In case you missed it…there are several reviews on Google as well. Many of these were posted on Yelp and Yelp hid them!
Three months ago I contacted Michele at Bon Jour. I was not interested in using an online dating service or continuing to meet people through my acquaintances. After much research I decided to call Bon Jour. My first conversation with Michele was both professional and honest. She initially thought I was not a candidate for her service. She politely explained her reasoning and although I was disappointed I understood. I asked her for advice concerning my options. She could have brushed me off but she did not. She took the time to listen and let me know she understood my situation. Michele is not only a professional but a genuinely kind person. She said she could not make any promises but she changed her mind and accepted me as a client. Michele has spent more time than I expected sharing relationship advice with me. I have not dated in many years so having someone guiding me has been invaluable. I am currently exploring a relationship with a very lovely woman and we have just become exclusive! I rarely write reviews but in this case I felt compelled. Michele is always supportive and never judgmental. She is always willing to listen to me and offer her advice and counsel. My experience with Michele is she sincerely cares about the service she provides and always has my best interests in mind. I consider her a trusted friend.
UPDATE: Steve is now exclusively involved with Ann below!
UPDATE 11/22/19: Hi Michele,
We are very happy and plan to be together for the foreseeable future. You may drop both of our profiles.
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us and continue to do!
Ann and Steve
Steve Swanson, Denver
It has truly been a pleasure to get to know and work with Michele Fields, Bon Jour Matchmaking. She is honest and upfront and also warm and personable, a combination that is perfect for what she does. Her commitment to keep looking for the right person for each client as long as the client wants her to (for just one initial fee!) is unique in my experience. Although I have not yet found that “special someone,” I know Michele will do everything she can to help me. I highly recommend Michele’s matchmaking service.
UPDATE: Ann is happily and exclusively dating the client above, Steve!
UPDATE 11/22/19: Hi Michele,
We are very happy and plan to be together for the foreseeable future. You may drop both of our profiles.
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us and continue to do!
Ann and Steve
Ann O., Denver, CO
I decided to use a matchmaking service for several reasons. I did not seem to be meeting women who really wanted to be serious, and I felt I needed some honest feedback about me and how I present myself. I researched several options, but always came back to Michele’s Bon Jour web site, and finally decided to sign up with her. The main thing that sold me was that she is an independent owner-operator, not an “agent” of a larger company or franchise. Her web site, and a couple of phone discussions, gave me the impression of someone who will deal with me openly and honestly, who is sincere and grounded, and who truly seems to be interested in making a match for me rather than just collecting another client fee. There have been no surprises, everything that Michele outlines on her web site, and what we discussed on the phone has been exactly how the process has worked for me. She has been very responsive to my questions and concerns as we have started working together, and is definitely giving me suggestions of things that I can improve in myself. I am really looking forward to working together with her to have my last first date.
Brad K., Denver
Another review hidden by Yelp…5/27/19
While I did not sign up with Bon Jour for the present, if I were to sign up with a Matchmaking service, this would be the one. Michele’s pricing was reasonable and I was very impressed with both her honesty and the insights that she shared with me in a lengthy conversation. It was quite clear that she does go above and beyond what is required for her clients – who she also sets high standards for. She has a passion for her work and while business like was also very engaging. I don’t think in terms of a dating intermediary that one could ask for more.
Patricia, Evergreen, CO
Last year, I was tired on online dating sites/apps and began looking for a service with a more personal approach. Someone who would be on my side, listen to me, get to know who I am, and provide honest, concise feedback. In my search I found Bon Jour Matchmaking and reached out to Michele to discuss her service. We had a very good, down-to-earth, and honest discussion on dating and relationships. I found her to be quite refreshing and logical. Shortly hereafter I was dating through her service. Michele’s coaching prior to the dates helped my getting to know my date, resulting in conversations flowing smoothly. The feedback afterwards was also very useful for me. It clearly showed me how potential mates are viewing me, so I can make adjustments prior to the next date. Looking back over my experience and my many conversations with Michele, I do trust her to provide good dating advice and high quality assistance in my achieving my goal.
