So in May last year Aileen stumped up £1,295 for membership.
It offered her “unlimited personal introductions” to men serious about finding a relationship.
The length of the course varies depending on the positions held.
Key employment holders such as CEOs need to attend a 40-hour course while the course duration for regular employees is 32 hours.
Last year, 7.1 million single Britons looked for a partner online, 800,000 more than in 2011, when, according to uk, there were 6.3 million.
But despite the significant increase in the number of daters, total revenue for the UK dating industry is falling, meaning firms are making less money per head.
A license registration fee of 0 will be charged for the application of the licenses.
The site explained that this was down to most of the gentlemen who were active within her area “going on hold”, meaning they could no longer be contacted.
Searchmate offered to upgrade Aileen to its “Platinum” membership, a service via which customers are assigned their very own matchmaker who will proactively look for potential matches outside Searchmate’s client base.
Searchmate had so far suggested four – two of whom she’d already seen on rival site Plentyoffish.com, a free site, and who had both already declined to date her.
In November she received a letter from a Searchmate adviser saying that her membership was “not progressing as expected”.
Moreover, it also includes submitting Singapore Work Visa Applications to the Ministry of Manpower on the behalf of employers or job applicants, as well as facilitating the placement of candidates with employers.