Change the Story

Posted by Kelleher International on Nov 17, 2017 4:35:09 PM

The number of men and women sounding the alarm and stepping forward to speak about sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct is staggering. As we’ve seen in recent weeks the allegations know no race, religion, social class, or sexual orientation. Men are stepping forward questioning their own actions as more and more allegations pour out onto the global stage.

The Kelleher matchmaking team wants all of our clients (both male and female) to feel safe and confident out in the dating world so we’ve put together some friendly reminders to set you up for success.

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Topics: Dating, dating tips, first date, matchmaking services, Communication, dating rules

Looking Long-Distance

Posted by Kelleher International on Nov 9, 2017 1:32:48 PM

At Kelleher Matchmaking we have a growing number of clients who join our network saying, "You find me that needle in a haystack and don't worry about the distance; I will make it work from there." But when we make that long-distance match, many get apprehensive about the viability of a blossoming relationship. We asked our team of matchmakers to tackle this widely adopted notion that distance ultimately divides. Here’s what they have to say on the subject.

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Topics: relationship advice, long distance relationships, executive matchmaker, Modern Matchmaking

Simplify the Rules

Posted by Kelleher International on Nov 2, 2017 8:00:47 AM

If you’ve ever flubbed up while finally making your move or felt a rush of regret after sending a text message to a love interest, then you know how tricky dating is. You also understand the unspoken dating rules and for better or worse find yourself following them.

Play it cool. Appear somewhat disinterested.

Don’t call too soon.

Don’t be too available.

Be the one to end the conversation or the date.

Don’t text too eagerly.

Don’t send the last text in the chain.

It’s understandable that singles feel like dating is more of a game and less of a journey to find love. How are you to know if someone is playing hard to get or if they’re just not that into you? And what if you like someone? Are you supposed to pretend you don’t? Do you resort to playing games only to follow the unspoken laws of courtship? As matchmakers, we sometimes find ourselves helping clients untangle the webs of confusion created by dating games and sexist rules.

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Topics: Dating, executive matchmaker, Modern Matchmaking, dating rules, courtship

What's Next?

Posted by Kelleher International on Oct 26, 2017 3:01:19 PM

I’ve been single this long. And as it turns out I kind of like it - doing what I want when I want. Sure it would be nice to have somebody, but what am I willing to sacrifice to get them? Besides, what’s the rush? I keep swiping right, and the picks seem endless, so I’m not worried. I don’t see the benefit in deciding.
Welcome to the “What’s next?” dating culture. It doesn’t sound very sexy or encouraging, does it? What's the solution?

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A Matchmaker Love Story

Posted by Kelleher International on Oct 20, 2017 9:22:34 AM

A life well-lived can become a story for the ages inspiring others to take leaps of faith and live their best life. From business to adventure and love, when in doubt opening yourself up to possibilities is always the right move.

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Topics: matchmaking, Meet the Matchmaker, executive matchmaker, Modern Matchmaking, love story

Modern Dating Decoded

Posted by Kelleher International on Oct 12, 2017 3:55:50 PM

As technology continues to evolve, so do we. It’s impossible not to change habits, behaviors, and expectations no matter how much we might want to resist, especially in dating. The feeling of “keeping up or dining alone” looms so we give in to the swipe culture where traditional ways of communicating get archived for new, inventive methods that make life and dating seemingly easier, but strip away humanity in the process. “When we were growing up facetime meant spending time with someone in person. Now, Facetime is a branded form of digital communication for iPhone users,” explained Kimberly Colgate, Director of Matchmaking at Kelleher International.  

Since information is power, we thought it would be helpful to decode some of the mysteries of modern dating to assist you in making the best decisions to support yourself and emotional well-being.

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The Caribbean Needs Your Help

Posted by Kelleher International on Oct 5, 2017 1:33:35 PM

Natural disaster has seemed of apocalyptic proportion this year. We’ve only recently entered the second half of hurricane season and the recorded devastation of five storms have already claimed hundreds of lives, disrupted the fourth most populous city in the United States, changed the landscape of the Caribbean, and uprooted millions of people in a matter of moments.

Imagine having everything you own ripped from you in a handful of hours – your home and community destroyed.

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Topics: Relationships, Philanthropy, conscious business, Virgin Unite, fundraising

Dating the Unpredictable

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 29, 2017 10:51:10 AM

Dating can be unpredictable in fun and exciting ways. Of course, there’s an equal chance it can be painfully predictable and seem like a waste of time. But, if love’s what you’re looking for, dating is a necessary evil. As matchmakers, we arrive at the office on Monday morning in anticipation of hearing our client’s dating stories from the weekend. How many matches did we make?!

An important distinction to point out - when we hear these romantic recaps no two people have the same recount of the date. It’s critical to know we are each the center of our own world, so our interactions and perceptions are skewed - especially when we’re dating. There are; however, a few general personality types that rear their ugly heads quite frequently on a first date making the experience a disappointing start. Instead of quietly suffering through a bad first date with these difficult types, the Kelleher matchmaking team has a few pointers for making the most of the interaction and hopefully turning the experience around.

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Topics: Dating, first date, Modern Matchmaking, personality types

Digital Boundaries IRL

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 22, 2017 7:03:24 AM

We are deep into the digital age where mystery and real privacy are a thing of the past. In the dating world, online dating platforms and apps offer up a seemingly endless menu of eligible men and women. To stand out, perfect strangers offer up personal details, private pictures and social media access in hopes you, their perfect match, will find them, do your homework, and make a connection. When a digital introduction turns into a series of dates and then an actual relationship, digital boundaries can seem a bit blurred.

This week on our social channels we've discussed how technology plays a prominent role in coupled relationships, and our Kelleher matchmaking team has a few suggestions for maintaining the mystique in your developing connection and extending respect for the privacy of each other and the relationship you're building.

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Rise and Rebuild

Posted by Kelleher International on Sep 14, 2017 1:41:40 PM

If you follow Kelleher International or me on social media then you know we’ve focused our attention this week on disaster relief efforts and what we as a community can do to contribute to the rebuilding of targeted areas hit by the devastating forces of Mother Nature.

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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