The difference between mainstream dating apps and matchmaking services like Kelleher International has everything to do with a personal touch - humanizing the experience of making connections and the added benefit of varying perspectives are big reasons why matchmaking works so well.
Each New Year provides a beautifully clean slate for each of us. What are you going to do with yours this time around?
If finding love in 2018 sits at the top of your wish list we’ve got a few suggestions to help you reset your mind and open your heart to relationship success.
Life is a journey chock-full of well-intentioned plans. We each set off on our personal adventure only to find twists and turns along the way - some devastating, some delightful. No matter how prepared we believe ourselves to be, the search for true love and commitment is riddled with these highs and lows. Matchmaker Ellen Shmunis found herself drawn to Kelleher Matchmaking due to her desire to help others navigate this personal pilgrimage.
It’s not unusual to wait until the last minute to choose a gift for a new significant other. There’s a lot of unspoken dialogue that happens when giving or receiving presents between romantic partners navigating a budding relationship. At Kelleher, our matchmaking clients who find themselves dating or in a new romance during the holiday season often ask us about the etiquette of gift giving. We’re sharing a few helpful tips to empower you to choose just the right thing for your gift exchange.
The traditional idea that being single during the holiday season means you’re sad and lonely is bogus. At Kelleher Matchmaking we believe “the most wonderful time of the year” offers ample opportunities for singles to get creative on the date-planning front. We’re sharing some of our favorite winter and holiday date ideas to get you off the couch and into the “holidating” spirit.
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.
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.
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.
Women agree they want to fall for Mr. Nice Guy, but they may be less vocal about the reasons they so often fall for the quintessential bad boy instead. We all know choosing the brooding bachelor doesn’t typically lead to a successful relationship. Fortunately, with life experience and relationship maturity, women grow out of the desire to be with this guy. Once women evolve, they yearn for someone trustworthy and confident who is genuinely interested in getting to know them.
The Kelleher International matchmakers weigh in with some tips from the bad boy playbook, so you nice guys can get the girl.
If we eliminate the ego’s race for wealth, fame, and fortune and drill down to our core desires as human beings, we all want the same things - To feel joy, love, and inclusion. As matchmakers, one of the most important elements of our job is to help you get out of your own way so you can realize those things.
The Law of Attraction can be your biggest friend or foe. It depends on where you stand on the idea that you are a powerful creator whose thoughts influence your reality. Many reject the idea that they control their destiny and discount the Law of Attraction as hokey. But, it's as real as the Law of Gravity.
We get that it’s a big responsibility to accept the notion and quite another to put it into practice. To help you dive in, the Kelleher International matchmakers have assembled the easiest, direct path to attaining what your desire.
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