• Jemima and Michael

    “Just a quick (long overdue) note from US! Yes, we are still an ‘US’. Very happy and healthy. We’ve just had three wonderful months in Italy. Michael is returning to Australia next week for work and I’m staying longer to work on my Italian.
    Thank you for your vital role in bringing us together. We are incredibly happy.”

    • John, 66, Finance

    “Julia and I have met on numerous occasions and have become very close. I expect we will just continue on now and have a long-term fulfilling relationship. Yvonne Allen and Associates have provided me with exactly what I was looking for. I believe your job is done! Thank you very much.”

    • George, 57, Accountant

    “I chose your service as it felt far more comforting to talk to someone, have them get to know me, then proceed to find intelligent women suited to who I am. I found the team at Yvonne Allen to be very professional and made me feel at ease throughout the entire process.
    Thank you.”

    • Katrina, 52, Investor

    “Thank you for making time to see me on Friday. It was a pleasure to meet and have such a lovely chat.
    I came away from your office knowing I have done the right thing in terms of signing up with your company. Your approach is considered, professional, has a real science and psychology at its core, and I can see you have an innate sense about people. I know even if I don’t find a partner (I doubt as I’m an optimist, and you are great at what you do!) I will learn valuable skills, and more importantly understand me better, grow, and may I add have the pleasure of meeting and knowing you!”

    • Bethany, 34, Clinical Psychologist

    “Chris and I just spent a week hiking in the Pyrenees and he asked me to marry him! Of course I said yes! We’re hoping to have a wedding later this year and again, I can’t thank you enough for introducing us. We thought and spoke of you the evening we became engaged, just moments before we took this photo.
    Thanks for helping bring joy into my life.”

    • Lauren, 41, Marketing

    “Yvonne Allen’s coaching is priceless, the re-education I received on dating and what relationships are, I actually put into practice. I manifested him and am now in a committed relationship. This I know would not have happened without the integrity and trust of Elaina who was my guide, mentor and coach in what can be tumultuous and frustrating in finding a partner. I learnt so much about myself and the beliefs I held on love. My man, is “a man” that I would’ve dismissed, instead through Elaina’s questioning I broke through my own limitations, to this I am truly grateful for. He is kind, intelligent and generous of heart a different mould to what I have chosen in the past and as you know patterns are hard to break. Thank you with all my heart as my ‘intuitive knowing’ knows this relationship is right and will lead to marriage.”

    • Claire, 38, Lawyer

    “I wanted to say a very happy THANK YOU for thinking of me when you matched me to Ian. As you know, I was preoccupied by a ridiculous amount of education and training and found myself highly qualified but still single at the age of 38. Losing several members of my immediate family to early and heart-breaking deaths during my early-mid 30′s further distracted me from meeting someone, but also reinforced LOVE as the most important part of the human experience. I found it very painful to be missing out.
    You matched me to Ian in late January and we had our first date just before Australia Day. It was a perfect day kayaking on the harbour, followed by a wet sandy lunch in a beachside cafe. I think I really fell for Ian on our second date – he smiled as I arrived at the bar, all the stress of my work day fell away and I found myself just wanting to make him smile again. I was very glad to hear that he had the foresight and the confidence to book Valentine’s Day dinner in advance, straight after our kayaking date. Yay!
    My life has changed for the better in every way since you introduced me to Ian. He is intelligent, responsible, kind, generous, organised and is very fond of a good romantic gesture. I feel very happy and very lucky that you thought of me when making the match. I know the fact the sun feels warmer and the sky seems a brighter blue is a symptom of new love but, it’s truly lovely to be in it. I can’t thank you enough Elaina – you doing your job well has changed my life for ever.”

    • Steven, 60, CFO

    “Back in August last year, I had my first meeting with Toni at Yvonne Allen. I was lacking in confidence and did not have much previous relationship experience. The ongoing mentoring from Toni has enabled me to make some dramatic changes in my life. Not only I am putting myself out there and dating new people, I have also refreshed my wardrobe to the point where at work I now regularly receive complements about my appearance. Professionally I have taken on considerably more responsibility and instead of now just working in one department, I am interacting with all employees. I feel much more confident and assured in my day to day work dealings and look forward to this translating into my personal life also. I can’t thank the team at Yvonne Allen enough for their professional approach coupled with their ongoing practical and candid advice.”

