Look Before You Leap

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 23, 2018 10:05:16 AM

Sometimes as matchmakers we get emotionally charged inquiries around the general topic of taking things to the next level after agreeing to the terms of casual dating. It’s a topic that will earn an eye roll from anyone eavesdropping on our conversation unless they are in the throes of navigating new love in the modern dating culture. It seems so easy when you're not the one feeling the roller coaster of emotions - hope and fear, confidence and insecurity, complete smite and skepticism.

What is the right move if you’re casually dating and catch feelings? How do you navigate that next move gracefully and with intention? Our Kelleher International matchmaking team is here to help.

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Topics: commitment, Self Love, exclusive dating services, matchmaking services, dating rules, casual dating, nonexclusive dating

Inspired Love

Posted by Kelleher International on Jan 12, 2018 8:50:33 AM

Many new relationships flame out quickly because each person loses sight of their core values and personal goals while in the throes of new love. As the newness wears off and the couple comes up for air, there’s a sense of unhappiness that surfaces with them. And right or wrong, the blame typically gets pinned on the relationship. Fortunately, with a little awareness and motivation, you can avoid this relationship quicksand by creating an environment of inspired love.

Building a union that lasts requires a focus on the fundamental goals of the individuals to support the health of the couple. The Kelleher matchmakers share their insight to help you do just that.

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Topics: relationship advice, couples, commitment, long distance relationships, Communication, Modern Matchmaking, coaching

5 Ways to Plan The Perfect Proposal

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

Are 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

A Man’s Guide to Popping the Question

Posted by Kelleher International on Feb 3, 2017 1:40:52 PM

If you have fallen in love with someone that loves you in return, then asking her to marry you should be the next step in the equation. This is a moment both of you will remember for the rest of your life, and you won’t get a second chance to make it perfect. The stakes have never been higher. If she accepts, she’s bound to face endless questions from friends and family about every detail of the proposal, from the salad dressing to the flowers you chose to the way your eyes shone. She’ll be describing the event for weeks and months to come, so perfecting the proposal is your first step to pulling off a memorable moment. Our expert matchmakers have come up with infallible “to-dos” to make sure you both have a proposal you won’t soon forget.

 

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Topics: Dating, find love, couples, commitment, Engagement, Proposal planning

5 Reasons You Should Wait to Introduce Your Date to Your Children

Posted by Kelleher International on Jan 30, 2017 9:42:54 AM

Dating when you have kids can be complicated, especially if you’re getting back into the dating scene after a divorce. As your feelings grow and you begin to picture a future with your new partner, you no doubt have questions about when the right time is to introduce them to your children. Before doing so, think about how your children and partner will react when they are brought together. Will your partner think things are moving too quickly or do your children still harbor the hope of you and your ex getting back together? Before taking the plunge, here are five tips from our matchmakers for dating after divorce when you have kids.

 

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Topics: Dating, couples, dating tips, conflict resolution, commitment

10 Attitudes That Kill Your Chances of Finding Love

Posted by Kelleher International on Jan 6, 2017 8:08:32 AM

Finding love is about more than simply wanting a relationship to cure loneliness; it’s about being emotionally ready to look out for someone else’s well-being in addition to balancing your own life. Happy couples don’t stay together by accident. A long-term relationship is the result of hard work and years of continuous self-improvement. The work never ends, but the effort is worth it for couples who really love each other. The common misconception is that the hard work begins only after you have found someone of interest. Our matchmakers have identified 10 attitudes you must fix before even meeting someone you want to date.

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Topics: Relationships, Dating, commitment

10 Ways Busy Professionals Sabotage Their Love Lives

Posted by Kelleher International on Aug 21, 2015 9:04:06 AM

For busy professionals, work schedules create relationship hazards within themselves. While Kelleher International’s clients actively seek lifelong romantic connections, it is also easy to fall back into old habits that include the notorious default: being single. Don’t let your subconscious sabotage your dating life just because it’s a new experience. Give love a chance and grow with another person by identifying relationship-ending habits in your life and make a change now before it’s too late!

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Topics: relationship advice, Dating, commitment, Self Help

5 Emotional Stages of a New Relationship

Posted by Kelleher International on Jun 5, 2015 8:51:52 AM

Wouldn’t it be great to have a road map to love? Well, thanks to modern psychology, there sort of is. Love is a confusing and often dizzying journey, but many of the relationship stages people experience are based on hormones and basic body chemistry. While you’re the one logically deciding “yay or nay,” your body is busy releasing oxytocin, vasopressin, and dopamine to keep you craving more even after you’ve been with someone for many years. Kelleher International explains the five stages of new love – and how to navigate them for a strong, successful relationship.

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Topics: Relationships, commitment

Questions to Ask Yourself before Committing

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 6, 2015 7:27:00 AM

New relationships can be life-changing. However, when it comes to a romantic commitment, it is important to ask yourself a few questions before jumping into something new. Certain aspects of the relationship should be weighed first. At Kelleher International, we understand that transitioning from “dating” to “committed” can be both rocky and exhilarating. Ask yourself these questions before committing:

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Topics: relationship advice, dating tips, commitment

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!

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