The Matchmakers’ Guide to Dating Etiquette

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 17, 2017 2:34:24 PM

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Technically speaking, the process of dating is two people getting to know each other and testing compatibility with the intention of pursuing a relationship. Whether you’re just getting serious about settling down for the first time, or barely getting back into the dating game after a divorce, keep these tips in mind on your next date to increase your odds of success.

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Topics: Dating, dating tips, advice for couples

Matchmaking Tips: How Optimism can Improve your Relationship

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 10, 2017 11:08:29 AM

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For years, relationship gurus, psychologists and matchmakers have recommended more optimism in relationships. Couples who proactively practice an optimistic attitude are happier, more willing to try new things, and not afraid of what the future holds. Thinking on the bright side might seem impossible, especially if one or both of you are not optimistic by nature. Don’t worry! Our matchmakers have compiled a guide to help you harness the power of optimism and bring it into your budding relationship.

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Topics: relationship advice, Dating, Build confidence, couples, advice for couples

How Uncertainty Can Help You Find Happiness in Your Relationship

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 3, 2017 10:59:36 AM

man and woman on beach.jpgAs much time as we spend contemplating things, you could say we spend most of our lives living in our own heads. Our relationship with self is the longest and most intimate of any we will ever have, and it’s the one we should always trust the most. That inner voice, sometimes referred to as our “larger self” helps us navigate through life and establish our values. Unfortunately, it can also cause quite a bit of over-thinking when it comes to love.

Complete certainty, when it comes to love, is impossible. Humans are crazy creatures, constantly making decisions, experiencing things, growing and evolving on a never ending loop. When two of these humans get together, they’re both on their own wheel of evolution attempting to move in sync with their partners. You can see how expecting certainty in that situation is quite impractical. So what does that mean for you? You have to embrace uncertainty. It’s scary, and sometimes painful, but more often than not, it’s exhilarating, life-affirming, and exactly where the magic happens.

Follow these tips from our matchmakers to banish some of the biggest bi-products of uncertainty and let your love shine!

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Topics: Dating, find love, couples, Self Help, Self Love

Fashion Trends That Will Be Sure to Catch Their Eye

Posted by Kelleher International on Feb 24, 2017 2:09:05 PM

man with woman.jpgThis year’s fall/winter Fashion Week has come to an end and the new designer clothing lines are heading to boutiques around the world. Inspiration struck both men and women as classic looks made a comeback and new ideas bloomed. If London, Paris and Milan have taught fashion-wise individuals anything, it’s that fashion changes constantly and you shouldn’t get stuck on one type of look. Check out our matchmakers’ top list of up-and-coming men and women’s fashion trends perfect for catching the eye of that special someone and keeping them coming back for more.

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Topics: Featured, Dating, Attract Love

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

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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