Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews Chats ‘Ready for Love’Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews Chats ‘Ready for Love’

By Whitney Baker Johnson

If you’re anything like us, then you’re anxiously awaiting for the premiere of NBC’s new dating reality series, Ready for Love. Not only will we have a front row seat as three very eligible bachelors search for love, but we’ll also be privy to the advice they receive from three renowned matchmakers, one of whom is Amber Kelleher-Andrews.

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Kelleher-Andrews comes from a family business of matchmaking. “I like to say that I’m the fly on the wall on over 40,000 dates,” says the CEO of Kelleher-International. Kelleher-Andrews” mother founded the “extremely personalized professional matchmaking firm” about 27 years ago, and the Ready for Love star has been working there for almost two decades now.

Separating her from other matchmakers, she engages with both the man and the woman involved in each match. She listens to the criteria and perspective of both parties and goes into every detail of every date. “I learn the do’s and don’ts of dating from every age range in most of the major cities of the United States as well as overseas. I find major patterns in dating based on gender, based on age and based on different communities.”

Of course, different generations must consider that there are different ways to navigate the troubled waters of dating. But regardless of background, it ultimately boils down to one question: where do you find your person? That’s where matchmakers can help. “When you’re truly ready for love and approach an expert for guidance, you get to skip that problem because we already have your potential matches in our files.”

“You’re attracted to people based on your personality and what you want in life,” the matchmaker adds. “I compare it to college. Like-minded people go to Harvard, and those people are very different from the students at MIT or UCLA.”

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Adding a huge amount of credibility to Ready for Love, Kelleher-Andrews and her fellow matchmakers had the final say in the female contestants vying for the men’s hearts. “We chose these women because we felt that they were very similar to the bachelors. Do we know who they pick in the end? Of course not,” she explains. “But we can at least bring a group of women to the stage that we feel are very compatible with them.”

As for the men on Ready for Love, Kelleher-Andrews believes that “they already have the charm and charisma and success. They just need their person.” Given the expertise of the three matchmakers, it sounds like picking out “the one” might not be so easy!

Don’t miss the two-hour series premiere of ‘Ready for Love‘ on Tuesday, April 9th at 9/8c on NBC! For more information about Kelleher-Andrews, click here. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.