Platinum Plus Membership
Our Platinum Plus membership is our most exclusive and tailored membership package for those who not only want to be really proactive and benefit from our tried and tested support and advice but who’d also like us to do much of the hard work for them.
Its ‘all included’ features are designed to make sure your membership is a great success. These include:
- A handcrafted pen portrait of you (your profile)
- Professional photo shoot
- Enhanced profile written for you following telephone interview
- Five photographs included in your profile
- 3 methods for others to contact you (phone, email, letter)
- A friends1st personalised email address
- Complimentary copy of the ‘Top Tips’ book
- Your profile circulated to members every month
- Personal support by telephone
- Specific dating book relevant to your marital status
- Members’ exclusive magazine
- Members profiles sent to you every month
- Unlimited Club dining events
- 60 minute dedicated 1:1 with our dating expert
- Regular motivational email
- Letter/communication/photo critique
- Video profile of you view-able only by members
- Access to view other members’ video profiles
- ‘Finding Someone Special’ product
- Bi-monthly meetings arranged for you with other members
- Dedicated page featuring you in our members’ only magazine
With the Platinum Plus membership, we’ll hand craft your profile (from the information you give us on your application form) and include four photographs on it. We’d recommend one recent head and shoulders one of you and then another four illustrating things you enjoy doing in your life. We’ll offer you an (optional) complimentary photo shoot with a professional photographer in your local vicinity. This ensures that the photos on your profile are really fabulous ones of you. What’s more it’s a fun thing to have done (however much you hate having your photo taken!) Your profile will include a box number (for people to write to you – through us – so that your personal address is never displayed) and the option to include either your own email address (or more preferably a friendsfirst personalised email address) and telephone number. It’s totally your choice.
The friendsfirst personalised email address is an email address that we assign you – it is normally your profile name and number @friends1st.co.uk eg Dave1234@friends1st.co.uk. Our servers use a clever system of rerouting all emails sent to this address to your personal email address eg DaveSmith@hotmail.com. The benefits of this are that you can include an email address on your profile – with email being received straight to your normal account – but without your personal email address being made public. We are very ‘hot’ on security and if your own email address includes your surname, then having a friendsfirst email address is particularly recommended.
Once we’ve received your application form, we’ll arrange a 30 minute telephone interview with you to delve into the information you’ve given us in more detail – so that we can really make sure your profile puts the unique you across in the best possible way and that it stands out from the crowd. You’ll be amazed at the difference we make and how, with a really interesting profile, you’ll find contact from others and to others, easier and more interesting.
Before your membership starts, along with your own profile to review, you’ll be sent our ‘Top Tips for making friends and having successful relationships’ book, and a further book relevant to your marital status. This will be either ‘How to be the One’; Risking Romance Again – Dating after Divorce’ or ‘Looking for love the second time round – A guide for widows and widowers’. All fabulous material to get you started on your journey on the right foot, in the right frame of mind, and giving you all the tools and advice you need to make your membership a success – i.e helping you find that special person.
Once you’re happy with your profile, and it’s been authorized for publication, it will be sent to the members in your specified age criteria every month. In turn you’ll receive members profiles every month starting immediately. You’ll always know who has had your profile. Membership is for a minimum period of 12 months.
During your membership we’ll be available to you by telephone to make sure everything is going as it should – we may even give you a ‘kick up the backside’ if necessary to help you be proactive – just making sure you are getting out and about and meeting all the people we’ve introduced you to. You’ll have access to us whenever you need it – so if you ever have a question, query or just want to discuss something, you can be sure that we’ll be here to help.
On a bi monthly basis you’ll receive our members only newsletter Cloudnine through the post. Like everything else we send you, no-one but you will know what it is – and we’ve designed it in such a way so that you should you leave it lying around the house, family or friends won’t know you’re a part of friends1st because of it.
Our Platinum Plus membership includes unlimited places at our dining events – these take place monthly and will either be lunchtime or evening events. It’s a chance for you to join other members for a delicious lunch or dinner and some heart encouraging chat. it’s a great way to meet people informally – and you never know you may meet your soul mate unexpectedly. You’ll certainly make new friends that’s for sure!
Also included in our Platinum Plus membership is to have any piece of communication you intend to send to another member, professionally critiqued by Katharine Gray – our Director who has 14 years of experience helping people make friends and long term relationships successfully. She’ll tell you what’s good, bad or downright ugly about your letter or email and help you get it right – making it more interesting, making sure you create a fabulous first impression and get the results you want. Alternatively have your photos critiqued – are they doing you the justice you deserve and are they making your profile stand out and appealing to others?
With our regular motivational email we’ll make sure you stay 100% focused on the goal you’re looking to reach. We aim not to let you get side tracked or disheartened if you don’t find Mr or Miss Right on Day 1. With our bi weekly email dropping into your inbox they’ll keep you energised and focused, giving you great idea’s, pauses for thought and plenty to keep you motivated.
Seeing someone’s profile in print is one thing – but the truth is that most of us can’t be summed up in a few short lines of text (or even a tome!). With our video profile service you’ll have a short recorded video of yourself which other members will be able to access (through our website) when they receive your unique video code on your profile. Your video profile allows you to get a true essence of yourself over to other members. This is what one member had to say of it. “I was contacted by a member who was sent my profile and he said he’d seen my video profile and ‘had to contact me’! So we met up last Friday and got on well so we will probably meet up again. I feel doing the video profile is well worth doing.” Your video is totally secure and can only be accessed by people who receive your profile details through the post. Your video profile is not accessible in any other way.
Of course you’ll also have access to view other members’ video profiles.
As your membership commences you’ll also receive our ‘Finding Someone Special’ product. After 14 years of experience guiding, coaching and teaching members how be successful in finding their soul mate, Katharine put all her learning, experience and wisdom together to form the ‘Finding Someone Special’ product – a comprehensive guide to the art (and science) of making new contacts and ultimately finding a soul mate with whom you can live happily ever after with, whatever your age, marital history or background. It includes a monster-sized wealth of essential learning and practical tool kit that you can apply to yourself, your life and your current situation; all tried, tested and ready to put to work to ensure you are successful in YOUR life finding the happiness YOU deserve. Click here for more information on what an amazing inclusive feature of membership this is.
This membership also entails letting us do some of the hard work for you. Every other month we’ll ring you to discuss and review with you the profiles you’ve received, and then arrange meetings with someone of your choice. It’s a great way to massively increase the numbers of people you meet during your membership.
Finally this Platinum Plus membership entitles you to a dedicated page featuring you in our members’ magazine. With this service your profile, with a professional photograph of you, will be included in our members’ only magazine – Cloudnine. A beautifully designed page ensuring all members will see your profile irrespective of what age criteria they have selected for receiving other members details. It’s a fabulous way to extend who sees your profile and who gets in touch.
Please note that due to the high level of dedicated 1:1 service that this membership levels involves, we have a limited number of Platinum Plus membership spaces. If this membership level is of interest to you please call us first to find out if there is a space available for you.