Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Dating agencies for millionaires are expensive but successful

Katarína Němcová founded an agency that matches people willing to spend a thousand euros for one date.

Money can be both an advantage and obstacle when it comes to love.(Source: Fotolia)

The Oriental carpet on the old parquet floor looks like something you would find in a person's living room. The room, however, is just a secret bar in downtown Bratislava where tourists who are willing to spend meet with locals who can earn the price of a cocktail- seven euros - in just minutes. Money is certainly not a problem for the people here.

Katarína Němcová, a Slovak woman, enters the bar through a wooden cabinet and looks around. All tables are full, there is just a man in his forties sitting alone at the bar. White shirt, two top buttons undone – his day must have been hard. Katarína leans over to ask the barman whether there are any free seats, and meanwhile, she studies the hand of the gentleman at the bar. No wedding ring. She starts a conversation.

“Good evening, sir,” she begins. “Sorry for my boldness but I cannot help asking you: how come such a nice and charismatic gentleman is sitting alone here at the bar this evening?” Katarína smiles humbly at him.

“Is that your business?” he is taken by surprise.

“Sorry, I haven’t introduced myself yet,” she looks right into his eyes and remembers the words of her former boss who claimed that if a potential client says "no", it does not necessarily mean no. She continues.

“My name is Katarína Němcová, and I can find you the woman you are looking for and need,” she comes right to the point, and gives him her business card. “If you had a wedding ring, I wouldn’t dare talk to you. We don’t do these kind of things. Are you in a relationship?”

“Do I look single?” he asks while she muses: another typical male ego game.

“Well... you surely look like someone who will not stay single for long,” she avoids answering, sits at his side and continues talking.

Admission fee of €1,200

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Yuri Dojc: I did not want to live under occupation

Slovakia is not even close to what I remember from my life here, says the Canadian-Slovak photographer.

Yuri Dojc today: "A reflection of an older man in the mirror with glimpse of an attractive woman , who is my wife"

We will not allow Ján and Martina to be forgotten

Statement from Slovak journalists half a year after the murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová

Illustrative stock photo

Our emigrants’ stories: lessons in humanity

Slovaks who fled the 1968 occupation tell us what it means to be a refugee.

Pictures from The Gift pantomime show. Milan Sladek wrote it in the Swedish Goteborg in 1969 as a metaphor of Czechoslovakia's cohabitation with the Soviet Union.

We were on the run, but we were welcomed Photo

Slovak-Swiss writer Irena Brežná was forced to emigrate but found a way to fill her life with meaning in a foreign land.

Irena Brežná arrives to Switzerland.