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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s important to periodically pause and examine the important personal and professional relationships in your life. How are you showing up for them? Are you feeling rapport? Is the connection fulfilling? Could things be better?
It’s never been easier to date. Through social media and a plethora of dating apps and sites, you can swipe your way into a date in no time. Of course, doing so without maintaining a sense of mindfulness can set you up for a hard fall. Dating fatigue is real and if ignored can ignite a slew of negative feelings such as boredom, cynicism, demoralization, and resignation when it comes to love.
When you’re a single parent venturing back out into the dating world, things are noticeably different and more complicated. After all, it’s no longer just you dating. This go around, the whole family has an opinion. And it’s complicated.
To set yourself up for a positive experience with minimal family drama the Kelleher International matchmakers share a few foundational guidelines for single parent 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