Dating Jitters

Posted by Kelleher International on Jul 10, 2018 12:25:36 PM

 

No matter how old you are, first date jitters never really go away. For most of us, we’re able to shake off the nervousness and find our social groove. However, some people have trouble overcoming those jitters during the date and rarely get a shot at date number two which means they perpetually find themselves on first dates in an uncomfortable cycle of dating insecurity.

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Topics: Dating, Build confidence, first date, courtship, matchmaking success, midlife dating, dating jitters

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

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

Let's Be Candid

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 24, 2018 9:57:45 AM

As matchmakers, we fill our Mondays with friendly chats about your weekend activities and how your date (or dates) went. These post-date follow-up calls are a critical component of finding your match. Part of the art of matchmaking is following a hunch based on what we know about a person or perhaps something we heard them say in passing. It’s reading between the lines and following our gut instinct. So to successfully find your match, our edge comes from you providing thoughtful feedback throughout the process.

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Topics: Meet the Matchmaker, first date, best matchmaking services, Communication, 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

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

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

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