When most people think about the qualities of a successful relationship, they generally focus on selflessness, accountability, the ability to compromise, thoughtfulness, trust, flexibility, patience, etc. However, there is one other trait that often goes overlooked: courage. This is a quintessential part of any successful, long-lasting relationship, and it factors into so much more than just working up the nerve to ask someone on a first date. Here are some tips from our matchmakers to help you discover your own courage when navigating the sometimes tricky dating scene.
Single life is not the life sentence it’s made out to be. Our matchmakers encourage clients to look at their single status as a transitional period in life. It’s a phase that should be enjoyed to its fullest without expectation for any particular “expiration date” when you find true love and cast off the label. It’s more of a time when you focus on personal growth and prepare for the person you hope to be someday – with or without a significant other.
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.
Research indicates that nearly 75 percent of Americans believe in soul mates. That’s a vast majority of the country’s population who believe there really is one “perfect” person out there for them. Whether relationships are determined by fate, destiny or choice, the truth is that even when you are with the right person, love takes work. Doubts are a natural part of forming relationships with other people. So, to the woman who might be wondering if her relationship is worth it – or to the woman who is single and wondering if love really is in the cards for her, our matchmakers have a few pieces of wisdom to help guide you through the storm.
Relationships are meant to grow and evolve over time – and this includes overcoming conflict together. No two people in the world can agree on everything 100 percent of the time, but the beautiful thing about well-matched relationships is that our clients are better attuned to each other and are better equipped to talk out their problems, avoid extreme conflict and come out stronger for it. These eight secrets are the key to defusing almost any conflict in your relationship and can even help you and your partner build a closer bond over time.
When it comes to love, we all have examples that we look up to. Whether you admire your parents or a celebrity couple that seems to have it all, it helps to have a clear cut example of a happy relationship. We look up to power couples like Diane von Fürstenberg and Barry Diller, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, or basically anyone who attends the Allen & Company “summer camp for billionaires.” These couples all have their own successful careers, but still find time to maintain enviable marriages. Here’s what power couples do differently – and how you can steal their methods to create your own successful relationship.
Everyone has been hurt at some point. Lost love can leave lasting marks on the heart, which makes it difficult to move on and form new relationships in the future. Many clients turn to Kelleher International’s matchmaking services because they don’t want to experience more heartbreak. They know we enforce a detailed screening process to get only the best matches – and the best chance at love. Lasting relationships rely on a number of factors, but one of the most important elements we evaluate is each client’s openness to love. Here is just one way to determine your relationship style and its impact on future romance:
Our matchmakers are interested in more than just locating a quick fix for your relationship woes; our primary focus is on the quality of your relationships. One of the most popular questions we get from new members is how many dates they should plan to get while utilizing Kelleher International’s services. Our answer, while slightly unsatisfying, is the most ethical response we can provide: you will only get dates if we find compatible matches who meet your specifications. Our goal is not to set you up with dozens of random singles who happen to be searching for someone at the same time. Our process is much more detailed and involves a rigorous background check, interviews and good old fashioned patience while we search for exactly the right person for you. Our detailed process is what sets Kelleher International apart from other generic dating services that claim to have dozens of matches for you right from the start.
Topics: Self Help
There are plenty of “star-crossed lovers” in the world whose family or friends disapprove of their relationships. Frequently, this disapproval even strengthens the bond between couples as they fight against all odds to stay together. The high of struggling to stay together can make it difficult to recognize a relationship is not healthy or that you have “settled” for less than what you deserve. Kelleher International’s exclusive dating services help clients differentiate between things a person wants and things that are truly necessary for a relationship to function properly.
From wearing fashionable clothing to trying love potions, people have always been interested in attracting the partner of their choice. The art of attraction is as mysterious as it is elusive, and despite centuries of trying, no one has quite been able to pin down what it is that makes one person love another. There is, however, one method that seems to be universally attractive and increases the chance that the object of your affection will like you back: love yourself! This is easier said than done. The professional matchmakers at Kelleher International have compiled a list of seven ways you can begin a journey toward self-love today to attract better quality relationships and live happier.
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