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After being a professional Denver Matchmaker for 33+ years I’ve been privy to how most Denver matchmaking services come up with your fee. First, most of them have a tier fee structure. So the more services you want from them the more they charge. If you stay in the least expensive tier you will not be shown pictures or questionnaires. The “matchmaker” will merely select someone for you to meet, call you and read you a paragraph and because you have most likely purchased a certain number of matches for a limited period of time, you will say yes.
Most of them will try to find out what you do for a living before quoting you a fee. Don’t tell them your job/career prior to them quoting you a fee! I know that because I’ve been told that by more than one of them. Once they decide what you can afford, then they quote a fee based on your income or perceived worth. Of course, that does not benefit you, it benefits them. They all work with limited contracts in hopes of re-signing you to keep trying. So note: If they select your matches after meeting you for an hour or two for an interview, often it is nothing like what you’ve specified, it is less work for them. When you’ve blown through the number of matches you’ve purchased and have not connected with anyone they convince you to try for another period of time, again benefiting them by charging you another sign up fee with some tiny discount.
In Bon Jour the way I decide your fee is based on how many prospects at that point in time I may have for you based on your age, the age range you wish to meet, how many future prospects I will have for you, any physical “challenges” you may have based on knowing and interviewing all of my clients and knowing their preferences. Also if you work out-of-state often but reside in the Front Range and/or travel a lot that may affect the fee I quote you. Rather than charging a higher fee based on those criteria like most services would do, in Bon Jour Matchmaking Service your fee MAY decrease based upon the above. Your investment will NOT exceed $3500 in 2015 and MAY be lower depending on the above information. Fees are not quoted in emails. You must call to discuss your personal investment.
*With the open-ended contract in Bon Jour you have all the time in the world to find the perfect match! There are no other fees than your initial investment and the per introduction fee. You are a client until you meet your goal.
Also, just to point out…most local services do their interviews in public forums, i.e., coffee shops, book stores, hotels. They choose to do that so they can put your fee towards advertising which benefits them. It is definitely NOT beneficial to you to be interviewed in public where others can hear your personal information, can see what you’re doing and you may feel less inclined to share your most personal background and feelings. Bon Jour conducts your interview in the privacy of my office where it’s just you and I and you can feel free to express and share any personal information.