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You don’t have to be a millionaire to hire one of Winnipeg’s most experienced matchmakers, but if you do hire Camelot Introductions, you may end up with a partner who makes you feel like a million bucks.

Lianne Tregobov, owner of Camelot Introductions, has successfully matched thousands of couples. She’s been in the love business for almost 20 years and uses her uncanny matchmaking talent to help people find their ideal match. She often knows better than her clients what type of person they need.

“Many people don’t know what they want and they fall into dysfunctional patterns of selecting partners,” she explains. “I push my clients out of their comfort zone and match them with potential mates who will bring out the best in them. People are meant to be coupled and when you find your soul mate, life is so much easier.”

She cautions clients to be wary of the “wow” factor. That’s when you’re instantly attracted to someone purely because of physical appearance. “The sizzle fades fast. An attraction that grows over time is the real and lasting kind.”

What sets Camelot Introductions apart from online dating sites is the fact that Lianne personally meets face to face with all her clients to assess mate compatibility and she conducts a criminal background check. Tregobov works exclusively with non-smokers because she finds that even smokers don’t want to date smokers as it may hinder their goal of quitting.

There are some ground rules: no emailing or texting. She urges clients to talk on the phone and go on casual activity dates, such as bowling, viewing an art exhibition or mini golfing. “It’s a less intense way of getting to know someone—and if it doesn’t work out, at least you had a good time,” Tregobov says.

When you hire an experienced matchmaker, you cut to the chase. “Dating can be very exhausting. It is so easy to go on a date with someone you’ve found online, but a good matchmaker will set you up with someone whom you will look forward to many dates with and perhaps eventually marry,” she says.

What’s the cost? It’s $600 in Manitoba, which is a bargain when you consider how much you can spend on online dating or dating the wrong person. Although there are no guarantees, Tregobov tells her clients they will likely meet someone with whom they would like to pursue a relationship in three meetings or less.

She also offers a Prestige Match service for upscale professionals who desire a more formal recruiting process. The price tag is steep, almost $10,000, but up to $5,000 of the fee is used to target suitable candidates.

She has also literally married her clients. Tregobov is a Licensed Marriage Commissioner and nothing makes her happier than marrying couples she has matched as a gift. CGB