The Art of Gifting

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 22, 2017 6:12:34 AM

It’s not unusual to wait until the last minute to choose a gift for a new significant other. There’s a lot of unspoken dialogue that happens when giving or receiving presents between romantic partners navigating a budding relationship. At Kelleher, our matchmaking clients who find themselves dating or in a new romance during the holiday season often ask us about the etiquette of gift giving. We’re sharing a few helpful tips to empower you to choose just the right thing for your gift exchange.

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Topics: matchmaking, Dating, holidays, gift ideas for couples


Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 15, 2017 10:29:45 AM

The traditional idea that being single during the holiday season means you’re sad and lonely is bogus. At Kelleher Matchmaking we believe “the most wonderful time of the year” offers ample opportunities for singles to get creative on the date-planning front. We’re sharing some of our favorite winter and holiday date ideas to get you off the couch and into the “holidating” spirit.

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Topics: matchmaking, Dating, holidays, date ideas

Meet the Family

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 6, 2017 3:11:59 PM

No matter how festive this time of year is most agree the holidays are stressful. And if you find yourself in a budding relationship then the stress and anxiety of the season can be a bit amplified. Is it too soon to introduce your new love to your family? Is a private celebration more appropriate? And, what gift do you give? If your palms are sweating reading this, our team of Kelleher matchmakers has some suggestions to help you navigate the swirling blizzard of holiday emotions.

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Topics: relationship advice, holidays, couples, executive matchmaking, Modern Matchmaking

8 Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations

Posted by Kelleher International on Feb 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The good bits of Valentine’s Day differ for everyone. For some, it’s a romantic celebration of the person they love most; for others, it’s a chance to be completely themselves and snuggle up with their partner in PJ’s eating ice cream and cookies watching Netflix.  And then, there are those adventurous types, who go big… and far. If sweeping your sweetheart away on a romantic getaway is on your mind, our matchmakers have come up with eight of the most romantic Valentine’s Day destinations to get you going.

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Topics: holidays, date ideas, Valentine's Day ideas, Travel

How to Handle Gift-Giving at Different Stages of Your Relationship

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 23, 2016 7:30:00 AM

One of our clients recently wrote to our matchmaking agency in a complete panic: he had been on two dates with the woman of his dreams. She was smart, shared his passion for business and the two of them even supported the same charities. They had been at the same fundraiser the year prior and didn’t even realize it! The problem came when his date mentioned that her birthday was coming up – that weekend. Our client wanted to know whether it was appropriate to get his date a gift this early in the relationship and, if so, how to get her something meaningful without scaring her away.

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Topics: Relationships, holidays, gifts for him, gifts for her, New Year's Resolutions, dating tips, gift ideas for couples

Home for the Holidays: Is Your Date Ready to Meet the Folks?

Posted by Kelleher International on Nov 11, 2016 7:42:56 AM

With the holidays approaching, many new couples will be faced with an awkward question: how soon is too soon to meet your partner’s family? While our matchmakers generally recommend waiting at least a few months before taking that giant leap, there really is no one-size-fits-all answer. Some couples report a great experience introducing their significant other to family members after only a few dates while others need a year (or two) to make that kind of commitment. Our matchmaking agency has a quick guide to help you decide if this is the right time to take the plunge:

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Topics: holidays, dating tips, seasonal dates

Holiday Gifts for Her

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 19, 2014 7:14:39 AM

To follow up our last post on holiday gift ideas for him, now it is time to get creative with gifts for her! We understand how important it is to find the perfect present for your loved one. Especially during the holiday season, gifts are a sign of true love and appreciation for someone. In order to express your love for the woman in your life, consider these gift ideas that can help:

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Topics: relationship advice, Dating, holidays, gifts for her

Holiday Gifts for Him

Posted by Kelleher International on Dec 12, 2014 7:01:00 AM

The holiday season is finally here! This is the time of the year to spread and receive love from family members, friends and significant others. However, it can be difficult to think of the perfect holiday gift for him. Whether for a man you’ve been dating, are in a relationship with, or are married to, choosing the right present is a task all on its own. At Kelleher International, we understand how important it is to find the right holiday gift for the man in your life. This is the time to show appreciation for everything he does; below are ideas that can help:

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Topics: Relationships, Dating, holidays, gifts for him

Tips for Your First Thanksgiving Together

Posted by Kelleher International on Nov 21, 2014 7:00:41 AM

Whether this is your first Thanksgiving together after saying “I do,” or simply as a couple in a new relationship, deciding how and where to celebrate can be difficult. This holiday marks a beautiful time of year for friends and family. However, at Kelleher International, we understand that choosing which family or home to spend Thanksgiving with requires compromise. While both partners want to be with their loved ones, it might feel nearly impossible to please all relatives and in-laws. In order to actually enjoy the celebration, below are tips for your first Thanksgiving together:

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Topics: relationship advice, holidays, Thanksgiving date

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