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Soirée Society is Northern Ireland's only approved and award-winning professional Matchmaking and Introduction Dating Agency.

We facilitate introductions for like-minded people, aged 30 plus, who are looking for a genuine long-term relationship, be that for companionship, romance or marriage.


"...we are now a couple, have met each others family and heading away for a weekend at the end of the’s fair to say things are going very well between us, so much in common, similar values, and above all she’s kind, beautiful and smart. Thanks for your help with setting us up and I’ll keep you posted.

Ps. I’ve endorsed Soirée to a few of my single male friends, not sure if they’ll follow through and join but they should given my experience with it."

Kieran, age 40, Omagh  (Update - this couple are now engaged!) - Update June 2020 - now married!

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Northern Ireland's Leading Dating Agency

Research with single, separated, divorced and widowed people confirmed that many had a problem meeting other unattached like-minded people. As a result,  the refreshingly different Soirée Society was born.


PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL: Unlike online dating sites which are very public and where people's identities have not been authenticated, Soirée Society's service is off-line and very personal, private and confidential.


" It was lovely to see you on our big day and thank you for the wedding present.
James, age 39, Magherafelt
"I first spoke to you 2 years ago and didn’t join as I thought 'I am a man and I can find a partner on my own’. Well it didn’t happen and here I am within a month of joining and going on my second date with the lovely lady you matched me with. I regret not doing this sooner."
Nigel, age 64, Ballyclare (Update introducted October 2018 and still going strong)
"Just to say thank you. From not having dated in over a year, I have met four lovely genuine guys since I joined Soirée Society. I reckon the fourth is 'a keeper'. We head on a city break to Barcelona for my birthday. I have no hesitation in recommending your service."
Sandra, age 37 (Now married!), Belfast
"Where did you find her? She is a gem and I am so grateful to you."
Gordon, age 52  (Introduced Sept 15 and still going strong) Enniskillen
"Everyone single should experience a matchmade date once in their life!"
Michelle, age 41, Lisburn
"We have had a really amazing few weeks and our relationship has gone off like a rocket!, amusing and interesting for both of us as we seem to be exactly in the same frame of mind about it, neither of us expected it but very positive and enjoying each other, you got this one "spot on"!"
HT, male aged 61 Hillsborough

"Rhoda, things are going great with H and myself, you and Claire did a great job matching us!
I am happy for you to suspend my membership and would like to thank you for making the experience (which could have been daunting)very relaxed and enjoyable!
Thank you for introducing me to H, the past 6 weeks have been very special, we feel like teenagers again!!!
I have passed your details to a few people and wish you and Claire continued success. "

THE REASON WHY: The idea for Soirée Society was sparked by a conversation in 2014 with a 35 year old professional lady who explained how difficult it was in N. Ireland to meet a guy who was interested in more than a one night stand and who would share her longer-term objective of a genuine, loving relationship that could lead to marriage and a family.


Meet Claire & Rhoda - Northern Ireland's Award-winning Matchmakers

We initially held singles events which allowed people to meet, mix and mingle. This helped us build a large database of singles in N.Ireland.


DATING FOR MENOur Matchmaking service was then launched in April 2015 following feedback from a number of gentlemen. They explained they felt uncomfortable attending singles events and were disillusioned with online dating results and they sought a more discreet professional alternative. As women tend to be much more open about relationships we find that women encourage other women to join our matchmaking service with the result that men tend to get matched very quickly and we need to replace them! Whoever said 'It's a man's world' is right! Therefore male applications are particularly welcome.

Claire & Rhoda


"I have really enjoyed meeting the two ladies you introduced me to..the first one went to three dates and we have remained friends. The second one I am still with, and we are getting on like a house on fire! Best money I have ever spent! Thanks so much. (Meanwhile, my mates are pretending they are still happy being lonely!)"
Colin, 35-year-old male (Now married!) Lurgan
"Soirée has made me feel like a recycled teenager again heading out on their first date!"
Hazel, age 58, Londonderry
"I've loved this experience and I keep open to the possibiity that a lovely match is just one date away!"
Sarah, age 41, Coleraine
" of my best decisions and investments ever! To all those other men out there that would love to love and be loved, I am telling them not to hesitate to contact Claire & Rhoda in Soirée Society."
Jennifer, age 52, Hillsborough
"Believe it or not, it was my wife who was terminally ill and she read your article in the Newspaper and she said when I am gone, you get in touch with those ladies as I know you will be so lonely and they will look after you. So here I am, missing the companionship and love of a good woman and placing my trust in you to find me an equally lovely lady who cares about me. I enjoyed meeting you both and cannot believe you have got me a match within weeks of joining."
Ciaran, age 73, Bangor
"With my job I would not do online dating as it is so public. I never knew about matchmaking but this is such a good way to meet my potential husband!"
Donna, age 27, Ballymena

The rest is history. We have just had our 7th engagement on Valentines day and our 4th wedding was to take place in May 2020, but was postponed due to Covid-19. A small but beautiful wedding took place in June as soon as restrictions were lifted. We look forward to celebrating with the happy couple when the reception can go ahead hopefully later in the year.

