A Man's Point of View:But how? I had time and money but I did not want to use on line services or spend every night in a bar. One day I Googled “match makers” and up popped Kelleher International.
A few years after my divorce was final and I was ready to “move on."
As soon as I read the web site, I knew I had found the right place. In business, whenever we needed a top exec, we used a search firm. So why not the same concept to find the most important person in my life.
Contacting Kelleher was one of the best decisions I have ever made! An hour conversation with Amber followed by the completion of a comprehensive profile and I was on my way, as a CEO Club member.
Two weeks later I met with the Kelleher team in San Francisco and L.A. With introductions made by Kelleher, I contacted their clients, and I had a wonderful date each night. Every lady was outstanding and I continued correspondence with several after my return to S.E. Florida.
Then I hit gold!! On May 2, I had a date with a lady that I feel is my soul mate. She lives an hour away from me, and we have now been seeing each other for over 6 weeks. As was the case with all previous “introductions” made by the Kelleher team, my new partner possesses all of the qualities that I had hoped for. But my new lady and I have the chemistry that is hard to find!
I could not be happier with my decision to be very proactive and contact specialists in finding “matches”. I will always be thankful to the terrific women at Kelleher. They did not simply throw bodies at me, but rather they carefully analyzed my needs and desires and went about searching their extensive data base for ladies that offered me the potential for a life time partner.
Thank you again Jill, Amber and Team!
- Buck, Retired, S.E.FL.
(Update: Buck and his match are now happily married & "living the life" in Florida)
The best compliment I can give your firm is that I have never once felt like this was a business arrangement between professionals ... instead, it has consistently felt like sisters across the country helping out their brother ..."
The Kelleher team has consistently exceeded my expectations...
They believe not only that they can find a match, but will ... it's a great security blanket, to say the least.
-Brett, 51, Florida.
I met David, the man of my dreams and I didn't have to pay anything.
I contacted Kelleher International and wanted to become a member, but I couldn't afford their membership fees. They suggested I become a participating member so I could be in their database without paying a fee. All I had to do was send in more photos and fill out more information about myself and what I was looking for, which I did.
A few days later I got a call to set up a meeting with one of their representatives to see if I would be a good match for one of their elite clients.
I can't believe it. I took a chance and called a matchmaker just on a whim and my life has changed so much and I am so happy.
(You asked me to write my story for your testimonial page, so here it is)
Thank you, thank you!
- Chrisy, 35 Advertising, NYC
I just wanted you to know that I owe you big time! Ali is indeed drop-dead gorgeous and a very exciting and interesting woman. We have spent the last few days together and I am going back tomorrow for more! Who knows where things may go, but this certainly feels good. Now if I can just move Pasadena and Marina del Rey a little closer together... Thanks for making this happen.
- Jonathon, 46, business man in Pasadena
I was amazed by her heart, her giving, how she relates to me. incredible beautiful, really warm, exudes a warmth, beauty that is so nice. It just feels like I am at home. But at the same time, she is really sexy, likes to dip into the fast lane and yet is absolutely grounded in herself and has a warmth that is not eady to find. Its the combination of everything,. It is not contrived and has such a great foundation and she is willing to share herself with me in a warm way.
- Steven, 44, musician / business man, CO
I am writing to share my personal experiences with the professional match making service, Kelleher International, and specifically, Julia.
In July of 2005, I found myself single again at 44, after a 13 year marriage. As I was director of a large Swiss investment firm, still fit and attractive, living in Beverly Hills, with all of the accoutrements of the success I had worked so hard for. I believed at the time I would relish the bachelor life style. In fact at the time, I had 122 employees who proved eager for the opportunity to set up “the boss”, and a high profile position which allowed mixing with some of the most interesting people in Los Angeles.
Soon I found myself cycling through three or four ladies a week most of whom never saw a second date. I came to realize that what I really craved, was not the variety but a serious relationship with one woman who I could respect, find interesting, and still be attracted to. My dating pattern soon morphed from being Mr. Variety, into seriously looking for the next Mrs. Right.