Brian, Aurora, CO
I reached out to Michele and she was very prompt in getting back to me. I am simply exhausted of dating apps and websites. I had also tried “It’s Just Lunch” which is just a complete joke and waste of money. I am 35 and attractive and was generally concerned that the types of guys who hire a matchmaker wouldn’t be the type of men that I am interested in. After talking to Michelle for an hour via a phone consult I learned a ton about her service and I think what she brings to the table is very unique. She does a full intake with you in person, gets photos etc. and unlike other services, you actually get to see the photos of your matches and explore information about them BEFORE you are sent to meet them. This is a game changer because I cannot tell you how many other services don’t let you see photos so it’s like going in blind. Also her rates are on a sliding scale, there is an upfront fee – just once – then you pay a $35 per match/date you go on as she has to work each time to set you up. I was rated as “more desirable / matchable” so my rate was a little higher but its right on par with what most other services are charging. And you just pay the one time fee once and she will match you until you find a partner/get married. I have not yet signed up but will update my review when I do. She just made me feel so comfortable and excited about it that I felt compelled to write a review. If you are seeking something different that is highly customized I recommend calling her and hearing for yourself what she can do – she will be HONEST with you. She will not take clients she feels she cannot match.
Diana, Age 35
Warning: this matchmaking service is only for those wanting a serious relationship. Lack of returning phone calls/emails or standing someone up are not tolerated.I have been very impressed working with Michele, and look forward to the next date. Maybe he’ll be my forever love!
I first met Michele eleven years ago at a private party in Cherry Creek North and was drawn to her warm, engaging personality. During our conversation, Michele spoke of her many years as a matchmaker and I was impressed by her professional approach of getting to know her clients well.
Intrigued, I met with her at her lovely office for my interview, and became a client. I enjoyed Michele’s lengthy initial interview and her specific questions. Here was a matchmaker who really wanted to know her clients’ desire for a meaningful relationship. Bon Jour was not a dating mill. Michele really cares about the happiness of her clients.
Through my work and friends, I have met many nice men but not “the one” I wanted to have an exclusive relationship with.
Almost six months ago, I received a call from Michele with the news she had a man she wanted me to meet. She remembered the many little details of our initial conversation and periodic updates throughout the years, and thought he would be a good match. I met Steve and have adored our time together, sharing mutual interests and exploring new adventures.
Every couple of weeks, both Steve and I have received calls or e-mails from Michele asking how things are going. She listens to concerns and offers constructive advice. She is not only a matchmaker, but a dating coach who gives valuable insight gained from her twenty-six years as a professional matchmaker.
Once you are her client, you not only have a matchmaker, but a caring friend who has dedicated her professional life to her clients. I believe this to be rare (perhaps unheard of) in the dating profession.
I recommend Bon Jour Matchmaking Service without any hesitation. I feel very lucky to have found Steve. But again, it is not “luck.” It is due to the hard work and dedication of a very special matchmaker.
Diane, Journalist, Colorado Springs, CO, 2015
I am recently divorced and was very reluctant to try a matchmaker when I first started talking to Michele. But, I was pleasantly surprised with the results in the end. Michele was able to connect me with a wonderful woman with whom I immediately fell for the first time I saw her.
We have already been talking about what a long term relationship would look like after just a few months. Michele took the time to zero in on exactly what both of us were looking for and hit the jackpot with the first one she showed me. So I didn’t have to look at too many. It just takes one!
The thing I loved about Bon Jour is it takes a lot of the first date work out of the equation. The first time you meet, you already know a tremendous amount about the other person. It’s almost as if you have already been through the first date hassle and hit the ground running.
Michele also, keeps in contact with both of you during the first few dates letting you know exactly how things are going and what the other is thinking. I believe this actually, opens both individuals up more and initiates more talking and better communication than if you just date on your own.
Dave, Age 50, TV personality, 2015
I want to thank you for helping me through what was a pretty tough year and pushing me to make some pretty hard decisions, which I hope were the right ones in the long run. And I want to thank you for introducing me to Sandy she also has helped me get through a tough time.
