I love literature, art, opera, perfume, poached eggs, being by the sea, dogs, trees, tea, impeccable manners and children.'I'm curious about the world; fascinated by the past and energised by the future; at ease dressing up, yet happy dressing down.I have enjoyed my single adventures, but am ready to fall in love for life.
Our hero is an 'old soul', longing for happiness after a turbulent past, hunting for a woman to love him for who he is: a man who loves the outdoors and yearns to start a family - who also, thanks to family money, just happens to be rich as Croesus.
Kailen, the woman with our future in her hands, is a boho beauty with glinting green eyes and, she says, an ability to sniff out a gold-digger at a hundred paces. Learning that Kailen is about to interview her first shortlist of 60 applicants - drawn from a longlist of 600 - I elbow my way to the head of the queue. The description of the millionaire on Kailen's site says he is: 'A mid-30s, gentle spirited man from one of the world's most prominent aristocratic families, sophisticated and well-mannered with a passion for adventure.'It continues: 'He enjoys everything from snowboarding in Japan to free diving in the ocean, deep-sea fishing to ranching in the mountains.
We get on like a house on fire, and I persuade her to see me in person, despite my being 4,004.
It is immediately evident that Kailen is really nice - smart, funny, genuinely a fan of the man who has employed her services, and committed to finding him the woman of his dreams.
"How can anyone, even skilled conspirators, predict with perfect accuracy the outcome of a car crash?
How can they know in advance that a man will go to a certain pay phone at a certain time, so that he can see a particular truck he needs to see?
Still more curiously, the individual I am being sized up by is a woman - not just any woman, but the world's leading matchmaker.'Love architect' Kailen Rosenberg has played Cupid to countless people looking for love during her 22 years in the business.
The 48-year-old life coach and former model is media mogul Oprah Winfrey's favourite relationship expert and the go-to girl for every A-list couple in a crisis (although maddeningly she's tightlipped about who).
" have to establish a character as The Chessmaster for them to be able to pull it off without arousing your audience's skepticism.
If the character pulling the roulette is a god, a person with precognition, a hyper-advanced AI, or someone else with similar abilities interacting with mortals, it becomes more believable, but even then the suspension of disbelief can be tenuous at best.
Kailen is sporting a baseball hat bearing the legend: LOVE.