Von copland, matchmaker, founder.
I entered the wonderful world of Matchmaking following a career organising corporate events, and working as a celebrity PA. After a two year stint in Dubai, I came back and started working as a Mayfair club promoter, and organising social events. The events were an instant hit, however not everyone who came to an event would be able to make every date they were organised, so I suggesting setting up 1:1 dates based on introducing people I had met and got to know personally to other people I knew well. The first date I set up resulted in the couple getting engaged.
I really loved the buzz of a couple hitting it off, and seeing the happiness it brought to both. So after getting made redundant , following the advice of my boss, I decided to pursue my passion full time.
In 2013, I experienced a painful breakup and found myself back on the dating scene. I tried online dating but the men I was meeting often weren't quite ready for commitment, and would be talking to many other women at the same time. I wouldn't hear back always after dates, and it knocked my confidence, not knowing why they may have chosen not to see me again. I soon deleted the sites, as I felt it was too time consuming, and often led to disappointment.
In my early 20's it seemed so easy to get into a relationship, but now I had higher standards of what I was looking for, it wasn't easy to find someone with whom I was ready to enter a partnership with. I decided to put on hold my own search, while keeping my heart and mind open.
At the same time I would dedicate my time, helping others. It distracted me from my own pain and frustrations, and in finding them the right partner, would keep me believing it was possible for me too.
And magically I fell in love with someone I had shared a friendship for many years, and we now have a daughter, and I finally am in a relationship where we have a solid friendship as our foundation and where we both give equally, and it feels great!
Over the past 5 years, I have successfully introduced hundreds of busy professionals, and guided them through hurdles that any relationship may face, with my direct honest advice.
I've helped top CEO's, Celebrities and high end professionals, find the right partner, and I'm still dedicated to helping as many people as I can get offline, and on great dates which leads to a lasting relationship.
My dating advice has been featured in The Daily Mail, Female First, Various Radio talk shows and in international media.
I'm confident that if you are ready to meet your equal, and you have an open heart and mind, I can help you meet your match.
I have built up an impressive network over the years of who I consider to be the most eligible individuals they have gone on to recommend my service to family and friends. I also work closely with other matchmakers.
If you'd like to arrange a confidential chat, and tell me what you're looking for I'd be happy to tell you more about my approach, and how it may benefit you!