David A., Age 50, 2015
I have really enjoyed working with Michele. She takes her profession very seriously and provides me with high quality women who are educated, beautiful and serious about being in a relationship. Michele is very detail oriented and meticulous with regards to how she selects the candidates and how she picks your matches. She is closely involved in the matching process and clarifies any misunderstandings that might arise during the selection of the candidates and also when you meet candidates in person. This is a really important feature of Bon Jour Matchmaking Service where you can really get personal treatment of the highest quality. Michele has the ability to understand your needs and expectations, help to clarify your thinking process and direct you towards your best match.
Dr. R, PhD, Age 45, 2015
I contacted Michele about joining her service after unproductive years spent on various big name Internet dating sites as well as a variety of dating events put on by local singles groups. I wanted the personal touch, and Michele was everything I had been looking for. I further noticed that of all the matchmaking service reviews I read on the Internet, Michele’s was the only service that consistently was the recipient of positive comments.
Following an initial telephone consultation we scheduled an appointment in her private office to go through her rather rigorous interviewing process. This impressed me deeply, as you can tell she’s developed it over many years to weed out game players, serial daters and others not looking for a serious relationship. Michele then showed me the profiles of several current clients she selected based on my interview as possible matches and I was immediately impressed with the high caliber of the women in her service as compared to what I’ve found online.
I had been searching for a high quality woman – the example I always gave friends was a doctor who had spent all of her time advancing her career but who realized she hadn’t spent time looking for a partner in life. The question was always where precisely one meets someone like that. Without knowing of my analogy, that’s EXACTLY who Michele introduced me to – a client of hers who is an accomplished physician looking for a man with whom to share her life and to share in his. That’s the invaluable advantage of being a client of Michele’s – an introduction to the type of person you’ve long been looking for who in turn has also been searching for a person like you.
I also met a woman I selected and though we didn’t have the chemistry, the experience was so superior to every first meeting I’ve had with prospective matches from web sites that it confirmed Michele’s professional skills.
Michele isn’t like matchmakers you may have used locally who hold cattle calls and hope you click with one of the random people they pull off the street; rather it’s very much like having a best friend with great taste keep their eyes open for who would be the perfect match for you.
What I found especially useful is the amount of time Michele is willing to spend counseling you; she really knows what she’s talking about and will spend as much time with you as you need to make sure you present yourself to potential suitors as the person she’s come to know you to be and don’t inadvertently raise red flags that are unwarranted.
I’m convinced that when I meet that special one it will be Michele who introduces us. I highly recommend her.
William K., Engineer, Age 47, 2014
Like the reviewer above I’ve tried websites and other local Denver matchmakers. At least that’s what they claim to be. I don’t know how I missed the listing for Bon Jour in my searches but now that I’ve found it this is the service I’ve been searching for.
I don’t know what to list first as the best parts of the service. Michele Fields spends an enormous amount of time on the phone coaching and with feedback; the open-ended contract for every client is beyond invaluable as you really don’t know when the perfect person for you will show up; the investment in the service is extremely fair as Michele is very honest whether she has many prospects for you or not and if not she charges you less (makes sense); all the information she gathers on each client and supplies to you when matching (unlike any other Denver matchmaking service I’ve used) and the list goes on. It is really no wonder that she is celebrating 25 years in business.
Like someone wrote below, I am confidant that I will meet the person I’ve been looking for through this very old fashioned and personal structure with the assistance of Michele the Matchmaker. Obviously I recommend Bon Jour Matchmaking Service highly.
Robert S., Physician, Age 42, 2014
I contacted you for your service after reading through most of your website. I was very impressed by your insight and experience as well as your writing abilities. Your philosophy was also what I am looking for. So as you instructed I phoned you to discuss whether we would be a good match. I shared with you my total frustration with using Internet Dating Services. I found you to be really honest and forthcoming when you explained to me the challenges that I would have with your particular clientele. Unfortunately I am unable to change any of those to fit in but it was so refreshing to have a business owner be so honest to the point of suggesting other directions to go. As I told you on the phone I will not be calling any other Denver matchmaking services because after my research I found them to be less than desirable for a variety of reasons we discussed. You spent almost an hour advising, suggesting and listening to me and I really appreciated it. So even though I’ve not been accepted as a client, I would highly recommend you because of your honesty, generosity and professionalism. Thank you.
