
- Six guaranteed introductions.
Select Elite is a flexible 12 month membership with the option to freeze for three months, ensuring you have ample time to make the most of your dating experience.
Elevating your experience to the pinnacle of luxury, the Select Superior package, priced at £2995, is designed to provide an extraordinary dating journey. In addition to the comprehensive services mentioned earlier, this package includes:
- A bespoke one-to-one consultation is conducted in person at your chosen location, offering personalised guidance.
- A professional photoshoot to ensure your profile stands out.
- Exclusive one-on-one collaboration with your dedicated matchmaker and headhunter.
- A meticulously crafted, professionally written dating profile.
- A 12 month complimentary membership to Club Select, Select Connections’ exclusive membership program.
- 20% discount on other Select Connection products.
- A series of three online coaching sessions with their internationally accredited coach
- Six guaranteed introductions.
- Complete access to all their online courses at no extra cost.
- Priority booking and a 10% discount on their social events.
Select Superior gives you a flexible 12-month membership with the option to freeze for up to six months, allowing you to tailor your dating experience to your needs.
Discover the perfect match with Select Connections. No matter which level you choose, it is a strict requirement of Select Connections that you are single and looking for a long-term monogamous relationship.
Do Select Connections host events?
Absolutely! Select Connections’ approach to hosting events is unique and tailored to the needs of mature singles in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. They prioritise fostering genuine connections and friendships with an initial focus on companionship.
They have designed all their events to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere that avoids the usual dating pressure and stigma associated with traditional matchmaking gatherings. The venues change every month to keep things fresh, and there is always an aim to keep organised days out unique. They have previously hosted events in London, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, and Southampton.
As of October 2023, their most recent event featured an exciting adventure holiday designed for solo travellers—an expedition to Morocco, encompassing the stunning High Atlas Mountains and the captivating Agafay Desert.
The Select Connections experience: A journey to love
Select Connections offers a unique and personalised path to finding love that caters to mature singles seeking meaningful companionship. With their dedicated matchmakers, carefully crafted profiles, and exclusive events, they provide a holistic approach to dating that transcends the conventional dating scene.
Their testimonials and success stories stand as a testament to the effectiveness of their services in fostering genuine connections. If you're looking to embark on a journey to lasting love and happiness, Select Connections is your trusted partner in this adventure.
Start your romantic journey and find the perfect match with Select Connections.