Heat of the Moment

Posted by Kelleher International on Jun 12, 2018 9:08:02 AM

In both matchmaking and online dating singles go out with virtual strangers. At Kelleher Matchmaking we vet our clients which adds a level of confidence, but often we hear stories of someone coming on too strong or a woman feeling uncomfortable with sexual advances. The #MeToo Movement makes men and women equally leery of dating these days.

There are always three sides to every story, and as matchmakers, we hear both the man and woman's sides and then piece together the truth from there. This week we’re sharing insight and tips for managing your setting and situation on a date and the importance of not putting yourself in compromising positions. It's a delicate topic, but an important reminder. Although a lot of this information will seem logical, it’s about both men and women being present and conscious of the situation, the optics, and potential issues that might arise.

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Topics: matchmaking, Sex, Dating, dating tips, first date, dating rules

The Stuff That's Hard to Hear

Posted by Kelleher International on Jun 5, 2018 9:26:20 AM

We’ve all felt the rush of heat swallow us as we hear something that ignites our defenses. When a personal action, decision, or characteristic comes into question, it’s natural to want to run to your defense with a quick rebuttal and self-assured explanation, but there’s a better way. Receiving constructive criticism is art in mindfulness, and the Kelleher International matchmaking mavens explain why it’s so important to master when you’re looking for love.

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Topics: matchmaking, dating tips, Self Help, Attract Love, matchmaker San Francisco, Communication, coaching

Cultivating Confidence

Posted by Kelleher International on May 29, 2018 9:33:38 AM

Insecurity can be especially paralyzing while searching for your someone. Each of our lives is a melting pot of ups and downs and game-changing events which create very distinct quirks and insecurities in us all - even the most successful and confident in the room. The Kelleher International matchmakers work intently with clients to face and challenge their insecurities readying them to meet their match. This week we’re sharing our thoughts on insecurity and what you can do to shift lanes and begin dating with confidence.

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Topics: Build confidence, dating tips, first date, Attract Love, matchmaking success, life transition

Age-Old Stigma

Posted by Kelleher International on May 22, 2018 11:44:41 AM

One of the most significant challenges we face in matchmaking is the rigid obsession with age. So many excellent matches never see the light of day because of age stigma. In a time where "sixty is the new forty" and most singles are taking great care of themselves, the Kelleher International matchmaking mavens challenge you to let go of the number in your head and date freely. Here are a few reasons to expand your mind and subsequently your dating pool.

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Topics: matchmaking, dating tips, first date, Dating with Kids, international matchmaker, matchmaking services, dating at fifty, age stigma

KI Matchmaker Spotlight

Posted by Kelleher International on May 15, 2018 8:52:25 AM

When it comes to finding love we are all at the center of our own universe. And when we’re hyper-focused on our individual needs and desires, sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees. Matchmakers can be just the person we need to help us get out of our own way on our path to finding the one.

Being a good matchmaker requires a unique blend of listening, intuition, empathy, humor, and grit. At Kelleher International, we seek team members who embody those qualities as well as a spirit of collaboration and family. Nancy Shea is one of the newest Kelleher matchmakers who embodies those qualities.

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Topics: matchmaking, Meet the Matchmaker, professional matchmaking services, executive matchmaking, matchmaker San Francisco, coaching

Love and Money

Posted by Kelleher International on May 8, 2018 10:57:07 AM

When you don’t have it, you’ll work hard to get it.

And when you get it, you’ll fight to keep it.

You can substitute love or money as the subject of that thought. That's a big reason finances can be a touchy subject in any relationship, especially romantic ones. Broaching the subject of a prenuptial agreement should be well-thought out and done with care. The Kelleher International matchmaking team shares their insight and experience to help you do just that.

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Topics: relationship advice, advice for couples, professional matchmaking services, Communication, wedding, life transition, prenuptial agreements

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Posted by Kelleher International on May 1, 2018 10:30:48 AM

We live in a time where our digital connection is 24/7, yet feelings of aloneness run rampant. The curious thing about aloneness is that we all simultaneously feel it and contribute to it. Standing someone up, ghosting, and icing perpetuate a dismissive dating and social culture where it’s the norm to bail before the big talk.

Our Kelleher Matchmaking clients are fortunate to have a personal matchmaker to mediate a delicate conversation for them after a first or second date. However, once a real connection is established, we do encourage clients to manage the difficult discussions on their own. Here are a few insights to set you up for success.

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Topics: matchmaking, relationship advice, dating tips, matchmaking services, Modern Matchmaking, dating rules

Let's Be Candid

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 24, 2018 9:57:45 AM

As matchmakers, we fill our Mondays with friendly chats about your weekend activities and how your date (or dates) went. These post-date follow-up calls are a critical component of finding your match. Part of the art of matchmaking is following a hunch based on what we know about a person or perhaps something we heard them say in passing. It’s reading between the lines and following our gut instinct. So to successfully find your match, our edge comes from you providing thoughtful feedback throughout the process.

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, first date, best matchmaking services, Communication, coaching, matchmaking success

Fight with Love

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 17, 2018 11:00:22 AM

 

As matchmakers in today’s political climate, we often have clients with hard and fast rules regarding the political affiliation of their potential dates. Most often we respect that rule, but sometimes a connection seems too good to pass up, and we negotiate with both parties on giving each other a chance. Sometimes we’re wrong, but often we’re right.

So what happens in relationships when fights and disagreements over things outside of the relationship come up as they inevitably will? How do you speak your mind while respecting both your partner and relationship? Do you think it’s possible to agree to disagree?

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Topics: matchmaking, relationship advice, couples, advice for couples

It's a Polo Social

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 10, 2018 10:40:13 AM

Join Kelleher International at the Las Vegas Polo Classic this weekend. It'll be history in the making as the first outdoor grass polo games take on Sin City! The sixteen polo players and one hundred horses will provide edge of your seat excitement. An expected one thousand plus attendees will be on-hand for a properly pampered experience of two days of polo, fashion, gourmet food and drink.

The festivities will kick off at noon on April 14th with a Battle of the Sexes polo match-up. The accomplished polo player, film and television star Sonia Couling will team up with three other female polo players in the California Polo Club shirts to take on the male polo team of Luxury Las Vegas. At 2:15p guests will be treated to a high goal polo game. If you've never experienced the thrill of watching talented players and horses explode down the field at speeds of 35 to 40 mph, it is incredible.

Kelleher Matchmaking's very own Courtney Barber will grace the polo fields all afternoon, riding in a 2018 Range Rover, to announce the upcoming chukkers of the Las Vegas Polo Classic.

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Whether you are a new client flying off to Paris for your first match or have been happily married for more than twenty years, Kelleher International wants to be your resource to make your journey of love wildly fulfilling, exciting, dynamic, and deeply passionate.

We’ll talk about strategies for dating success, navigating relationship land mines, and the mindset it takes to find love and make it blossom.  We will put current events in the context of seeking love and even give you a little window into the match making business and how a centuries-old tradition continues to evolve in our modern world.  The “right one” is out there for you, so check back weekly for updates or follow us on Twitter to make the most of our partnership in your future.

Let us come with you on your journey!

Jill & Amber