My client joined in March 2015. He is gay and was 38 years old and a successful business owner for the past 10 years. Although he was English, he had travelled throughout his life and his siblings lived in different cities. He owned a property in London, but also in Germany. My client signed up with Maclynn because he had enough of Grindr and networking to try to find love. He had a mix of gay and straight friends and liked spending evenings at friends’ dinner parties, not in Soho at a gay bar. When we met he said he was tired of meeting men that were perfect in every way but simply not looking for a relationship, so it never progressed. His focus was someone genuine, after him for him and not his money.
I introduced him to a gentleman who was 42, he worked for a global company but had only been living in London for 5 years. He was originally from the Middle East but his family moved over during his teens. He was out to all of his family, and wanted to settle down like his siblings. I introduced the two of them in September 2015 and they are still together, discussing moving in!
Meet the Matchmaker
In 2011, Rachel took a leap of faith. Following a series of serendipitous events, she founded Vida (now known as Maclynn) in London and never looked back. Rachel is a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Psychology. Her own values around integrity, delivering the highest standards, inclusion, and self-empowerment are at the core of Maclynn’s unique matchmaking model. Described by clients as calm, compassionate, warm and wise, she continues to be fully immersed in the business, working with a select number of VIP clients. In recent years, Rachel’s personal life has focused on raising her two young sons with her partner, Jamie. Rachel has also achieved her personal goals of running the New York Marathon and reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro.