Yes. As soon as you have had your catch-up call your free 14-day trial begins. You don't need to enter any credit card details to register your profile with us. During this period, if a date is set up each member pays £76 which covers the 2-course dinner date and the matchmaking services.
What does the premium membership include?
- Unlimited Compatible Matches – Forget algorithms! Our proven 6-dimension matchmaking model is used for great partner suggestions.
- A Real Matchmaker – Look forward to a personalised dating service including a telephone consultation to talk about your relationship goals.
- Dating Profile Picture - Book 3 cool professional portrait photos with Hey Saturday at no extra cost.
- Dinner dates calendar – Enjoy using a convenient calendar which aligns with your busy schedule allowing you to meet like-minded professionals.
- Relationship Q&A – Online access to a dedicated expert at least once a month for love coaching or dating advice.
- Exclusive dating events - Access to two invite-only singles events.
- Complimentary Relationship Course – Free access to a School of Life relationship course and a discount for the others.
How much does the premium membership cost?
The premium membership is £1,800 for 6-months. The package includes a personalised service which will save you time by finding a compatible match for you.
How is the person that I go on the date with selected?
After your Matchmaker has spoken to you they will use our bespoke 6-dimensions model (shown above) which combines science and psychology. Your profile and the consultation provides them with information about your background, your personality, your aspirations and your relationship goals to find someone compatible. When a match is found you will be sent profile pictures so that you can choose who you'd like to go on a date with.
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.
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 events do you organise?
- Exclusive Dating Events
- Mixer Dinner Parties (by invitation)
- New to Mai Tai gatherings (speak to your Matchmaker for more details)
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.
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. 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 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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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.
Most of the women are 26+ to 55 and the men are in the same age-range but most of them are in their thirties and above.
Does having a 6-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 Matchmakers can pick a potential date. We learn more about your wants and needs by getting feedback after each dinner date. The premium membership gives you access to a priority service designed to increase your dating opportunities.
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 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 before the date. By doing this we have also eliminated the need to spend hours studying personal profiles.
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.
I have a free trial - do I need to make a payment before you start looking?
Not for your 14-day free trial. Members who are on the premium (paid for) membership will, of course, get priority when we are matchmaking which increases the success rate dramatically. The only way to get a similar service is to download a dinner date voucher which is valid for 12-months.
Do I need my credit card details to join?
No. We wanted to offer a free trial 14-day and then you can upgrade to be a premium member for 6-months.
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.
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.
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 on the free 14-day trial when we will ask you to cover the cost of the meal & our bespoke matchmaking service (which has been heavily discounted to £76) prior to the date.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is this an elite dating app/site?
We approve profiles before anyone becomes a member so we come under the category of elite dating sites. 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.
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.
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.
If you are a premium member your Matchmaker will touch base with you every fortnight and as a minimum, you'll hear from them once a month.
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.