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Matchmaker's Perspective: The Journey

Posted by Kelleher International on May 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Let’s be honest. None of us know how the story ends, yet we spend so much of our lives speculating and trying to control the path. Inevitably we feel quite certain we indeed know “exactly how this is going to go.” It’s part of the human condition.

And there’s no area of life where we do this more than in romantic love.

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, Dating, dating tips, executive matchmaking, Modern Matchmaking

Ask the Matchmaker: Do This for Success

Posted by Kelleher International on May 19, 2017 4:00:00 AM

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Even for the most put together person killing it in business, finding footing in love can feel like navigating tre

acherous terrain. Some days you feel powerful and hopeful and ready to embrace the world. You put yourself out there, smile, engage, and stay open to the possibilities. Some days you wake up, look over at the pillow next to you with a tender ache to have a soulful connection with someone and then spend the rest of the day fighting the Eeyore effect. The uncertainty can be overwhelming. We get it.

So, what gives? You might be wondering.

What can you do to set yourself up for success in love and matchmaking?

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, Dating, dating tips, executive matchmaking, Modern Matchmaking

Matchmaking Mavens: A Salute to Mom

Posted by Kelleher International on May 12, 2017 2:49:35 PM

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We are a family-owned, boutique matchmaking firm celebrating 30 years of successful matches. It all started with the knack of our founder Jill Kelleher for putting people together. Sprinkling in grit, charm, and tenacity, Jill created an exclusive niche in the love business for successful professionals that grew from San Francisco to international stature.

Passing the torch onto daughter Amber Kelleher-Andrews, today the Kelleher network of select members continues to expand, but so does the corporate mission. KI no longer exclusively unites people in love. Amber realized the chemistry that connects two people in romance could be the very same chemistry that connects two ambitious entrepreneurs around an idea or cause. Through philanthropic efforts and special events, Amber strategically unites people for the greater good.

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, upscale matchmaking, upscale matchmaker, Philanthropy

Matchmaker Spotlight: Show Up for Love

Posted by Kelleher International on May 5, 2017 7:58:20 AM

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“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” -Maya Angelou

Joining a matchmaking firm requires some degree of vulnerability. After all, you’re stripping back the layers of yourself and sharing those intimate details and desires with a team of “strangers” who will help you find true love. We get it; it’s a tall order, but the payout is huge. If you’re flirting with the idea of being matched, consider the following advice from Kelleher International Executive Matchmaker, Nahla Grafer, to help you have fun and relax during the process.

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, professional matchmaking services, best matchmaking services, Modern Matchmaking

Modern Matchmaking: The Client Connection

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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There seems to be a misconception on the role of the modern matchmaker - the misinformed idea is that we only search on behalf of men with the focus being on lots and lots of dating. The truth is, there's a vast difference between a dating service and a matchmaking firm. Matchmakers are responsible for developing a bond with both male and female clients so as to peel back those complicated layers to discover what makes them tick and what they're truly looking for in the love department. A matchmaker armed with those details can be exceptionally useful.

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, professional matchmaking services, best matchmaking services, Modern Matchmaking

5 Ways to Plan The Perfect Proposal

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 14, 2017 9:47:02 AM

wedding ring.jpgAre you ready to pop the question but unsure of how to both be authentic and make it extra special? Planning the memorable moment to ask those four little words can be challenging even for men who are romantic by nature. Most tend to think that making it unique means making it big, but that’s not always true. Women just want to know you put your heart into it. Our matchmakers at Kelleher International have put together a list of ideas to ensure that your proposal is unforgettable.

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Topics: commitment, Engagement

Dating and Courtship: Which is Right For You

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 7, 2017 9:32:09 AM

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In modern dating, it can be difficult to differentiate between people who are in it for fun and those who want to stick around for the long haul. Depending on where you are in your life and where you see your future going, either one of these may be a good fit for you. Just out of a relationship or marriage and looking to let loose? Then dating is your calling. On the other hand, if you’re ready to settle down and think about starting a family, then courtship may be what you seek. Our matchmakers have put together a list of the fundamental differences between dating and courtship.

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Topics: relationship advice, Relationships

6 Tips to Build Trust Again After a Divorce

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 31, 2017 12:41:35 PM

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One of the biggest challenges individuals face after going through a divorce is rebuilding trust. If you had previous trust issues, going through a divorce can significantly increase those feeling and dramatically change how you view yourself and relationships in general.

Regardless of the reason for the split, divorce can set the foundation for mistrust in future relationships – even if the ability to trust was never an issue before. It’s easy to doubt yourself and your ability to trust others after a marriage ends badly, which will affect how you act in subsequent relationships. This doubt and mistrust can manifest itself in many different ways - from feeling your partner is dishonest or secretive, to questioning their promises and dependability.

After a split do you find yourself believing the worst about relationships and fearing that you can’t hold onto love no matter what you do? It’s time to take back your life and make a positive change by following these six tips to repair trust after a divorce.

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Topics: Build confidence, conflict resolution, divorce

What Is Your Intuition Telling You About Your Relationship?

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 24, 2017 9:45:27 AM

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Are you in love or lust?

Many studies show a brain in lust looks exactly like a brain on drugs. The powerful surge of hormones that comes from this form of infatuation can inadvertently cause you to project an idealized version of your partner onto them instead of accepting the real person, flaws and all. Though pure lust is based primarily on physical attraction and fantasy, it will more than likely dissipate once the “real person” surfaces. However, that doesn't mean lust cannot lead to love. Time is the ultimate judge of that. As the new wears off and two people begin to know each other more deeply, feelings of genuine love and adoration can bloom. Here are some tips from our Los Angeles matchmakers to help you differentiate lust from love and use your intuition to make better decisions regarding your relationship.

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Topics: matchmaking, Build confidence, exclusive dating services

The Matchmakers’ Guide to Dating Etiquette

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 17, 2017 2:34:24 PM

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Technically speaking, the process of dating is two people getting to know each other and testing compatibility with the intention of pursuing a relationship. Whether you’re just getting serious about settling down for the first time, or barely getting back into the dating game after a divorce, keep these tips in mind on your next date to increase your odds of success.

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Topics: Dating, dating tips, advice for couples

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