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March 11, 2021

Berkeley International Love in Lockdown

Normally, men and women who spend a lot of money on dating have a very long wish list of requirements when seeking their perfect partner, for example, certain personality traits, values or aesthetic requirements. During the Coronavirus pandemic, the team at Berkeley International have noticed that the incoming wish lists for prospective love matches are not quite so comprehensive. People seem far more open to suggestions when it comes to matchmaking.

This has been positive for Berkeley International, as it has increased the team’s success rate by over 75% since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. More couples have been committing to each other – getting engaged and moving in together.

Love in Lockdown: Stories

A Hopelessly Romantic Sussex Love Story

James and Kate were living alone in Sussex, in two very large properties, close to each other – but they didn’t know it and they had never crossed paths before. Both joined Berkeley International around the same time, looking for love. Their first date was during the first lockdown, so it took place via Zoom. During the video call, James and Kate got on really well and they found out how close they lived to each other, but they couldn’t meet just yet.

When the Coronavirus restrictions were eased and bubbles were allowed,James decided to pull out all the stops for their first proper, face-to-face meeting. He booked a helicopter, filled it full of red roses and took Kate for a romantic spin in the sky on Valentine’s Day.

Ever since, they have been seeing each other and the relationship has progressed considerably.

Two London Singletons Find Love in Friendship

Carlos, based in Notting Hill, and Amelia, based in South Kensington, joined Berkeley International in their search for true love. Professional matchmakers set them up on a Zoom date after noting that their personalities were likely to be very compatible. Both the man and the woman had been on a number of other dates with other people previously, but they had not yet met their perfect match Carlos and

Amelia ventured into a series of virtual meet-ups and got quite friendly with each other, although they both noted that there was no chemistry between them. A friendship was born and they decided to move in together during the very first lockdown to keep each other company.

Carlos and Amelia started going on virtual dates with other people, but not for long. One day, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, they looked at each other and there was a spark. The two friends fell in love and ended up getting engaged, just like that.

A Parisian Airport Proposal

Alex in Mexico and Victoria in Milan signed up for Berkeley International’s global membership. Both were looking for a long term relationship followed by marriage and children. They started dating on Zoom, due to Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent travel restrictions. A digital relationship formed and after realising how well matched they were, the couple decided to make their relationship exclusive.

After both tested negative for the Coronavirus and in line with the appropriate government guidelines, the couple flew to Paris to meet for the first time. Upon arrival, Alex proposed to Victoria in the airport amongst balloons and Champagne and she accepted! The happy couple are now living together in Paris, where they will stay until they can decide where they would like to go next.

About Berkeley International

Berkeley International is a specialist elite dating agency and international introduction agency oering an exclusive matchmaking service to find perfect partners and soul mates for their discerning and auent members. Berkeley International is known nationally and internationally as an exclusive introduction agency. In today’s busy world where time is of the essence, why not take the hard work out of finding your partner by letting Berkeley’s professional team do what they are renowned for.

Mairead Molloy is the Global Director at Berkeley International, working alongside a talented and professional membership and client services team, members of Berkeley International are in very good hands.

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