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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When Looks Matter

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 5, 2018 11:11:18 AM

One of the first life-changing things we learn in young adulthood is the importance of the first impression. No matter if it’s in friendship, teams, work, or love how you are perceived in that first interaction sticks. It is a great responsibility of ours to show up in our best light as our best selves so that we might pave a smoother path for our happiness and overall success.

As Kelleher International matchmakers, we facilitate introductions every day. We’ve got our finger on the pulse of what our clients are looking for in a partner and hand-select singles with the potential to be their match. And while the superficial stuff may not matter to someone down the road, in the beginning - when you’re making that first impression - it undeniably does.

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Topics: dating tips, Attract Love, executive matchmaker, Online Dating, Modern Matchmaking, coaching, matchmaking success

Dating Re-Examined

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 30, 2018 10:58:19 AM

Isn’t life supposed to get more predictable and easier to manage with age? Luckily most parts do, but love is and will always be an enigma. As modern society shifts and the culture begins to take shape towards equality, it’s important to reevaluate age-old societal rules.

The world is changing so we should re-examine the way we find love. The Kelleher International matchmaking mavens translate their daily experiences connecting eligible singles into dating advice for the times.

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Topics: dating tips, first date, executive matchmaker, Communication, dating rules, courtship, casual dating

Look Before You Leap

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 23, 2018 10:05:16 AM

Sometimes as matchmakers we get emotionally charged inquiries around the general topic of taking things to the next level after agreeing to the terms of casual dating. It’s a topic that will earn an eye roll from anyone eavesdropping on our conversation unless they are in the throes of navigating new love in the modern dating culture. It seems so easy when you're not the one feeling the roller coaster of emotions - hope and fear, confidence and insecurity, complete smite and skepticism.

What is the right move if you’re casually dating and catch feelings? How do you navigate that next move gracefully and with intention? Our Kelleher International matchmaking team is here to help.

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Topics: commitment, Self Love, exclusive dating services, matchmaking services, dating rules, casual dating, nonexclusive dating

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