Lagosmatchmaker’s in-house dating coach Nkpubre Arit Edet has garnered a reputation as one of the best matchmakers in the country.
The US-trained matchmaker in a recent interview offered an insight into why she ventured into matchmaking despite having a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Masters in International Strategy.
“Matchmaking was something I naturally did for friends and family until a friend once mentioned how useful it would be if I were doing it on a larger scale which was what led to Lagosmatchmaker,” she explained.
She continued: “I started by doing a lot of research on the scope surrounding matchmaking and at the same time, I also got some certifications to help understand it better.”
Despite the rampant fraud associated with online romance, Nkpubre Arit Edet avowed that Lagosmatchmaker is safe enough for its subscribers. She said: “We have video call verification for premium and VIP members to be sure that you feel safe enough that the person you are chatting with is who they say they are. We also give advice and write contents on how to be safe, but ultimately the platform is comprised of adults who will still make their own decisions. We just ask that people be careful.”
While the past two years have been challenging for Nigerian businesses, Nkpubre Arit Edet insisted that it has been a blooming period for Lagosmatchmaker, which according to her is neither affected by the insecurity situation in the country nor the devastations of the Covid-19 pandemic that shrunk the activities of many organisations. “The situation surprisingly affected Lagosmatchmaker positively because more people stay indoors, try to meet others and have a social life online,” she said.
She, nonetheless, noted that starting any new business in Nigeria has its difficulties. “We had to do a lot of research, to learn how it has previously worked in other places,” Nkpubre Arit Edet said.