freieherzen.ch Logo der persönlichen Partnervermittlung im Herzen von Zürich

Where free hearts find each other

Kathrin Grüneis finds singles with heart and class

freieherzen.ch is the name of the small but excellent dating agency in Zurich’s Löwenstrasse. Since the beginning of autumn, people who no longer want to leave love to chance have been meeting there.

In her early 40s, Kathrin Grüneis, herself married and mother of a young daughter, took the plunge into self-employment. “My dream was always to set up a dating agency,” reveals the lively entrepreneur. Now she has fulfilled it. There are already interested parties. “There were already some before. I have a large circle of acquaintances and was repeatedly confronted with how difficult it is to find the right partner for life. That gave me the impetus to set up my institute,” explains the Bayrin-born woman with a Swiss passport.

Why not online dating?
Can a dating agency stand up to today’s Internet competition? “Try it out,” says Kathrin Grüneis and smiles. Then she talks about her own experiences – after all, she was once single too: “These online dating sites are like playing the lottery. All kinds of people can hide behind an attractive professional. At some point you find out. Then you’ve spent a lot of time chatting and what remains is disappointment.”

What is special about your business idea and what makes it successful?
Kathrin Grüneis laughs: “I. That may sound a bit thick, but the success of my company is based on my personality – my charisma, my experience with people and my empathy. Over 20 years of relationship management have shaped me. Added to this is my professionalism.”

Personal preselection
Before two people meet via freieherzen. ch, Kathrin Grüneis discusses their exact ideas and interests in person. This serious partner search is very time-consuming and therefore has its price. On request, she also offers coaching before and after the date: she gives tips on behaviour, flirting, choice of clothes, etc . But there is also the option of passive membership – for singles who are not actively looking, but would rather be found. In addition to the usual dating service, Kathrin Grüneis focuses on two particular areas: Single parents and singles over 55. If you would like to find out more, you are cordially invited to a free chat. www.freieherzen.ch

Zeitungsausschnitt von freieherzen.ch im Schweizer Illustriert vom Juni 2014