I have just joined across the room for the events.
They were ringing me weekly to join. Though as soon as i did I feel they have lost interest in me.
I have just booked to go to my first event and was just a case of give me your money.
I don't know what I expected but maybe a bit more discussion would be nice!
I always thought dating agencies was for weirdos, but after being alone for quite some time and not getting on with online dating sites I shopped around dating agencies I found on Google. As a 35 year old man I thought I was stuck on the shelf and after a good chat with Janet I signed up to the silver service. Had a meeting with Lisa to discuss my likes and dislikes and a profile was made. It was sent to me within a few days and I changed a few things... Like my picture! And it went online. So far I have to say I have been sent some profiles of lovely looking ladies and am looking forward to a social event in April where I hope to meet some nice ladies....
I was very sceptical at first but am enjoying the experience so far. I would recommend you get people to give it a go if they are looking for something serious. A few weeks in and so far so good.
I have been dating online for about 2 years, to no avail, so I decided to try something different. The name Traditional Dating Agency seemed a little old fashioned, but I had heard good reports so I thought in for a penny in for a pound, let's try it.
I joined the Dating Agency I paid £495 for a year there are more expensive levels, but I felt that this one suited me, I was not pushed into spending more which I thought was good. The interview lasted 2 hours, it included a photo shoot and I took different clothes along to get another look. They went into quite a lot of detail about my education and background and a week late they sent me my profile which was very professionally produced.
The first profiles which were sent to me were good and matched what I was seeking, but I was not until the 7th arrive 3 weeks later that I really became excited.
We are both happily dating now so thank you very much for changing my life for the better.
Across the Room really changed my life for the better as I was home alone most evenings and I though that it would stay like that forever. The social events are exciting with over 100 members at most events. The prices change with each venue so a 4 Star venue will be more expensive than a 2 Star. Dinner Dances cost around £45 for a 3 course meal with wine and coffee. Other days out vary depends what and where you book. You are always met on arrival and introduced to new members, the club is very friendly. My friend and I also belong to the Dating Agency, some dates are great and others maybe are not quite my type - but that's life isn't it? I am dating one gentleman who is a graphic designer and we seem to be getting along very well indeed. My girlfriend has now actually met someone and she has put her membership on hold to see how it goes. I would definitely recommend Across the Room to anyone who need a lifestyle boost. Life is what you make it so Go for it and do something different! we are only here once..so make the most of it!
I joined ATR at this time last year on their personal introduction service. I was 36 at the time
I was promised they had plenty of women on their books who met my criteria which were local and near my age
After my first batch were both too old and too far away ATR stopped replying to my emails and I had to rung the office and complain to be sent another unsuitable set of profiles. After set 3 I realised I had been misold membership and luckily as I was smart enough to only pay half up front (still 200) I was able to cut down to events membership before I lost more cash and time.
Women be wary too. The only date I had admitted that she had never met ATR in person but had similar issues with the matches especially around them being much older than her. When she rejected them at face value she was told she needed to start opening up... Or basically as she put it being told she was too fussy. The reason this is significant is that I was told all women had been met by ATR in person and she had not so I can only assume the men are the same. She also mentioned one of her dates had clear mental issues which she should have been explained in advance of her date
I joined Across the Room events several years ago and it was the best thing I could have done. After the breakdown of my marriage, and being of a certain age, found there wasn't really anywhere I could go on my own to socialise, that's when Across the Room came into my life. I felt at ease straight away and thoroughly enjoyed the Dinners, Black Tie Events and Party Nights, I was having a great time making many friends along the way. I wasn't looking for anyone special in my life, just enjoying myself, then bang!! at Stockbrook Manor he sat down next to me and the rest is history. We have been married for two years now and many members from Across the Room came to our wedding to help celebrate our special day. If you are in the 35-60 age bracket looking to get back in the social scene, to meet new people, have an excuse to get all dressed up and have an enjoyable night then Across the Room could be for you. I would say give it a try I did, I had a great time,it changed my life and I couldn't be happier.
