The Scoop: Elisabeth Dabbelt founded Elite Introductions and Matchmaking in 1987 to help high-achieving singles meet through a localized matchmaker in Central Florida. At the time, she had no blueprint and few colleagues to help her get her budding business off the ground. She was a trailblazer in the dating industry before there even was much of a dating industry. Since those early days, Elisabeth has distinguished herself as the original Orlando matchmaker, with decades of experience pairing up eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. She now caters to the cream of the dating crop by providing personalized introductions and coaching. Elisabeth’s hands-on assistance has proven effective for single professionals and retirees in the Orlando area, and she boasts thousands of success stories from happy couples.

In 1987, blockbusters like “Lethal Weapon,” “Robocop,” and “Dirty Dancing” hit the theaters. Whitney Houston topped the charts with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” and the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” premiered starring a 47-year-old Patrick Stewart. In 1987, you could buy a gallon of gas for around 89 cents, and the average price for a new car was $10,300.

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Elisabeth Dabbelt has decades of experience working in the matchmaking industry.

That same year, Elisabeth Dabbelt founded Elite Introductions and Matchmaking, one of the first local matchmaking companies in the heart of Florida. This entrepreneuring woman used her people skills and business acumen to establish a premier matchmaking firm. As she grew her brand, she couldn’t rely on online databases like many of today’s matchmakers do; instead, she had to build an Orlando-based singles network from the ground up.

The company’s decades of success are a testament to Elisabeth’s dedication and skill. She places a high premium on customer satisfaction and gets to know her clients while arranging dates that meet their preferences, schedules, and goals. She’s also a professional relationship coach who has appeared on Fox News and other media outlets.

According to her website, Elisabeth “holds her master’s degree in architecture, speaks several languages fluently, possesses a deep understanding of religions, and is listed in Who’s Who in America.” Elisabeth’s many accolades and academic achievements impress singles seeking guidance in the dating scene, and her high-end services make clients feel like they’ve put their love lives in good hands.

“I just didn’t know how important it was to hire someone as experienced and skilled as you,” said David S. in a testimonial. “With your direct coaching, I found my present wife, and I have never been so happy.”

A Florida Company Serves Upper-Class Professionals

The discreet services of Elite Introductions and Matchmaking appeals to working professionals who have high standards for their romantic partners but don’t have the time to search singles hangouts in the City Beautiful to find a compatible date. Dating is a complicated and time-consuming process, and Elisabeth’s main selling point is that she can streamline a person’s journey from lonely single to happy spouse.

The premium matchmaking firm targets the dating elite. According to her site, “Elisabeth Dabbelt caters to an upscale, successful, busy, discreet, and selective clientele.”

Elisabeth stratifies her dating services to cater to single men and women as well as niche groups, including widowers, seniors, Jewish singles, religious singles, and affluent singles. These groups help her diversify her company while zeroing in on what it is her clients want. Creating niche categories can also help her recruit people who may not feel general matchmaking is for them. Some widows and widowers, for instance, may feel marginalized by the fast-moving dating scene and want someone who can cater to their specific needs.

In addition to her coaching and matchmaking services, Elisabeth builds her brand as a dating expert by writing a helpful blog for singles navigating the dating world. She offers dating advice in this space to prove her merits as a dating expert and give generalized tips to anyone wondering how matchmaking or dating works.

Prioritizing Credibility, Quality & Competency

Elisabeth’s website makes a convincing pitch to potential clients by highlighting her values as a matchmaker. Under the header Trust, the site boasts, “Elisabeth Dabbelt makes it her business to get to know you: your wants, needs, and desires. It is important for Elisabeth to establish trust so that you feel comfortable communicating all your wishes in a mate. It is all about you!”

The company also lists features, such as credibility, legacy, quality, and competency, to portray itself as an upstanding company that’s worth the investment. The focus is on what the company can do for its clients and what makes these services stand out in the industry. From start to finish, Elisabeth promises to give her potential clients her devoted attention and time-tested skills.

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Elite Introductions & Matchmaking pairs professionals who are looking for love but don’t have time for online dating.

According to the website, “We save our client valuable time and effort in their dating endeavors by creating a uniquely ‘targeted relationship strategy’ that is unique for each client.” These experienced matchmakers rely on human intuition and, not algorithms, to connect single professionals with the right person.

Such an emotionally attuned message appeals to singles who have tried online dating and felt dissatisfied with its do-it-yourself model. Elite Introductions and Matchmaking is a results-oriented company focused on creating personal connections one person at a time.

The One-on-One Process Has Stood the Test of Time

Elite Introductions and Matchmaking is a BBB-accredited company with solid reviews from former clients and media outlets. The company has a customer rating of 8 out of 10 stars based on reviews by 57 former clients.

Under the motto “Servicing all of Florida successfully since 1987,” the matchmaking company has connected thousands of singles using time-tested dating strategies. Elisabeth is a leading voice in the Orlando dating scene, and many former clients sing her praises in customer testimonials.

One of Elisabeth’s clients summed it up by saying: “I pay a broker to find the right investment, a realtor to find the right house, and a headhunter to find the right job. Why not use a heart hunter to find the right one? Let’s face it: Love is an investment!”

“You are making a positive contribution to unmarried professionals in the Central Florida area.” — Nancy, a school teacher and former client

“I am completely supportive of this program at Elite,” said Carolyn, another former client. “It was exciting, and effective. I am very happy I decided to become a member. If it was not for Elite, I would not have met my special partner.”

Debra said the individual attention from Elisabeth “exceeded her expectations,” and she met a romantic partner thanks to the introduction service.

“I finally found someone who was listening to what I wanted in my soul mate,” gushed Ashley in a review. “The results have been amazing. Elisabeth’s professional and caring approach made all the difference in the selectivity of my search process, now accomplished!”

Elite Introductions & Matchmaking Gets Results

All in all, 1987 was a pretty big year. And not just because that was the year Zac Efron was born. It was the year Fox Broadcasting Company made its prime-time debut, Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Elisabeth Dabbelt decided to take a chance and start her matchmaking firm.

Elite Introductions and Matchmaking has stayed in business for over three decades thanks to its CEO’s commanding entrepreneurial spirit. She had to start from scratch in Central Florida, and today she’s known as the premier matchmaker in the area. Her company is a go-to resource for singles who want to save themselves time and stress in the dating scene.

Over the years, Elisabeth’s hands-on and results-oriented dating services have led thousands of singles to their spouses. Her personalized matchmaking system is working splendidly, and she plans to continue expanding her influence in the dating industry for years to come.

Elisabeth acts as a knowledgeable guide to eligible singles on the road to love. According to the company’s website, “You get her passion; you get her experience; you get her intelligence; you get her knowledge of contemporary trends; you get her exuberant spirit and contagious vitality – ALL working together for YOU to find your soul mate!”