We are delighted to hear that the 1st Soirée Baby is on the way for one of our other married couples and due at the end of June 2020!

However, engagements and weddings are not our only measure of success as we have facilitated many matches with people now in very happy long-term relationships.


Award Winning Dating Site - Nominations & Awards:

The company has gone from strength to strength and our success and excellent customer service has been recognised:

=> Winners of the Best Upcoming Matchmaking Agency at the 2016 UK Dating Awards In London.

=> Finalists in the NI Rising Stars Awards 2017 In Belfast.

=> Finalists in the Best Matchmaking Agency of the Year Award at the 2017 UK Dating Awards In London. 


#1 NI Dating Agency

Local Media Features:

We have been interviewed on UTV Life, NvTV, BBC Radio NI, Belfast 89FM, Downtown and Q Radio. 

Newspaper, Digital & Magazine articles include Belfast Telegraph, Sunday Life, Irish News, News Letter, Dungannon, Tyrone & Fermanagh Herald, Mid-Ulster Mail and Tyrone Times, Tyrone Courier, Women in Business, N.I. Chamber news, Institute of Directors magazine, NI Chamber of Commerce Ambition magazine, BAM news, Belfast Live.

Have you seen our latest interview in the Belfast Telegraph? Click the article below for the full feature!

Soiree Society Reviews:

"Having been recently widowed, rentering the dating scene was very difficult for me. I found the written guidelines you sent out with the contact details were excellent and the first date went really well and we are meeting up again next weekend!"
Peter, age 59 (Introduced February 17 and still going strong), Portglenone
"..divorced and lonely and sitting in every weekend paying a fortune for sky tv and complaining there is nothing on the telly. To cut a long story short, I have been out on three dates, and whilst I haven't found love and romance yet, it sure has put a spring in my step and I bought aftershave for the first time in years!"
Gerry, age 55, Banbridge
"Just to update you. Had one of the best first dates ever!! She is a great person, very chatty and bubbly and just my type. Meeting up again for the third time this weekend"
Kieran, age 41, Lisburn
"I am really happy with the matches and the quality of the girls I have met."
Keith, age 39, Newry

Northern Ireland's Favourite Dating Agency:

Most recently Northern Woman magazine carried out an independent review in their February 2018 Valentine's issue where Soirée Society Matchmaking service compared very favourably versus an online dating agency.


Are You A Good Fit for Our Service?

"I cannot tell you how good it was to be going on a date with a guy who like me was interested in a genuine relationship"
Linda, age 43, Portadown
"Just to let you know we got engaged last week at the Shard in London. I remember when you interviewed me I asked you why would I pay for your service when I could get dates for free on Tinder and Plenty of Fish. You told me I was on Quantity Street and welcome to Quality Street! How right you were. Thank you for refining my dating skills and we will be in touch with the wedding invitation soon.."
James, age 39, Magherafelt

From our experience in dealing with a diverse range of people from varying backgrounds, we understand the difficulties and challenges that many unattached people face.

People can find themselves, sometimes very reluctantly, in a new situation following relationship break-ups or bereavement and are often daunted and way outside their comfort zone with modern dating.

Others are time-poor, juggling demanding careers and/or family commitments with the search for companionship.



"This lady is even nicer than I expected. You definitely get what you pay for!"
Eamon, age 50, Coalisland
"The confidentiality and professionalism of Soirée Society has persuaded me to join."
William, age 56, Director, Killyleagh
"..seriously impressed with the dates I've had so far."
Tim, age 38, Moira

Others find themselves the remaining single in a group of friends or the favourite single aunt or uncle who are rarely alone but often lonely. This in itself can sometimes prove difficult and actually curtail opportunities, e.g. having no plus- one at a wedding or having no one to go to the cinema, concerts, events etc.


If You Know All the Things That Don't Work & You're Ready for Something That Does - Get in Touch Today! 

Our discreet and professional matchmaking service takes the stress out of moving ahead with your life. We work with you and for you and help find you that special person who will bring an added positive dimension to your life.

Do you believe that the best experiences in life are those that are shared with someone special? 

If you agree, are aged 30 yrs plus, and are looking for a genuine, long-term relationship, Soirée Society offers the solution.

TEXT YOUR NAME to Rhoda at 07814 079514 to get started with Northern Ireland's Award-Winning Matchmakers


Customer Reviews:

"congratulations for running such a discreet and private business that makes customers feel comfortable and safe"
Brenda, age 64, Cushendall
"You are very good at your job!  I will keep you posted and I have a few potential clients I will send on to you."
Gail, age 49, Holywood
"In honesty I didn't think I would ever meet someone again or be this happy but thanks to you life is great again."
Gary, age 57, Larne



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*the names in the customer testimonials above have been altered for customer privacy.