The most famous example of a cross-Atlantic love affair is London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her Hollywood actor husband George Clooney.Meanwhile, media mogul Rupert Murdoch demonstrated that a couple of thousand miles needn't stand in the way of romance when he tied the knot with Jerry Hall at the weekend.
She anticipates three-quarters of her clients will be looking for a trans-Atlantic relationship by 2020."People tend to complain about the dating culture where they live," she says.
"Many view big cities on the other side of the pond as having a more romantic and cosmopolitan approach."CASH RICH, TIME POORThere are practical considerations at play, too.
Mac Lynn and Thomas's clients may have the cash to spend on wooing prospective partners but little time to do so.
First-date nerves are par for the course and Jake* was no exception.
As he made his way to Marks, the Mayfair private members' club frequented by David Cameron and Boris Johnson, the 47-year-old venture capitalist struggled to contain a "rush of anxious energy". Utterly charmed by Anna, a glamorous 38-year-old PR executive ("She was so stunning I almost knocked over my glass of water"), Jake married her seven months later. Jake had travelled some 5000km from New York to meet London-based Anna, to whom he was introduced by Seventy-Thirty, a matchmaking service that helps high-net-worth individuals find love, wherever in the world they are based.
The couple are typical of this new jet-setting dating elite – the super-rich whose lives are so international they don't see a few oceans as a barrier to true love.READ MORE: * The 'science' of online dating * Tinder's new 'matchmaking' feature * Dating apps you've never heard of * Meet 'n seat: mile-high matchmaking Seventy-Thirty has a global membership of around 2000, with the majority of its clients aged between 30 and 60.When its managing director, Lemarc Thomas, told Jake he had found the perfect match for him in London, Jake saw it as an opportunity, not a problem."The dating scene in New York is too aggressive for me," he explains."I travel a lot and I'm more drawn to the effortless sophistication of European women.Anna sounded intriguing so I flew out to meet her the following weekend."TRANS-ATLANTIC LOVEIt was reported this week that Berkeley International, another elite dating service, which has 5000 clients – "a mix of CEOs, barristers, doctors and hedge-fund types" – has seen a 50 per cent rise in Londoners seeking to be introduced to New Yorkers.Anna sounded intriguing so I flew out to meet her the following weekend.