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I wanted to give you the great news James proposed last night it was beautiful and romantic at the Montage on Laguna Beach. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this happen. He is the perfect partner for me we connect on all levels like I have never felt before. My heart and soul has found my forever.
- Julianne and James
Second date with Lori… WOW.
I didn’t know if you knew my passion is writing. I have not had someone inspire me to write anything in as long as I can remember. She has.
- Edward, 55 Entrepreneur, Boston
I am writing to ask that you not work on any new introductions for me at this time. I believe you hit the mark with the introduction to Greg.
Greg and I are continuing to see each other and I think it is safe to say that we plan to see where this takes us.
I am incredibly happy with him in every way. It is all but impossible to focus on work these days! But with the economy the way it is, I can't afford to ignore the work.
Thank you both! I will keep in touch.
- Sara, 35, Healthcare, Scottsdale AZ
Jill, Michael and I have been having such a great time together. We love the outdoors and we both enjoy hiking trips to exciting and unusual places. I will keep you posted as we are on 'hold' and looking forward to a lifetime together.
Thank the Kelleher Team for us. This photo says it all :)
- Sarah, 30, Sales, San Francisco
She is truly amazing. A 10+. Smart, funny, down to earth, adventurous, family oriented.We have the same values and last but not least, she is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see her again."
- William, 37, International Lawyer in Beverly Hills.
Good morning, Ladies!
I often have this thought and want to make sure you know this. I so appreciate you being there as I travel this road. This has been such an incredible adventure and learning experience....both exciting and scary at the same time! It is wonderful having you there to help guide me. I know the decisions are mine, but having someone to talk to for a reality check and another perspective is invaluable. So, thank you both so much for what you do. I have also thought, if it ever comes up, that I would be delighted to speak with anyone who is considering Kelleher but just wants a testimonial or perspective from someone who has been a member. Just a thought...
Have a wonderful day!
- Kathy M.,42, President, Dallas TX
Thank you so much for introducing me to Jonathon – he is such a wonderful man and is totally my type! We are now attached at the hip and head over heels for each other. I would have never met him without your wonderful service. You’ve matched me with some great men, but this one won my heart. Please put my membership on hold, and we’ll keep you posted on upcoming wedding bells!
– Ashley, 34, entrepreneur, Marina del Rey, Calif.
We're already getting so close with daily contact (one and a half hour wonderful talks almost every night) and have fallen in love. I think when one is older there's less beating around the bush, and a greater willingness to work on it. We're already "aglow". I am very, very grateful to Kelleher.
I knew that my chances of finding a beautiful woman were possible with Kelleher's great reputation, but what I didn't expect was such a warm and gracious staff. They always knew my voice on the phone even before I would get a chance to say my name. Their impressive staff were all so professional, knowledgeable in their field and great fun to work with. I cannot give a higher recommendation to any company. It was the best decision I ever made.
- George, 52, Venture Capitalist, Chicago
I wanted to send you a quick note emphasizing what a pleasure it has been to work with Nicole. She has a unique blend of empathy, warmth and work ethic making her well suited for the delicate business of match making.
Jeff, 62, Investment Banker, Dallas
We had so much fun horseback riding in Kauai. I am pretty sure Justin is "the one"....I will keep you all posted. Thank you so much for everything.
- Shauna, 31 Event Planner, New York
She is beautiful, intelligent, and fun. I can't believe that she is single. It was the best date I've ever had.
- Nicholas, 42, entrepreneur in West Palm Beach
David and I just returned from the most romantic place in the world, Italy. His uncle lives in Florence so we got to experience real Italia... the fun little intimate
restaurants and hideaways not known to tourists. We rented motorcycles and rode out into the country side and when I thought things couldn't get better, David took me to Venice and I didn't want to leave. Thank you, thank you all so much!
Catherine, Technology Consultant
I wanted to drop you a quick line and tell you that I thought my date was great. Really great. I'm already thinking about how this could go given the distance. Just wondering if you talked to her. I'm feeling like a little school boy wondering if she 'liked me', kinda funny huh? Do you think it would be inappropriate if I sent her flowers for valentines day? I am leaving town tomorrow to go to a wedding, but I wanted to. What do you think?
