SEVEN years ago, Jennifer Haskins was startled when her mother announced that a strange man was coming up the garden path, and was even more shocked when she realised that it was Bill Phelan, whom she was due to meet a while later for dinner. It was only their first date, and the enterprising Bill had decided to look up her address and pick her up, so Jennifer had to rush out to the car. She didn't want to unveil him to her entire family at that early point in the proceedings. Bill was 55 and Jennifer was 44 when they first met through mutual friends in The Gables in Foxrock. As they got talking, they found they had a lot of common ground, as both had been married previously, were parents, and had run successful businesses.
Growing up in Cabra as the youngest of three, Jennifer says she was a little wild as a teenager and was dying to go out and live her life. When she announced that she wanted to get married at 18, her mum Kathleen, a nurse's aide, and late father Edward, who worked in the motor industry, weren't thrilled about it, believing she was too young.
By the time she was 21, Jennifer had two children, Kevin, now 34, and Sarah, Her marriage ended after 10 years, and she also has a daughter, Shauna, 19, from a subsequent relationship. Starting a dating agency appealed to her, as she was interested in human behaviour and, over the years, had completed a spiritual development course, become a reiki master, and studied holistic psychotherapy, counselling, neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis.
She had also badly damaged her ankle while rollerblading and spent three months in hospital, which gave her lots of time to think about the direction she wanted her life to take. While in hospital, she read an article about a woman who started a dating agency, which inspired her to join Who's Who. Things moved quickly for Jennifer and Bill once they met.
After six months, Bill got down on one knee outside Bleinheim Palace in England, and asked her to move in with him. They have no plans to get married, as they are very happy as they are. They set up Two's Company four-and-a half years ago, as they felt they could put the dating experience they had gained themselves to good use.
They also realised that many people found meeting others through the social scene or the Internet to be a minefield.
The business was slow to take off, but has now built up to a thriving agency, and they believe it is very important to run it honourably and ethically. They cover the 32 counties and spend up to two hours with each potential client, and are always honest about whether they feel they can match someone within their agency. They are discerning and keep a strict They don't believe in wasting people's time, operate a strict policy of confidentiality and discretion, and have clients on their books ranging in age from 28 to Last Christmas alone, they celebrated six engagements from matches that they had made, plus another one in February, and they say it's the personal touch that makes the difference.
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Describing themselves as head-hunters for the heart, they get to know their clients, and take great pride in being able to look after them to the best of their abilities. We're not so much a dating agency as 'a possibility of a long-term relationship' agency.Dating: Matchmaking Service - Model Quality Introductions Review
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Dillon's Adventures Community organisation. Pages liked by this Page. They are worse than useless. Any time I rang them it felt li The owner is genuine and sincere. Office staff very friendly. Two's Company is a rubbish dating agency, they have hardly any members. Dates took too long to organ The owner who met me was creepy and made me very uncomfortable during our interview.
It still upsets me now, a truly awful experience.
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My complaints were simply dismissed and ignored. My only course of action would be to warn others about this shoddy outfit. Unless you specifically want to meet older guys.
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