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

The Stuff That's Hard to Hear

Posted by Kelleher International on Jun 5, 2018 9:26:20 AM

We’ve all felt the rush of heat swallow us as we hear something that ignites our defenses. When a personal action, decision, or characteristic comes into question, it’s natural to want to run to your defense with a quick rebuttal and self-assured explanation, but there’s a better way. Receiving constructive criticism is art in mindfulness, and the Kelleher International matchmaking mavens explain why it’s so important to master when you’re looking for love.

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Topics: matchmaking, dating tips, Self Help, Attract Love, matchmaker San Francisco, Communication, coaching

Cultivating Confidence

Posted by Kelleher International on May 29, 2018 9:33:38 AM

Insecurity can be especially paralyzing while searching for your someone. Each of our lives is a melting pot of ups and downs and game-changing events which create very distinct quirks and insecurities in us all - even the most successful and confident in the room. The Kelleher International matchmakers work intently with clients to face and challenge their insecurities readying them to meet their match. This week we’re sharing our thoughts on insecurity and what you can do to shift lanes and begin dating with confidence.

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Topics: Build confidence, dating tips, first date, Attract Love, matchmaking success, life transition

Age-Old Stigma

Posted by Kelleher International on May 22, 2018 11:44:41 AM

One of the most significant challenges we face in matchmaking is the rigid obsession with age. So many excellent matches never see the light of day because of age stigma. In a time where "sixty is the new forty" and most singles are taking great care of themselves, the Kelleher International matchmaking mavens challenge you to let go of the number in your head and date freely. Here are a few reasons to expand your mind and subsequently your dating pool.

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Topics: matchmaking, dating tips, first date, Dating with Kids, international matchmaker, matchmaking services, dating at fifty, age stigma

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Posted by Kelleher International on May 1, 2018 10:30:48 AM

We live in a time where our digital connection is 24/7, yet feelings of aloneness run rampant. The curious thing about aloneness is that we all simultaneously feel it and contribute to it. Standing someone up, ghosting, and icing perpetuate a dismissive dating and social culture where it’s the norm to bail before the big talk.

Our Kelleher Matchmaking clients are fortunate to have a personal matchmaker to mediate a delicate conversation for them after a first or second date. However, once a real connection is established, we do encourage clients to manage the difficult discussions on their own. Here are a few insights to set you up for success.

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Topics: matchmaking, relationship advice, dating tips, matchmaking services, Modern Matchmaking, dating rules

When Looks Matter

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 5, 2018 11:11:18 AM

One of the first life-changing things we learn in young adulthood is the importance of the first impression. No matter if it’s in friendship, teams, work, or love how you are perceived in that first interaction sticks. It is a great responsibility of ours to show up in our best light as our best selves so that we might pave a smoother path for our happiness and overall success.

As Kelleher International matchmakers, we facilitate introductions every day. We’ve got our finger on the pulse of what our clients are looking for in a partner and hand-select singles with the potential to be their match. And while the superficial stuff may not matter to someone down the road, in the beginning - when you’re making that first impression - it undeniably does.

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Topics: dating tips, Attract Love, executive matchmaker, Online Dating, Modern Matchmaking, coaching, matchmaking success

Dating Re-Examined

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 30, 2018 10:58:19 AM

Isn’t life supposed to get more predictable and easier to manage with age? Luckily most parts do, but love is and will always be an enigma. As modern society shifts and the culture begins to take shape towards equality, it’s important to reevaluate age-old societal rules.

The world is changing so we should re-examine the way we find love. The Kelleher International matchmaking mavens translate their daily experiences connecting eligible singles into dating advice for the times.

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Topics: dating tips, first date, executive matchmaker, Communication, dating rules, courtship, casual dating

Navigating Non-Exclusive Waters

Posted by Kelleher International on Mar 2, 2018 9:55:11 AM


Non-Exclusive dating isn’t a new concept for men who’ve long been playing the field. But with today’s swipe culture, non-exclusive dating is the new norm for the majority of single adults in the dating pool. Often a casual, non-exclusive relationship is the best option for someone working on themselves or making big moves in their career or figuring out the qualities they want in a partner. It can be an ideal way for you to slow down the pace of courtship and simultaneously learn the nuances of your dynamic with various potential love interests.

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Topics: matchmaking, dating tips, professional dating service, Communication, dating rules, casual dating, nonexclusive dating

Winter Warm-Up

Posted by Kelleher International on Feb 2, 2018 12:51:00 PM

It’s the time of year when many singles find themselves in recovery mode. The holiday parties and New Year festivities are a distant memory, and the resolutions made become more like suggestions. It’s tough being a busy professional and single socialite full-time. You’re tired, and the winter blues are setting in.

With short days and long evenings, it's easy to forego the social invites and cozy up with your dog and a bottle of wine instead. It would be so easy to take a social hibernation until spring, but the Kelleher matchmakers are sharing why you should stay active in your pursuit of romance and finding your perfect match.

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Topics: matchmaking, find love, New Year's Resolutions, dating tips, Self Love, exclusive dating services, seasonal dates

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

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