Frequently asked questions
Professional matchmakers are experts in the field of helping people find love. We get to know you one-on-one, coordinate dates and guide you through the process of finding the right relationship.
The top 5 Benefits to use us as a Professional Matchmaker:
Trust We make it our business to get to know you: your wants, needs and desires. It is important for us to establish trust so that you feel comfortable communicating all your wishes.
Privacy We will only introduce you to people you're interested in and will not release your contact information to anyone without your permission. By using us, no one - not your boss, your ex, or your family members - will know you are looking for a mate unless, of course, you tell them.
Safety No one wants to meet a perfect stranger. We collect information and feedback on all our members. Because of this, you can explore romance without fear or worry. That said, we can only know so much about a person, and so we always encourage you to keep healthy boundaries in place as you initially explore a potential relationship.
Personalised Service We get to know YOU and based on your unique personality, lifestyle, likes, dislikes and values, understand exactly who will be a suitable and rewarding match and become your private recruiting agency for suitable dates.
Time Saver You don't have to spend countless hours browsing thousands of online profiles, writing dozens of introduction emails and spending the evening alone when a promising prospect doesn't show up for a date. We take care of all the details for you allowing you to save your energy for the actual date.
Why would I need your help?
You've exhausted all the typical avenues—blind dates, the bar scene, Internet dating, etc.
Most of your friends are married and you feel you've met all the single people in your basic network.
You are big on privacy and don't want to post your photo online.
You are too busy with your career to spend time searching for dates.
You continually find yourself choosing the wrong type of person.
You are a single parent and happily spend the majority of your free time with your children.
Who are your clients? Our clients are well presented, educated and successful, with great jobs, great friends and full lives. They simply haven't connected with the right person yet. Most importantly, they're ready for commitment and have invested in finding personal fulfilment by joining Social8.
How old are your clients? Our clients range from 30 up to mid 70's although the biggest part of our service is from mid 40's to early 60's.
What if you don't have the type of person I am looking for? We will conduct a search on our database, based on the information you share in the registration form sent to us, prior to offering you and membership. If we believe we can’t help you, we will let you know before joining. If however we offer you a membership, it is because we believe we have suitable people for you to meet. Please also remember that new people are joining Social8 all the time. We never know who will walk through the door next and they just could be perfect for you to meet. As a Platinum member, you are given priority on meeting suitable new members.
Who is the Matchmaker? Social8 is led by Kevin Williams, supported by the previous owner Jane Donavon, and a team of helpers. Kevin was married for 15 years with 3 kids. He's been a marriage counsellor, events coordinator, gym instructor, cuddle therapist and more. Kevin is genuinely excited about helping you achieve romantic success.
What if I keep choosing the wrong ones or strike out? If you feel like you keep making the same dating mistakes, we encourage you to try coaching - perhaps with the past owner, Jane. She has access to our unique feedback system which can provide valuable insight. After every date, we ask our clients and their matches for objective opinions on their dates. This insight is priceless. Understanding how you are perceived on a date enables you to be more successful the next time around. Client feedback also allows us to refine our search so you can make better choices. Jane has successfully coached hundreds of clients through her one on one coaching practice plus hundreds of thousands of people through her podcasts, radio shows, media interviews, stage presentations and books. And she can help you!
I'm not sure I'm making a good impression on dates. Do you provide date coaching or image consulting? Coaching can be provided by our ex-owner, Jane.
Once I join up, how quickly do I get my first introduction? It depends on the individual. If we feel that we have potential matches for you in our database, we can set up an introduction in as soon as one week. But we don’t like to rush the process. We want to ensure the deliverance of compatible matches.
What happens if I join you and a month later I end up meeting someone on my own? We allow our clients to put their membership on hold, for up to 6 months. Our goal is your happiness and we strive to make this process for you as easy as possible!
Do I get to see a photo of my potential match? No. Research shows people are very bad at judging other people based on their photos. (And if you wanted to do that - you'd still be online!) We do take physical appearance into account when we match, but experience has shown that you have a much greater chance of connection as a 'blind' date.
What guarantee do you have? While there is no guarantee you will find love, our goal is to be successful and have you in a committed relationship. If we have taken you on as a client, we will do everything we can to make this work for you. We like success, we like to brag about it and we want you having success. We also want your recommendations to your single friends so we work carefully to ensure we strive to achieve this.
I'm really fussy, can you help me? Knowing what you desire is a great starting point. We would be happy to meet with you and see if we can help you. We have helped plenty of 'fussy' people before to have success.
I live outside the metropolitan area of Adelaide, can you help? We have clients who travel a lot, who are happy to relocate for love and who are open to travelling for a special date. Let's talk and see if we can help. We shall certainly try.
What is Guest membership? A guest is a single person who wants to attend our functions, but doesn't want to register. Because we don't know much about them, we aren't able to put them in our database or match them with other members.