The search for a partner is not a trivial matter so, before making a decision about how to carry out this important task, it is necessary to have enough knowledge of what are the different options that we have, with their pros and cons, in order to make an informed and internalized decision because, as the Greek philosopher Socrates said:
Only the knowledge that comes from within is a true knowledge.
If you are not familiar with the Matchmaking concept, or with Executive Search working method to understand what exactly is our “Head Hunting Sentimental® methodology”, it is very likely that you have many doubts. So, below we answer to the most frequent asked questions (FAQ). However, should you still do not find the question you have, and therefore its answer, we invite you to contact us and we will clarify it for you.
Matchmaking is a new business model with great roots in the USA and northern Europe, where it has been demonstrating its effectiveness for more than two decades, for those who are looking for a serious long lasting partner and want to do it in a private and confidential manner. Therefore, it is not a Dating Website or a Matrimonial Agency.
In Spain it was brought by Alcanda Matchmaking that went even further by developing its exclusive method “Sentimental Head Hunting®” to be able to satisfy a type of client with very particular needs. This method adapts the techniques commonly used in the Executive Search to the European reality, very different from that of the USA, to find the “right person” and thus be able to meet a perfect match.
Therefore, our service are specially designed for highly demanding people, who truly value their time and their privacy, and who have not lost the enthusiasm to find that special person with whom to share their life with but do not have the time and desire to search for him/her themselves. . Therefore, the process is based on an exhaustive knowledge of all our Clients and Candidates, which is developed fundamentally in a face-to-face manner in an environment of absolute Respect, Honesty, Privacy and Confidentiality, our corporate values.
In a world of online dating, reality shows and where the media have made couple relationships banal, meeting people is becoming easier, what is difficult is to know the right person. Matchmaking is a new way to unite two people with greater probability of success because it is based on a real analysis of their personalities and life goals. This method is being used in the United States, and in some northern European countries, for more than a two decades, being the preferred method of high caliber people, which indicates its effectiveness.
The business model draws on the Matchmaking Institute. Founded in 2003 in the USA, where it has already trained more than 500 “matchmakers” throughout the world (Australia, Japan and England, etc.). It is licensed by the Department of Education in New York, the Matchmaking Institute is also the official body responsible for regulating and establishing quality standards and ethical codes that govern this profession in the USA.
It could be said that the main difference is that we are the pioneers and precursors of Matchmaking in Spain and the only ones that we truly apply the common techniques used by Professional Head Hunters but us, in the search of a stable life partner.
However, and even being true, it is not really what makes us unique. Our main value above all, and what differentiates us from all the recent competition that has arose in Spain, is our HONESTY since, when someone is interested in hiring our services, and we determine that we can not help, for whatever reason, we are sufficiently honest with them to tell them openly, so that they do not waste their money in an unprofitable investment but, above all, because we do not want to create false expectations.
As a result, Alcanda Matchmaking offers an exclusive and personalized service where “face to face” interviews are the norm. Our unique system which we call Sentimental Head Hunting © is a tailor-made program for each client. We get to know each of clients individually to find out their future goals and past experiences, interests and values, and most importantly their ambitions in terms of a life partner in order to find a person who will perfectly fit with him or her. We firmly believe that these are the pillars of a strong long lasting relationship.
We function exactly the same wayas any Executive Search firm in thatwe wouldconduct several meetings with the client and potential candidates,but with a different purpose; to match two people to form a stable and long lasting emotional relationship.
We meet withour clienteleand listenvery carefullyto their desires, needs, goals, etc.. In the next step,we analyze their profiles anddefine the profile of their “ideal partner” together with them. Then in complete frankness and confidence we let them knowif they are being realistic in theirexpectations and requirement of the ideal match. Lastly, wedetermine if wecan seriously assist them with the searchand if the conclusion is positive for both parties, and then we design a search profile based on his/her needs and the requirementsfortheideal partner. Once the client approves the profile; the active search is initiated through our extensive network of contacts and professionals.
Joining Alcanda Matchmaking is joining a select group of people where only the most discriminating”singles” are accepted as Clients or Candidates. The success of our servicereflects the success of our selection criteria when selecting our Clients. As an Affiliate, you will have the opportunityto meet one of these exclusive Clients, as long as your profile fits the requirements of his/her “ideal partner” as previously defined byus. If you interested to be an Affiliate, please fill out our confidential questionnaire here.
Not at all, as an Affiliate you do not have to pay anything, not when you register online completing our confidential questionnaire, or when you are introduced to one of our exclusive Clients. However, since you are not a paying Client, we will notconduct an active search for you andthereforecannot guarantee we will introduce youtopeople who fit your”ideal partner” requirements. Instead, we will contact you when one of our Clientsask us for a profile like yours, at which time we will have a personal interview to assess the match with a more profound interview where we will discuss important matters not mentioned in our confidential questionnaire.