Right now, our founders, Amber Kelleher-Andrews and Jill Kelleher are scouting for matchmakers and ambassadors to join our growing team.
When most people think about the qualities of a successful relationship, they generally focus on selflessness, accountability, the ability to compromise, thoughtfulness, trust, flexibility, patience, etc. However, there is one other trait that often goes overlooked: courage. This is a quintessential part of any successful, long-lasting relationship, and it factors into so much more than just working up the nerve to ask someone on a first date. Here are some tips from our matchmakers to help you discover your own courage when navigating the sometimes tricky dating scene.
The good bits of Valentine’s Day differ for everyone. For some, it’s a romantic celebration of the person they love most; for others, it’s a chance to be completely themselves and snuggle up with their partner in PJ’s eating ice cream and cookies watching Netflix. And then, there are those adventurous types, who go big… and far. If sweeping your sweetheart away on a romantic getaway is on your mind, our matchmakers have come up with eight of the most romantic Valentine’s Day destinations to get you going.
If you have fallen in love with someone that loves you in return, then asking her to marry you should be the next step in the equation. This is a moment both of you will remember for the rest of your life, and you won’t get a second chance to make it perfect. The stakes have never been higher. If she accepts, she’s bound to face endless questions from friends and family about every detail of the proposal, from the salad dressing to the flowers you chose to the way your eyes shone. She’ll be describing the event for weeks and months to come, so perfecting the proposal is your first step to pulling off a memorable moment. Our expert matchmakers have come up with infallible “to-dos” to make sure you both have a proposal you won’t soon forget.
Dating when you have kids can be complicated, especially if you’re getting back into the dating scene after a divorce. As your feelings grow and you begin to picture a future with your new partner, you no doubt have questions about when the right time is to introduce them to your children. Before doing so, think about how your children and partner will react when they are brought together. Will your partner think things are moving too quickly or do your children still harbor the hope of you and your ex getting back together? Before taking the plunge, here are five tips from our matchmakers for dating after divorce when you have kids.
There’s nothing worse than being in a relationship and finding out that your significant other defines your relationship differently. Having “the talk” is an important part of any relationship. After all, the results may mean you’re both ready to commit to something more lasting – or that it’s time to move on. No matter where you both are in the yet-to-be-defined relationship, at some point, the topic is bound to come up, so it’s important that you’re both on the same page. Our matchmakers weighed in on when they frequently see couples having “the talk.” Here are the most common signs that it’s the right time for you and your sweetheart to sit down and define the relationship.
Anyone over the age of 40 could probably tell a few stories about a time when they were age-shamed for seeking love outside of the “typical” 20 to 30-something window. It’s a common misconception that anyone still single after a certain age is undesirable, rather than someone who chose instead to focus on their career, travel or personal passions. Our matchmakers have worked with enough clients to know that people follow many different journeys in life and none are really better or worse than the others. Everything depends on your personal priorities and goals in life. This is why our matchmaking agency is devoted to helping couples find lasting relationships with someone who really understands them. In fact, there are quite a few benefits to dating after the age of 40.
Finding love is about more than simply wanting a relationship to cure loneliness; it’s about being emotionally ready to look out for someone else’s well-being in addition to balancing your own life. Happy couples don’t stay together by accident. A long-term relationship is the result of hard work and years of continuous self-improvement. The work never ends, but the effort is worth it for couples who really love each other. The common misconception is that the hard work begins only after you have found someone of interest. Our matchmakers have identified 10 attitudes you must fix before even meeting someone you want to date.
The New Year may not automatically mean coming up with a whole new you, but it certainly does have some interesting changes in store for anyone involved in a romantic relationship. Our matchmaking agency has been watching the trends and we’ve noticed a sizeable shift recently that we believe will be more noticeable in 2017. Daters are slowly moving away from the “disposable” dating culture that doesn’t value personal contributions and are quietly embracing a more meaningful approach to romance.
One of our clients recently wrote to our matchmaking agency in a complete panic: he had been on two dates with the woman of his dreams. She was smart, shared his passion for business and the two of them even supported the same charities. They had been at the same fundraiser the year prior and didn’t even realize it! The problem came when his date mentioned that her birthday was coming up – that weekend. Our client wanted to know whether it was appropriate to get his date a gift this early in the relationship and, if so, how to get her something meaningful without scaring her away.
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.
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Jill & Amber