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MTN Matchmaking Awards

We could tell you about how good our services are until we’re blue in the face, but we know that discerning customers like you are going to need a bit more than our word to go on… Thankfully, we’ve got just the thing. Maureen Tara Nelson and MTN Matchmaking have won numerous awards for delivering high-end, personalized, executive Matchmaking services… Take a look…

Introduction

Maureen

Maureen has a bachelors degree in Business Administration, Majoring in Marketing and minoring in Psychology.

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

For the past three years The Best Matchmaker conducts a yearly seminar for the 50 & over fair, “Improving your love life after 50”, as well as sponsoring their singles lounge. Maureen has been asked to make many seminars on dating and relationships across Long Island for the past 10 years.

Maureen is a member of The Melville Chamber of Commerce and 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.”

Best of New York City for 2022

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Long Island Press Cover: Long Island's Cupid

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Long Island’s Cupid: Maureen Tara Nelson. The matchmaker that helps Long Islander’s find love.

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BEST OF LONG ISLAND 2022

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The Bethpage Best of LI contest is a roadmap to the best, top-notch businesses and services throughout both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

DAN’S BEST OF THE BEST 2021

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Dan’s List is the number one guide to the Best of everything on the East End. This program chooses the best businesses on the North Fork and South Fork!

Power Women of Long Island

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Power Women of Long Island 2021 Winner

Best of the City 2021 winner

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Once again we have been honored by our friends over at Bethpage, only this time we have flown the nest and received their coveted ‘Best in City’ award for our Matchmaking services in Manhattan. Like Bethpage themselves, while our services were once only available in Long Island, we have expanded and are lucky to be recognized for our work in NYC, where we hope to continue delivering outstanding services for years to come.

BEST OF THE BEST
by DAN’S PAPER

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We are honored to have been awarded Dan’s Paper’s ‘Best of the Best’ award for our Matchmaking services, delivered with acclaim to the people of Long Island. Dan’s is a Long Island institution with well over half a century of history serving the community day in and day out. To be honored by such a well-respected organization is deeply humbling, and all of the team at MTN are ecstatic to have been honored in this way. As ever, we don’t like to rest on our laurels and so MTN will gratefully continue to show that we are deserving of these awards and will continue to deliver executive-level services across Long Island and beyond.

“Best of Long Island” Matchmaker

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This year MTN has been incredibly lucky to have not only been named ‘Best in City’ by Bethpage, but also ‘Best of Long Island’ once again. We are, of course, incredibly excited to see that our expanded services are all delivering the exceptional quality of Matchmaking that we pride ourselves on, and we are forever grateful to the nominators and voters of these awards for their continued support of our never-ending mission to find people the love story they deserve.

“BEST OF LONG ISLAND” MATCHMAKER

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Once again, MTN was awarded the ‘Best of LI’ award for Matchmaking services in 2020, carrying on our winning streak as we continued to deliver high-quality, compassionate Matchmaking services to the singles of Long Island. As ever, we were deeply moved to receive this award, not least after previous wins beforehand, and once again wish to thank those who were kind enough to nominate and select us for the honor.

Best of the City 2020
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Once again we received ‘Best of the City’ award for our Matchmaking services from Bethpage. We are lucky to be recognized for our work in NYC, where we hope to continue delivering outstanding services for our customers despite of all the obstacles of Modern World!

“BEST OF LONG ISLAND”
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We won again, and would like to thank for trust and faith in us to our voters and to contest holders!

“BEST OF LONG ISLAND”
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We`ve been called Best of Long Island – thanks to Bethpage and all these awesome people who gave their votes for us!

Beauty Ball

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Committee Member for the Beauty Ball 2017

Long Island Hospitality Ball

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Committee Member for the Long Island Hospitality Ball June 2017

The Irish Echo

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Advice from MTN Matchmaking for St. Patrick’s Day, The Irish Echo, March 2017

The Irish Echo Newspaper

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How to Find Love for Valentine’s Day The Irish Echo Newspaper, February 2017

The Great Love Debate NYC

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Expert Panelist of The Great Love Debate NYC November 14, 2016

First Annual Breast Cancer 
Survivor Contest

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Breast Cancer Advocate and Host of MTN Matchmaking’s First Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Contest worth over $13,000 October 20, 2016

Beauty Ball

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Committee Member for the Beauty Ball September 2016

The LI Hospitality Ball

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Committee Member for The LI Hospitality Ball June 2016

The Model Search

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Host of The Model Search for our celebrity bachelors May 2016

Irish Echo Newspaper

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Matchmaking Advice for St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Echo Newspaper 2016

Irish Echo Newspaper

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How to find Love for Valentine’s Day, Irish Echo Newspaper, February 2016

Better Business Bureau

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Became an Accredited Business for the Better Business Bureau 2016

LIPulse Magazine

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Single for the Holidays, LIPulse Magazine, December/January 2015/2016

Certificate of Appreciation 
 for Outstanding Support

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Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Support of the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots, December 2015

Irish Echo Newspaper

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Summer Article 2015 Irishman… Irish Echo Newspaper

