5 Ways You Can be Courageous in Love

Posted by Kelleher International on Feb 17, 2017 3:28:00 PM

man kissing woman-1.jpgWhen most people think about the qualities of a successful relationship, they generally focus on selflessness, accountability, the ability to compromise, thoughtfulness, trust, flexibility, patience, etc. However, there is one other trait that often goes overlooked: courage. This is a quintessential part of any successful, long-lasting relationship, and it factors into so much more than just working up the nerve to ask someone on a first date. Here are some tips from our matchmakers to help you discover your own courage when navigating the sometimes tricky dating scene.

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Topics: Dating, Build confidence, find love, couples, i love you, Self Help, small talk, Communication

A Man’s Guide to Popping the Question

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

popping the question.jpgIf 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

mother daughter.jpgDating 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

Know the Right Time to Define the Relationship

Posted by Kelleher International on Jan 20, 2017 3:13:33 PM

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There’s nothing worse than being in a relationship and finding out that your significant other defines your relationship differently. Having “the talk” is an important part of any relationship. After all, the results may mean you’re both ready to commit to something more lasting – or that it’s time to move on.  No matter where you both are in the yet-to-be-defined relationship, at some point, the topic is bound to come up, so it’s important that you’re both on the same page. Our matchmakers weighed in on when they frequently see couples having “the talk.” Here are the most common signs that it’s the right time for you and your sweetheart to sit down and define the relationship.

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Topics: Dating

10 Reasons to Keep Dating After 40

Posted by Kelleher International on Jan 13, 2017 8:01:10 AM

shutterstock_514951309.jpgAnyone over the age of 40 could probably tell a few stories about a time when they were age-shamed for seeking love outside of the “typical” 20 to 30-something window. It’s a common misconception that anyone still single after a certain age is undesirable, rather than someone who chose instead to focus on their career, travel or personal passions. Our matchmakers have worked with enough clients to know that people follow many different journeys in life and none are really better or worse than the others. Everything depends on your personal priorities and goals in life. This is why our matchmaking agency is devoted to helping couples find lasting relationships with someone who really understands them. In fact, there are quite a few benefits to dating after the age of 40.

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Topics: Dating, find love, divorce

10 Attitudes That Kill Your Chances of Finding Love

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

shutterstock_363738458.jpgFinding 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

Dating & Romance Trends to Watch for in 2017

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 30, 2016 7:10:00 AM

shutterstock_520247113.jpgThe New Year may not automatically mean coming up with a whole new you, but it certainly does have some interesting changes in store for anyone involved in a romantic relationship. Our matchmaking agency has been watching the trends and we’ve noticed a sizeable shift recently that we believe will be more noticeable in 2017. Daters are slowly moving away from the “disposable” dating culture that doesn’t value personal contributions and are quietly embracing a more meaningful approach to romance.

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Topics: Dating, New Year's Eve, New Year's Resolutions, professional dating service, seasonal dates

The Relationship Rule Book

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 16, 2016 9:45:00 AM

shutterstock_533093401.jpgRelationships don’t come with instruction manuals, but thanks to science – and the talent at our expert matchmaking agency – we have a pretty good idea of what people are looking for. Whether you’re single and looking for ideas to prepare yourself for budding romance or a seasoned relationship veteran, these quick tips can help you understand what the opposite sex is looking for in a partner.

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Topics: Dating

10 Creative Cold-Weather Date Ideas

Posted by Kelleher International on Nov 23, 2016 7:40:33 AM

shutterstock_207438631.jpgDating in the winter can be tricky. Not only are you juggling holiday travel schedules, but often weather conditions prevent more relaxed date environments like a casual stroll through the park or outdoor dining. Fortunately, winter dating has its strengths, too. This is the perfect time of year to get cozy with your significant other and embrace the magic of the season. Our matchmaking agency has 10 cold-weather date ideas you will love.

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Topics: Dating, seasonal dates, matchmaking agency

Your Guide to Surviving Cuffing Season

Posted by Kelleher International on Nov 4, 2016 8:34:12 AM

shutterstock_374629588.jpgBaby, it’s cold outside . . . but your love life can still sizzle! Cuffing season has arrived and you may already be partaking in the festivities without even realizing it. Our matchmakers delved into the elusive dating practices that take place during cuffing season to offer you the latest and greatest survival guide. With Kelleher International by your side, it’s easy to get through the colder seasons with your heart intact.

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Topics: Dating, dating tips, seasonal dates

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.

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