WHAT WE DO
We provide two things - networking events where you can meet new people to grow your social and professional circles, and a premium matchmaking service which connects like-minded professionals at top restaurants.
Join other professional people who want to make new connections whilst sharing their interests and experiences.
Why Mai Tai? Quite simply, Mai Tai is my favourite cocktail and it's Tahitian for very good. Of course, cocktails are all about having a good time, relaxing and having fun. Which is exactly what we want to offer you, a chance to meet great people who have a passion for enjoying life in the city.
As a Londoner, I am truly proud of my city, after all, I live in one of the best cities in the world! London has so much to offer in both the social and professional scene. Over the years I have met so many cool people, attended great workshops, classes and events which have all been good fun. With so many good experiences I thought that it would be awesome if every professional Londoner had a more convenient way to access the perfect work/life balance so I am inviting you to come and discover a London you have not yet met.
WHY WE EXIST
We are passionate about using innovation and tech to bring people together in new & interesting ways #GetOnline2GetOffline. Our mission is to create more opportunities for love, laughter and friendship. We want you to join our community of inspiring professionals so that you can make new connections for business, friendship or romance.
I am a London based Biologist and I enjoy leading talks on the neuroscience of love and the conflict between hormones and logic on a first date. In the same way that your DNA makes you unique, I figured that our service needed to be bespoke and one of a kind... just like you! Stage 1 involved researching the psychology of compatibility and then designing a personality quiz based on The Big Five model. Then I worked on a bespoke matchmaking framework which combines psychology, science and modern tech. This means that our dating club offers a fresh alternative to online dating that doesn't already exist! Finding love in the city is time-consuming and it’s tough to find a selection of vetted individuals who have the same aspirations as you. We exist to make dating great again. If you’re a foodie we’ll match you with someone fab in a great restaurant and so you can become friends or even something more!
Serena has always had what it takes to become a real-life Hitch. She got me into Millionaire Matchmaker and has always been passionate about people and helping them to find love. As the main driving force behind the dating side of the business Sereina brings over ten years experience of setting many people up. She can be empathetic to any grown-up who is dating because she got married in her late 30's. When she isn't taking care of my one-year-old niece she is studying with Matchmaker Academy to get some external recognition for her talents.
These days connection is all about poking, liking or winking. People laugh at me for only having twenty-one friends on Facebook but the truth is that as everyone’s virtual friendship groups keep growing really quickly, ironically this is often done in the solitary confinement of their own homes, where there is little opportunity for actual face to face interaction. I want to coax people out of their onesies and back into the city where the real fun is happening. Don’t get me wrong I love Netflix and I think they really know me well but Mai Tai has access to the biggest and best events in London and I am personally inviting you to come and join us.
And finally, pulling off a project this fantastic takes a lot of time and effort and I have had a great team around me to make this happen. So a big shout out to the Mai Tai team which includes my talented sister Sereina, Nishi who is a great marketing & communications leader and Ian - the best PHP developer that I know! They have all helped me to make the business plan a reality.
Best regards Shar