Text to Win… Her Heart!

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Dating is tricky enough without considering the many ways technology interferes with your chances of a second date. Texting, phone calls, and online messages all have their place in modern communication, but texting is by far the most challenging dating tool to master. A text message can make or break your relationship, so it’s important to text smart. The Southern California elite matchmaking team at Kelleher Los Angeles has discovered simple tips to improve your texting game and make her fall in love with you – without ever leaving your house. Continue reading

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Dating in the Digital Age

Jill and Amber - Kelleher International MatchmakersDive into a conversation about technology’s role in dating with Kelleher Matchmaking co-founders Jill and Amber Kelleher in this article written by Kristen Gray.

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The Los Angeles Dream Team

Are you looking for love in Los Angeles? Give us a call or email us to learn what makes Kelleher International the uber matchmaking firm.

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Do Men Benefit from Marriage More Than Women?

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Is it possible men benefit from marriage more than women? Our Los Angeles matchmaking service has seen its fair share of auspicious dates and unions, but the stereotype of the unwilling groom drug to the altar still permeates modern culture.

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Holiday Survival Tips for Couples

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For many couples, the holidays can bring a sense of dread alongside all the excitement of sharing the season together. In addition to the real hustle, bustle, and stress of the season, you have the added responsibility of managing a relationship on top of it. This time of the year can be hard for new and seasoned couples, alike. Our matchmakers often respond to clients who have noticed their ordinarily laid-back partners get a little tense during the holiday season. You can survive the holidays with your significant other as long as you both take deep breaths, communicate openly and are listen willingly to each other’s needs. Here are three of the most common topics Los Angeles couples face during the holiday season:

Gift Giving

Some people have a knack for knowing just what to get others for the holidays, whereas others have so much anxiety about choosing that they always get it wrong. Even if you’ve been dating a long time, it’s hard to come up with the ‘perfect’ gift. To overcome this obstacle, remove the mystery by discussing gift expectations openly with your date. This will relieve stress on both ends and also allow you to get what the other wants without questioning yourself.

If you still want to keep some mystery in gift giving, make a list of three different things that you would want, and then give it to your significant other. Besides, it’s not the gift that matters; it’s the time and effort they put into getting you something that they know will make you happy.

Family

Be respectful of your partner when it comes to splitting family time during the holidays, especially if one of you has family in a different state. To decide on a compromise, sit down together and map out the pros and cons of visiting one family, both families, or even just spending the holiday alone together. If you go to their family’s home for Thanksgiving, will you spend Christmas with your family? Will you be able to have Thanksgiving dinner with both families, or should you visit one family this year and the other next year? Do you decide to forgo family visitation all together and just reserve a table at a nice restaurant in town? Keep an open mind and remember that your partner loves their family just as much as you do your own.

Traditions

You’ve whipped out your list of family traditions and are excited to share them with your partner, but they may be less than enthused. Your significant other may have their traditions to make the holiday season feel special. Try to find some common ground and take this as an opportunity to start new traditions for both of you to share.

The best thing you can do for yourselves during this stressful holiday season is to be prepared and willing to listen to each other. With patience, compromise and communication, you’re sure to make plenty of happy memories together that will last a lifetime. If you’re still looking for a date to share in your holiday joy, our Los Angeles matchmakers are a call away. Let us play Santa Claus and bring you the gift of romance this holiday season. Contact us today to get started.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Modern Dating

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Many of the men who come to us have lost hope in finding “The One” by themselves; they either have too much to do and not enough time to do it, or find that meeting the right someone that’s at their level is more difficult than it once was. Los Angeles is not a place to just dive into the dating scene unprepared.  The Gentleman’s Guide was created for both veteran daters and rookies alike in an attempt to help men navigate the rocky seas of the women’s psyche… as gentlemen. Continue reading

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Ask LA Matchmakers: Why Do I Always Attract the Same Type?

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Anyone who has ever mused over a series of failed dates understands that some people attract a specific personality type. These “types” always seem to either be beneficial or harmful when starting a new relationship. Why is it that some people seem to attract serial cheaters while others find themselves in happy, loving relationships? Our LA Matchmakers have the answer: It’s not them. It’s you.

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5 Things Your Date Never Wants to Hear About Your Ex

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It has long been thought that for a relationship to be successful, couples should never bring up old relationships or exes. Discussing the past is stigmatized as “wallowing” or even as getting “stuck” in the past and being unable to move on. Modern dating embraces a more holistic approach to a person’s dating history. It is no longer taboo to bring up an ex as long as the mention is within the context of an existing conversation, the point is relevant, and you are comfortable revealing the information in question. There are, however, a few points your date probably does not want to hear. Los Angeles matchmaking services offer the best advice for handling tricky topics when it comes to the past:

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5 Iconic Couples Halloween Costumes

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The excitement of the holidays doubles when you have someone special with which to celebrate.  Halloween is full of spooks and thrills that create the opportunity for couples to grab on to one another during scary movies and haunted house tours. It also presents the chance to collaborate with your date and dress to impress in disguises sure to win the costume contest at any party. Dressing up together is a fun way to express your togetherness while letting your creative side shine. Whether you are going for humor or something more elegant, our Los Angeles matchmakers know the right couples costumes to make this 2017 Halloween unforgettable. Continue reading

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Crack the “Guy Code”

shutterstock_59254525   The feminine mystique has nothing on the calm, cool, collected male demeanor. While gender differences have baffled the dating world for millennia, even men are prone to subtle cues of attraction. There are plenty of telltale signs that indicate whether the man you’re seeing is genuinely interested or if he’s just playing along. No one likes to go on bad dates, which is why Kelleher Los Angeles matchmakers have compiled a list of eight behaviors that indicate genuine interest. Continue reading

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