Holiday Survival Tips for Couples



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.


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.


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


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?


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


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

Los Angeles matchmakers help couples find Halloween costume ideas


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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The REAL Reasons Online Dating Isn’t Working for You


Online dating commercials boast thousands of matches resulting from this system of factory dating, but how many of these matches are actually quality relationships that result in lasting marriages and relationship support for the duration of their courtship? The truth is that online dating leaves paying customers stranded with ineffective algorithms, subpar services, and customer support that doesn’t care. It’s time for a romance revolution! Learn why your online dating profile doesn’t stack up and how to get better dates with this helpful guide from the exclusive matchmakers at Kelleher Los Angeles.

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How Successful Women Find Love in Los Angeles

How Successful Los Angeles Women Find Love


If you are an intelligent, educated and powerful businesswoman, these three shared traits will earn you a tremendous amount of respect and admiration amongst your friends and peers. But when it comes to the tricky world of dating, many career-minded women do not experience the same amount of success as they do in other areas of their lives. Why does finding a potential partner prove so difficult? After all, there are thousands of single men in the world, and it stands to reason that one of them possesses the characteristics, drive, and personality that will complement your own. So where exactly are you going wrong?
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How to Make Time for Dating (When Your Schedule Is Booked)

Matchmakers help Los Angeles professionals make time for dating.











Los Angeles is a city on a mission. Nearly everyone is fervently pursuing their passions, working their way up the corporate ladder, or planning to launch the next big thing. This kind of ambition does not come easy. It takes hard work, dedication and time to make big ideas come to life – but those do not have to be at the expense of a happy relationship. Our matchmakers know just how to date in Los Angeles without sacrificing your career.

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Los Angeles Offers Plenty of Romantic Hot Spots

Los Angeles may be the backdrop for many a romantic movie, but it can also be the backdrop for your own real-life romance. From fun theaters to five-star restaurants and beaches to mountains, Los Angeles provides great scenery for a budding relationship. For those who haven’t met the right one yet, LA matchmaker and elite dating service Kelleher International can help you find someone special to take advantage of L.A.’s more romantic corners. Continue reading

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