Media Endorsements

Here are just a few of the press endorsements Drawing Down the Moon, our London dating agency, has received over the last thirty years:

  • Time Out London time-out-feat

    Things You Only Know if You’re a… Matchmaker

    At Drawing Down the Moon we’ve got clients from their late twenties to their early seventies, but recently…

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  • The Marylebone Journal marylebone-journal-feat

    A Date With Destiny

    Scarred by past experiences, the Marylebone Journal seeks to learn the secrets of successful dating with the help of a local introductions agency

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  • The Guardian guardian-feat

    I’ve always done matchmaking.

    When I was a child I’d match dolls, rabbits, kittens.

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  • Independent on Sunday independant-feat

    The Dating Expert

    After 17 years in the dating business I have a few rules about general compatibility. I try and match people’s energy levels.

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  • The Telegraph telegraph-feat

    The Telegraph:

    A female TV Presenter is single man’s Ideal Date An analysis of 23,000 “matches” by two dating agencies says men believe that female journalists…

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  • The Independent the-independant-feat

    Professional way to find a partner

    Mary Balfour met her husband up a ladder …Despite the chance nature of that meeting and its subsequent romantic outcome…

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  • Management Today management-today-feat

    Mary Balfour – how does she manage?

    It’s about realising the mission of my business, which is to create as many happy endings as possible. Our purpose in life is to bring people together. To do that, I manage my team of 16 matchmakers.

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  • The Independent mary-kitchen

    “The Matchmaker”

    Mary Balfour runs the Drawing Down the Moon and introduction agencies. She lives with her husband Sebastian in an Edwardian house in west London

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  • The Telegraph Magazine telegraph-magazine-feat

    Hardlife, The Matchmaker

    Many incredibly attractive and articulate people living in London and the South-East. Most are graduates and are well-travelled or have been living, say, in Paris or New York.

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  • Financial Times FT-feat

    Singled Out for Special Treatment
    “Doctors and lawyers never tell anybody they’ve joined,” says Balfour.

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  • Sainsbury magazine sainsbury-feat

    How to find your soulmate

    Mary Balfour tells Sainsbury’s Magazine how she used to dream about what her ideal job would entail – drinking coffee on a chaise longue, meeting new people and talking to them about their life.

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  • The Hill Magazine the-hill-feat

    The Hill – interviews Mary

    Who – in the words The Times Literary Supplement – “could match up an Anais Nin or Spike Milligan without much difficulty”

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  • Saga Magazine saga-mag-feat

    My Favourite Room

    Mary talks to Saga: “I love my kitchen. From a purely practical point of view, it is the room I spend the most time in”

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  • Red Magazine red-magazine-feat

    Find a new relationship in the same way you’d look for a new house

    According to Mary Balfour, director of Drawing Down the Moon, single women should approach their search for true love…

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  • After Hours after-hours-feat

    Moving in the right circles

    FEBRUARY: THE MONTH when rose plants treble and Valentine’s day offers many single people little more than another chance to dine out with a friend’s ubiquitously available second cousin.

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  • Eve Magazine eve-feat

    Knock ‘em dead tips

    ‘Fabulous underwear and gorgeous shoes for confidence’ & ‘If you feel overwhelmed, practice makes perfect’

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  • Director Magazine Director mag

    Playing with matches

    Mary Balfour talks to The Director Magazine – about how successful people increasingly use specialists to help all aspects of their lives run smoothly.“There are personal trainers to

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  • The Saturday Times saturday-times-feat

    “Then a friend suggested Drawing Down The Moon. I met one of it’s consultants; then they decide whether you fit the kind of clientele they have…”

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  • News International? Dare we say thank you? Mary interviewed by cameraman

    Umm… Crumbs…  not sure if it’s entirely  judicious to express this sentiment re. above publication right now, but Drawing Down the Moon got a great mention in dating article in the Body and Soul section of the Times last Saturday!

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  • Time Out – 24-hour city time-out-feat

    The Matchmaker – Mary Balfour

    10am Arrive at the office in Adam and Eve Mews and start sifting through applicants. Everybody is looking for the same thing…

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