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Five years ago, with an address book positively bulging with successful but often lonely men and women, she decided to set up a dating agency.
Berkeley International's membership fee of £6,000 per year guarantees her clients - hundreds of singletons from all over the world, at a ratio of 50/50 men and women - are solvent, but I'm surprised when she tells me how many are multi-millionaires.
And so, just before Christmas, I meet Mairead Molloy.
I find it annoying that, when I tell him I work for a newspaper, he doesn't even ask which one. ' Thanks to the international nature of Mairead's contacts, the next date is to take place in New York.
Has Athena gotten herself into more trouble than she can handle?
Until now, I always thought people who resort to dating agencies must be a little desperate. I have never before even been set up by friends or been on a blind date.
Surely, I ask her, rich men have no trouble attracting women? These men - actors, plastic surgeons, bankers, lawyers, entrepreneurs - not only don't have time to meet women, they've had enough of dating model types who are just after their money.' That's what I like to hear, but I'm still dubious.
Men say they want intelligent, independent women who are their equal in every way, but do they, really?My friend Kerry, tired of my moaning, had told me about an upmarket dating agency that takes on only high-achieving rich people.