Irish Echo Newspaper

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Irish Echo Newspaper, How to find love for St. Patrick’s Day 2015

Long Island Pulse

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Valentine’s Day articles 2015, Long Island Pulse Magazine

Irish Echo Newspaper

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Finding love for Valentine’s Day 2015, Irish Echo Newspaper

Milieu Magazine

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2015 Milieu Magazine, St. Valentine’s Day Tip

Milieu Magazine

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Milieu 2014, Holiday Advice For Singles

Great Love Debate Long Island

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Great Love Debate Long Island, April 2014, Expert Panelist

Irish Voice

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Irish Voice February 2014, How to meet your Valentine

LIPulse

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LIPulse 2014, 7 Steps to meet your Valentine

The Best Matchmaking/
Dating Service

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

LIPress

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LIPress 2013, Holiday Gift Ideas

LIPress & LIPulse

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Summer Articles, 2013, LIPress, & LIPulse

Irish Central and The New Long Island Magazine

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

A&E television show

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Filming upcoming A&E television show airing March, 2013

LIPress

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LIPress 2013, Valentine’s Day article 2013

LIPulse

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LIPulse 2013, Valentine’s Day article February 2013

The Best Matchmaking/
Dating Service

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

LIPress & LIPulse

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Christmas Articles, 2012, LIPress, & LIPulse

Irish Voice

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

Image Magazine

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

Milieu Magazine

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Milieu Magazine, Quarterly Matchmaking articles in 2012

Levittown Patch

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Read the Levittown Patch for all Relationship advice in 2012

Irish Voice & Irish Echo

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Irish Voice & Irish Echo, Finding Love on Valentine’s Day

LIPulse

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LIPulse 2012, Valentine’s Day article

LIPress

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

The Best Matchmaking/
Dating Service

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

Holiday Articles 
by Maureen Tara Nelson

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

LIPress

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LIPress 2011, The Five Best Outdoor Restaurants on Long Island

The Off Broadway
Production

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

Huntington Buzz & Manhattan Buzz Singles 
Advice

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Huntington Buzz & Manhattan Buzz Singles Advice Columnist 2011

Verizon Fio’s Interview

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

St. Patrick’s Day articles

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

Irish Voice

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Irish Voice article on Maureen and The Millionaire Matchmaker, 2011

The Levittown Patch

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Singles Advice Columnist for The Levittown Patch!

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

LI Business News

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LI Business News February 2011, Feature article and Photo Shoot

Long Island Pulse

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

Island Harvest

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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.”

“Best of Long Island” Matchmaker

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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!!!

The Irish Voice

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

LIPress

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

Elegant Accents

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

LI Press

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

Generations Magazine

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

The Long Island Pulse

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

The Irish Echo

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

A&E series Growing up 
Twisted

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

Generations Summer 2010 Magazine

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Generations Summer 2010 Magazine, “Tips for a Great First Date” by Maureen Tara Nelson

The Queensborough 
Newspaper

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

The Woman’s Networking 
Group

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Guest speaker in March 2010 for The Woman’s Networking
Group

Famous Paddy Reilly

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

The Queens COURIER

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The Queens COURIER February 2010, “Make Maureen Tara Nelson your Matchmaker.”

Featured Guest

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

Natural Awakenings Article

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Natural Awakenings article February 2010, “Finding a Valentine.”

The Irish Voice article

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

The Irish Echo article

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

LIPulse article

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LIPulse article February 2010, “Got Love on Your Mind?”

VALENTINE’S DAY EDITORIALS

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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!!!

Quoted in Newsday

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

The monthly power lunch

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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.”

“Best of Long Island” Matchmaker

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

Annual Singles Expo

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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.

Long Island Fashion Expo

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

Woman that make a difference on Long Island

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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

The Irish Business Network summer party

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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.

Island Harvest

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

Grace’s Marketplace

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

Divorce Expo

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

Top 50 Most Influential Business Women

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

Natural Awakenings

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

The Irish Voice

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

Frankie D’s Radio Station

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

Doc’s Single’s Dance Parties

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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.

Natural Awakenings

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

Home & Away

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

Top Ten Most Romantic Gestures

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In Irish Voice, “Top Ten Most Romantic Gestures” for Valentine’s Day 2009.

Best of Long Island Matchmaker

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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.

Irish Emigrant Paper

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Also in November’s Irish Emigrant Paper, “The Do’s and Don’ts of Dating.”

Newsday’s What’s Happening Guide

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In Newsday’s What’s Happening Guide, you’ll read “Tips on how to fall in love.”

The Irish Emigrant Paper

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

The Natural Awakenings Magazine

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

The Home & Away Newspaper

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

The Irish Echo

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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 myself…you might be surprised by some of my answers!

The Long Island Press

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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.”

Newspapers and Magazines

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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!

Business Union Directory

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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.”

The Boulevard

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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.”

Long Island Press

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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.”

The Irish Voice

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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.”

North Shore Today

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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.”

Long Island Press

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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.”

Golf Magazine

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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.”