Eithne Buckley set up Twoheartsmeet Dating Agency with her partner Daniel McIntyre back in 2011 when some of their friends were finding it hard to find a partner. She had completed courses in Life Coaching and Counselling Skills and decided to put them to good use and set up a badly needed service in the Munster area. Even though they are only three years in business they already have four engaged couples and a high proportion of clients are together with a year or longer. The members of the dating agency range from late 20’s to early 70’s and are single, separated, divorced or widowed and from all walks of life. Eithne meets and profiles clients who want to join up. This entails a relaxed chat over a coffee for about an hour to get to know you and find out what you are looking for in a partner. Everyone brings along proof of ID and address, as well as an up to date photo. The service is totally private and confidential. When not out meeting potential clients, Eithne is busy putting matches together or phoning matched members to see how they are getting on with the introductions she has made for them. This way she builds up a rapport with people over time and gets to understand what works and doesn’t work for them. She joined Cork Chamber this year so there are network meetings and other functions to attend. It’s all very varied and interesting. Eithne feels privileged to be doing this work, especially when two people find love together whose paths would not otherwise have crossed. A lot of people who join up are happy enough with other areas of their life but miss the company of a special person, especially at weekends when their friends and family are with their own families or partners. As it is becoming more difficult for unattached people to meet potential partners out socialising, Twoheartsmeet offer a personalised and totally confidential service and a safer alternative to online dating. If you are looking for a long term partner and have been unsuccessful up to now using conventional methods, or if you know someone in this situation, check out Twoheartsmeet.ie or phone 085 7742444 for more information on how to become a member.