Meet Caroline, the professional matchmaker who went against her own dating advice to find love!
Professional matchmaker, Caroline Brealey, has been matchmaking lovebirds across the UK for nearly five years but has finally found her own happy ending after getting hitched earlier this year.
The 32-year-old, who owns introduction agency Mutual Attraction, met her own Prince Charming, Christian, on a boozy night out – despite it being one of her biggest dating no-nos! Caroline tells her clients that love can be found when you least expect it no matter where you are – but that it can be difficult meeting that special someone when on a night out.
Caroline says: “We met while I was out for drinks in London. He had just moved here and was out with his new work colleagues. I was also out with my work friends – I had just launched the business and was at my leaving drinks. I sauntered past him thinking I looked cool – he now says I looked like a muppet but it clearly worked. We swapped numbers and arranged our first date.”
The couple went on their first proper date at a pub in London before moving on to dinner, but it wasn’t love at first sight for Caroline. She says: “He emailed me the following day and asked if I would like to go for a walk. I thought I would give it one more shot and as soon as we met we hit it off. I always say now to my clients that you have to give it a second chance because you never know. It’s getting the awkwardness out of the way. You have to give people a chance.”
After three years together, Christian, who is originally from Gran Canaria, proposed on Caroline’s birthday at the Old Swan and Minster Mill in the Cotswolds – which they also chose as their wedding venue! The pair then married one year later on Caroline’s 32nd birthday.
The couple have now been together for four and a half years and have welcomed a new addition into their family – a sausage dog called Lady! “I wanted a sausage dog for years and on our wedding day Christian told me that was my wedding present,” Caroline explains.
Caroline is hoping her personal love story will inspire her single clients in the quest for romance. Her company,
Mutual Attraction, finds quality dates for time-poor, busy professionals in London by actively searching the city’s busy social scene for them. She says: “The best pieces of advice I can offer to anyone are smile, be approachable, and enjoy yourself. Remember, you often find love when you least expect it – just like me.”