The County Register

Bringing People Together Since 1983

The County Register is a premier matchmaking service that has been helping singles find love for over 40 years. We have a team of experienced matchmakers who are passionate about helping people find special connections.

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Face to Face And Traditional

Traditional matchmaking services are a more personal approach to finding love than online dating. Through our traditional matchmaking service, you will work with a professional matchmaker who will get to know you and your dating goals. The matchmaker will then use their expertise to find potential partners who are a good fit for you. If you are looking for a more personal and effective approach to finding love, then a traditional matchmaking service is the right choice for you.

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What Makes Us Different?

We offer a personalised service. Our matchmakers will get to know you and your dating goals, and will use this information to find potential partners who are a good fit for you. We are ready to help you find long-lasting relationship and will find you someone who shares your values and interests.

  • Educated, intelligent, vetted matches.

  • Bespoke Coaching.

  • Personal photographs to show you in your best light.

  • Privacy and confidentiality guaranteed.

  • Single matches only.

  • Expert Guidance.

The County Register Story: Bringing people together since 1983.

We were established almost 40 years ago, and the company is still fully supported and endorsed by its founder Heather Heber Percy and her team of expert matchmakers and exceptional support staff today. Giving you access to some of the most attractive and eligible potential partners anywhere.

Our History
  • 2023

    The County Register is voted as the Dating Agency of the Year 2023.

  • 2022

    The County Register is voted as the Dating Agency of the Year 2022.

  • 2022

    The County Register yet again tops the Dating Options Group for new member recruitment and revenue.

  • 2021

    The County Register again tops the Dating Options Group for new member sales and revenue.

  • 2020

    The County Register Ltd leads the Dating Options Group for new member recruitment and revenue for the first time.

  • 2018

    The County Register Ltd is purchased by Dating Options Ltd.

  • 2006

    Younger daughter Zara Heber Percy also joins the business as a Director. The business moves to Surbiton, Surrey.

  • 2003

    The office address is now Elstree, Hertfordshire.

  • 2003

    Becomes a private limited company for the first time. The Directors are Heather Heber Percy and her daughter Tamara Heber Percy.

  • 1995

    The County Register is instrumental in helping to form the ABIA – the Association of British Introduction Agencies.

  • 1990

    The County Register database exceeds 1,000 people for the first time and is growing exponentially. Personal Matchmaking is booming.

  • 1986

    The service, gathering momentum, moves to London. Heather Heber Percy becomes Head of Recruitment/Matchmaking and Geraldine Turner is the General Manager.

  • 1983

    Two young mums meet outside the school gates in Ludlow, Shropshire and decide to create a matchmaking service for farmers and country folk.

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The A-Z of Personal Matchmaking

To help potential members understand more about personal matchmaking and how it can assist in lifting the quality of your potential dates and their outcomes, we have put together a gazetteer of personal matchmaking.

The UK’s Best Known Matchmaker

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─ Heather Heber Percy
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The UK’s Best Known Matchmaker

For most of my life, I lived in Ibiza. I married and raised my two children on the island. At the age of forty, I sadly separated from my husband and returned to the UK with two small children.

It was a very lonely time for me and a complete shock for my children who had only ever attended a Spanish convent school in Ibiza town. I contacted the Samaritans. With hindsight, this was a call for help, however I decided to train as a Samaritan and joined a local branch in Banbury. The training was superb and enabled me to control my own loneliness and concentrate on others.

We moved to Shropshire where I joined the Shrewsbury branch and began training Samaritans. However, it was necessary to continue handling calls to keep up to date with the issues that were affecting people’s lives.

Shropshire was home to a thriving farming community in which we became immersed. The children and I were fortunate enough to live on the Earl of Plymouths estate, just two miles outside Ludlow in a beautiful rambling old farmhouse nestling behind the old medieval town.

I soon became close friends with some of the women who lived in the area, mostly at the school gates. One woman called Sally, became a dear friend. She also worked for the Samaritans. One evening, after a shift on the phone lines, my friend Sally suggested we go for a drink before returning home. We sat and talked about our work and about the fact that on one specific shift, between the two of us, we had answered calls to no less than seven farmers in total, which was extraordinary. Sally then passed a throwaway remark that we should start a dating agency for lonely farmers…

So, that is exactly what we did!

Sadly, Sally died of cancer shortly afterwards. I continued to set up the business in my farmhouse, honouring our shared goal. With the help of another good friend, Geraldine, our agency went from strength to strength. I have never looked back!

Meet Heather

Meet The Matchmakers


Tracey is an empathetic and highly skilled Membership Adviser. Her caring nature, alongside her conscientious work ethic, make her a real asset to the County Register team. Tracey will advise you on the best membership package for you, taking into account your unique wants and needs.


Karen is an experienced personal matchmaker who has worked with The County Register for a number of years. Her determined, professional nature ensures she makes wonderful matches on behalf of her clients. She has a warm and friendly personality and is highly valued by the County Register team.


Lucy gained her skills and experience in personal matchmaking under the guidance of our highly regarded founder, Heather. Our members appreciate her warmth, honesty and empathy. Lucy is greatly respected by the County Register team who value her expertise, fabulous sense of humour and bubbly nature.

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What Our Clients Say

These are just a few examples of what our clients have to say about our traditional matchmaking service. We are confident that we can help you find the love of your life. Contact us today to learn more.

Hi Karen We thought we would drop you a note to say we are enjoying spending lots of time together and are beyond excited for our future together. You introduced us. We are meant for each other and feel like soulmates. The timing was right for us both. Thank you for your lovely intuition and matching us

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How to Trust Again After a Broken Heart

Trust is the cornerstone of romantic relationships, but what happens when that trust is broken? Whether you have been betrayed by a friend, family member or partner, you will know that recovering from the pain and learning to trust again is a challenging but essential process. At the County Register, our dating coach has helped many members understand how to trust again after a broken heart.

A Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety

Meeting new people can be daunting for many of us. At Attractive Partners, we understand that many of our members enjoy the coaching support we offer. The fear of judgement, rejection, or simply not knowing what to say can create a significant barrier.

The County Register Wins Dating Agency of the Year, 2023

The County Register has been recognised for its commitment to excellence at the Dating Options Awards Night. Our team are thrilled to have been awarded, Dating Agency of the Year 2023.

Our award- winning agency is made up of a team of professionals who each possess experience, intuition, empathy and a deep understanding of how human connections are formed. Together, we guide our members towards wonderful matches with great care.

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