Jasmine Broadley wants a ‘Married at First Sight’ – style love guru to help her find Right (Image: (Collect PA Real Life))
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A singleton who says she has wasted her time swiping 'Mr Wrong' on dating apps is advertising for a 'Love PA' to turn her fortunes around.
Single mum Jasmine Broadley, 29, has been single and looking for love for two years – but reckons all the men she's matched with on apps have been duds.
Now she's offering £200 to find a personal matchmaker who can finally set her up with Mr Right – to be paid when the first match meets up with her in person.
Inspired by TV show Married at First Sight – which Jasmine applied for last year – she wants her PA to weed out the timewasters and find men who are serious about dating.
The Brighton-based manager of a credit team has sifted through 14 applications for her new love doctor and will shortlist for the interview soon.
She said: “I’m really busy and don’t have time to look through thousands of profiles anymore, when they always seem to have led to nothing after the first date with the ones I’ve met. I got quite demotivated in the end doing it myself."
Jasmine Broadley, from Brighton, has had enough of trawling through dating apps and has decided to call in help
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Jasmine admits she's "a bit of a perfectionist" after some bad relationships – and wants to find out if her bad luck is down to her selection process.
“With someone else choosing, it will be like another pair of eyes and they may think differently. For example, I immediately rule out people just for a bad spelling!"
Since finding herself single again two years ago, Jasmine has used a host of online dating sites including Tinder, Bumble, Match, Hinge, Plenty of Fish, and one Christian site, without success.
She said: “I’m looking to hire someone really organised and who ideally has familiarity with the online dating world and has used it themselves. It would be good if they’re kind of flirty, but not too flirty, and good at communication.
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“I’m not so good with texts, written messages and the dating sites – I’m better when meeting people in person.
“I don’t really go on looks, which means I have more people to sift through online in order to find out more about their personalities, so I have always taken a lot of time."
Jasmine estimates she spent about an hour every night looking through dating app profiles on her phone, taking the time to read through the bios.
So far, candidates to fix her unlucky love life include a mental health counsellor, a poet, someone who has been on an online matchmaking course, a recruiter well-versed in assessing people and a man who said she would be better taking male advice on the right suitor.
Single mum Jasmine says she's ready to settle down and wants some help from a matchmaker
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Jasmine says she doesn't mind whether her PA is male or female, and isn't fussed about their age either.
She said: "I will explain to them what type of person I’m looking for, my likes and dislikes. Their role will be a bit like the psychologists and relationship experts on Married at First Sight.
"I will explain I don’t like it if my potential love interest comes across as hard or aggressive. If they say, 2I don’t want this, I’m not interested in that,' I don’t want them.
"I always want to know if they are kind, funny, caring, nice, and have family values – although I do like them to be taller than me, older than me and to have a job.
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"I don’t mind if they do or don’t have kids, but they must be ok with children."
Once the PA has Jasmine's preferences, they'll select people and organise 'virtual contact.'
"I won’t get them to have a phone conversation, as it may put a man off me even if I was honest about the help I’m getting. I don’t want to be a catfish or fraudulent," Jasmine said.
"Once my finder has done their research and found someone they think looks like a good match, I will go out and meet them for a drink.
"I don’t have time to talk on the phone every day, while we assess each other.
"It’s best to meet and I can only really fancy someone when I’ve met them and gauged their personality."
She added she's spent hours looking at profiles and having phone conversations with potential suitors, but when she's met them in person, something has put her off.
Jasmine will pay £200 to her Love PA who sets her up on her first in-person date – even if it's unsuccessful
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She confessed: "I've probably found about 20 men I thought I’d really like and went on dates with.
"But only two reached the second date, as maybe I’m too easily put off by things like if they won’t pay the bill on the first date.
"I think, 'If you're starting off like that, what’s the future going to be like?'
"Two dates is the furthest I've gone. The men usually seem happy to meet again, but I don't. I've realised that being on my own is better than being with the wrong person."
After being cheated by some past boyfriends, Jasmine is also worried about ending up with a broken heart.
She said: "I was raised as a well-behaved Christian girl, but my serious relationships have ended very negatively, so I'm quite wary.
"Because I've had some bad experiences, maybe I'm looking for someone too perfect and that makes me dismiss people for only doing small things wrong.
"But I feel ready to settle down. I’m the only one of my friends to be single at my age. Everyone else I know is married and having children."
She'll pay the successful candidate £200 when she meets her first prospective love interest – even if it doesn't work out.
She said: "I would pay them if it led to something or not – for their time. I’m also sort of paying them to find out if maybe I’m the issue, or if my Mr Right just isn’t out there.
"Hopefully, though, they won’t be needed after my first meeting and they will have done a successful job!"