Meeting Your Partner’s Family for the First Time

Posted by Kelleher International on Oct 24, 2014 2:56:00 PM


Halloween is just around the corner, and while many people anticipate an evening full of witches and ghouls, your thoughts may be dwelling on a much scarier event: the holiday season. While the winter holidays are a usually a wonderful time for romance, family and friends, they can be stressful for people meeting their potential in-laws for the first time. Meeting your partner’s family for the first time is especially scary because the focus of the meeting is entirely on you and everything you do matters (no pressure!).  Here are a few ideas that can help make your “meet the parents” moment go smoothly and successfully.

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Topics: Dating

5 Romantic Destinations for Fall Getaways

Posted by Kelleher International on Oct 17, 2014 10:07:00 AM


As the cooler weather starts to set in with the approach of fall, many couples are beginning to think about where they should go for their next weekend getaway. The autumn is a magical time of year in many locations around the world. Something about the changing colors of the leaves and the slight chill in the air is just perfect for romance. If you are thinking about going on a weekend getaway with your sweetheart, here are some fabulous romantic destinations to consider visiting this fall:

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Topics: Cities of Love

5 Romantic Date Ideas for the Fall

Posted by Kelleher International on Oct 10, 2014 9:03:00 AM


Fall is arguably one of the most beautiful and romantic seasons of the year. The mornings and nights are cool, but not too cold, the afternoons are pleasantly warm, and the air always feels a bit fresher than it did during the summer. As the leaves change color and the country becomes infused with “Pumpkin Spice” flavored everything, you may find yourself in a more romantic mood than usual. Here are 5 great romantic date ideas for the fall from the matchmakers at Kelleher International that will keep you “falling” in love all winter long.

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Topics: Dating

5 Old-Fashioned Dating Rules That You Should Ignore

Posted by Kelleher International on Oct 3, 2014 12:32:00 PM


If you do a quick web search for ways to snag a date or tips for displaying proper dating etiquette, chances are you will stumble into a gold mine of bad advice. Some tips may be obviously bad, such as “bring your mother to a first date,” or “definitely wear parachute pants on a date to an upscale restaurant.” However, some of the advice you’ll find will seem fairly sound. There are several “truths” about dating that have been passed along for generations. Unfortunately, many of these tips are just old and simply do not apply to the modern world. Here are some bits of old-fashioned dating advice that you should ignore:

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Topics: Dating

5 Signs You’ve Found The One (According to Matchmakers)

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM


Of all things that people crave in life, the biggest and most important, is undeniably love. Even those with all of the money, power and freedom in the world chase after someone to spend and share their life with. When you finally find someone with whom you feel comfortable and content, it isn’t unreasonable for you to assume that you have found “the one.” But if you have had your heart broken in the past, you may be hesitant to commit to this person fully for the long term. If you are in doubt about the durability of your relationship, here are 5 signs you've found the one for you.

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Topics: Relationships

Why Are You Still Single?

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 18, 2014 9:30:00 PM


Last month, the CEO of Kelleher International, Amber Kelleher-Andrews, moderated The Great Love Debate in San Diego. A unique and interactive event where renowned  love experts and San Diego singles came together to discuss, dissect and debate love and relationship, this year’s Great Love Debate asked the question, “Why are you still single?” It seems like most singles are actively trying to get out of a dating rut and find love, but somehow end up perpetually single. So why are you still single? Here are three explanations that may surprise you.

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Topics: Dating

Yet Another Reason to Avoid Online Dating

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 12, 2014 1:20:00 PM


It is not unusual for single people to weigh the pros and cons of online dating in their quest for love, but some women on made the horrifying discovery that they were getting more “con” than anything else in the latest online dating scandal.

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Topics: Dating

3 Qualities Every Guy Needs to Get the Girl

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 5, 2014 11:02:00 AM


For many single attractive men who have trouble landing a long-term relationship, it can be frustrating to see beautiful women constantly adorn the arms of guys who, in your opinion, are not as handsome, successful or smart as yourself. Yet, when it comes to the type of guy that women choose for a serious relationship, you may be surprised to learn that attraction is more than just skin-deep. In fact, while there is obviously still a need for physical attraction in any relationship, women tend to rate personality traits higher than good looks on their list of “must-haves” for a future spouse.

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Topics: Relationships, Dating

7 Things Guys Do That Sabotage Their Love Lives

Posted by Kelleher International on Aug 29, 2014 3:25:00 PM


One common complaint we hear a lot from men in particular is that they don’t really know why their previous relationships failed. Generally, unless something really big happens to end a relationship, it can be difficult to diagnose the fatal flaw. Somehow, a break up occurs, and the guy is left reeling, wondering where he went wrong. To shed some light on this, here are seven common ways that men may sabotage a relationship without even realizing it.

Poor Communication

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Topics: relationship advice, Relationships

10 Signs You Should Invest in a Matchmaker

Posted by Amber Kelleher on Aug 22, 2014 3:10:00 PM


For many singles, it is easy to get a date, but very difficult to find someone with whom you have chemistry AND long-term compatibility. Dating takes lots of time, especially when you are looking for something serious. Successful individuals that could “have” anyone in the world, such as celebrities, CEOs, professionals and entrepreneurs, may have other concerns beyond just the time and labor that goes into looking for love. For this reason, many people turn to the services of an elite matchmaker, such as Amber Kelleher-Andrews, or a boutique matchmaking firm, such as Kelleher International.

A skilled matchmaker is like a love recruiter; they go through the process of researching and vetting potential candidates to find someone who will be compatible for a lifetime, rather than just the short-term. Should you reignite your love life by hiring a matchmaker? Read these 10 tips to find out!

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Topics: matchmaking

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