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The Short Version: Since 1976, Yvonne Allen has been helping discerning singles in Australia realize their relationship goals. Departing from the one-size-fits-all methodologies employed by many large introduction agencies, Yvonne and her team of experts customize their approach based on each client’s individual needs. Yvonne’s goal is simple: to assist intelligent, discerning single men and women 30+ to meet a compatible life partner. Given her background in psychology, Yvonne’s approach encourages clients to understand their real needs when it comes to a relationship and a partner. The thousands of lasting relationships her consultancy has helped form are a testament to the success of meeting the Yvonne Allen Way.
Yvonne says these days it’s common for men and women alike to put meeting that special someone on the backburner to focus on their careers. However, once into their 30s, many realize they need to prioritize their personal life.
Studies show roughly one in four college-educated women in their 30s aren’t forming relationships with people of similar ages and educational backgrounds. The numbers are similar among men. Many of today’s young professionals are having trouble finding potential partners who compatible — a fact Yvonne Allen has been helping Australian singles address through her consultancy, writing, and speaking for over 40 years.
“I’ve been in the relationship industry for over 41 years, and much of my life today is spent sharing my knowledge,” Yvonne said. “I’m focused on empowering our clients — and men and women in the world at large — to look at their real needs and expectations when it comes to a partner and a relationship.”
Yvonne and her team bring a boutique, personalized approach to serving clients. Through self-introspection and relevant advice, Yvonne’s clients become more aware of what they’re seeking in a partner. Many become better equipped with the know-how to form lifelong bonds. Yvonne’s high-level consultation, educational resources and experienced matchmakers are helping career-minded singles make changes that enhance the likelihood of achieving their relationship goals.
When Yvonne started her business, it was titled Yvonne Allen and Associates, Human Relations Consultants as she wanted to provide more for her clients than introductions. Over the many years, she’s honed an approach which includes addressing dramatic changes in expectations women have when it comes to careers and a relationship. The methodology is as unique as Yvonne herself.
“I wanted to make a way for our clients to meet themselves before focusing on a wish list for a partner,” she said. “When appropriate, my consultants will ask a client how they can expect to attract the sort of person they’d like to have in their lives unless they themselves can create a life that is rich, has meaning, and is interesting.”
According to Yvonne, often it’s important to tailor the services offered by her consultancy to meet individual needs. She’s able to accomplish this given her experienced and qualified team are adept in the area of human relations.
Yvonne’s matchmakers meet in person with clients for an initial in-depth consultation to learn what they’re looking to gain from a relationship. The process is confidential, making the service very attractive to the discerning.
“We aim to get our clients to be far more aware of their real needs,” she said. “That way, we can establish goals that work best for them.”
Once the matchmakers have an idea of what makes a client tick, they carefully select potential candidates who might be a match.
Yvonne offers an array of solutions for clients looking to meet the right person. Both men and women benefit from her one-stop shop approach that delivers introduction, professional dating, and matchmaking services.
Rather than introducing clients to people randomly selected from a database, Yvonne and her team establish relationships with individuals to get down to the nitty-gritty of what they desire. These introductions are more than a string of first dates.
Instead, the goal is to help clients meet the individuals who are going to mesh well with them. A date may not always result in a match, but that, according to Yvonne, is part of the journey to discover what you’re really seeking in a partner — and a mutually rewarding relationship.
By taking this information, adding some relationship coaching and helpful hints, and mixing in qualified candidates, Yvonne said her method has assisted most of those who meet through her consultancy to meet their match — whether this be through the consultancy or the world at large.
“We have had many clients who come back to us and say they would have never recognized their partner without our help,” she said.
Since launching her consultancy, meeting the Yvonne Allen way has brought success to thousands of people. Not only have many of these formerly singles met their match — but they’ve also gained valuable insights into themselves.
The testimonials page on Yvonne’s site is chock-full of tales about how her guidance, mentoring, image consulting, and confidence-building tips have helped people find love and a happier life.
Lauren, a 41-year-old professional, is one such client who appreciated the personal growth opportunities Yvonne’s team delivered. For Lauren, it was all about re-educating herself on what dating and relationships could be. When she put the advice she received from Yvonne’s expert matchmaker Elaina into practice, Lauren discovered the road to finding a partner was also the road to finding herself.
“My man is a man I would’ve normally dismissed,” Lauren said. “Through Elaina’s questioning, I broke through my own limitations. My intuition knows this relationship is right and will lead to marriage.”
Steven, a 60-year-old CFO, reinvented himself — both physically and emotionally — with the help of Yvonne’s team. He found that his experience translated to greater confidence in the workplace and in social situations.
“Back in August last year, I had my first meeting with Toni at Yvonne Allen,” Steven said. “I was lacking in confidence and did not have much previous relationship experience.”
Steven said, with Toni’s help, he was able to turn things around rather quickly. With a wardrobe makeover and a fresh outlook on love and life, he left his old self in the dust and is enjoying the benefits.
“Professionally, I have taken on considerably more responsibility, and instead of now just working in one department, I am enjoying interacting with all employees,” he said. “I feel much more confident and assured in my day-to-day work dealings and look forward to this translating into my personal life.”
Even if you aren’t in Australia, Yvonne’s advice is available through her online educational products. These ebooks and videos can help anyone learn strategies for fostering positive, life-enhancing relationships.
In “The Agenda of Gender” video series, Yvonne helps viewers understand some of the biological differences between men and women that can lead to misunderstandings. She looks at critical questions surrounding the best ways to communicate, manage deceit in a relationship, and how women’s hormones play havoc with sex, among other important topics.
Yvonne’s popular ebook, “Working Women: Having it All,” addresses the difficulty of juggling careers and relationships. She includes insights based on her 40 years of balancing her matchmaking duties with her own personal life. The book offers inspiration and best practices to professionals who want to add more joy to their lives.
A matchmaking and relationship pioneer, Yvonne Allen has created a process that starts with inward reflection to empower clients on their journeys toward self-discovery, and moves outward to help them discover their ideal partners.
“Sometimes I look back and think about the path I’ve taken over the last 40 years,” she said. “While I could have taken several others, the one I’ve been on has had a significant impact on so many lives. I’m very proud of that.”