Maureen Tara Nelson Private Matchmaking, Inc.

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In Maureen Tara Nelson's 13 years in the dating industry you might have seen her on many television shows, seen her interviewed on many news channels, heard her live on the "Jackie The Joke Man Martling" Radio Show and "DeVore & Diana Show"on Sirius Radio, and on WGBB with Frankie D, or read about her in the many articles about her success as a Matchmaker over the years.  They all share the same common theme, Maureen Tara Nelson Private Matchmaking, Inc. is the best Matchmaking Service in New York, because she cares!  She loves what she does and it shows in your results!

She has been written up in many Long Island Papers and Magazines, such as Newsday, Long Island Golf Magazine, Long Island Press, The Long Island Pulse, The Irish Voice, The Irish Echo, Home & Away, North Shore Today, The Boulevard Magazine, The Union Business Directory, Generations, and The Queens Courier to name a few. 

In Golf Magazine, "Working closely with many Long Islanders, Maureen has found their love for golf ranks among the top 10 hobbies they enjoy most, along with traveling and dining out.  Maureen is so devoted to arranging successful matches for her clients. she keeps a notepad besides her bed, should she awake in the middle of the night, as she often does, realizing that two people are a good fit."

Quoted in Long Island Press, "With Valentines Day approaching. Long Island singles need not worry anymore.  They turn to one of Long Island's most successful matchmakers, Maureen Tara Nelson."

In North Shore Today, "Maureen offers all potential clients a complimentary interview, yet she doesn't accept every client that comes through her door.  Being selective in her screening process is the key to her success."

In the Irish Voice, "Still unsure if you want to spend money on having someone find you a date?  Nelson offers a complimentary interview.  Who knows, by the end of it, she might already have someone in mind."

Again in Long Island Press, October 2007, "WHY ARE YOU SUCCESSFUL WHEN SO MANY OTHER SERVICES FAIL?"  "I know what works, giving 100% customer service, as well as personalized service.  My clients know that they will always deal with me, and not an assistant, and that they have the luxury of seeing photos before they meet someone."

In The Boulevard, December 2007, "Give yourself six months of trying it on your own-if it doesn't work-it's time to come to me."

In the Business Union Directory 2007, "If you don't have the time yourself or the exposure to many single people, you need a Matchmaker."

Look for more of Maureen's articles and write-ups recently in Long Island Pulse (First Date Mistakes), The Boulevard (Tips on avoiding a disastrous Valentine's Day).  Hopefully you saw one of Maureen's latest success stories on Channel 12 News, Love Stories, Valentine's Day Segment!  Recently you will find exciting Editorials on Maureen Tara Nelson Private Matchmaking in the Magazines and Newspapers of The Irish Voice, Long Island Business News and The New York Resident!

For the upcoming Singles Cruise Maureen is hosting with Boutique travel, she has been written up again in The Long Island Press, "Hundreds of people have met their mates through the services of Nelson."

In The Irish Echo, June Issue 2008, I was interviewed by THE BUZZ editor, Eileen Murphy, where she asked me over 20 personal questions about might be surprised by some of my answers!

In The Natural Awakenings Magazine, "A very interesting article Fall into Fall with Matchmaking."

In The Home & Away Newspaper, Maureen talks about the two most ingredients in a relationship.

In The Irish Emigrant Paper, you'll enjoy reading "Fall in Love this Fall Thanks to our very own Irish American Matchmaker.

In Newsday's What's Happening Guide, you'll read "tips on how to fall in love."

Also in November's Irish Emigrant Paper, "The Do's and Don'ts of Dating."

In December's Long Island Press, "Nominated for the Best Matchmaker on Long Island."

We WON!!! Thank you readers of The Long Island Press for voting us "Best of Long Island" Matchmaker for 2009.

In Irish Voice, "Top Ten Most Romantic Gestures" for Valentine's Day 2009.

In Home & Away, Maureen talks about her own St. Patrick's Day Memories...March 2009.

In Natural Awakenings, April 2009, "Dating Advice given my Maureen Tara Nelson in her new Blog on Irish" for all of her Spiritually Minded clients.