    • Renee, 49, Business Owner

    “First of all, I’d like to express my gratitude to your company for matching me ‘Craig’ in 2013. It has been a wonderful experience for over 12 months. Over this period, we had loving and fun times, which we shared together with love, respect and passion. Unfortunately, we both have come to a conclusion that we had different outlooks on building a shared relationship on a long-term basis. After explorations and talks we agreed to move on and seek out our desired relationships in separate ways. Although, it was sad and disappointing to come to this conclusion, we hope to remain friends.
    I had positive experiences with matching. I’d like to let you know that I’d be available for future matching opportunities, should you assess them that way.
    Thank you again for facilitating this special experience.”

    • Peter, 49, Property developer

    “Clare was my second date from Yvonne Allen (and I was her first).
    My first date with Clare lasted 3 and a 1/2 hours. We had coffee and went to the art gallery on the spur of the moment to a photographic exhibition as both of us have a keen interest in art and photography, it was on the 13th December 2009. I had to wait a couple of weeks to see her again, and we saw each other regularly and talked on the phone more and more (me being in Bowral) until we talked or saw each other every day.
    About a month in, she asked me whether I was prepared to move to Sydney or not, and I said yes. This was a pretty important conversation and after this we became closer and our relationship with a couple of months went to the next level.By April I had gone overseas on a flying visit to Singapore with her to meet her parents.
    By September it became obvious that I should discuss moving in, so we discussed this and decided together and I moved from my home of forty years to become a Sydney sider on the 2nd Jan 2011.
    From the first moment I met Clare I was grateful that I had taken the step of going to Yvonne Allen. When I think back on how much richer my life has been over the last 5 years, and the wonderful times we’ve had on holidays, weekends, visiting art galleries and going overseas together – it is in stark comparison to the life I led beforehand where I was a divorcee ready to spend my life with someone(the right person) but was finding it incredibly difficult (I felt impossible) to meet them.
    When I think of Yvonne Allen I think of an easy interview that was honest and delved deeply into what I really wanted in a partner, and a date that changed my life.
    I also thank them for finding someone that is so compatible in so many ways.
    Many thanks”

    • Max 55, Professional

    “After undergoing the appraisal process with Yvonne Allen I did considerable soul-searching and tried to come to a much better understanding of myself and my needs and wants.
    In particular I decided I wanted to have a more active social life. While I spent more time with my family and friends I was determined to meet as many new people as possible. It was this decision more than any other that turned my life around, and surprisingly quickly. I did meet new people and I started dating. It was the best thing I could have done. I was surprised to find that there really is life after a long relationship fails. There are many, many really interesting people out there, if one musters the courage to deal with the challenges of making a new life.
    I did not expect this to happen so quickly, but I’m now in a new relationship, and I must add with a truly wonderful woman. And to think that this came about because I took actions which required more than a little boldness.
    So here I am, within twelve months, in a new and better life, feeling happier than I have in many years.
    Thank you for everything.”

    • Livinia 48, and Jonathan 54, Academic

    “I thought I would let you know that I have been seeing your last introduction, Livinia, for the last three months. I am really enjoying the journey of getting to know her and we are both excited as to where it is heading.
    I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for your attentiveness, advice and feedback. The Yvonne Allen process has been very easy and I appreciate the time and care taken in ensuring my matches were suitable.
    I will keep you updated with any progress.
    Thanks & Regards”

    • Kerrie, 60, Self Employed

    “I know many intelligent women including myself who have struggled with the current belief that the online dating sites are the only way to meet eligible men. Many have encountered “scammers” and/or men who are unable to communicate or commit. I believe that the role your company plays is crucial and it is unfortunate that there are not more professional matchmaking business around the country with your ethics and integrity.”

