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The Short Version: Matchmaking is ideal for singles who are serious about entering into a meaningful relationship but don’t have the social connections or free time to invest in dating. Elaine Saunders of Dynamic Introductions has made a career out of saving people time, energy, and heartache in the modern dating scene. This professional matchmaker got into the business of love over a decade ago and has used her interpersonal skills to connect singles in New Hampshire in loving, long-term relationships. She introduces her clients to compatible dates who have been thoroughly vetted by the matchmakers. Dynamic Introductions also hosts regular singles events to tempt locals to come out of their shell and meet a dynamic group of date-worthy people. If you’re tired of online dating and dead-end romances, you can hire a professional matchmaker, like Elaine Saunders, to give yourself an edge in the dating scene.
Elaine Saunders worked for Great Expectations Video Dating Company for about 12 years. During this time, she had a behind-the-scenes look at how a large-scale dating company operated.
“I found that the members of the dating service were mostly left to their own devices to pick dates and wait for responses,” she said. “Our process was really just a very expensive and glorified version of an online dating experience. Only our members were screened.”
Elaine saw the utility of this system, but she believed she could do more for singles than throw them in a large and unforgiving dating pool. She wanted to provide a more personalized and effective service than that.
So she began directing the staff members in her local office to help members make selections and follow up with potential matches. This encouragement — Elaine referred to it as “meddling” — led to an increase in the number of matches between members. As the success stories and thank-you notes poured in, Elaine knew she was onto something.
“This was not rocket science,” she said. “We had simply implemented the basics of matchmaking. Though it was not part of the company’s business model.”
Eventually, Elaine left the company to start her own matchmaking organization and cater to the needs of singles in New Hampshire. This company doesn’t rely solely on a database to connect singles — the matchmakers also scour the local dating scene in search of matches and host dynamic events where singles can mix and mingle.
When Elaine broke out on her own, she just wanted to make people happy and bring a little more love into the world. Today, Dynamic Introductions has numerous success stories and positive reviews from singles who deeply appreciate her help and guidance.
Dynamic Introductions takes on as many clients as the matchmakers can realistically handle without sacrificing the quality of service. They work closely with singles, taking time to get to know them and offer dating advice, in a hands-on process that starts with an in-person interview.
All singles in the Dynamic Introductions network have been screened by the team in person. The profile isn’t just a name and a picture to them; it’s a person. The matchmakers make an effort to understand the individual’s likes, dislikes, values, and personality traits so they can select compatible matches.
Clients run the gamut in terms of age, income, and education, but everyone is a resident of the Merrimack Valley region of New Hampshire.
“Everyone is considered to be living locally and within a reasonable driving distance from our office, and hence, their potential dates,” Elaine said. “From younger never-married professionals to mature divorced and widowed empty-nesters, our focus is mostly on those who feel that a traditional long-term relationship, such as marriage, is important to them.”
Dynamic Introductions is a high-quality dating service for serious singles who are ready to settle down or take another shot at finding love. Elaine said most of her clients are marriage-minded, or they want a life partner who shares their family values and beliefs. Some feel their faith is a priority, as many of her clients are Catholic or Christian. Those clients are matched based on their faith as well as all the other factors that she considers.
“We call ourselves the ‘anti-online dating’ and ‘anti-hookup culture’ dating,” she said. “That’s our niche, and we do very well at it.”
Elaine fosters a fun and positive dating environment in more ways than one. She not only recruits singles to go out on quality dates, she also invites singles to mingle at low-key parties. These social events often facilitate budding friendships and relationships between serious singles in the area.
The speed dating events are particularly popular among singles who don’t have time to waste on bad dates. About two dozen attendees show up to mingle with date-worthy folks within a 10-year age range. The matchmaking firm organizes events by age to make sure people have the best possible chance of making a match in a fun-filled evening.
Dynamic Introductions also hosts an annual Valentine’s Day mixer, which is widely attended by hopeless romantics, active daters, and everyone in between.
“Everyone seems to come in a little nervous, but everyone leaves with a smile, and says they had a great time, and a lot of laughs,” Elaine said. “I know how stressed some feel about attending a dating event for the very first time, so I work the crowd and try to help everyone laugh and relax.”
Elaine has a background in stand-up comedy, so she enjoys the chance to add some humor to the event and help people lighten up a little. Her easygoing charm can put attendees at ease as they hunt for a special someone in a crowd of single men and women.
Elaine said nothing makes her smile quite like hearing two clients share their love story and thank her for introducing them. She has seen many clients gain confidence in themselves and find someone special through the matchmaking process, so she understands what it takes to help singles succeed.
In fact, one of her own team members, Dee, started out as a client at Dynamic Introductions. She married the man Elaine introduced her, too, and they now work together to bring others to their own happily ever afters. “She is a walking and talking testimonial in the office,” Elaine said.
Another woman named Eva found love on her second introduction, which took place after a speed dating event, and has recently sent Elaine a save-the-date card for her wedding. “I had a strong feeling they would hit it off,” Elaine said, “and they have not been apart from each other since!”
Eva would not have met her soon-to-be husband without the gentle encouragement of her matchmaker and friend. Elaine said she was particularly pleased to put this couple together because the man, Michael, is a widower.
“I live for helping people like these two incredible people,” she told us, adding, “I do this as a legacy to the memory of my late husband. I know he does much to guide me, and I think he’s pretty proud of me from up above.”
“Thank you for making this experience so positive!” — Bret, a client from Nashua, New Hampshire
Elaine lost her husband, Tony, in 2011 to brain cancer, so she has a particular soft spot for clients dealing with loss in their lives. She empathizes with their experiences and does her best to help them heal by finding a second chance at love. She said she considers her work as a matchmaker a tribute to his memory and their remarkable love story. Dynamic Introductions currently has a 100% success rate among widows and widowers.
“Becoming a widow is something I find to be such a heartbreak, for men and women,” she said. “But I want to share the belief that love carries on with those who have suffered that type of loss.”
Elaine’s encouraging attitude has inspired many singles to take a chance on love and find the relationship of their dreams. For the past 20+ years, she has introduced relationship-minded men and women in New Hampshire and established a successful track record in the matchmaking industry.
As the Founder of Dynamic Introductions, Elaine said she hopes to be a positive influence on the local dating scene. Whether she’s giving post-date feedback or hosting singles events, Elaine has made a career out of giving singles the opportunity to learn, grow, and find love.
“As a team, we put our heads, hearts, and talents together to help our clients appreciate the success they hoped they would find when they began their journey with us,” she said. “I hope to help more and more people find love, in general, I think everyone should be able to have that love-of-a-lifetime relationship, at least once in their lives.”