How do you use tech to keep daters safe?
We ask all of our members to upload a recent photo and use their full name when they sign up. We offer the option to verify all of our members ID's either by using a live photo or name verification during the sign-up process. This happens before members can make full use of the matchmaking service. Personal profiles are not visible to other members' on the platform and data that we store upholds standards set out by the ICO. Online chat is available just before the dinner date and for 24hrs after the date so that personal contact details don't have to be shared right away. A bad language filter prevents any online abuse which is the biggest complaint on other dating sites.
How much does the full membership cost?
We hate it when people ask this because it doesn't feel right when you have to associate a cost with increasing dating opportunities and/or love!
Matchmaking services rely on the human touch and an exclusive database of vetted singles.
The Mai Tai Connect subscription is £1,824 for 6 months for members who are committed to meeting smart professionals who are looking for a grown-up relationship.
During the free trial, each member pays £76 which covers the dinner date and matchmaking services (I know it's a bargain!) Any cheaper and we you would be meeting in Nandos...
What will the other members be like?
Most of our members are happy being single but open to dating if they meet the right person.
Why can’t I view the profile and deal breakers information about the person I will meet?
Mai Tai Dating is all about helping you make real-life connections, so we like to keep this information for when you meet. We share some information with you before the date so that you can rest assured that you will get on and we are happy for you to see a photo if you really must. By doing this we have also eliminated the need to spend hours studying personal profiles.
We partner with a selection of fantastic restaurants all over London - you only need to tell us is what kind of cuisine you prefer to avoid.
What sort of feedback will I have to give about the date?
You don’t have to share anything personal or specific to your date. We’d simply like to know how you found the restaurant experience – and how you thought your date went. We will also ask if you be seeing each other again, or stay in touch, as friends.
Most of the women are 25+ to 55 and the men are in the same age-range but most of them are in their thirties and above.
When was Mai Tai Founded?
We have been matchmaking since 2008 and the website (which went live in 2017) has allowed us to grow and get some recognition for what we do.
Are members in the dating club attractive?
Our members are gorgeous both inside and out! This obviously depends on your personal taste but I can assure you we have plenty of good looking singles signed up. The only reason why they haven't put a profile on every free dating app/site is that they prefer to keep their dating lives private.
Will my personal details be available to other members?
No, we respect your privacy completely. Only your first name and photo will be shared with your date, just before you meet.
Can I cancel my membership at any time?
Yes. Mai Tai Connect memberships can be cancelled at any time if that is what you would like to do. You don't have to commit to subscription payments for a set period of time which means you are in complete control of your membership. Cancelling is very easy - click on update details on your dashboard and click the cancel button. If you would like to freeze your account please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register for free by adding completing a Mai Tai Connect form.
If you let us know your deal breakers and give us a little bit of information about your personal preferences in terms of looks we can take it from there. Before a match is made we will get detailed information about your personality and your aspirations in life.
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Is this an elite dating app/site?
Because we approve profiles before anyone becomes a member yes we are an elite dating site. Members don't have to come from a certain background or earn a certain amount but all members are vetted before they join the club.
I have a free trial - do I need to make a payment before you start looking?
We have fully verified members and members on a free trial and we will start matchmaking as soon as we have had a conversation with you. Members who are paying will, of course, get priority when we are matchmaking but most people like to try before they buy.
Do I need my credit card details to join?
No. We wanted to offer a passive membership so that it would be easy for you to sign up and test our services before you commit.
What is the typical customer profile for this membership?
Mai Tai Connect members are often professionals or entrepreneurs who have reached senior roles in their careers and are looking to for a serious relationship. We are only offering elite dating memberships.
No. We call it offline dating. While you start the process online, we help you make all the interactions offline so you can get a real sense of potential chemistry.
What does the full membership include?
- Access to professional dating advice from a Life Coach, Dating Coach or Relationship Advisor once per month.
- A Dating Consultant who will search for your perfect match and set up a paid for Dinner Date.
- An invite to exclusive 'Mixer Dinner Party' at a top London restaurant.
What do you get during the free trial?
- Matchmaking from your own Dating Consultant who will search for your best match.
- If you are selected for a dinner date you will be asked to cover the cost of the 2-course meal (approx. £76) in advance.
- An invite to our exclusive 'Mixer Dinner Party' at a top London restaurant.
Will my dating club membership give me a set number of dates each month?
No. We value quality over quantity and we really want to help you make the right connections. We don't set a fixed number of dates but will help you get the most out f your profile.
Does having a 3-month membership increase my chances of being selected for a date?
Yes. The longer you stay on our database, the better we get to know you, and the more accurately our Dating Consultants can pick a potential date.
What can I expect on the date?
You’ll meet someone who is friendly and interested in finding out more about you, and get to enjoy a great night out in a restaurant that is tailored to your preferences. The aim of this membership is to create more opportunities for love, laughter and friendships - so if we do any of these things right away let us know.
Why haven't you called me about my date?
We will arrange a free catch up as soon as your profile is verified but the matchmaking process takes precious time. This is very different to what online dating sites/apps offer. Once we have found your great match we need to speak to them and this doesn't always happen right away because we have to compete with the diaries of busy professionals.
Yes. We take privacy and data protection very seriously. We follow strict guidelines for privacy from the ICO and will never share your e-mail address or personal information. If you signup using Facebook the only information we access is your name and your e-mail address.
What can I expect at the Dating Events?
You'll have the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy new experiences! Your work week will definitely be more exciting.
We attract high calibre professionals who are looking to have meaningful conversations with other like-minded people.
Expect to mix and mingle with a cool crowd of intelligent and attractive singles.
We can't guarantee love at first sight but we know that you'll have a fun evening (with absolutely no pressure to pair off) and you'll enjoy exquisite food.
Is there a risk that I could waste my time and money on a dinner date?
If this thought is running through your mind you shouldn't bother signing up. The majority of our members see a profile picture of the person they are matched with and they don’t set their expectations too high which means they can enjoy meeting new people even if there isn’t a spark.
Do I need to pay for anything on the date?
Your two-course meal with drinks is already paid for – all you need to pay for are any extras you might enjoy. The only exception is if you are selected for a date during your 90-day free trial when we will ask you to cover the cost of the meal & our bespoke matchmaking service(which has been heavily discounted) prior to the date.
How is the person that I go on the date with selected?
Once the counter match is complete using the information from your deal breakers, your Matchmaker gets to work looking at similarities in backgrounds and using different proven methodologies to find the best potential match for you. Each Dating Consultant uses their own techniques based on based on your personality, compatibility research, knowing your partner selection patterns, finding out your aspirations and understanding what you are looking for.
How do I delete my profile?
1. Log in and click on 'Update info' on your dashboard.
2. From the drop-down list scroll to the bottom and then click on 'cancel my membership'.
3. Once you have cancelled your membership all of the information will be deleted right away.