The heart of our organisation is our members, and the profile we write for you is unique and can be updated at any time. Your profile forms the basis of how you come across to other members.

We have two types of profile. They don’t affect how we match our members together but definitely affect how contacts who!

A Standard Profile – this profile is written based on the answers you give on your application form. We tie together all of your answers, keeping as much of the terminology you use as this will reflect a much truer picture of who you are. We try not to use our words otherwise all our profiles might end up sounding the same!

An Enhanced profile – This service is offered because we recognise firstly how hard it is to write a really good profile of yourself, and secondly because when we talk to members we find out so many interesting things about them, that often are not included on their profiles – and yet would make their profiles so much better.

The service starts with us organising a half an hour structured telephone interview with you. During this time we will discuss your life, your interests, and beliefs in more detail. We will ask you a variety of other questions not found on the application form – aiming to find out as much we can about the essence of you. This then enables us to write a much more informed, comprehensive  and interesting profile for you, but still using your terminology to reflect the real you.  We aim to ensure that this profile of you makes you stand out from the crowd – illiciting readers to want to find out more about you – and to be enthusiastic about contacting you.

You can see an example below of how the two different profiles read and the type of information they may include. In the example below the enhanced profile is longer – but this is not always the case and an enhanced profile is not necessarily longer. We seek quality not quantity in our profile writing.

Example of a standard profile

William has two brothers and sisters and grew up in Ireland. After University he qualified as a teacher and has worked as an auctioneer volunteer and as an estate agent and also a teacher. He also runs his own business selling ice cream and sweets. William attends a Presbyterian Church and is keen on his faith. He is a lay preacher. William describes himself as philosophical, positive, straight talking and an intelligent maverick. He enjoys furniture making, all sorts of cars, biblical archeology and music. He dislikes dogs, alcohol and cigarettes. William would like to meet someone who fears the Lord who has a positive mind and a can do attitude.  William would like to have children.

The Enhanced Profile

William was brought up on a farm with his two brothers and two sisters in the countryside in Northern Ireland. He attended an integrated school and completed his A-levels, then he attended the Queen University, Belfast where he qualified to become a teacher. He then worked as an Auctioneer volunteer and an Estate Agent before becoming a full-time teacher of technology and construction. He also runs his own thriving business manufacturing Ice-cream and sells it alongside sweets in traditional sweet shop. William was saved at 16 years old by God and believes God has never left him since. He attends a Presbyterian Church and describes his faith as the substance of all things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Feeling the presence of God is very important to him, and he also values good manners, straightforwardness and honesty. “A faith in the immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light accessible hid from my eyes. All laud I would render, and God helped me to see tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.”  Willaim describes himself as a philosophical, positive, straight talking, intelligent Maverick. He likes cabinet and furniture making, good quality cars, design, architecture, London antiques and collectables. He also enjoys poetry by Irish authors and listening to classical music, all types including Ennio Morricone and Andre Rieu. He dislikes smoking, dogs, people who are two faced, laziness and “cyclists who think they own the road and ride through red lights!” He does not drink alcohol. William would like to marry and have children. The lady he is looking for is someone with a positive mind, a can do attitude, a go ahead girl and a problem solver! “Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain: But a woman that feareth the LORD she shall be praised.”

Please call the members hotline on 01789 549054 if you would like to arrange an interview for us to do an enhanced profile for you.

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