7 Steps to Build an Instant Connection on the First Date

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 23, 2016 8:47:06 AM

shutterstock_363606578.jpgFirst dates are full of uncertainty, but what if we could tell you how to click with someone almost instantly? Our matchmaking services are focused on finding someone who already shares many of your interests and viewpoints on the things that really matter. This sets you up for success from the very start and allows more room for the subtle art of connection. We have compiled our favorite tips and some scientifically tested psychological tricks to help you connect with your date right from the start.

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Topics: Dating, first date

10 Things You’ll Learn From Dating

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 16, 2016 8:31:22 AM

shutterstock_354896777.jpgThere is no way to deny it: dating changes us. Somewhere between the good dates, the tragic endings and the wild stories you can’t wait to share with friends lie intimate truths about ourselves and the people we choose to spend time with. Our matchmakers have heard it all and we want to share this wisdom with you. Not every date will be perfect, but with the right wisdom you can make better choices in the future and maybe even partner with a professional matchmaking service for even better quality dates you can count on.

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8 Ways to Overcome Conflict in Your Relationship

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 9, 2016 8:28:39 AM

shutterstock_379205908.jpgRelationships are meant to grow and evolve over time – and this includes overcoming conflict together. No two people in the world can agree on everything 100 percent of the time, but the beautiful thing about well-matched relationships is that our clients are better attuned to each other and are better equipped to talk out their problems, avoid extreme conflict and come out stronger for it. These eight secrets are the key to defusing almost any conflict in your relationship and can even help you and your partner build a closer bond over time.

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Topics: Self Help, Communication

Single’s Guide to Dating in the City

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 2, 2016 12:53:00 PM

shutterstock_116686675.jpgDating in the city seems easy. There are more proverbial fish in the sea, so it makes sense to assume dating prospects would also increase. Many city-dwellers are taken by surprise to find this is not always the case. City living has created a culture of people who value their personal space and private time, whether that happens at the office or on public transportation. Approaching a stranger in public is not always welcomed, which makes finding quality dates extremely difficult. Singles in the city take a lot of risks without enlisting the help of a reputable dating agency like Kelleher International. Our matchmakers have had success in large cities like London, Los Angeles and even NYC. Here are our best tips for keeping your cool while seeking a date in the city:

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Topics: Dating, matchmaker NYC

10 Steps to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

Posted by Kelleher International on Aug 26, 2016 8:34:16 AM

shutterstock_325181342.jpgPlanning a proposal is not a small task. The biggest dilemma is often the most important: the ring! This is one gift where the idiom “it’s the thought that counts” takes a backseat to whether the ring is the right size, style and stone. It takes some sleuthing to learn about your partner’s unique style, but our matchmakers have compiled a guide to help you pick the perfect engagement ring from the start so your engagement can be everything you – and your fiancée – hoped for.

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Topics: Engagement, Proposal planning, Engagement rings

10 Things Irresistible Men Do Differently

Posted by Kelleher International on Aug 19, 2016 8:28:45 AM

shutterstock_106790315.jpgAttraction is the biggest stepping stone in any relationship. The biggest house, newest car and most successful career are all great, but hold little bearing when it comes to whether your date will actually find you attractive. There are a few traits we’ve noticed all women seem to love in a man – and these traits are surprisingly difficult to cultivate. The few men who do possess these qualities find their dating pools are much larger, which ultimately leads to more control over their own dating lives and an easier time finding the woman they have dreamed of. Want to become irresistible? Here are our recommendations:

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Topics: Build confidence, Self Love

Self-Care for Better Relationships

Posted by Kelleher International on Aug 12, 2016 9:28:18 AM

shutterstock_158962604.jpgRelationships are a science -- or, at least, understanding what makes them work is a science. It turns out that there are many independent variables that all factor into whether or not a relationship is a success or a failure. One of those variables is self-care. A new study published in the Journal of Family Psychology shows that higher levels of self-care lead to greater levels of satisfaction in a relationship. We know how difficult it can be to make time for yourself -- after all, many of our clients work hard and can never seem to find time to unwind. But neglecting that precious time can seriously hurt your relationships. That's why we want to stress the importance of being kind to yourself and taking some “me time” at least once a month. The happiness of your relationship could depend on it. Here’s what we recommend:

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Topics: Self Love

Matchmakers Share NYC’s 10 Best Date Ideas

Posted by Kelleher International on Aug 5, 2016 8:51:36 AM

shutterstock_347934308.jpgNew York City is one of the most romantic destinations in the U.S. It’s no wonder Hollywood selected it as the backdrop for famous movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) or Woody Allen’s popular rom-com, Manhattan (1979). The Big Apple is the city of romance! Take advantage of it with these date ideas from our matchmakers that will show you and your date the best parts of NYC.

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Topics: Dating, date ideas

Find Your Love Language for Better Relationships

Posted by Kelleher International on Jul 29, 2016 8:46:20 AM

shutterstock_102351982.jpgEveryone understands the feeling of another person just not “getting it.” You might reside in the same city and speak the same language, but the meaning behind your words can often get lost in the emotion behind them. The key to communication is to get on the other person’s level and communicate in a way that matters to them.

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Topics: Dating

5 Things Power Couples Do Better

Posted by Kelleher International on Jul 22, 2016 9:10:03 AM

shutterstock_341565782.jpgWhen it comes to love, we all have examples that we look up to. Whether you admire your parents or a celebrity couple that seems to have it all, it helps to have a clear cut example of a happy relationship. We look up to power couples like Diane von Fürstenberg and Barry Diller, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, or basically anyone who attends the Allen & Company “summer camp for billionaires.” These couples all have their own successful careers, but still find time to maintain enviable marriages. Here’s what power couples do differently – and how you can steal their methods to create your own successful relationship.

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Topics: dating tips, Self Help

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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