- John, 38, Neurosurgeon in Utah
Kelleher took the time to listen to what I desired in a partner. They were focused in their search and didn't waste my time, which I really appreciated. I got married to a fabulous man at the Bel Air Hotel because of Amber and he was my one and only match!"
- Sarah, 38, Fashion Model: Los Angeles
Amber, I previously retained the services of two other search companies and without exception, your team not only out performed but also truly added the personal touch that convinced me "the third time would be a charm." Kudos to Sunya, Linnzay, Patty, and Molly for their professional persistence. You must be proud!
- Tim, Executive, NJ
Jill, the wedding's in Fiji! Can you make it?
- Jack, 35, a Cardiologist in New York.
What a wonderful time we had! A Broadway play, dinner in a little French Bistro and a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park.
- Maureen, 44, Lawyer from Boston and Kevin 51, Lobbyist from DC.
We bought a house in Napa Valley and we're moving in together!
- Robert, 34, a CEO and Jane 35, a Psychologist.
Yes, Kevin and I are still dating and have a wedding date set for 12/16 of this year.
I love Kevin very much. I never would have met him if I hadn't used your service. Sometimes I have to pinch myself-having him in my life is like a dream come true!
- Jacqueline, 28, actress, Santa Monica
Here is my feedback. I like Annie a lot. It's pretty funny that I almost never saw her again. Very interesting, now that I think back on our last date, and realizing what makes us tick. I invited her out last night to a nice restaurant in her town of Santa Monica. When I picked her up, she looked beautiful. Like WOW, did I not notice this radiance the first time? Now that I think back on her personality on date one and her telling you about not being into dating at that time..or something like that... but this time she was all made up...looking gorgeous ..putting effort into the date...You were right to give it a second chance and her demeanor at dinner was so different... could sense almost deliberate attempt to be herself more.. Open. Talk. Was happy. And I had a fantastic time with her. I am very attracted on many levels.
She can be so cute. Highly insightful and very smart. I have never come across that before--innocent and sharp at the same time. It's refreshing and she keeps me on my toes. I can happily request to be off the shelf for now. (I asked her out again at the end of the date; she said yes)!
Jason, 46 Owner Investment Firm, Woodside, CA.
Christina took the time to really find out who I was and what qualities I was looking for in a woman. Through Kelleher, over the next couple of months, I went on three dates, each with wonderful women. After discussing each with Christina, she soon called me one afternoon and excitedly said, “I think I may have found the woman for you”! I went on my first date with Jeanie the following Wednesday and then we met Saturday and again on Tuesday and the rest is history. It’s almost one year now that I have met the love of my life!
Thank you Christina! You are amazing!
Adam, 58, Cardiologist, Del Mar, CA
What was the best part of the trip? It was Renea!!!
A couple months ago I met a fascinating girl through Kelleher International who is passionate about climbing and backpacking. She possesses the cardiovascular fitness of an Olympic marathoner and climbs with ease and grace while burdened with a 25+ pound backpack. Her name is Renea. She showed me some cool photographs taken during her eight trips to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and other treks to beautiful locations throughout Colorado and Arizona. While I have rafted from end to end through the Grand Canyon and, back when it was legal, landed my helicopter at the bottom and flew through it countless times in various aircraft, I have never hiked down to the bottom and back out. Renea told me about Phantom Ranch, and while I had heard about this place since I was a small child, I don’t know many people who’ve actually been there. Millions of tourists visit the Grand Canyon every year, the vast majority of them only walk to the edge and look down. Fewer than 5% of Grand Canyon visitors actually walk even a few steps down into it and only a fraction of 1% trek all the way to the bottom. With this in mind, Renea and I decided to go about organizing a two-person expedition together for Valentine's Day. (read more..)
We flew to France for Valentines Day, stayed at the Ritz Carlton and that is where Robert surprised me with a beautiful diamond ring. Of course I said YES!" It was such a romantic and wonderful trip that we decided to fly all our friends and family to Paris one year later for our wedding. I would like to thank all the wonderful people at Kelleher International for introducing me to Robert, the love of my life...I would have never met Robert if it wasn't for all your help.