    • Simon, 50’s, CFO

    “I had a great time with Renee and it reminded how much I enjoy being in a relationship.We met on a number of occasions and got on very easily. We have similar values. Renee is attractive with a good sense of humour and is fun to be with. We got on really well and enjoyed each others company but both agreed that our relationship was not going to develop into anything more than a friendship. I had a great time with Jan and it reminded how much I enjoy female company.”

    • Kristina, 40’s, Media Executive

    “In Phillip’s profile, he described and expressed himself fairly clearly and close to who and what he really is. Initially, he is probably not the type I would go for. But after knowing him a bit more, the story is different. He delivers what he says and promises. I can see and feel that he makes the effort to plan the meet-up and make our meetings interesting and enjoyable. We are now meeting up regularly. We all know not to judge people by its cover, but sometime the dis-match of your own idea of “the one” can get in the way for preventing you to know the person better. From the experience of meeting Phillip, I have learned that I should open up a bit more and allow this friendship/relationship to grow at its own pace.”

    • Diane, 61, Real Estate Agent

    “I wanted to let you know how much I have loved speaking with you both and how fantastic I have found the whole process. After many long years post divorce you have made the transition to dating again very easy and enjoyable and your guidance and advice has been invaluable.
    I was thrilled to meet ‘Alan’ on my first introduction on your recommendation Elaina. The first meeting was thoroughly enjoyable and the conversation so easy we forgot the time. We have been seeing each other regularly now for over three months and are continuing to enjoy the journey and will see where it goes.
    I can’t thank you both enough and have recommended you to all my single friends.
    Thank you Yvonne and Elaina”

    • Anna, 73

    “Lunch with Richard was very enjoyable, three hours passed very quickly. It is already our 8th meeting! We appear to have similar interests and had plenty to talk about… and plan to go to Southern Highlands next Saturday.
    I really enjoy his company and it may develop more….we shall see. He has met some of my friends and had lunch at my house. He also knows my age and it does not appear to be a problem! warm wishes.”

    • Karen, 52, Self Employed

    “I would ask that you put my programme on hold for the next 2 months. I am continuing to see Grant and am enjoying him being a part of my life. We both feel that we would like to see where this leads us and in the meantime we are enjoying the journey.
    Many thanks for introducing me to such a great guy”

    • Grant, 54, Senior Executive

    “I thought I would let you know, Karen and I have been seeing each other the last few weeks and enjoying each other’s company. We are going to see where this goes, so I’m off the market.
    All the best and thanks for your assistance.”

    • Olivia, 41, Dentist

    “While our first meeting was a little awkward, I have really enjoyed our second and third meetings. I’m much more relaxed and feel the conversation flows with greater ease.
    Craig is someone who is easy to relate to and talk to. He is patient and attentive and clearly makes the effort to make our meetings interesting and enjoyable. I think we have both committed the time to try and know each other beyond initial impressions.
    Craig is considerate and intelligent and treats me courteously. I have considerable respect for his attempts to help those who are less privileged.
    I have learned that initial attraction is not as important as I thought, and a connection can develop through common values.”

    • Graham, 55, Company Director

    “As discussed, I have been in a relationship since late July, when I suspended my program.
    Although Yvonne Allen & Associates did not introduce to my current partner – we have been together for almost five months now, I am convinced that my success in forming my relationship has come almost entirely from their excellent program of counseling and support – in my case provided by Toni Culph and Yvonne herself.
    After a long marriage that ended suddenly, I found myself in a position of wanting to start another relationship, but not having the skills, experience and self-insight to date successfully. This is where Yvonne Allen & Associates came in. They helped me understand myself and build my self-esteem. They helped me learn how it is important to stay cool and not be needy, They helped me learn how I could manage things deliberately to avoid building up my anxiety. They encouraged me to be the best partner I could be. Their systematic program of obtaining feedback from both parties in each of my two introductions that they facilitated was in a word – invaluable.
    In summary, I couldn’t have started or progressed my current relationship without (1) the support that Yvonne Allen & Associates provided to me beforehand and (2) the experience I have gained through their first class program.”

