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Cupid’s assistant

Kathrin Grüneis brings lonely hearts together. Her specialty: single mothers and 55-plus singles.

ANNABELLE: Kathrin Grüneis, dating agencies are a dime a dozen. What do you do differently from the others?
KATHRIN GRÜNEIS: I travel a lot and actively look for a partner for my customers.

Where are you looking? On the street? If you have to. I also make use of my network of contacts. And since I also met my partner through a dating agency, I can tell customers about my own experiences.

For example? My partner is the opposite of what I wanted: he has children, smokes and is not sporty.

Why did you fall in love with him? I found him extremely likeable. And he was different: not just fun-oriented, but ready to take on responsibility.

What advice do you have for the first date? You should be smartly dressed, not too over the top, but not too casual either. It is also important to remember to let the other person have their say and ask them questions. I suggest a three-hour meal for a first date so that you can get to know each other well.

Who should arrange the date? The gentleman.

They also specialize in single mothers. What are their needs? It depends on your age and the circumstances. Are you divorced or widowed? Single mothers tend to look for a partner who can also provide material security.

Her second specialty is 55-plus customers. How difficult are they to communicate? The ladies often have concrete ideas, a good status themselves, a very good environment and are simply looking for a man they can love. However, due to the age pyramid, there are few men in this category.

These men will certainly have an easy time of it. They are definitely in demand. But they are less likely to take the initiative. That’s why their children, colleagues or even ex-wives send them to the dating agency. Or they are friends with a happy couple, which motivates them to take care of their own love life.

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