The former actress with a "background in psychotherapy" started on the administration side, but quickly began interviewing potential members herself. Her background is as a photographer and a model; she then studied sociology at university and worked in adult education for 12 years.
"This is a hugely complex job and for me it is a totally unexpected career." Drawing Down the Moon is one of the most established dating agencies, and unlike online dating sites it provides personalised introductions.
Kennedy's normal day runs from 12noon-8pm, during which she interviews six potential members who hope to be put on the agency books.
If someone doesn't come to mind, then she goes through the photos and profiles on file, as well as holding mini conferences with colleagues.
Kennedy has been with Drawing Down the Moon for 13 years. I'm a good judge of character and quite perceptive." If you're interested in becoming a matchmaker - or even in starting your own agency - then Kennedy's boss, Mary Balfour, has plenty of advice.
St Valentine's Day may have been and gone, but for professional matchmakers the search for true love is a day-to-day concern.
And while there are plenty of cowboy dating agencies out there, a reputable company can offer a job that is immensely varied and rewarding."I didn't set out to be a matchmaker but I find myself endlessly fascinated by who walks in the door and their take on the world and on love," says Kate Kennedy, senior consultant and matchmaker at Drawing Down the Moon.
Multi-Award winning Drawing Down the Moon is the UK’s premier matchmaking and personal introductions firm.
Established in a Bloomsbury Bookshop in the early 1980’s in London, we provide bespoke personal introductions throughout London and the South East.
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