Roy J., IT Management, Age 35, 2014
Michele the Matchmaker is an absolute gem in her field. Before I joined Bon Jour Matchmaking Service I belonged to another local service and had an extremely poor experience that left me skeptical of wasting my time and money only to be disappointed yet again. Michele provides all of the attention to detail, hands-on involvement and caring towards her clients that I hoped to receive from the other service, as well as so much more. Although I have not yet met Mr. Right yet, Michele has remained in contact with me to update me about potential matches and just to check in on what is new in my life. Besides Michele’s caring for and honesty towards her clients, the thing that impresses me the most about her service is that she provides expert guidance and advice while still listening to and respecting the client’s wishes and preferences. I have always felt respected as a partner in the matchmaking process.
During my initial interview, Michele showed me profiles of several men who were currently in her service to give me a clear picture of the types of single men she accepts as clients. I was very impressed by the obvious quality of the men in her service. The caliber of clientele clearly distinguishes Bon Jour from the local matchmaking services in Denver and the internet dating sites. When Michele tells you that someone is a quality match, you can take her at her word! In addition to all of this, I have found Michele’s fees to be very reasonable for the quality of her service.
I look forward to continuing to work with Michele and I wish her all of the success and respect that she so very much deserves.
Judith H., Accountant, Age 28, 2013
I had no idea what to expect from this Matchmaker and her well established service. But I could tell from the first phone call that she’s been doing her thing for many, many years. She is anecdotal and very specific about her philosophy and how she deals with her clients. I’ve actually tried several local services in my quest for love which have totally disappointed and downright been dishonest. They were extremely expensive, too much for this marketplace, and I admit I fell for their polished pitches. Michele does not have a pitch. She merely explains her service, asks good questions and exchanges information to decide whether you fit in and you both want to work together.
I think to join a service and expect absolute results is ridiculous. She is not a miracle worker and cannot overcome whatever relationship issues you bring to the table. What I’ve seen that she can do is assist you in correcting misconceptions, jumping to conclusions about someone’s behavior, pointing out if you have a trend of attitude and or behavior that is sabotaging your success. Her coaching alone is priceless.
Yes, I’m a client and have met some outstanding women. That illusive “one” has yet to appear, however with the open ended contract I will be here when she does. I have complete confidence that Michele has my best interests in mind.
C. Davis, M.D., Age 30, 2013
I called Michele about two months ago. The call was one of the smartest or maybe luckiest calls I have made in a long time. She is as advertised. She takes her work very seriously and you can expect a professional caring person to help you find someone special. This is money well spent. I have met two wonderful gals since. And if something does not work out currently I know Michele will continue to try her best. She has shared with me the profiles of several additional attractive women that may also work out. You should give her a call.
Dan, 47, Petroleum Engineer, 2013
“My experience in working with Michele the Matchmaker is very positive. Her willingness to learn my personality has been very helpful in the matching process. The women I’ve met through her services are all very high caliber and lovely. I strongly recommend Michele.”
Greg G., Environmental Health and Safety Expert and Attorney, Age 48, 2013 ______________________________________________
We’re engaged! He popped the question last night and good thing since we’re able to celebrate all weekend stuck inside in this snowstorm. So just like her other clients I’m marrying the second man I met. The extremely personal approach as well as Michele getting to know each client is what makes Bon Jour Matchmaking such a success in our opinions. We’ve both used other local services (I won’t mention any names) with poor results so we are really lucky that we both tried one more time and found Michele Fields. It is obvious to both of us that the 24 years of matchmaking experience she has through Bon Jour Matchmaking pays off if you are wise enough to work with her. We wish all you singles looking for love the best of luck and we are so happy that we’ve found each other.
Angie, 40, 2013
Michele Fields has been a matchmaker in Denver for 24 years. I have been in her service for a couple of years and she does an excellent job. We are lucky to have such a great local matchmaker. I have tried Speed Dating several times, Match, JDate, E Harmony, and a couple of others. These services don’t compare to Bon Jour. I have met way more quality people thru Michele’s service. You never know who and what you are meeting with these other services. I have been scammed thru a couple of these national services. Bon Jour’s fee is very reasonable and well worth it. She has a great client base and you know you are going to meet a quality individual. She is a pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend this service.
