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Camelot Introductions: Best Matchmaking Service For Winnipeg Singles?

If you’re thinking about hiring a Winnipeg matchmaking service, it’s no surprise Prairie matchmaker Lianne Tregobov is on your radar. She’s been in the industry for decades. 

In this Camelot Introductions review, you’ll get all the details you need to decide if she’s the right matchmaker for you!

With over 14 years of firsthand matchmaking experience, our team of experts knows exactly what clients value most when it comes to hiring a matchmaking service. 

We’ve reviewed more than 200 services, diving deep into their processes, cost, client experiences and more. Let’s get started!

A Peek At Tregobov’s Matchmaking Process

Winnipeg matchmaker Lianne Tregobov

Lianne Tregobov founded Camelot Introductions in 1994, making her one of Manitoba’s most experienced matchmakers. 

The service is headquartered in Winnipeg, and most of her clientele are in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. According to Tregobov, more than half of them are baby boomers between 51 and 70 years old who are ready to be in a long-term relationship again.

As she told CBC News:

“They come to me. They don’t know how to date anymore. Times have changed and definitely they’ve had wonderful relationships… and they want another wonderful relationship.” 

Tregobov says she often sees more single women in this age range. The reason? “Men have a tendency to pass away sooner than women so we have an abundance of amazing women who are looking for guys.”

She’s observed a trend in this demographic, where women “follow obituaries or pre-plan knowing that a fellow is losing his spouse and then makes herself available, feeds him, knocks on his door with casseroles and often is trying to find her place.”

She refers to these women as “casserole ladies” and has found that men in this situation often jump into another relationship quickly to avoid the pain of having lost their partner - rather than allowing themselves to grieve. 

But when it comes to dating at any age, Tregobov believes love isn’t something that can be rushed. As she explained in an interview, matchmaking isn’t about speed, it’s about precision. 

“It's really important for people to go slow. In our instant gratification world, we want everything now. People have blinders on when you're rushing. You want to just take your time, trust in the process, and enjoy meeting the right person and getting to know them.”

Becoming A Camelot Introductions Client

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Potential clients are prescreened, as Tregobov and her team are selective about who they choose to work with. For instance, they do criminal record checks and decline to represent smokers. 

In Tregobov’s words

“I’m very particular. I have to have the right people. It has to be the right connection.” 

If you’re interested in working with Camelot Introductions, the first step is the initial screening call. You’ll chat about what types of matches you want to meet and other expectations. 

You’ll also be given a list of questions to answer before your matchmaking interview, if you decide to move forward with the service.

As a client, you can choose from two types of service: the Standard Match Process and the Prestige Match Process. 

The Standard Match Process

If you opt for this package, you’ll be meeting singles sourced from the Camelot Introductions database. 

As she shared with CTV News,

“As a matchmaker I meet each person, vet their profile and do a criminal background check before I confirm the potential for a match.”

Like most traditional matchmakers, Tregobov relies on her intuition when selecting candidates for clients to meet.

“I’m gifted with a very, very keen intuition that has enabled me to match thousands of people over the last almost three decades which is amazing.” 

Whenever a potential match is identified, Tregobov will call you to read their profile. If there’s mutual interest in getting to know each other, Tregobov will exchange your phone numbers. 

She asks that you call your match within 24 hours, and after talking the two of you can then decide if you want to meet in person. Each face-to-face meeting is considered an “introduction”. 

As a Standard Match Process client, you can receive an unlimited number of phone calls but only 5 introductions. As she shared in an interview

“Most couples find a good match within three face-to-face meetings.” 

The Prestige Match Process

The other membership option, the Prestige Match Process, also includes scouting outside of the database for potential matches as well as dating coaching. 

The targeting recruiting efforts include what she calls an advertising campaign. The search process can continue for up to one year.

Because it’s a more labor intensive search that expands outside the database, Tregobov limits the number of Prestige clients she works with at a time.

How Much Does Camelot Introductions Cost?

The Standard Match Process membership starts at $1,260, and the Prestige Match Process membership starts at $10,500.

