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Whether you are taking that special someone on a first date or a hundredth date, nobody ever gets tired of being surprised with romantic gestures. Here are some romantic acts that will impress your date, no matter how long you’ve been together.
First, be confident and dress to impress. For men, leave the tattered jeans and worn out t-shirt at home, even if you are going to a casual location. Instead opt for a clean pair of jeans or slacks and a fresh, clean shirt. Wear spotless shoes that complement your attire. If you will be wearing formal or semi-formal attire, dress shoes, slacks and a nice button-down shirt are perfectly acceptable.
Some formal establishments require a jacket and tie, so do your homework and be prepared. If you are taking her out, be sure to hint at the type of establishment you may be taking her to, as she will want to dress for the occasion. For ladies, wear modest clothing that flatters your figure and invites him to want to see more, rather than showing him everything at once with a too-short skirt and low-cut blouse. This does not mean that you have to cover up like a nun, it merely encourages you to pick something more visually subtle.
Apply makeup, but don’t make it obvious that you are using it. Good makeup should appear as if you are wearing no makeup at all – that you have naturally flawless skin. Wear it with confidence and a smile, and you will be too sexy to resist. Keep in mind that, if you want a man who will make you his life companion for more than a single evening, you will need to earn his attention and respect.
Second, have a plan. When a woman is being taken on a date, there is nothing more impressive than a man’s confidence and his ability to plan ahead. Have a clear idea of what you will be doing and where you will be going, and have the foresight to make reservations if needed. Always have a backup plan in mind in case something does not work out. It is also smart to plan something around your date’s interests. They will be all the more impressed with you if you have remembered what they enjoy.
Third, don’t be afraid to think in simple terms. While some people think a movie and dinner are poor choices for a date, they can actually be very effective ways to get to know each other. See a movie first so that you have something else to discuss over dinner. Dates as simple as getting coffee, visiting an amusement park, going on a picnic and enjoying a wine tasting and museum visit are all wonderful choices for making a memorable evening.
Finally, make small gestures count. For men, this means that you open the door for her and pull out her chair at the dining table. Hold her hand, walk her to her door, and compliment her appearance. Little things like this make you the gentleman in her eyes. For ladies, thank him for his actions and make sure he knows that you notice these little things, and that you appreciate what he does.
For more dating ideas, check out this post on fall themed dates. You can also view other dating tips and advice on our blog.
If you are an intelligent, educated, powerful businesswomen, these three shared traits will earn you a large 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 effectively compliment your own. So where exactly are you going wrong?
One of the most common reasons that successful women have trouble finding love is that they think men are turned-off or intimidated by strong women, but this is seldom the case. Men can be very attracted to strong, independent women.
In any romantic relationship, you must always see your partner as your equal, regardless of whether or not their career is as successful as yours. Balancing your personal life with a highly demanding career can become a complicated and testing part of everyday life, especially if you are in an industry where only the über-ambitious thrive. Those with firm life aspirations who want to meet a male counterpart as hard-working and successful as herself might find it more difficult than managing a busy career.
In 2008, Jill Kelleher and her daughter, Amber Kelleher-Andrews were featured in a TV interview on The Today Show, where they were asked about their continuing work to help loving successful singles discover a romantic spark with someone special.
Jill states that their job is to search for those with innately similar personalities, “a combination of commonalities,” and Amber even joked that “we’d love to match (the whole of) America if we had enough time!” The team at Kelleher International was tasked with finding some potential love matches for co-anchor of the show, newly-single-at-the-time Hoda Kotb. Hoda talked a little about her experience, mentioning that “I’ve got butterflies again. It’s like high school – only in high school, I had frizzy hair and stop-sign glasses. This is so much better.”
In some cases, love is as simple as finding a partner with similar interests. For example, if you are fit, athletic and enjoy working out, chances are you will take pleasure in the company of those who frequently visit the gym, play sports or regularly go on a healthy hiking session. Similarly, if you are a budding entrepreneur, try looking for local business networking opportunities in your area that give you the opportunity to meet potential partners with the same goals for the future.
Networking events instantly give you easy go-to topics of conversation. One of the scariest parts of dating in the initial stages is the possible lack of banter and discussion, due to someone being nervous, edgy or shy. Having similar interests makes it easier to strike up a conversation with that perfect stranger you’ve already set your sights on.