Cliff, Banker, Age 36, 2013
I am a member of Bon Jour Matchmaking and feel really well represented. Michele is honest and forthright, earnest and interested, and works really hard for me as an individual. I think using her service is a great idea because its so hard to find people that are serious about finding a lifelong partner – Michele has clients that on ONLY serious about looking for a lifelong partner, and she knows each of us really well. She contacts me regularly for updates about my life and interests and encourages me a lot. I am a fan, as you can see.
Camille B., Age 43, 2012
I joined Bon Jour Matchmaking service in December. I was hesitant at first because I’ve always just done internet dating. But, I decided to go ahead and contact Michele anyway. During our conversation she asked me my age and I told her 41. At that time she said she didn’t have as many clients in the age range of my preference, but she said we could stay in touch in the future just in case she had someone come in asking for someone my age. But a few days later, Michele called me to let me know after we spoke, she changed her mind and decided to expand her age of clients and that I had persuaded her to do so. She was very up front over the phone about expectations and policies and what I needed to do. She set an appointment for me to come down and meet her to go over everything more in detail including the fee. She was very personable and took the time to get to know me and it was then that I knew she would be looking out for my best interest. I was very satisfied and comfortable with her and found the fee to be very reasonable. She has continued to touch base with me through email and phone providing me with updates as to the pool of potential dates. I realize she doesn’t have a magic wand to make a match and make love happen, but I figured I’d have better chances with her than trying to do it on my own via internet dating. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result…well, I’m putting the end to insanity and going with Michele; so when I do meet someone through Michele, it’s not up to her whether it works or not, it’s up to me. If you are single and looking to meet a professional and educated potential match….I highly recommend that you call Michele and set an appointment.
Jeff F. Business Owner, Age 43, 2012
Michele is professional, detail oriented, intuitive, focused on results and passionate about her service. Her record speaks for itself!
Greg, Independent Financial Services Professional, Age 61, 2012 ______________________________________________
I’ve worked with Michele on many shows. She’s always been the best at what she does. She lines ’em up, and gets ’em together. A lot better than the on-line dating services. More like the old fashioned way…the ones that actually worked. Ask you grandmother. She knows. So does Michele.
Rick Barber, Former KOA Radio Talk Show Host, 2011 ______________________________________________
Michele is great at bringing people together to find meaningful relationships. Just look at her results to see how good she is. If you are looking for a meaningful relationship in your life, be sure to give Michele a call… You won’t be sorry…
Tim Loomis, Creative Business Consultants, Website Designer, 2011
Well it’s been 17 years since my husband and I met through Bon Jour and we’ve been married for 15 of those. As I said below when we originally met Michele had to prod my husband to meet me. He wasn’t convinced by my profile and honestly without Michele’s input and shove I doubt we would have met. I had always picked the wrong guy for me and she knew that and she wanted desperately to make sure I started meeting the more appropriate matches for my upbringing and educational level. Steve was the first and only man I met. I was his first through Bon Jour Matchmaking Service and, as Michele told Steve, we are a perfect match. Happy 25th coming up Anniversary to Michele Fields and Bon Jour Matchmaking.
Sharon L., Esq., Age 39, 1999
When making those major decisions in life one always hopes to find the best at what they do. This applies equally to doctors, financial advisors, and now, matchmakers. As a recently enrolled client with Michele the Matchmaker I have been guided (and justifiably prodded at times) to make the effort and to be delightfully assisted by her experienced hand.
Working with Michele from Bon Jour is like having your own personal physician or banker in this sense. She built the bank, and owns it. She quickly comes to understand your personal capital; who you are, what you think you are seeking, and your schedule. Right away, she looks through her “investment portfolio” of possible matches and in that first visit you are shown extremely high value ‘investment profiles’. From there, it is up to you to determine through your personal contacts with your ‘match’ if a true joint venture is possible.
I thought I was ‘too busy’ to eke out enough time to meet someone and because the pre-selection process was done for me (all I had to do was look at a few profiles which include photographs) and choose. Michele does the rest. Then it is up to you to decide if the relationship is going to click.
As a believer in constructive discrimination, that is to get the aid of someone who has chosen the finest of the fine to offer as introductions, I felt I was becoming successful at re-entering the dating experience from the earliest days of becoming her client.
