Meet The Team


Lara Besbrode

CEO / Matchmaker

I set up the business during the pandemic using my expertise as a highly experienced marketeer with 30 years PR, and more recently digital marketing expertise. I combine these skills with being an absolutely hopeless romantic and networker and have built the business during these difficult times.


Melissa LJ

Head of Profiling & Client Relations

I’m passionate about working with others and love what I do!  I studied counselling at degree level in New Zealand, and having lived in various countries around the world, offer the experience of living and working with many different cultures.

I interview the clients in a laidback way, getting to know each person at a deeper level, which offers insight and understanding into who they are, and what they genuinely seek in a life partner. I then create their written profile. Often, after the interview they feel more confident, relaxed, and excited about their new journey into the professional dating world.


James Preece

Dating Coach

James is one of the UK's leading Dating Experts and Dating Coaches.  He has been working in the industry for over ten years and has helped tens of thousands of men and women find love, build confidence and improve their relationships.


He is a regularly featured expert in top UK and international media: such as the Independent, Cosmopolitan, OK Magazine, Men’s Health, Eharmony, The Sun, Universal Pictures.


He has clients all over the world and is the author of 15 best-selling dating books, including the Amazon Number One best seller Online Dating Guide "I will Make You Click!"