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

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

KI Matchmaker Spotlight

Posted by Kelleher International on May 15, 2018 8:52:25 AM

When it comes to finding love we are all at the center of our own universe. And when we’re hyper-focused on our individual needs and desires, sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees. Matchmakers can be just the person we need to help us get out of our own way on our path to finding the one.

Being a good matchmaker requires a unique blend of listening, intuition, empathy, humor, and grit. At Kelleher International, we seek team members who embody those qualities as well as a spirit of collaboration and family. Nancy Shea is one of the newest Kelleher matchmakers who embodies those qualities.

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Topics: matchmaking, Meet the Matchmaker, professional matchmaking services, executive matchmaking, matchmaker San Francisco, coaching

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

Fight with Love

Posted by Kelleher International on Apr 17, 2018 11:00:22 AM

 

As matchmakers in today’s political climate, we often have clients with hard and fast rules regarding the political affiliation of their potential dates. Most often we respect that rule, but sometimes a connection seems too good to pass up, and we negotiate with both parties on giving each other a chance. Sometimes we’re wrong, but often we’re right.

So what happens in relationships when fights and disagreements over things outside of the relationship come up as they inevitably will? How do you speak your mind while respecting both your partner and relationship? Do you think it’s possible to agree to disagree?

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Topics: matchmaking, relationship advice, couples, advice for couples

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

Dating is a Team Sport

Posted by Kelleher International on Feb 9, 2018 9:21:47 AM

The difference between mainstream dating apps and matchmaking services like Kelleher International has everything to do with a personal touch - humanizing the experience of making connections and the added benefit of varying perspectives are big reasons why matchmaking works so well.

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Topics: matchmaking, Meet the Matchmaker, Dating, exclusive dating services, matchmaking services, Communication, coaching, matchmaker LA

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

Your Clean Slate

Posted by Kelleher International on Jan 4, 2018 3:52:59 PM

Each New Year provides a beautifully clean slate for each of us. What are you going to do with yours this time around?

If finding love in 2018 sits at the top of your wish list we’ve got a few suggestions to help you reset your mind and open your heart to relationship success.

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Topics: matchmaking, Dating, New Year's Resolutions, Dating with Kids, Attract Love, Self Love

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