I joined across the room several years ago and I love it! I can dress up and go out on my own , when you arrive there is always someone to meet you, they immediately put you at ease, introduce you to other members and the fun starts there...the venues are always stunning, food and music excellent and the best bit is everyone is there to have a good time so chatting is easy, it's just a great evening...
I joined this year and went to my first disco at furze hill which was fun I then went on a couple of dinner dances as well.Where I met a couple of frogs but have met my prince at the summer ball.It is a good place to go for a laugh a night out and a meal should you want to really meet people and that it what I recommend it also gets you out of the house.Well I got lucky and now I'm happy that I have my prince, well I did meet him at a ball .
I got divorced at 45.....Where do you go to meet "Nice" women at the age. SO, taking the plunge I joined. I can honestly say, I had a BALL. I met some strange women, some takers, some sad women, BUT I also me some really nice ones as well. This club is a collection of everything.
I once ended up in a ladies hotel room for the night. Waking up at 08.00 and can't remembering her name. I ones decorated the "Love of my Life" house. Then she dumped me when I finished. I even ended up one evening snogging in a ladies Aston Martin. Then she told me about her husband. She used the club as a social night out.
All in all, it's a great club where you find all sorts. The best advice I can give is to go and enjoy the nights out. But don't take it to serious.
I have been a member of Across the Room for fifteen years. I stopped attending when I got married and as I am now divorced, I have returned. Across the Room is by far the best place I have been to for meeting single professional friendly people. It caters for all age groups. All the venues they use for their balls, dinner dances and party nights are 4 and 5 star hotels and beautiful manor houses. They also do smaller gatherings midweek at classy restaurants for people who prefer a more intimate evening as well as activity days out and weekend breaks. There's something to suit everyone. The prices are reasonable and if the there is something on the menu at the venue you choose that does not suit you, just give them a call, with a bit of notice, and they will arrange something else for you. I have just recently attended The Marks Tey Hotel in Colchester and it was a lovely evening, nice people, good food and music. Everyone I spoke to enjoyed it. Eleanor and her hostesses are always there to greet you and introduce new members and they make them feel comfortable, so if you want to meet new people, make friendships with a view to possible romance give them a call and find out more! You only have one life to live, so live it. Give it a go, what have you got to lose?
New Member: Name Ant, Age: 48. This is my first review Ever! It's going to be fun to air my view online ( hope someone reads them) I live in Herts and have attended events in my area, but I also go to the Suffolk and Norfolk events as I have a holiday home nearby. I decided to join the Goldstar Plus which is Dating and Events.
I have read some reviews and people seem to be concerned mainly about age groups, prof/non prof, equal numbers and discounts. The events i have attended so far have been 3 black ties and 2 dinner dances. The age group starts from about 35 and goes up to late 50's or early 60s. There are mainly the same numbers of ladies to gents more or less anyway. As far as discounts are concerned I introduced a friend and my reward was a half price discount to the next event, this I have found out works for everyone, if you encourage someone to join, you will recieve a free event - not bad!
Are all the members professional, well no, as I sat next to a lady who flew Jumbos and a Journalist and then when I switched tables I sat next to a hairdresser and a lady who worked in Boots (she was nice).
This club is not a fortune to join and it has really given my life a big boost. It's nice just to meet diferent people, I do agree with a review whereby a lady referred to the standard of food. It's so true that some people think that you are going to have restaurant food at the events, but this is banquetting on a large scale it is not really fancy food but it is enjoyable and there is wine included too. So for £45.00 pounds you get a good night out with food, wine and entertainment with freindly people.
I find some members far more appealing than others, but then I am sure that I am not everyones cup of tea. Some ladies interogate me on which car I drive what I do for a living etc, it must be really hard to manage peoples expectations.
It's great to make new friends and just start again really. The dinner and dance I went to last week was fun and a lady then invited me to her house warming party so a lot of networking goes on too.
