George Clooney First-date nerves are par for the course and Jake was no exception. But this was no ordinary whirlwind romance. Jake had travelled over 3, miles from New York to meet London-based Anna, whom he was introduced to by Seventy-Thirty , a matchmaking service that helps high net-worth individuals find love, wherever in the world they are based.
The new jet-set dating elite don't let oceans get in the way of finding true love. Seventy-Thirty has a global membership of around 2,, with the majority of their clients aged between 30 and When its Managing Director, Lemarc Thomas told Jake he had found the perfect match for him in London, Jake saw it as opportunity not a problem.
Anna sounded intriguing so I flew out to meet her the following weekend. Of course, the most famous example of a cross-Atlantic love affair is London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her Hollywood husband George Clooney. Amal and George Clooney. Having launched an international arm three years ago, founder Rachel MacLynn reports that those seeking an international match now account for 30 per cent of their revenue - she anticipates three-quarters of her clients will be looking for a transatlantic relationship by Courtship in these elite circles is often a matter of logistics.
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are engaged to be married. Clients have the best experience if we work around their existing schedule. It all sounds very glamorous, but when it comes down to it, arranging dates around packed itineraries can be very challenging. Almost straight away, I was paired with Jennifer, who worked in finance in Manhattan and also did a bit of back and forth across the pond.
I was staying in Chelsea and suggested dinner in Del Posto, an amazing Italian restaurant. It was a great first date that spawned a seven-month relationship. The key is rigorous profiling, says Mairead Molloy, global director of Berkeley International. Amal and George Clooney enjoy a cross-Atlantic love affair. Unsurprisingly, such expertise comes at a price that acts as the first dating filter, alone. But then, finding love is a serious business, insists MacLynn.
Many of the women we deal with have the kind of skills and careers which mean they can work anywhere in the world. We try not to be the overbearing aunt. How do you even countenance settling down when you are constantly on the move?
Is it possible to settle down while being constantly on the move? The couple have been happily married for 18 months. It is perhaps unsurprising that the increasing flexibility and ever-expanding international business networks of the super-elite should have a knock on effect on their romantic relationships.