- Christi, 39, Television Producer, Beverly Hills, CA
This darling incredibly successful man, who I am proud to call my husband, could have easily been introduced to any fine woman in their roster, but instead, they chose to call me, even when I was no longer a member. I tell everyone I know who's single, that they cannot pass the opportunity up to work with this fine organization. I am so grateful, it changed my life forever!
- Barbara 52 Consultant: Bel Air California
I wanted to take the time to write this letter and express my overwhelming pleasure with your service at Kelleher. It is not often that people take the time out of their busy schedules to write a positive letter, but that is is exactly what I am doing. Michelle your service at Kelleher is outstanding! Michelle it is amazing to me how well you understand what men truly want on the dating scene. Within the first meeting you were able to figure out what I was looking for. I am still pleasantly surprised at how you understand what men truly want in a lady. You took the time to really get to know me and match me with compatible ladies.
For the first time in the dating service scene someone really "got it right". Michelle you have been very efficient and effective with my matches. Your personal style of matchmaking has placed me with matches that I feel are potential long term relationships, not a waste of time like other match-making agencies. I have tried other agencies that make promises, however they fall short. Michelle you make Kelleher the best dating agency because of your personality, professionalism and expertise as a match maker. I have recommended several of my friends and business acquaintances join Kelleher. Some of them already have joined and others are considering it. Kelleher is very fortunate to have you. Thank you for all that you do!"
Your biggest fan!
- Phillip, Businessman, Malibu CA
Hi Molly & Patty,
Hope all is well in the new year for you both. I promised an update with Elaine, so here it is ...
Simply expressed ... We have fallen in love ... I don't believe further words can adequately described what our mutual introduction has evolved into, but I'll try ... In a very short time period we have developed very special feelings for each other and although I would ordinarily be more reserved, our time & place feels very much pre-determined ... so although I feel like I am charting new territory I am cherishing every moment we're together and truly believe we have the mutual admiration, respect and vision for a special, lasting relationship ... I am hoping this dream becomes reality ... What else can I say but Thank you!!
Tim- Real Estate Developer, NJ
How are you? I am fine. I don't know if you remember me or not, former client, but I thought that I would reach out to you and say hello and thank you for matching me with Mark. We are very excited about our wedding, which is scheduled for June 14th. It is being held at the Four Seasons in Great Exuma Bahamas. We have both remarked that we would have never have met each other without your introduction. Thank you.
- Nellie, 32, Manhattan
I became a Kelleher client with hesitation and a curious heart. I was skeptical but intrigued by the concept of personal vs. computerized matchmaking. Person to person connection really appeals to me. I feel compelled to write to other unconvinced souls who might be considering or beginning with Kelleher. Every gentleman I've met through Kelleher International, without exception; has been intelligent, adventurous, direct, articulate, responsible, and thoughtful. The Kelleher team members I have worked with have been professional, empathic, genuine, and insightful. They work in a sensitive environment dealing with perhaps the most complex and primal human experience: the giving and receiving of love.
- Annie, 35, Designer, New York NY
Thank you so much for your well wishes but more importantly for matching Andy and myself together. I will never forget our first introduction at Cru wine bar...and now 7 months later we are getting married on the Fourth of July. I don't know if you remember saying this but when you were describing Andy to me on the phone you said we were the "perfect match"....wow, looks you were spot on.
Andy and I both thank you so much for bringing us together. Living in two different cities would have made it impossible to meet without you...so Cheers to you and we will send you a picture from the wedding!
- Liz, 34, Houston TX
My weekend with Sophia has been great! please freeze my membership ASAP!
- Tim, 44, Business owner, NJ
I struggle to find words to capture the extent of my gratitude to Kelleher International and to you in particular for my introduction to Tim.
