The Scoop: Divine Intervention sets itself apart from other Canadian matchmaking companies by offering unique dating services and consultations. In addition to arranging introductions, the matchmakers create customized coaching plans that can include online dating review and profile management, image overhauls, counseling, and horoscope readings, depending on the client’s needs. Since 2006, Divine Intervention has pulled out all the stops to help its clients find the right match.
Susan Semeniw has always considered herself a people person. She enjoys meeting someone new and building a rapport over the course of a conversation. She takes a genuine interest in other people’s experiences and opinions, and that makes her a natural-born networker.
While getting her university degree in commerce with additional courses in psychology, Susan would routinely set up her friends with dates. She was the unofficial “love coach” in her social circle, and many people would turn to her for advice in their relationships.
After a successful 15-year career working in sales and marketing, Susan started looking for a different career where she could put her people skills to good use. When she discovered the dating industry, it seemed like a natural fit.
In 2006, Susan decided to become a matchmaker who could step in to assist executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the dating scene. Today, Divine Intervention is a Canada-based, love-oriented matchmaking company that has made a positive difference in many people’s lives.
Divine Intervention caters to successful singles who, for whatever reason, haven’t found “The One” yet. Over the years, the matchmakers have established networks of high-caliber singles in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto, and they work in select markets upon request.
Susan and her team currently offer a suite of dating services that include traditional matchmaking and date/relationship coaching as well as dating profile editing, image consulting, and horoscope readings for fun. she brings in scouts as needed to access their networks as well. Such innovative services make Divine Intervention stand out in the modern dating scene.
“Finding someone can be challenging. You have to use everything at your disposal,” Susan said. “You have to be quick on your feet, and you have to be open-minded and think outside the box.”
Screening Potential Dates & Setting Reasonable Expectations
The Divine Interventions matchmaking process begins with a quick phone interview and is followed up with a one-on-one interview. The matchmakers want to get to know their clients on a personal level so they can better understand how to help them reach their relationship goals. Susan makes people feel comfortable opening up about their experiences with life and love.
Susan told us one of her most important jobs is to help people get out of their own way so they don’t keep on repeating patterns that don’t work. She tries to encourage people to be open-minded and not so quick to dismiss dates.
“People often come in thinking they can custom order a person. That’s not how love works,” Susan said. “It’s very important to educate and manage client expectations. Nothing you can say will surprise me. We all have stories and need to realize that many people have also been where you are.”
By cultivating a friendly and nonjudgmental atmosphere, Divine Intervention builds trust with single professionals seeking a genuine relationship. The matchmakers screen new clients to make sure they’re serious about settling down and interested in more than superficial qualities in a date. These professionals coach singles to be open-minded throughout the matchmaking process because true love can sometimes confound expectations.
Divine Intervention doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to matchmaking and dating coaching. The team customizes its dating services to fit the individual needs, schedule, and expectations of each individual client.
Once they’ve agreed on a plan of action, the matchmakers begin arranging dates and coaching clients along the way. They will touch base with both individuals the day after the first date and provide post-date feedback so each introduction is a learning experience. The hands-on professionals will offer both offline and online dating advice, style recommendations, and other tips on body language, flirting, and conversational skills to help people put their best foot forward.
Susan said she’s willing to do what it takes to help the client find love, and she has a long track record of success to her credit.
“I was extremely impressed with the quality of my introductions,” said a Divine Intervention client in a testimonial. “After going on over 50 dates on my own, I found someone amazing after my second introduction with Divine. We have been together for more than two years.”
Proactive Strategies Customized to Each Client
The typical Divine Intervention client is over 30 and ready for commitment. The problem is they don’t always have the time to scour Canada for a date on Saturday night. They’re busy people, and they enjoy Divine Intervention’s streamlined matchmaking and pre-screening process because it removes the stress and guesswork from dating.
Susan is straight-up with her clients, and she provides honest feedback to help them improve their dating skills. She can offer insights on dating etiquette, body language, and attraction to clear up what’s going on beneath the surface.
The Divine Intervention team partners with clients for anywhere from three months to a year and delivers a lot of value during that time. This company doesn’t just arrange dates and hope things go well — the matchmakers and dating coaches take the time to prepare clients to be the best version of themselves on a date.
Divine Intervention sets clients up for success by encouraging them to hone their dating skills. The matchmakers empower singles to attract dates wherever they go and build relationships one conversation at a time.
As Susan said, “Even with so many options out there, you need to connect in person. The key thing is being proactive in your life and open-minded. Chemistry happens face to face and often the package you thought you were looking for is not who you fall in love with. Humans are energy. We need to look beyond the photo and superficiality.”
A Collaborative Effort to Help Singles Fall in Love
Susan employs a diverse team of empathetic and well-connected dating professionals. Divine Intervention is a premium matchmaking company with lofty goals, and it relies on socially outgoing and emotionally intuitive individuals to carry on its love-centric mission.
These matchmakers recruit potential dates on their clients’ behalf, so they have vast social networks to draw upon in this search. Susan said she’ll call up hairdressers, real estate agents, and everyone in her phone book to ask if they know any high-caliber singles.
The Divine Intervention team is always brainstorming out-of-the-box ways to help people through hands-on matchmaking and coaching services.
Susan has partnered with several Divine Consultants who lend their services as needed. These consultants include local wellness counselors, image stylists, personal trainers, and astrologers. Their unique insights can benefit modern singles in the dating scene. The Divine Intervention team pulls out all the stops to guide its clients in the right direction and help them develop fulfilling relationships.
Susan also collaborates with other matchmakers. “We are in this business because we genuinely want to help people. If we can work together, we can each benefit our clients,” Susan said. “We try to help our clients in every capacity and coach them through whatever they’re going through.”
Divine Intervention Makes Headway in the Dating Scene
When Susan left the corporate world, she wanted to follow her passion for talking to people, understanding their needs, and helping them achieve their dreams. After decades of hard work, she has leveraged her people skills into a successful career as a matchmaker.
Now, Divine Intervention is adapting to the fast-changing dating scene by developing smart dating services and strategies that work offline and online. The matchmaking and coaching team collaborates with professionals in health, wellness, and fashion to deliver unique benefits to modern singles.
Susan’s comprehensive approach to matchmaking sets Divine Intervention apart from traditional matchmaking firms and helps the company reach a diverse sect of relationship-minded professionals.
“At the end of the day, we’re all looking for the same sort of happiness and love,” Susan said. “Our job is to help clients get where they want to be. When you change someone’s life like that it’s always a positive thing. It’s just great.”