Finalist @ Uk Dating Awards 2016
Winner @ UK Dating Awards 2015
UKDA 2017 Finalist

Your Matchmaker

Award Winning Matchmaking Dating Agency

Formerly South Downs Introductions

Your Matchmaker

Your Matchmaker Dating AgencyYour Matchmaker (formerly South Downs Introductions) is a dating agency and personal introduction service catering for single professionals across the south east.

Founded by Tara, a former police detective of exemplary conduct as well as a law graduate, who has a knack for seeking out great matches for her clients and has matched hundreds of couples.  Many of them now share their lives together. Some are married, engaged and live together.  

Tara is a regular featured guest and dating advice expert on international, national and local BBC television and radio programmes as well as featuring in numerous magazine articles.  Please visit our Press page to view, listen to and read our most recent articles.

Winner of the UK Dating Awards in 2015 and a Finalist at the UK Dating Awards 2017 and the UK Dating Awards 2016, Tara is recognised as one of the best professionals in the UK Dating Industry.  She is a trained, certified graduate Matchmaker of the London Matchmaker Academy.

Dating Agency Collaboration

Tara has formed strong relationships with other trusted dating agencies in London and the south east, many of whom are also multi-award winners.  We often collaborate with a number of these trusted brands as this increases your chances of finding that perfect partner. 

Tara got married this year in 2018! She is only too happy to share her experiences of how she found the love of her life when she thought it was impossible. Read her story and lots of other dating advice at our Blog pages.

Areas We Cover:

Located in the heart of Sussex, we reach out to members located in:

  • East and West Sussex – including Brighton, Worthing, Chichester, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Midhurst, Crowborough, Lewes, Eastbourne, Hastings;
  • Surrey – area including Guildford, Farnham, Woking, Weybridge, Leatherhead, Dorking, Epsom, Caterham, Reigate, Redhill and surrounds;
  • West Kent – areas around Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks;
  • Hampshire – Petersfield, Portsmouth, Hamble, Southampton, Winchester, Fareham, Alton, and surrounding areas.

Our Personal Introduction Service

We provide a bespoke, discreet service for busy professionals looking to meet that someone special.  We aim to introduce you to your potential life partner who will share your values, goals and aspirations. Everyone we introduce you to will have been met personally and we spend time getting to know them and you.  That’s how we know you’re potentially compatible.

Not an Online Dating Agency

We’re not an online dating site, on the contrary we are offline.  Your personal information will not be posted online, instead it will be held securely and only disclosed with your consent.

People tell us they are frustrated with internet dating agencies because they found people to be untruthful about their age, weight, height and marital status.  Despite the growth of online dating agencies in the last decade, there is still over a third of the adult population in the UK that have never been married.  This figure is set to rise, as are single person households.  How often have you met someone online or on a night out and realised they are not available to date or want the same things as you do in life?  With our busy lives and lifestyles we have even less time to find love, yet a life long partner surely should not be left to a chance meeting.

Even more sinister news because as online dating has boomed so too have online dating fraud offences.  According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau the figure stolen by online dating romance fraudsters from the British public in 2017 is now at a staggering £41m in the UK.

We want to help change all that doom and gloom by providing a safe offline dating service.

For information on Membership and Fees please call us direct on 07427 500316 or visit our Membership Options page.

Tara on BBC Inside Out

Tara talks about 'catfishing' with Steve & Lauren, July 2018

Tara talks to Steve

BBC Radio Sussex, May 2018. Allison Ferns speaks to Tara & Dave on the eve of their wedding.


Latest - Dating Advice interview, January 2018

Latest Tweets

Our Award-winning Team

Saskia Nelson, Hey Saturday, Dating Expert

Meet Saskia – Expert Dating Photographer

Saskia, an award-winning dating photographer, is owner and founder of Hey Saturday  Saskia and her team of create dating photographs that stand out from the crowd, full of colour and vibrancy.

Bespoke membership includes a photo-shoot.  Taster and Full members can benefit from our preferential rate with our partner Hey Saturday.  Your photo-shoot with Saskia or one of her team is done at a convenient location in London or Brighton.  You can keep your favourite images and use them for your dating profile.

Laura - one of our Dating Experts

Meet Laura – Date With Renewed Confidence

Owner and founder of Laura Yates, relationship coaching specialising in relationship break-down, healing heart-break and dating with renewed confidence.  Laura has all the tools to assist you in moving forward.  She is regularly featured in the press and media offering advice on coping with dramatic relationship changes in peoples’ lives.    

Full Members may receive a coaching session with Laura depending on their needs.

James Preece - Dating Expert, Dating Guru

Meet James – Dating Guru and World Leading Dating Coach

One of the world’s leading dating coaches James Preece has been working in the industry for over a decade and is a very experienced relationship coach.  He has helped thousands of men and women find love, build confidence and improve their relationships.  He has clients all over the world and is the author of eight best selling dating books, including Amazon number one best selling online dating guide ’I Will Make You Click!’

Bespoke members receive a coaching session James included in their membership.  

  • “I love the honest approach.  I’ve learned so much about myself and met someone I really like who I would never have met without this service”.

  • “I don’t know how you did something like that with one match that I had been trying to do myself for years, I think I am in love”. 

  • “Hi Tara, we’re living together now and making lots of plans for our future including our wedding, it’s all good and thank you again”. 


Why Your Matchmaker?

UKDA 2017 Finalist

Your Matchmaker (formerly South Downs Introductions) was founded by Tara, a former police detective of exemplary conduct as well as a law graduate. She has a knack for seeking out great matches for her clients and has matched hundreds of couples.  Many of them now share their lives together. Some are married, engaged and live together.     

Winner of the UK Dating Awards in 2015 and a Finalist in the UK Dating Awards 2016 and 2017, Tara is recognised as one of the best professionals in the UK Dating Industry.

She is a trained certified Matchmaker of the London Matchmaker Academy.

For more information on membership and fees please call us on 07427 500316 or see your Membership Options

UK Dating Awards 2015 Best Newcomer

Member of Professional and Dating Expert Groups

Who better to find your potential life partner than Tara, a former police detective of exemplary conduct, law graduate and a trained, certified matchmaker from the London Matchmaker Academy.  You can be assured that you are in the best hands, with experts who are passionate about what they do and creating relationships.   

Our Matchmaking Success Stories

Dating Agency Success Rate

Our objective is to introduce you to someone who you want to share your life.  Whilst we can’t guarantee that will happen for everyone, our current success rate shows that over 75% of those we match and introduce go on to continue dating.  This includes a number of engagements and weddings………..That’s a pretty good success story!


What Our Clients Say 

Our success stories aren’t just what we say, they’re what many of our clients are saying and telling us.  We love to hear feedback from our clients who have found love – simply by meeting who we recommend.  To find out more about how and why we achieve what we do read Our Testimonials.

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UKDA Finalist 2016
UK Dating Awards 2015 Best Newcomer
UKDA 2017 Finalist