Creating authentic connections & making matches.

We bring dating offline and back into the real world, where it belongs.

Our Team

We bring a dynamic, diverse team of trained individuals to the dating scene in Maine. We are real people with real life experience.

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Custom Events

We build customized experiences to meet the needs of our ever-changing clientele. Events are one way we connect, both to ourselves and in authentic ways with others.

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How It Works

We get to know you and you get to know everyone in Local Flames. It is easy to sign up and fun to be part of another awesome local Maine business. We're ready when you are!

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Upcoming EventsView All

We put up two-three weeks of events at a time.  Keep checking back for the latest events.  Events are for members only.  However, we do have 1-2 open events each month for everyone to try out Local Flames.  All Thursday wine and tea hours are open to all (next one is August 7th at our space).  We also have some non-member spaces available at our bean bag toss and happy hour at O’Maine on the 14th of August.  Email us to see if there is space available at

Our entire August calendar is available in a pdf here. Check out photos from our events on our Facebook page.


Dinner and a Movie

Thursday, 6:30pm at Bug Light Park

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Free yoga at Breathing Room

Thursday, 5:30-6:45p at Breathing Room Yoga Studio, South Portland

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August First Friday Art Walk

5:30pm - 8pm at Local Flames

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What do I get for $99?

  • Skill-building and self-inquiry workshops.  Our workshops are designed to help you take your next relationship to the next level, whether that relationship is with yourself, a new partner or a coworker.  Our staff and guest speakers offer free workshops with topics like Conscious Communication, Touch and Trust and Recognizing Feelings and Needs. Our Real Relationship workshop series and He Said/She Said discussion series start in September.
  • Professionally planned and well organized events (with discounts).  We know you can attend a book reading or go on a kayaking trip on your own, but attending Local Flames events means you are guaranteed to be in the space with other people who are open to making new connections, both as friends and potential partners. We offer at least 20 events a month to chose from, so we are pretty sure you’ll find something you like.
  • A high quality service from real people. Local Flames staff include Ph.D. and master’s level psychologists and certified relationship and wellness coaches. Our staff are skilled and love what we do. We engage in ongoing training to assure high quality services including Nonviolent Communication, Motivational Interviewing and designing and leading transformational workshops.
  • Assigned personal liaison. Each member is paired up with one of our personal liaison. Your liaison will be your first point of contact. She or he will help walk you through the process and answer questions along the way.  

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We’re so excited you found us! We will be offering a wide range of dynamic, engaging small group events alongside matching and personal coaching. We will support you in making meaningful connections with others in and around Portland. And you’ll have a ton of fun along the way!

Erin Oldham, Founder