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

Direct Path to Desire

Posted by Kelleher International on Jul 28, 2017 7:14:37 AM

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.

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Topics: Dating, Build confidence, first date, Self Help, Communication, Modern Matchmaking, law of attraction

Romance Made Easy

Posted by Kelleher International on Jul 13, 2017 5:23:14 PM

All women want romance, unfortunately most men think it’s a lot of work to deliver. Lucky for you, the Kelleher International matchmaking team knows a few tricks to make you look like Prince Charming without the headache or complicated theatrics of a full-blown surprise getaway. You can save that for a future anniversary.

Men, behold your short and sweet no-nonsense guide to romance. 

Remember these four things and you’re well on your way to sweeping her off her feet.

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Topics: relationship advice, Relationships, Dating, Modern Matchmaking

Dating Tips From Matchmaking Mavens

Posted by Kelleher International on Jul 7, 2017 10:11:59 AM

This week at Kelleher International, we’re celebrating two of our veteran matchmakers. Pamela Nolen and Nilda Renteria have been leading the charge in our Dallas office for ten years. We asked these matchmaking mavens to reflect on the importance of their role as matchmakers and to share some basic do’s and don’ts to get the most out of your next dating experience.

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, Dating, dating tips, first date, Modern Matchmaking

Summer Lovin'

Posted by Kelleher International on Jun 30, 2017 6:40:00 AM

As the years go by, we learn the art of taking things slow and savoring the waiting. Of course, we’ll still take the whirlwind and sparks of a summertime romance any day. We sat down with Kelleher International matchmaker, Sonya Robinson to get her take on love, no matter the season, and what you can do to have a summer that sizzles.

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Topics: Relationships, Meet the Matchmaker, Dating, Build confidence, Attract Love, executive matchmaking, Modern Matchmaking

Letting Go of the "Must Haves"

Posted by Kelleher International on Jun 16, 2017 3:31:28 PM

We’ve all given and received the sage advice, “let go.” Whether it’s a job, habit, idea, or relationship, it’s safe to say that guidance is easier to give than it is to receive. The idea of letting go is light and free and hopeful, but the act of actually doing it can be daunting and painful on a number of levels. Letting go is hard work which is why so many people prefer to stay stuck.

Kelleher International matchmaker, Doreen Justice is no stranger to hard work and letting go.

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Topics: Relationships, Meet the Matchmaker, Dating, Modern Matchmaking

Matchmaker's Perspective: The Journey

Posted by Kelleher International on May 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Let’s be honest. None of us know how the story ends, yet we spend so much of our lives speculating and trying to control the path. Inevitably we feel quite certain we indeed know “exactly how this is going to go.” It’s part of the human condition.

And there’s no area of life where we do this more than in romantic love.

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, Dating, dating tips, executive matchmaking, Modern Matchmaking

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