Heat of the Moment

Posted by Kelleher International on Jun 12, 2018 9:08:02 AM

In both matchmaking and online dating singles go out with virtual strangers. At Kelleher Matchmaking we vet our clients which adds a level of confidence, but often we hear stories of someone coming on too strong or a woman feeling uncomfortable with sexual advances. The #MeToo Movement makes men and women equally leery of dating these days.

There are always three sides to every story, and as matchmakers, we hear both the man and woman's sides and then piece together the truth from there. This week we’re sharing insight and tips for managing your setting and situation on a date and the importance of not putting yourself in compromising positions. It's a delicate topic, but an important reminder. Although a lot of this information will seem logical, it’s about both men and women being present and conscious of the situation, the optics, and potential issues that might arise.

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Topics: matchmaking, Sex, Dating, dating tips, first date, dating rules

Dating is a Team Sport

Posted by Kelleher International on Feb 9, 2018 9:21:47 AM

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.

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Topics: matchmaking, Meet the Matchmaker, Dating, exclusive dating services, matchmaking services, Communication, coaching, matchmaker LA

Your Clean Slate

Posted by Kelleher International on Jan 4, 2018 3:52:59 PM

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.

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Topics: matchmaking, Dating, New Year's Resolutions, Dating with Kids, Attract Love, Self Love

Opening Up

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 29, 2017 9:33:44 AM

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.

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, Dating, find love, dating tips, Attract Love, coaching

The Art of Gifting

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 22, 2017 6:12:34 AM

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.

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Topics: matchmaking, Dating, holidays, gift ideas for couples

"Holidating"

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 15, 2017 10:29:45 AM

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.

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Topics: matchmaking, Dating, holidays, date ideas

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

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

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

This One's for You, Mr. Nice Guy.

Posted by Kelleher International on Aug 3, 2017 1:22:09 PM

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.

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Topics: matchmaking, Dating, Build confidence, first date, Self Help

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