Scott Valdez, the founder of Virtual Dating Assistant says that the majority of his clients are "busy professionals" and most are men.
In many cases, a high-powered job prevents them from spending the amount of time necessary to successfully date online.
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(One client had a clown fetish and was looking for a woman who owned her own pair of red floppy shoes, water-squirting flower, and red squeaky nose.) That gentleman's VDA set him up with not one, but three women who fit the bill.
So, if you have, um, unusual taste, a Virtual Dating Assistant might just be what you need.
Gently they suggest I shouldn’t use the photograph that got the best scores in their online test as it “is not representative of my look” and guys “like to know what they’re getting” – i.e., I’m really not as hot as the picture implies. “Prove you read my profile, and I might throw in a couple of secret documents just to sweeten the deal.” I now sound not just obnoxious but like I’m on some kind of medication.
They also flag up that of the ten photos I sent at least six were more than four years old. Head honcho Scott’s team have also worked their magic on my profile copy, starting with what I’m looking for in my dream man. “And hopefully we’ll also be flying – off to a new place we’ve never explored, preferably on the other side of an ocean. I’m not just saying that.” And if that use of “zingers” hasn’t already sent my future husband running for the hills, they suggest I finish with this five-Red-Bulls-down finale… Vi DA returned all my feedback with this message: “I think you’re about to experience a big boost in the number and quality of men showing interest in you” – but they couldn’t be more wrong.