Curious how that compares to other matchmaking services for Winnipeg singles? Let’s take a quick look at what a few other options that should be on your radar cost!

Enamour, for instance, offers exclusive matchmaking to accomplished and selective singles. As a client, your dedicated matchmaker will start your search within its highly curated, invitation-only database.

But that’s only where it starts. The team also leverages recruiting technology and an extensive network of scouts to source stellar candidates from a variety of sources, both online and offline. No stone is left unturned in the quest for your ideal match!

Enamour packages start around $20,000 for a 6-month search.

VIDA Select takes a modern approach to matchmaking that unlocks the single largest source of eligible matches there is. That means you can look forward to dates with singles who not only check all your boxes, they’re looking for someone just like you, too!

Rather than requiring a long-term contract, VIDA offers packages on a month-to-month, “pay as you go” basis. Basic matchmaking starts at $1195, Premium options begin at just $1795, and elite matchmaking packages begin at $2595. 

Next, let’s take a look at what some real clients had to say about their experience with Tregobov and her team…

What Clients Are Saying In Their Camelot Introductions Reviews

Camelot Introductions has a 4.5 star rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on 10 reviews.

Camelot Introductions 4.5 BBB rating

Many Camelot Introductions reviewers were happy with their experience. These two former clients shared that they met someone special through the service:

5-star review for Camelot Introductions on BBB website
BBB 5-star review for Camelot Introductions

And these former clients appreciated her insights:

BBB review for Camelot Introductions and Lianne Tregobov that's 5 stars
4-star Camelot Introductions review on BBB

The 1-star Camelot Introductions review was from a client who was unhappy with the perceived match quality, saying the two men she spoke with on the phone didn’t meet “any of the qualities” she had requested.

1-star Camelot Introductions review on BBB

In her response to the review via the platform, matchmaker Lianne Tregobov provided context to the client’s situation:

Camelot Introductions response to 1-star BBB review

On its Saskatchewan Google Business profile, Camelot Introductions Saskatchewan has a 2.3-star rating based on a small handful of reviews:

2.3 star rating for Camelot Introductions on Google

Two of the reviews were just a star rating with no context, and the other was from a reviewer who had done the initial call but did not move forward with the service:

1-star rating for Camelot Introductions

Over on Yelp, this Prairies matchmaking service has a 3-star rating, based on a small handful of Camelot Introductions reviews.

3-star Yelp rating for Camelot Introductions

The reviews were mixed, either 5-star or 1-star. These two former clients were both happy with the matchmaking process:

5-star Yelp review for Camelot Introductions
5-star Camelot Introductions Yelp review

On the other end of the review spectrum, this reviewer shared what she perceived to be a negative experience with Camelot Introductions:

1-star Camelot Introductions review on Yelp

The other 1-star review was from someone who had gone through the initial consultation but did not move forward with the service. 

Is Camelot Introductions The Right Matchmaker For You?

When it comes to making an investment in any matchmaking service, there are several key considerations. Budget, of course, is a big factor. But so is where the matches you’ll be meeting come from.

Traditional matchmakers often pull from an internal database, matching clients with other clients and those who have submitted a profile to be considered as potential matches. 

And some services, like Camelot Introductions and Enamour, proactively scout for candidates outside the database as well, although you’ll pay a premium price for that level of service.

But that’s worth factoring in to your hiring decision, because it’s difficult for any matchmaker out there to make consistently high-quality matches in one area from within a limited database.

That’s because of how compatibility works. You need to be looking for someone just like your match - and they need to be looking for someone just like you. The bigger the dating pool, the better the odds of making pairings where compatibility aligns on both sides.

That’s why VIDA Select takes a modern approach to matchmaking that leverages the largest source of Prairie singles there is. You’ll go on first dates confident that your match checks all your boxes, and they’re excited to meet you, too.

On average, VIDA clients meet someone special within just 3 months of beginning service. If you’re ready for a relationship, why not take a minute and see how VIDA can change your life?

Start by seeing if you qualify for the service - go here to find out!

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