For most of us, the mention of “summer love” conjures up images of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the most popular musical of all-time, “Grease.” But summer romance doesn’t have to be a thing of fiction or the past. The Kelleher International matchmakers share some secrets to creating your very own movie-worthy summer love no matter where you are in life.
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.
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.
Matchmaking is an interesting and often misunderstood calling - so misunderstood in fact that the typical question is, “Why would I hire a matchmaker with so many dating websites and apps at my fingertips?”
We’re glad you asked.
Many new relationships flame out quickly because each person loses sight of their core values and personal goals while in the throes of new love. As the newness wears off and the couple comes up for air, there’s a sense of unhappiness that surfaces with them. And right or wrong, the blame typically gets pinned on the relationship. Fortunately, with a little awareness and motivation, you can avoid this relationship quicksand by creating an environment of inspired love.
Building a union that lasts requires a focus on the fundamental goals of the individuals to support the health of the couple. The Kelleher matchmakers share their insight to help you do just that.
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.
A new matchmaker has joined the Kelleher ranks, and we’re delighted to introduce you to the latest member of the San Francisco matchmaking team. Erin Soskin is a small but mighty force dedicated to finding love for our Bay Area client base. Her motto? Leave no stone unturned. And that’s exactly what she does.
In a vast dating pool, how do you rise to the surface and discover your match? At Kelleher, we find many of our clients open to doing whatever it takes to find their person. They’re willing to dive in and do the hard work, but the key to relationship success isn’t as complicated as most think.
At Kelleher Matchmaking we have a growing number of clients who join our network saying, "You find me that needle in a haystack and don't worry about the distance; I will make it work from there." But when we make that long-distance match, many get apprehensive about the viability of a blossoming relationship. We asked our team of matchmakers to tackle this widely adopted notion that distance ultimately divides. Here’s what they have to say on the subject.
If you’ve ever flubbed up while finally making your move or felt a rush of regret after sending a text message to a love interest, then you know how tricky dating is. You also understand the unspoken dating rules and for better or worse find yourself following them.
Play it cool. Appear somewhat disinterested.
Don’t call too soon.
Don’t be too available.
Be the one to end the conversation or the date.
Don’t text too eagerly.
Don’t send the last text in the chain.
It’s understandable that singles feel like dating is more of a game and less of a journey to find love. How are you to know if someone is playing hard to get or if they’re just not that into you? And what if you like someone? Are you supposed to pretend you don’t? Do you resort to playing games only to follow the unspoken laws of courtship? As matchmakers, we sometimes find ourselves helping clients untangle the webs of confusion created by dating games and sexist rules.
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