About Us


Mairead Loughman, founder of Love HQ, Matchsticks Matchmaking and A Table for Six has been matching people all over Ireland for almost 17 years! Before starting as a business, Mairéad naturally matched many couples and was already responsible for six weddings, eight babies and 100's of blind dates.


Love HQ was originally set up as Matchsticks.ie in 2016 as one to one Matchmaking. Mairéad soon realised that most people were only single as they did not get to meet new people outside their own social circle. Mairead wanted to create something that was fun, safe and civilised that you would comfortably attend alone or with friends and so A Table for Six was created. A Table for Six was an instant success. " I launched the website on the Friday of the May bank holiday and within one week it was in the Irish Independent Business section, on Ryan Tubridy's radio show, Eoghan McDermott on 2FM, 4FM, etc. and we already had 1000's of bookings all over Ireland!"

To date, we have matched over 4,000 on dates all over Ireland and have recently launched A Table for Six in the UK. 

Love HQ is changing everything you know about being single and dating to ensure a fun and positive dating experience. We are constantly listening to our clients to bring you new and innovate ways to date, meet like minded people and to comfortably help you meet your someone special. 

Dating Initiatives like A Table for Six, The Farmer Wants a Wife, Love Letters, our Female Dating Seminars, Male Date Coaching, One to One Matchmaking, Online Profile Writing Service, First Dates Events, Speed Dating and Private Consultations with our Dating Specialist are just some of the ways that we can help you to not only meet your someone special but to be date ready and confident starting out with your new relationship.

If you would like more information about how we can help you to meet your someone special or if you would like to start with a private one to one consultation (held nationwide) with our dating specialist we would be delighted to hear from you. Call (087) 068 0882 or submit your details here in 100% confidence and one of our friendly Matchmakers will be in touch. 


Start your love story today, 


Mairéad x 

Mairéad Loughman, Dating Specialist and Matchmaker