I am and will always be amazed by and in awe of your matchmaking abilities. You do your homework, you probe deeply and have an uncanny ability to read and understand people. Your intuition is right on target. I remember how adamant you were about this match and how you talked me into meeting him and boy you nailed it. Tim and I are so incredibly compatible and the chemistry between us is and was explosive from the moment we met. Since our first meeting in February we can hardly be apart - in spite of the miles that separate us. In the 3 short months of knowing one another we have already introduced one another to our families and closest friends and everybody is on board and supportive. My family and my kids in particular absolutely adore him! And his children have welcomed me warmly. But the most amazing thing of all is how easy Tim and I are together. We have much in common, we share the same values and are even well matched in tennis! :) Its effortless being with him. I've never experienced that before and I attribute it to perfect matchmaking. Nicole, you have made a beautiful match and in the process you've touched and changed many lives for the better - you can't possibly know to what extent. You have brought two families together and make me and Tim very happy. How could I possibly thank you enough for that ? And that is why I struggle to find the right words to express my appreciation and gratitude to you.
As you may or may not be aware that Jill had kindly extended my annual membership because of her strong conviction for what her company is capable of. The introductions made to me, prior to you and during the initial year of my membership had not yielded any possibilities, however, Jill felt confident Kelleher would prevail and after working with a few other representatives, she assigned me to you. And that's when everything changed.
So thank you - from the bottom of my heart!
- Sophia - Business owner in Atlanta
Is it possible that discovering true compatibility, that fuels the magic of "chemistry" hinges on the readiness, openness, courage, authenticity, self-awareness and core beliefs of each person? If so, Kelleher International serve not as magicians, but rather skilled facilitators. I've had a great experience and I've referred several close friends.
Kelleher International: Through your experience, this "skeptic" has come to fully embrace the possibility of dreaming my largest dreams with a unique soul mate! Thank you for pursuing your dream of providing exquisite matchmaking, from this client's perspective, you have more than succeeded!
- Cindy E., 43, Sante Fe
Heather & Tim
A matchmaker, snow globes and a chorus line—Heather and Tim’s unforgettable wedding was one for the storybooks.
The bride, a former Miss Dallas and SMU grad who now is the operations manager for her husband’s practice, received a call in the fall of 2011 from Amber Kelleher-Andrews, the venerable matchmaker currently starring in NBC’s reality series Ready for Love.
Despite feeling a bit wary about meeting a surgeon who lived in Nebraska, Heather agreed to dinner at Dragonfly. “We shut down the place,” says the effervescent, 34-year-old blonde. “When I got into my car to go home, I thought, ‘Holy smokes! That’s my future husband!’”
Fast-forward to June 2012, when Heather and Tim, a UT Southwestern alum who grew up on a West Texas farm, jetted to Italy for their first vacation together.
“We were staying that first night in a hotel on the Grand Canal, and with the help of my mom, I’d arranged a little surprise for him,” a romantic rendezvous at the rooftop restaurant, she says.
The tables were literally turned, however, when Tim dropped down on one knee before the main course and proposed—with a custom ring from DeBoulle. “I am impossible to surprise,” she says, “but he got me.”
Once back home, she reached out to her longtime friend and collaborator Todd Fiscus of Todd Events (“He’s the right shade of crazy for me”) to help her orchestrate an intimate yet utterly unique occasion. “We had our invitations hand-delivered to the people in Dallas by a model dressed in a black tux and Burberry scarf,” she says.
Accompanying the envelope was an 8-inch snow globe featuring the Dallas skyline that played “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”
For their Dec. 1 nuptials, the bride worked with Fiscus and his colleague Bailey Thomas to turn the rotunda at Chase Tower downtown into a winter wonderland. Heather and Tim eschewed attendants in favor of standing alone with the minister, Marty Younkin of Love Notes Weddings.
The bride chose a gorgeous St. Pucchi Couture gown, which she had redesigned by Binzario Couture. “I’m not in my early 20s, so I wanted to make the dress a little more sexy and sophisticated,” she says. Just as Tim kissed his bride, a cannon shot a blast of “snow” from the top of the building. “It was my surprise to him,” says Heather. “Everyone was sprinkled with snowflakes, which was just so perfect.”