In October 1981 the Association of British Introduction Agencies was created, at the instigation of the Office of Fair Trading, in response to genuine concern about the conduct of dating and introduction agencies. The ABIA is now recognised generally as the authoritative voice of the personal introduction industry with its member agencies providing a reputable and ethical service to singles across the UK.

Being part of the ABIA means that those matchmakers, marriage bureaus and personal introductions agencies adhere to a specific, ethical code of practice whereby we ensure to maintain a high industry standard of services as well as offering reassurance to clients and potential clients as consumers who are pro-actively searching for their someone.

Simantov are proud members of the ABIA and were recently privileged to join all the member agencies as we met with the council in Windsor where we talked about the changes in our offline industry, shared best practices amongst member matchmaking agencies and also discussed how the increase in the use of online dating platforms has had both a significant and positive effect for the offline introductions arena.

The services provided by member agencies of the ABIA are particularly personal ones, and it is very helpful that consumers have an independent third party to refer to for agency advice, potential issues and it is also it is reassuring that the Association of British Introduction Agencies is a non-for-profit organisation.

To find out more about Simantov and the ABIA you are welcome to visit their website, see which prestigious UK industry experts sit on the council and which other agencies are credited members sharing their expertise, in the most ethical of way, to find your certain someone. READ MORE