When you do meet a guy you deem your equivalent, many complain that it becomes difficult to not begin micromanaging the day-to-day aspects of your love life. Unfortunately, this sometimes includes every act that your new guy carries out. This will introduce an unhealthy element to any relationship because no-one enjoys being told what to do. It is always useful to keep in mind that demanding behavior is never tolerated for very long before sparks fly and arguments start occurring. Most people are rather content with the way they are without someone trying to alter their lives for their own personal benefit. The general rule of thumb is, if you have an urge to change a guy you like, you shouldn’t be dating in the first place. The only person you should ever want to change is yourself.
At Kelleher International, we love to pay it forward. We not only work to find ways to improve the lives of our clients, but we also want to share the love with everyone. Kelleher International has teamed up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite. The acclaimed founder of Virgin Group and his employees created the foundation in 2004 with the intention of creating sustainable change. Virgin Unite works on multiple philanthropic fronts to help businesses become a driving force for good.
Kelleher International is excited to help their cause. At Kelleher International, we have the privilege of working with so many talented and influential people, and we are excited to leverage our connections in a positive way that can help others.
How Can We Help?
Kelleher International is built on the principle that connections make a difference. We interact with people all over the world and we enjoy cultivating a deeper understanding of our clients. Kelleher prides itself in knowing what our clients are truly passionate about. We understand their convictions and that is exactly why our elite matchmaker team is excited to apply those same principles to finding excellent causes that our clients and fans can back.
Recently, Amber Kelleher spoke with Forbes about Kelleher International’s involvement with Virgin Unite: “I have really close rapport and relationships with the clients because we’re talking about their love lives – these people trust us with the most important aspect of their entire life so they’re willing to hear ideas beyond the next match.” she said. “In other words we have their attention and I intend to use that as a force for good.”
How Can You Help?
We encourage all of our clients and fans to learn more about Virgin Unite. Kelleher International will be hosting a series of high-class mixers, combining beautiful island scenery, like-minded singles and the opportunity to hear more about Virgin Unite’s philanthropy. If you’d like to learn more, please contact Kelleher-International today for more information.
Everyone encounters a few bad relationships. Some end disastrously while others finish with a mutual agreement to move on and see other people. Perhaps you’ve been in a relationship that lost momentum after the initial period of attraction had waned. It happens. However, relationships make you a stronger, more informed person regarding the intricate world of dating.
Past experiences can help or hinder your dating experiences depending on how you process them. When examined in a healthy way, they can give great insight about the qualities you do and do not want in your next relationship. However, if not processed constructively, your past experiences may create impassable love roadblocks that keep you from finding the right person. Below is a list of common love roadblocks that could stand in the way of your happiness:
One of the biggest past relationship hurdles stems from infidelity. If you’ve been cheated on before, it is hard to move beyond the deceit, distrust and devastation. If your last relationship ended due to infidelity, you may be inclined to distrust future partners. Remember not everyone is a cheater. To suppose that everyone will cheat on you just because you’ve been cheated on before is an unfair assumption. With any luck, the realization that not all guys and girls are the same as your previous partners will hit you before it does any lasting damage.
Different Stages of Life
A common dating occurrence is partners in different stages of life, or who have greatly varying life goals. This may cause you to make broad generalizations in your present dating life, such as, “No man can make a commitment,” or “All women want to get married and have children right away”. These sorts of generalizations can make you closed off and cynical about dating again. It is important to discuss what your goals are and find out if you are both looking for the same thing in relationships and the future. Finding out if you are looking for the same things early on will prevent a frustrating experience later.
Moving Too Fast
In a TV interview on “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch,” Amber Kelleher-Andrews got to the root of how your past experience can shape how you treat prospective partners: “What brought you to that person in the first place? And why didn’t it work?” One of the cardinal sins in the initial stages of many relationships is moving too fast. If you become overwhelmed with passionate feelings, you hurry certain aspects of the budding romance. Although it may be tough at first, taking things slow will benefit you in the long run by making sure important stages of your relationship are not passed over. Taking a relationship slowly allows you to learn crucial information about your partner and yourself.
Everyone makes mistakes when it comes to dating, and that’s wholly understandable. Mistakes help us learn, so we can choose a better partner in the future. Experience matters a great deal because it influences how you can see each future relationship. Never let your past scar you. If truth be told, your past can help you find the person you’ve always been looking for.