In Long Island Pulse, April 2009, Maureen Tara Nelson was awarded "Please Stand Up" for her success in Matchmaking for Doc's Single's Dance Parties.

Monthly guest on Frankie D's Radio Station, WGBB, the entire 2009!

A free Match for Mom was featured in May 2009 The Irish Voice, compliments of Maureen Tara Nelson.

A free Match for Dad is being offered by Maureen Tara Nelson in Natural Awakenings.

The Irish Voice chose Maureen Tara Nelson as one of their Top 50 Most Influential Business Women on Long Island.

Newsday, Sunday, July 5,2009, "Professional Matchmaker, Maureen Tara Nelson offered her advice at a Divorce Expo in Port Washington."

Meet Maureen Tara Nelson personally at Summer Singles Sizzle with taste at Grace's Marketplace.

Island Harvest, "Thank you very much for your wonderful contribution for our Huntington Referral Network Food Drive."

"It was a true pleasure to be invited to The end of summer party in August for The Irish Business Network, we had a wonderful time." The staff at Maureen Tara Nelson, Private Matchmaking, Inc.

Long Island Press, thanks Maureen Tara Nelson for participating in their annual awards dinner for "Woman that make a difference on Long Island." September 2009

Long Island Fashion Expo, in October was pleased to have Maureen Tara Nelson be apart of their important cause.

Maureen Tara Nelson made a presentation, how to meet Mr./Ms. Right the easy way," once again at this year's Annual Singles Expo - November 1, 2009.

We WON AGAIN!!! Thank you readers of The Long Island Press for voting us "Best of Long Island" Matchmaker for 2010!!! 

The monthly power lunch with Gary, owner of the amazing Oheka Castle, in January 2010 was fantastic.  "I am very proud to have been invited.  It was truly an amazing experience for me."

Quoted in Newsday, January 11, 2010, Maureen Tara Nelson gave her insight to the upcoming wedding of Derek Jeter.  

THERE WILL BE VALENTINE'S DAY EDITORIALS IN FEBRUARY 2010, in The Long Island Pulse, The Irish Echo, The Irish Voice, LIPress, Natural Awakenings, and more!!!

LIPulse article February 2010, "Got Love on Your Mind?"

The Irish Echo article February 2010, "Finding Happily Ever After."

The Irish Voice article February 2010, "Finding your true Soul Mate."

Natural Awakenings article February 2010, "Finding a Valentine."

Featured guest FEBRUARY 11, 2010 on Channel 12 News for their Valentine's Day segment with Maureen Tara Nelson LIVE.

The Queens COURIER February2010, "Make Maureen Tara Nelson your Matchmaker."

Celebrity Guest Judge at the Famous Paddy Reilly's for their Grand Finale of their Irish Version of American Idol.

Guest speaker in March 2010 for The Woman's Networking Group.

The Queensborough Newspaper article April 2010, "Let Maureen Tara Nelson find your match."

Generations Summer 2010 Magazine, "Tips for a Great First Date" by Maureen Tara Nelson.

Also appeared in the A&E series Growing up Twisted!

August 2010, The Irish Echo, Maureen Tara Nelson answers the questions of their single readers.

September 2010, The Long Island Pulse, "Summer Fling or The Real Thing?"

October 2010, Generations Magazine, "Why men over 50 need a Matchmaker."

November 2010, LI Press, "Keep it on Long Island Winner."

November 2010, Elegant Accents, "Singular Suggestions by Maureen Tara Nelson."

December 2010, LIPress, "Is it a good time now to meet someone for the Holidays."

December 2010, The Irish Voice, "How to meet someone for the Holidays."

December 2010, We WON AGAIN !!! Thank you readers of The Long Island Press for voting us "Best of Long Island" Matchmaker for 2011.  OUR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW WINNING!!!

December 2010, Island Harvest, "Thank you so much Maureen Tara Nelson for your generous gift.  We greatly appreciate your confidence in us and your support of our hunger relief work."

Valentine's Day articles 2011 & 2012 in Long Island Pulse, LI Press, Newsday, Generations, and Irish Voice.

