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Yvonne Allen is a pioneer of the matchmaking profession in the western world. She established Yvonne Allen & Associates in Australia in 1976 to provide consulting, introduction and search services for discerning singles seeking a partner.
Over the many years the consultancy has assisted thousands of business and professional singles to achieve their relationship goals.
Yvonne was registered as a psychologist in 1992 as recognition of her work and her approach to the challenging area of human relations.
A best selling author, Yvonne’s ground breaking book Successfully Single, Successfully Yourself was first published in 1987.
A contributor over the years to several publications on social issues, Yvonne is also a public speaker and sought-after media commentator. As someone concerned about the future of relationships, Yvonne was invited to be a Visiting Fellow to the Commission of the Future and has addressed a conference of Futurists in Washington.
Profiled by BRW (Business Review Weekly) in 2000, Yvonne was recognised as one of Australia's leading innovators. In May 2009 she was the featured guest profiled about her life on the popular and respected ABC television program, Talking Heads.
Licensed as a Mars Venus coach in 2010, in her work and as a mentor and facilitator Yvonne includes the insights of Dr John Gray, author of many books including Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Yvonne is convinced that implications of recent research into gender differences in terms of our respective brain structure and hormones hold a key to the future of relationships.
Using this information based on recent research Yvonne is keen to help build bridges of understanding between men and women in order to reduce much of the unnecessary misunderstanding and stress we experience living, loving and working together.
In November 2012 Yvonne was a speaker as an offline matchmaker at Idate, the international conference of online dating services. During her presentation, she addressed some of the changes she has witnessed over four decades as an offline matchmaker – and the challenges of online dating today.
Yvonne shares her insights as a speaker at a conference of matchmakers in Miami in February 2013. Her chosen topic "Whatever Has Happened to Adam and Eve? Overcoming Challenges to Partnering Today!"
Yvonne lives in Melbourne with her partner Stephen Hopley, and daughter Tara. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her pastimes include reading, travel, skiing, dining, wine, movies, the arts and she loves to dance.
For more information about Yvonne and how she can help you, please visit her website at