    • Peter, 50’s, Self Employed

    “I don’t think I could ask for more from a first date. I found Sophie easy to talk to though I felt a bit nervous myself. We seem to be both people who do better in a one on one setting than networking in a crowd. We discovered that we like similar authors and Monty Python – a hopeful start!
    Sophie had clearly put a fair bit of effort into the meeting – sending me an SMS just before I arrived so I would recognise her and a very nice SMS thanking me after I had departed. I found her warm and welcoming. She seemed a lady who would like to give a relationship a serious go though clearly we need to get to know each other better. She was very affirming.
    Sophie spoke a fair bit about her life – she seemed to me very much what you see is what you get which I liked – perhaps a little shy but in a very personable way. She is clearly a very bright woman who has made courageous decisions over the course of her life.
    I had come to the conclusion some couple of months ago was that what I really wanted was a relationship in which I made someone else happy rather than replacing the loss of my former relationship. Sophie seemed happy with my company – I felt I could be myself with her without having to try too hard.”

    • Lisa, 45, Chef

    “I enjoyed the meeting with Dean enormously! He has restored my faith in the quest for a partner. If we don’t end up together then it is someone very like Dean that I am looking for. He is intelligent and has some terrific stories.
    The mental connection was obvious to me – hope he felt the same way!
    I still need to get to know him but I like everything I have learnt about Dean so far. I do hope he does contact me…I am keen to keep seeing him!”

    • Patrick and Ling, 40’s

    “Patrick and I married after being matched by your agency 12 years ago. That is a whole Chinese cycle of 12 Chinese animals. Our 12th wedding anniversary is on 17 November this year.
    We are doing well and are very happily married with a beautifully mannered son. He did his year 3 Naplan this year and got top marks very everything. He has my sociable nature, but Patrick’s cautious attitude and has managed to avoid my bad points of impulsiveness and irritability!
    We often recommend people to go to you.
    We would be happy for you to give a brief summary of our story with different names to advertise your success – how you matched two people originally from Hong Kong, both opposite characters in personality but complement each other; both had same goals and aims and both were looking for someone for a long time.”

    • Craig, 58, Barrister

    “Thank you very much for your invitation to attend your seminar last night. It had impact. I enjoyed the night, generally and chatting away with the ladies, in particular.
    I think I can now begin to understand what to do or at times perhaps not what to do when the normal vicissitudes of life conflict with the boys and the girls. Yvonne explained this concept, in my view with devastating logic.
    As to any future topics, perhaps a session on overcoming a break up and moving on may be of interest.”

    • Belinda, 49, PR consultant

    “I just wanted to let you know I had the most delightful meeting with Yvonne! What an amazing & interesting woman. I could have spent hours listening to her talk about relationships.
    Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to her for fitting me into her busy schedule – it was certainly appreciated.
    I was obviously giving off good vibes after our meeting because , on the way back to my office, a stranger ( young woman) stopped me in the street to tell me how much she liked my dress!!! So…. let’s line up those lovely eligible men!!!”

    • Camille, 53

    “Having tried other professional dating agencies I was frustrated with superficiality of both the people I was meeting and the person organizing the meetings!!! I was instantly impressed with individualized approach and the almost instant understanding of the values and qualities that were important to me in a prospective partner. I was overwhelmed by the attunement I felt with my first suggested “match”. In addition, the ongoing support and wisdom traversing the tricky path of dating at my age, stage and situation has been stunning.”

    • Natasha, 35, PHD Student

    “David made me feel very comfortable and we had a lot in common. We have met several times since and we are enjoying getting to know each other. We are meeting on a regular basis and talk daily. I could lose myself in his eyes every time we meet. I find him extremely attractive… I like him a lot! We have many similar beliefs and find it very easy talking with each other. I appreciate his gentleness, kindness, passion, looks, willingness to meet under various situations. He just keeps getting better and better. What I have learned from this process is that it is extremely attractive to meet someone who has some differences yet similar views on life. I don’t want to meet someone who is like me in every way and who accepts me for who I am.”

