As matchmakers, we fill our Mondays with friendly chats about your weekend activities and how your date (or dates) went. These post-date follow-up calls are a critical component of finding your match. Part of the art of matchmaking is following a hunch based on what we know about a person or perhaps something we heard them say in passing. It’s reading between the lines and following our gut instinct. So to successfully find your match, our edge comes from you providing thoughtful feedback throughout the process.
Matchmaking is an interesting and often misunderstood calling - so misunderstood in fact that the typical question is, “Why would I hire a matchmaker with so many dating websites and apps at my fingertips?”
We’re glad you asked.
A new matchmaker has joined the Kelleher ranks, and we’re delighted to introduce you to the latest member of the San Francisco matchmaking team. Erin Soskin is a small but mighty force dedicated to finding love for our Bay Area client base. Her motto? Leave no stone unturned. And that’s exactly what she does.
“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.
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.
Technology can be a powerful tool when it comes to the holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Whether you want to enhance plans you’ve already made or come up with a last-minute idea that will sweep your date off her feet, our matchmakers have the solutions you’re looking for. Gear up and order romantic date ideas right from your phone! Just remember to put the technology away when spending quality time with your date. Here are our custom smartphone app recommendations for the best Valentine’s Day ever:
When most people think of the stereotypical date night movie, they probably imagine romantic comedies. Hunky heartthrobs, striking starlets and contrived dialogue fill the course of a very painful 90 minutes while couples sit in the movie theater’s glow. As the couple on the silver screen gazes into each other’s eyes, real-life couples might hold hands or snuggle close. It seems like a typical date night, but is it really beneficial for your relationship?
Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away and rumor has it Gwen Stefani’s gift has already arrived! Her Instagram account recently showed a chestnut horse with the caption, “My new bunny #bestpresentever hi Halo.” It seems Blake Shelton came prepared for Valentine’s Day this year – and is raising the bar for men everywhere!
Amal Clooney, human rights attorney and wife of actor George Clooney, recently granted NBC her first American interview. In it, she revealed she does not actually consider herself a celebrity. While dozens of paparazzi and tabloid magazines beg to differ, it does raise an interesting point: celebrities are frequently famous without ever having asked for it. Fame is not in itself an identity, but rather a byproduct of doing what you love – and being successful at it.
Kelleher International matchmakers might be the experts at helping you find love, but as it turns out our services might have a counterpart: an algorithm that can predict the future of your relationship based on the tone of your voice.
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