Media Endorsements

If you would like to contact DDM Matchmaking with a media enquiry please send an email to: or phone +44 (0) 207 224 1001.

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

  • BBC Radio Derby bbc_radio_derby_media

    Gillian McCallum, matchmaker and dating expert speaking to the listeners of BBC Radio Derby about New Years resolutions around dating, and matchmaking.

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  • The Sunday Times TheSundayTimes

    The Sunday Times Relationship Column

    Her advice was stern: do not cancel your plans for him; make flirty statements, do not ask questions; make him come to you.

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  • The Sunday Times TheSundayTimes

    The Sunday Times

    Matchmaker Gillian McCallum warns journalist Emily Hill about the dangers of breadcrumbing…

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  • The New York Times NewYorkTimes

    8 Ways to Have a Better Relationship in 2018

    A cigarette and embrace after sex has quickly been replaced with a scroll through social media

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  • BBC Radio 4 BBC-Radio4

    Woman’s Hour

    Gillian McCallum, CEO of Drawing Down the Moon Matchmaking, speaks to Jenni Murray on Woman’s Hour

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  • The New York Times NewYorkTimes

    New York Times

    As a sex therapist, I never imagined I’d spend so much time talking about Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.

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  • Dating Advice datingadvicecomnews

    Dating Advice

    Since 1984, Drawing Down the Moon, a premium matchmaking company, has paired up tens of thousands of thoughtful…

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  • Radio Gorgeous radioGeorgiousnews

    Dating Tips and Advice

    Gillian McCallum, CEO of Drawing Down the Moon London Matchmakers reveals …

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  • Glamour Magazine glamour2

    Glamour Magazine

    We talk about the ‘red flags’ of dating – those signs that scream, ‘Walk (OK, run) away’ – but do we spend…

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  • Time Out London timeoutnews

    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…

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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…

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  • The Guardian guardian-feat

    I’ve always done matchmaking.

    When I was a child I’d match dolls, rabbits, kittens.I do date coaching, teach friendly flirting. It all helped when…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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. In some way…

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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…

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  • Time Out – 24-hour city timeoutnews

    The Matchmaker – Mary Balfour

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

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