Table for Six involves three men and three women being introduced to each other in a city restaurant, by a host, on either a Friday or Saturday night.
Owner Sally Wilson says the internet has affected Country and City Contact’s business.
“In times of recession people find internet dating a cheaper option” says Ms Wilson.
NZDating's been in the dating and romance business since 1998.
We go to extra lengths to ensure that our service stays clean and safe and take all reports of misuse very seriously.
Since his first payment, he had been introduced to a possible match, but this didn't "come to anything".
The matchmaker then called again and tried to persuade him to spend "an awful lot more".
Christchurch-based matchmaking service Country and City Contacts offers a 12-month membership for 0, starting with a minimum of six contacts.
Owner Sally Wilson said she supplied contact details for potential matches, and it was up to clients to follow up.
New Zealanders using have found meeting people online is more convenient and comfortable than through 'normal' offline channels such as bars and parties.
With standard dating precautions followed, NZDating members feel more at ease getting to know each other in this new social scene.
"There could be ladies or men who maybe are not in such a good financial position and they could spend a lot of money.