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.
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.
Sometimes as matchmakers we get emotionally charged inquiries around the general topic of taking things to the next level after agreeing to the terms of casual dating. It’s a topic that will earn an eye roll from anyone eavesdropping on our conversation unless they are in the throes of navigating new love in the modern dating culture. It seems so easy when you're not the one feeling the roller coaster of emotions - hope and fear, confidence and insecurity, complete smite and skepticism.
What is the right move if you’re casually dating and catch feelings? How do you navigate that next move gracefully and with intention? Our Kelleher International matchmaking team is here to help.
With age comes life experience and often mid-life can bring jolting change. Separation, divorce, or the unexpected loss of a spouse can cause a chain reaction of what feels like the unraveling of a life you spent years building. But once you’ve processed the past and are ready for the next chapter why does dating seem so challenging?
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr. grew to become one of the greatest social activists the world has ever known. At age 35 he became the youngest person (at that time) to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As we wrap this week celebrating social activists and other Nobel Peace Prize winners whose missions surround that of love and community the Kelleher matchmakers felt it appropriate to reflect on the words of the late MLK and how his life’s message can inspire you on your journey of finding love and commitment.
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.
Finding real love and connection at any age isn’t easy, but as the years turn to gold finding a partner can become more difficult. With the aging baby boomer population, it is expected that by 2050, one in five people will be over the age of 60, which would equate to approximately 2 billion seniors around the world. Yet, the idea of dating portrayed in the media offers us images of youth and superficial beauty. Such ideas can be powerful, sucking the hope of actually finding love in the golden years out of many amazing (and eligible) men and women.
Cathy Lewis, California matchmaker extraordinaire for Kelleher International shared her insight on over-60 dating as it happens in real life.
We’ve all had bad relationships, but usually the red flags are obvious: aggressive behavior, inability to commit, emotional unavailability, etc. However, there is actually a subtler red flag that our matchmakers watch out for: the fantasy bond. This bond fools people into believing they are in a connected, loving relationship when the reality is that they are just faking their way through the motions of a relationship without actually putting any effort into it.
Online daters beware: more options in the dating pool is not always better. While dating sites continue to boast unrealistic percentages of “success,” recent studies suggest the long-term effects of meeting online are actually detrimental to relationships.
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.
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Jill & Amber