Add to all that, Michele’s charges are infinitely less than the other local dating advisors. If you want to conserve your time trying to do find for yourself a quality connection to someone of the highest standard – then you must consider engaging Michele, as I did, as my personal matchmaker. Your life’s future is your most important asset. I trusted Michele the Matchmaker of Bon Jour with mine and if you want the potential of rapid success, I strongly suggest you do the same.
Steve B., Age 33, 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
My experience as a client of Bon Jour Matchmaking Service has been most enjoyable and rewarding. Michele Fields is very knowledgeable, understanding, helpful and delightful to work with. She finds the best of clients and is very adept at collaborative matching.
Without reservation I can highly recommend her service to the discerning single.
Dr. Wayne M., 1996
“As you know, seeking your assistance was scary for me, not only because I had to admit to myself that I wanted and needed some help in my personal life, but also because I had to make myself vulnerable by entrusting myself to your judgments and opinions while still retaining my own – but definitely being open to your input. You continue to earn my confidence and respect, and to make me feel in good hands. Thank you so much.”
Jackie S., Attorney, Age 47, 1998
Thank you for introducing me to Chuck. He is a wonderful, wonderful man and I am really enjoying spending time with him. It is too soon to know what the future will bring, but in the meantime the present is terrific and we have you to thank for it. You went above and beyond my expectations both of you and your service! Had it not been for your persistence with both of us we surely would not be together now. You had several great choices, but he was the tops. Thanks again.
M. C., Attorney, Age 33, 1998
“I must admit I was just a little skeptical, and my expectations weren’t as high as they had been in the past with other dating services, but your assurance that you have quality people in your “club” convinced me to give it a try. In just three weeks I met three quality ladies, and although things didn’t “click” with the first two, I found my soul mate in the third.
My first date with Lorrie was meant to be an hour or two for a drink on Sunday afternoon, but we easily turned it into more than six hours, and we still didn’t want the evening to end. Since then, we have fallen in love and are making plans to marry.
Thank you very much for facilitating my introduction to Lorrie. She has proven to be more than I had hoped for.”
David Acheson, Age 45, 1998
…”I’m happy to say that we’re very much in love, are now living together and marriage can’t be far away. Needless to say, my investment in your services was one of the best that I’ve ever made!”
Wayne Johnson, Marketing Director, 1995
“We wanted to write to say thank you for helping us to find each other. Enclosed are a couple of pictures of our wedding day.”
C & B, 1995
“My many thanks for the introduction to David. I am in love. And we are talking the “M” word!! Thanks again, Michele, I am grateful to you and Bon Jour, Inc. for helping me match up with this remarkable man.”
Lorrie Miller, 1999
Michele, what can we say? Although we were both skeptical when we first joined your service, the fact that the fee was so reasonable and the contract is open-ended were unique in this market. Now we are engaged in just 2 months to the second person I met through you and the first person my fiance met through you! Just like you said when we first spoke, that is exactly what has happened. Our paths never would have crossed had it not been for your introduction. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Ted and Barb, 2011
…I am very fortunate that my good friend referred me to you after meeting her husband through you. The first person you introduced me to was a great match and things are headed towards marriage. We’ve been on vacations together and get along great with each other’s children. I am most impressed, not only with the high quality of your clientele, but also of your own very personal service and interaction with each client. I would not hesitate to recommend you and Bon Jour to anyone. Thank you for making this difficult transition in my life so successful and happy.
S. Conrardy, R.N., 2004
I have now been single for 6 years after a lengthy marriage. Although I have not dated very much during that time and have been concentrating on my relationship with my daughter, whom I have full custody of, I am glad I joined your service. My recent match with Stephanie has proved to be worth waiting for. We are both very content and happy in our relationship. As you said, she is a high quality, successful, well educated and attractive woman who knows who she is and what she wants. Your constant encouragement and support to be patient with this process was and is greatly appreciated. Also your ongoing interest in the development of our relationship. You really take a personal interest in each and every couple and person in your service. Compared to other services out there that charge enormous fees and give no personal attention, I consider myself fortunate to have met you and put my trust in you. Thank you so much for this wonderful introduction and accepting me in your service.
Scott Christianson, Pharmacist, Age 56, 2004