Bringing people together – Yvonne Allen, the mother of all matchmakers

Posted by | June 14, 2014 | Enterprising, Lifestyle & Leisure | No Comments

Yvonne Allen was a pioneer in personalised introduction agencies in Australia when she launched her eponymous business nearly 40 years ago.  (Today, AFR, Enterprising Women)

Yvonne Allen & Associates was way ahead in the game which is now dominated by RSVP.com, or e-Harmony, or even the more recent kid on the block, Tinder.

It doesn’t have the volumes or turnover of the online model, but Yvonne is sticking with it with about 150 clients in the 35-plus age bracket, about 60-40 women to men.  RSVP.com trumpets about 54% of the online market, or more.

Her major point of difference is that photos are rarely shown, and people cannot submit “idealised profiles.”

In case you need a tip from the matriarch – all she will say is: “Delight in your differences.”