    • Gwen, 58, Writer

    “I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you with an up-date on how things are going. I’m happy to tell you that Jack and I are still very close – and getting closer. I realise it’s been quite a challenge for two people of such widely differing cultural backgrounds, and at our ages, to form such a connection, but at the moment we are both very happy and it looks as though we may be permanently ’an item’ from now on.
    Anyway, all being well you can count us as a potentially successful project! After only 9 months we’re happier than most of our elderly friends, more active in private and public and more optimistic too – and both of us have heard our doctors say how much healthier we look – so we’re doing well, thanks to you guys.
    Thanks for your help, Best wishes, Gwen”

    • Larry, 71, academic

    “We met for coffee the the first time; in the course of that meeting, we felt comfortable enough with each other to go on a short cruise on the harbour afterwards. We have since met again, for dinner. I find Rose to be charming, attractive, intelligent and with a nice sense of humour; and on the whole we seem to have convergent attitudes on most things that matter. Another point of common ground is that she has lived for a number of years in Singapore (where I was born and had my formative years). In short, so far,everything is looking good, and all being well, this initial friendship will, I hope, grow and blossom over time. I think I have said before that women should be treated with the greatest of respect, and we have both agreed that we will take things slowly and not rush into anything. Thank you for introducing Rose to me.”

    • Syd, Engineer, Sydney

    “I was chatting with Anna last night – as we’ve done pretty much every day since we first met – and I suddenly realised that my profile is still up on the YA site (though I assume not accessible to anyone). I think I can say with some confidence it can now be removed. Why? Because I am sure I have met the love of my life, and that her name is Anna! Thank you so much for what you have done for us both. I can’t describe how happy she has made me feel.”

    • Mark, 48, Melbourne

    “I wanted to let you know just how much I am appreciating the process of joining Yvonne Allen. It has been an easy transition, the process easy and I feel there is a lot of personal care taken when choosing profiles for me. Once again thank you.”

    • Richard & Lucy, Melbourne

    “Thank you for the email. Delighted to tell you that Lucy and I have married…thanks to you. We are both wonderfully happy and full of admiration for the role you played in bringing us together. We have never been happier. Our thanks and best wishes.”

    • Tony, Doctor, Sydney

    “I flew to Sydney this past weekend, stayed with friends of mine, but met up with Melissa. We had dinner in Bondi Sat night (Sean’s Panorama, really good!), and then I also met her on the Sunday morning for breakfast, then we walked Bondi to Bronte, which was fabulous. What can I say? She seems perfect for me in every way, I feel completely comfortable in her company and I don’t think we ever stopped talking! We seem to have very closely allied interests and outlooks on everything, except who I should be supporting in cricket matches between England and Australia! She remembered the names and details of all of my daughters (no small feat, but so important to me), and I am already looking forward to meeting her again. So, thank you so much for introducing us, I do feel a strong bond of friendship developing between us already, and I hope that one day this may progress to a romantic involvement, it is certainly what I would like!”

    • George, Melbourne

    “I would like to recommend your process by which I have managed to meet with a wonderful lady after many long years post divorce. Your ability to sift through the major aspects of compatibility has enabled me to quickly find someone who has similar relationship goals thus ending a number of short and unfruitful previous attempts.”

    • Megan, 39, Nurse

    “Firstly I would like to thank you for all your hard work and secondly to let you know that your matching me up has led to an engagement… and… ’Michael’ and I have been seeing each other for just under 5 months and we are getting engaged!! I thought you all might be glad to hear that you have successfully matched us up and that we love each other. Thank you Yvonne Allen and staff!”