LI Business News February 2011, Feature article and Photo Shoot.

In February 2011, Maureen Tara Nelson participated at the Annual Charity Day at Bloomingdales.  She gave out free dating tips to all! 

Singles Advice Columnist for The Levittown Patch!

Irish Voice article on Maureen and The Millionaire Matchmaker, 2011.

St. Patrick's Day articles in The Irish Voice, Irish Echo, & The LIPress 2011 & 2012.

Verizon Fio's Interview on Maureen Tara Nelson Private Matchmaking, 2011.

Huntington Buzz & Manhattan Buzz Singles Advice Columnist 2011.

Appeared as herself on The Off Broadway Production of Miss Abigail's guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage! with Joyce Dewitt.

LIPress 2011, The Five Best Outdoor Restaurants on Long Island.

December 2011, Holiday Articles by Maureen Tara Nelson Private Matchmaking, for Home & Away, Irish Voice, LIPress, Outlook Magazine, Levittown Patch, and NY Post.

LIPress Winner Fourth Year in a row, 2012, The Best Matchmaking/Dating Service.

LIPress 2012, Happy Valentine's Day article to all singles in New York.

LIPulse 2012, Valentine's Day article.

Irish Voice & Irish Echo, Finding Love on Valentine's Day.

Read the Levittown Patch for all Relationship advice in 2012.

Milieu Magazine, Quarterly Matchmaking articles in 2012.

Image Magazine articles, Matchmaking Then and Now, & The Second Time Around.

Irish Voice 2012, Christmas Article, 12/27/12.

Christmas Articles, 2012, LIPress, & LIPulse.

LIPress Winner Fifth Year in a row, 2013, The Best Matchmaking/Dating Service.

LIPulse 2013, Valentine's Day article February 2013.

LIPress 2013, Valentine's Day article 2013.

Filming upcoming A&E television show airing March, 2013.

READ Maureen Tara Nelson's Singles Advice column in both Irish Central, and The New Long Island Magazine THE LIST...

Summer Articles, 2013, LIPress, & LIPulse.

LIPress 2013, Holiday Gift Ideas.

LIPress Winner Sixth Year in a row, 2014, The Best Matchmaking/Dating Service.

LIPulse 2014, 7 Steps to meet your Valentine.

Irish Voice February 2014, How to meet your Valentine.

Check out our upcoming events:


1. The ULTIMATE "Fun Girl's Night Out" Long Island- 4/9/2014, Wednesday at 5:00pm
Mineola, New York.
Free Gifts to ladies!!!! Enter to win a Free membership and Free Matches......

2. "MEET MAUREEN TARA NELSON, LI's #1 Matchmaker at Zachary's, East Meadow SATURDAY 4/12/14 10:30pm...For Girls Night Out." Ladies free admission and Free Drinks. Enter to win FREE Raffles for both Guys and Ladies compliments of Maureen Tara Nelson Private Matchmaking.

3. "Thrilled to have Long Island's #1 Matchmaker Maureen Tara Nelson Private Matchmaking, Inc. as part of our fabulous panel for our big 4/24 show at the prestigious YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts! Tix go ON SALE Wednesday at

Maureen also was a Guest Professor for the day in Marketing at Nassau Community College lecturing on dating and relationships, has conducted a Seminar, "How to meet Mr./Ms. Right the easy way", at the Long Island Singles Expo in October 2007. And in October 2008, "How to meet Mr./Ms. Right Part II," and again Part III November 2009.

Maureen is a member of many Chambers of Commerce across Long Island.  She is also a member of the Irish Business Network. Maureen also participates in many charitable organizations, such as "Dress for Success", "The Harvest Charitable Society," & "Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund."

Contact Maureen Tara Nelson Private Matchmaking, Inc. By Phone at (516) 444-2861, (866) 760-0484, (888)-31-MATCH(62824), (631) 577-7940.  Email at or

Conveniently located in Melville, LONG ISLAND, 11747, directly off Exit 48, and our MANHATTAN OFFICE across from Penn Station! Call now to schedule your free consultation!

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Private Matchmaking, Inc.