The County Register

Bring 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.

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
  • 1983

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

  • 1986

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

  • 1990

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

  • 1995

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

  • 2003

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

  • 2003

    The office address is now Elstree, Hertfordshire

  • 2006

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

  • 2018

    The County Register Ltd is purchased by Dating Options Ltd.

  • 2020

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

  • 2021

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

  • 2022

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

  • 2022

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

The UK’s Best Known Matchmaker

Heather Herber Percy

As a single parent with two small children, on the school run each day, she became friendly with another mother Geraldine Turner and the two of them began running The County Register as a business and as a result of their success – it continues very much in its original form thirty seven years later.

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.

David had an interesting career and is good company, we both enjoy spending time together, he also has a great sense of humour which is so important as we get older and are able to laugh at ourselves! Living alone can be lonely, so, thank you for the introduction which has brought happiness to my life.

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