    • Jerome, 49, Lawyer

    “I just wanted to thank you for all your support and encouragement in my interesting journey with Yvonne Allen. I really appreciated the sympathetic ear and words of encouragement; it has been a terrific boost for my confidence. As a very busy lawyer with four young children and a single father – I really never dreamt that I would meet someone who would want to take us on! I envisaged meeting some interesting women, with the aim of enjoying their company and putting some sort of balance into my life again. Having been introduced by your agency to a delightful woman who has three children of her own, however, and enjoying seeing each other regularly, I realise that our friendship has a lot of potential for a long-term relationship. Thank you once again for encouraging me along the way”

    • Richard & Louisa, Melbourne

    “Richard and I met through Yvonne Allen & Associates nearly fourteen years ago and have been married almost 11 years now. We have a son, aged 8. I often recommend you to people seeking a partner but they just don’t take up good advice or maybe they do and I don’t know. Good luck to them if they do and it won’t be time wasted.”

    • Sandra, 50′s, Medical Industry, Sydney

    “Having recently commenced the YAA program I was pleasantly surprised to meet X on my first introduction. I have found Yvonne Allen to be down to earth and straightforward and feel well supported on this journey. Having a trustworthy intermediary makes the introduction process a far pleasanter experience than trawling the internet for hours on end. At this stage I am not sure what will eventuate but it has been a very positive experience so far.”

    • Lee, 34, Accountant

    “Dear Yvonne, Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. As you can see (from the photo) we have a baby! Well he turned one on the 17th Dec and is already walking. We think of you often! We are both enjoying parenthood very much.”

    • Simon, 63, Consultant

    “Suzie is a beautiful woman; she is lovely there’s no need for me to fill in my feedback sheet. I will tell her again when we’re lying in the sunlight under the trees in the gardens in the hills. Thank you for bringing us together. Have a wonderful day.”

    • Catherine, 40′s, Sydney

    “Coming to Yvonne Allen after my partner passed away was a difficult and scary decision. But Elaina took a lot of care in helping me feel comfortable about going on dates and gave me the confidence I needed to learn to enjoy each one. I realised that it wasn’t so much about looking for love but having the opportunity to meet new people, enjoy their company and just have some fun. I have met some lovely people and continue my program after 6 months with a better understanding of myself and a better appreciation of how to make the most of the opportunity. I would really like to thank Elaina and Yvonne Allen for being patient with me and showing me how to be more open in my approach to meeting new and different people and continuing in helping me to do that.”

    • Mark, 52, Doctor

    “Both Kate and I phoned separately a number of months ago to let you know we will be getting married. We have now set a date in December. We just wanted to express our appreciation for helping us get together. We do seem to be incredibly well matched, and that was self-evident from the first meeting. Our relationship has gone from strength to strength over the past year.
    We would not have met without your introduction given that she lives in Terrigal and I live in Sydney. The service you offer is fantastic. We are looking forward to merging both our families at the end of the year. Once again, many thanks to you both for the introduction.”

    • John, 60, IT Industry

    “We are a happy family and are very lucky. Thank you for linking us up with each other and for providing good quality partners. I don’t hesitate recommending you to single friends.”

    • Melissa, 30, Marketing

    “Much has happened since our last contact and I have to advise that I am no longer “available” for current or future profile matches. I have got back together with Keith, whom I originally met through YAA and not only is he in the process of moving in with me, but I have just accepted his proposal of marriage. So all in all, I am very happy with my situation and grateful to you for bringing this man into my life”

    • Steven, mid 50′s, Banking

    “Would you please convey my thanks and appreciation to Yvonne for meeting with me. It was a very fulfilling and interesting discussion. It also gave me confidence in moving forward and managing, what I hope, is an interesting and exciting search for that special person.”

    • Craig, late 60′s, Architect

    “I would like to recommend your process by which I have managed to meet with a wonderful lady after many long years post divorce. Your ability to sift through the major aspects of compatibility has enabled me to quickly find someone who has similar relationship goals thus ending a number of short and unfruitful previous attempts.”

    • Richard & Sam, 40′s, Self Employed

    “Richard and I met through Yvonne Allen & Associates nearly fourteen years ago and have been married almost 11 years now. We have a son, aged 8. I often recommend you to people seeking a partner but they just don’t take up good advice or maybe they do and I don’t know. Good luck to them if they do and it won’t be time wasted. We are a happy family and are very lucky. Thank you for linking us up with each other and for providing good quality partners. I don’t hesitate recommending you to single friends.”

