As matchmakers, we find great joy in helping our Kelleher clients find their person. And when they tie the knot in fairytale fashion, our hearts skip a beat. The picture-perfect match and nuptials of Tara and David were too spectacular not to share with you.
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.
“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” -Maya Angelou
Joining a matchmaking firm requires some degree of vulnerability. After all, you’re stripping back the layers of yourself and sharing those intimate details and desires with a team of “strangers” who will help you find true love. We get it; it’s a tall order, but the payout is huge. If you’re flirting with the idea of being matched, consider the following advice from Kelleher International Executive Matchmaker, Nahla Grafer, to help you have fun and relax during the process.
There seems to be a misconception on the role of the modern matchmaker - the misinformed idea is that we only search on behalf of men with the focus being on lots and lots of dating. The truth is, there's a vast difference between a dating service and a matchmaking firm. Matchmakers are responsible for developing a bond with both male and female clients so as to peel back those complicated layers to discover what makes them tick and what they're truly looking for in the love department. A matchmaker armed with those details can be exceptionally useful.
E! Online announced last week that Chris Pratt would appear on the TV show Mom to woo his real-life wife, Anna Faris. Pratt and Faris will join the ranks of many other successful celebrity couples who have worked together over the years, including:
Have you ever seen a couple walking down the street and thought they looked alike? Maybe you’ve spoken to a particularly well-matched couple at a party and noticed they gave the same answers to questions or even finished each other’s sentences. This is not a coincidence: it’s science! Researchers Angela Bahns (Wellesley College) and Chris Crandall (University of Kansas) co-authored a study titled, “Similarity in Relationships as Niche Construction,” which was published in the current issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. What they found reinforces something our matchmakers have known since the inception of Kelleher International: people do not necessarily change each other over time. Instead, people look for someone who is already similar to them.
Our matchmakers are thrilled to announce: good old fashioned romance is back in style!
According to recent research, dating for a long period of time before marriage is good for your relationship. Biological anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at Indiana University Helen Fisher recently gave her thoughts on what really contributes to long-term success in an interview for Big Think. One of those factors was a longer pre-marriage dating period. Professional matchmaking services like ours try to promote: introductions pre-screened for success and compatibility so you can focus on your relationship.
Technology can be a powerful tool when it comes to the holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Whether you want to enhance plans you’ve already made or come up with a last-minute idea that will sweep your date off her feet, our matchmakers have the solutions you’re looking for. Gear up and order romantic date ideas right from your phone! Just remember to put the technology away when spending quality time with your date. Here are our custom smartphone app recommendations for the best Valentine’s Day ever:
When most people think of the stereotypical date night movie, they probably imagine romantic comedies. Hunky heartthrobs, striking starlets and contrived dialogue fill the course of a very painful 90 minutes while couples sit in the movie theater’s glow. As the couple on the silver screen gazes into each other’s eyes, real-life couples might hold hands or snuggle close. It seems like a typical date night, but is it really beneficial for your relationship?
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