My advice is to give it a go - be positive and do not expect perfection - not unless you are perfect yourself!
I joined Across the Room Gold Star which is in two parts, dating and social events. There was an offer on at the time and I paid £425.00 which included both services. The dating got off to a slow start as the first two ladies did not really meet my criteria. However the third lady I met was very nice indeed and we both decided to attend one of the social events together. When couples get along well and are in the first stages of a relationship they can sit on what is called a couples table. The gentlemen move tables between courses but we remained seated together which gave us time to chat and find out more about each other.
The event was held in a beautiful Hotel and was very well organised. It was a very pleasant surprise as I did not really know what to expect. The food was plentiful and well prepared and the wine was good quality, I can always tell by the way I feel the next day!
I had taken time to read mixed reviews, I have decided that this company really does go the extra mile to offer its members a really great night out. The venues are lovely, good food and wine and a mixture of freindly single ladies and gentlemen. Maybe some people think that they are 21 again and expect everyone to fall at their feet! I had chatted to some members at the bar and found that there were people from different backgrounds some professionals and others seemed the self made types, but most were interesting and easy to get along with and ready to make new friends which is what I liked the most. The age group I would say was 35 plus, a lot of early to mid forties fifties and some early sixties. Tina, who I booked with on my second event asked me which age group did I want to sit with, I said that if I come on my own that I did'nt mind, but I was sticking to the couples table for the time being. From what I heard around the table was that everyone wanted to sit with someone younger than themselves! Crazy I thought I am far more interested in a ladies personality, of course I am a red blooded male but looks fade...Anyway sorry to ramble on I would just like to say the event was Terrific! A live singer too!
It definately Exceeded my Expectations! and a message to the moaners - Get Real: where else can you go and enjoy such fabulous surroundings with food, wine entertainment and likeminded singles for around £45.00!
Being over 35 and suddenly finding yourself single again when most of your friends are in relationships can be quite a lonely experience. I was until I joined Across the Room nearly three years ago. Since then I haven't looked back. Across the Room has given me the opportunity to meet lots of different people and I have been very fortunate to have made good friends with some of them. Eleanor and her team do a fantastic job organising these events and I for one have a great time as do many others that attend. I sometimes wonder what, those that write bad reviews on here, expect. I have tried another well known singles event company in London and in my opinion found it very tacky and not in the same league as Across the Room. Well done Across the room, and for those cynics out there this article has not been written by Eleanor herself as some might suggest, but by a genuine member who is always made to feel welcome and has a fantastic time. So if you are single and in the 35 - 60 year age group and need to enhance your social life Across the room comes highly recommended.
I have been a member of Across the Room for about a year and attended a number of different venues. The people from across the room are always friendly and helpful and I have met some very lovely people. The latest venue was at Stock Brook Manor on the 25/02/2011, it was well attended, the room was beautifully decorated and very inviting, the meal was very nice and the people I sat with during the evening made it a pleasurable experience. With like so many other things in life you get out what you put in, I went to have a good time and I certainly did! I would recommend Across the Room.
I took the courage to make the inicial call to the office and I spoke to a freindly girl who explained the set up. I went for my interview which lasted about 1 hour, I recieved a warm welcome and introduced to all of the team. It was a thorough interview and I came out feeling on top of the world! Fiona took some photos of me and I recieved my profile within 7 days. The dating agency is not internet based so I was pleased about this as I am quite well know in my industry and I do not want to have my picture in cyber space. Quite a few gentlemen contacted me and I went on about eight dates. Some more successful than others, my favorite was Mark who is in IT we hit it off almost imediately and we have been seeing each other since. I do not want to say too much as i don't want to tempt fate, but right now I am on cloud nine! Regarding the social events they are very good, but I am a very fussy eater and some Hotel do not cater very well for vegans. But I loved the atmosphere and the Tribute bands. All in all best money spent in a long while.