    • Karen, 45, Physio

    “Having the opportunity to meet Yvonne and working closely with YAA in my search for a potential partner has been a very fulfilling experience. So much time, careful advice and support has made this possibly ‘terrifying’ journey, a pleasurable one and has more than anything else, taught me a lot about myself. As a parent and starting again, this search can be very challenging but YAA has made me feel very supported and strengthened by the whole experience. They have been wonderful. Thank you so much!”

    • Terry, 50′s, Psychologist

    “The profile that she presented is very accurate as to how she actually is. She is truly a lovely person who is very caring and thoughtful about others – a delight to be with! She is very kind, very thoughtful, very caring, very attractive, very attentive to the other person, very good with her older children/adults.”

    • Sally, 41, Advertising Industry

    “Greg is very good communicator and we touch base each day with a text, phone calls once a week and we seem to be enjoying a dinner each week. We went out last night for dinner and had such a lovely time. The thing is that we chat and chat for hours, so from this, we are learning more and more about each other. All this chatting has been a fabulous help with me and we realise more and more (even in the way we operate at work) how similar we are! So everything is going very well and am enjoying his company very much. Having the opportunity to meet Yvonne and working closely with YAA in my search for a potential partner has been a very fulfilling experience. So much time, careful advice and support has made this possibly ‘terrifying’ journey, a pleasurable one and has more than anything else, taught me a lot about myself. As a parent and starting again, this search can be very challenging but YAA has made me feel very supported and strengthened by the whole experience. They have been wonderful. Thank you so much!”

    • Tom, 48, Engineer

    “It’s been only four months since I met the most wonderful, lovely woman, and it’s thanks to Yvonne Allen and her team that we found each other. I didn’t really know what to expect when I first approached YAA. I am very appreciative of the time, care and advice put in by Yvonne’s team and am thrilled at how my life is changing. Thank you!”

    • Libby, 49, Solicitor

    “The 1st meeting was easy and comfortable. He was entertaining and was definitely displaying the ‘peacock syndrome’!! I thought that was rather sweet. he is not what I would classify as “drop dead gorgeous’ but I found his personality and his intelligence very attractive.. Enjoyed his openness, intelligence, sensitivity, compassion, gentleness and integrity. We have met twice since the initial meeting and we have so much in common both emotionally and intellectually.Would like to see Tony again. I learned that I am definitely attracted to someone like Tony and that I can bring lightness and brightness to the relationship and still be true to ourselves as individually I can’t get over how you were able to match us so well and I want to thank you for the time and effort you took in matching our profiles.”

    • Rose, 73, Journalist

    “I was pleasantly surprised I could be so relaxed with a stranger. After a few shy minutes we got on really well, talked for an hour and then took off for lunch and a harbour cruise. It went well. We were happily “on the same page” in most of our conversation and our sense of humour seemed to coincide. I liked his gentleness, his courtesy and his wide ranging ideas plus the fact that he obviously had enjoyed a warm and loving relationship with his late (English) wife and family. We are going to dinner this Sunday and I’m looking forward to it.”

    • Sarah, 40’s, Financial Advisor

    “Thank you Yvonne for the opportunity to attend the recent seminar as I continue to be interested in current issues in relationships. I would like to say to you personally and professionally that I found the content and tone of your presentation both warm and sincere. For any potential or past client seeking the services of your assistance, such warmth is crucial in overcoming the anxieties and tentativeness about their participation.”

    • Greg, late 30’s, Lawyer

    “As a man who has recently divorced and started dating again, I found your comments re how on a first date I could help a woman to relax and get out of her business persona to be very helpful. I now realise why most of the dates have had felt like an interview rather than something that could lead to romance and a relationship.”

    • Jenny, 50’s, Business Owner

    “I now understand why my marriage came to an end even though we loved each other. If I had known beforehand about misunderstanding due to gender differences I think we would still be together. Thank you Yvonne for your insightful seminar. “