If you said five years ago that you were joining a dating agency there would have been sniggers behind your back with people calling you 'sad and desperate'.
But now dating is on the internet it's quite trendy." But why the need to pay to find love in the first place?
"It's an investment in their future." People are prepared to pay such prices because the agency checks the identity of its members, unlike most online options, she says.
"Particularly if you're a woman you would rather go to a personal agency because you know everybody has been interviewed.
"With speed dating you're only paying about £1 for every person you meet," says Ms Mc Cann, who is also a presenter for Kiss FM.
"With dating websites you can meet as many people as you want and you're only paying one set fee.
It's cheaper than hanging out at a bar buying lots of drinks and hoping you might get chatted up." She warns, however, against some of the bargain-basement options.
"Cheap websites aren't always the best because if you are looking for successful men they will often pay for a more expensive one.
"I thought it was a better investment than buying a flat," she says."You can join for free and have a look around," says Mr Richards."If you see someone you like, and you want to have a go, your only commitment is £4.95 [for a three-day membership]. " Mr Richards has put his money where his mouth is."I inherited some money and thought I can either buy a flat with it or put it to better use and find love," says Ms Brown, who works in the City.The blonde 25-year-old is not the only one to try and pay her way out of a romantic vacuum.