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The first non-religious agency opened its doors in London in 1825. Since then, technology has spawned a proliferation of apps - yet the traditional, face-to-face approach still has its place amongst the discerning, high-profile or privacy-conscious.

Can you date at work? Or risk a client or groupie swiping past your profile?

M+M's Founders are Mary-Ann & EJ Henningham, a dynamic mother/daughter duo who have been happily working together since 1998.

Having worked with both straight and gay men for years via Club 1942, they decided that 2023 would be the year to finally make it official and launch a sister company exclusively for gay men.

( keep reading for the story behind the name: Max + Manfredi )

Our continued success is a unique combination of skill, discretion, intuition and an eclectic and ever-expanding network of friends, professional contacts and Associate Scouts.




The grande dame

of matchmaking

The reason I became a Matchmaker? I was inspired by my beloved grandmother - a woman of substance, and one of the kindest people you could ever hope to meet.


Though she never turned professional, she used her seating arrangements and gentle influence to great effect; the results of which were often firm friendships and long, happy marriages / partnerships.

I believe i've inherited her ability to truly listen, put clients at ease, and trust my intuition - especially as i’m also dyslexic. Feelings of inadequacy in the classroom fuelled a lifelong determination to be the best in whatever I put my mind to.


I’m proud to have become a sought-after matchmaker and look forward to meeting you soon!


Quality you most admire in a man?

Passion and a strong sense of self

Talent you would most like to have?

To be multilingual, to include BSL

Signature perfume?

Clive Christian No. 1


Favourite things?

A good Aussie red

White roses

Jazz clubs

Mini Dachshunds

Favourite place?

My Norfolk weekender

Words to live by?

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do




Though I studied Auctioneering & Valuation, worked in Sotheby’s Fine Art department and was a Founding Director of a boutique financial services company, matchmaking is in my DNA.


As a second generation professional Matchmaker, I have an innate ability to evaluate and read people - ideal for when i’m headhunting potential matches.

Not only do I love what I do, but I also have the privilege of working with my Mama (and Millie, her eccentric mini dachshund). Our strong bond is built on trust and mutual respect - something which is reflected in our partnerships with clients.


I look forward to working with you; and cheering from the sidelines as you begin an exciting, new adventure!


Quality you most admire in a man?

Dependability, with a dash of carpe diem

Talent you would most like to have?

Mind Reading

Signature perfume?

Chanel No.5


Favourite things?

Sleeper Trains

Opening Nights

Ted Talks

Bouquet of Peonies

Favourite place?

The Basse Corniche in springtime

Words to live by?

The only way to do great work, is to love what you do




We are a quintessentially Anglo-Australian brand, but our name was inspired by the Italianate names of two beloved dogs.


The very first gay couple we successfully matched moved in together and immediately adopted two puppies: Maximilian and Manfredi.


We actually couldn’t think of a better name for our company than the dogs who launched such a beautiful family adventure!

Which has long since grown to include twin boys!

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