10 Tips for a Spring Romance
Springtime can be a wonderful inspiration for people to open their hearts to new love! But it is always important to be in the right mindset and have the best perspective to be ready for

The team at Valenti Matchmaking is not only here to help you find the right partner, but also here to help you understand your new romantic relationship. Sometimes it can be hard to know if the person you are with

Companionship is that state of being friends, a closeness or familiarity, a true connection between two people who are truly connected.
Companionship can come with or without a sexual aspect, and it goes much deeper than “friends with benefits.” It lasts beyond

“My tastes are simple — I am easily satisfied with the best.”  -Winston Churchill 
Successful people don’t rely on luck. They make a plan, hire the best and move toward the goal with the utmost efficiency.  
Busy professionals spend every hour thinking

Searching for love in a changing world is not an easy task, but Valenti Matchmaking stands ready to help people find love. I discovered this very intriguing article about how the dating landscape has changed over time, remarkably so in

  Strong women just have a certain vibe about them, and emanate confidence and assertiveness wherever they go. Most women could probably agree that they enjoy being independent, self-assured, and mentally and physically strong, but getting to that point can

  Getting divorced can be a trying and emotionally exhausting experience with lasting effects. Many people find themselves having difficulty trusting and opening themselves up to new partners after divorce. When there is infidelity or a contentious divorce, one’s

The matchmaking team at Valenti Matchmaking firmly believes that there is someone for everyone. Love and Autism are not mutually exclusive. A loving relationship can blossom for anyone when they meet the right person who deeply understands them. We came across

Finding yourself in a bad relationship can be one of the most stressful things in life. What may have started out as exciting and promising can turn into a source of anger, sadness, or even fear. But leaving a hurtful

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Understanding the psychological processes underlying love and romance can be a wonderful way to enhance the quality of life. The team at Valenti International utilizes experts in human psychology in its

Greetings, I am Dr. Edward Hernandez one of the relationship experts on the matchmaking team at Valenti International. The search for love has changed and Valenti International stands ready to help people find love. The team of matchmakers came across

Valenti International Featured on CNBC. Please take a moment to view this video to learn more about Valenti International, how it works and the caliber of our clients.

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Valenti International moves well beyond a simple matchmaking agency.

Irene Valenti, the founder of professional matchmaking service Valenti International, is overflowing with insight about the ways of the world. A visionary and creative thinker, she is blessed with an amazing intuition that

The dictionaries define “Desirable” as “worth having or wanting; pleasant, excellent or fine.”

Any man or woman who has dreamed of a future has probably created an image of what he or she would desire most in their partner. And most women have probably

Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.

~Paul Harris

Rotary International has changed the lives of so many around the world and made such a positive impact. Please watch this short

If you're a successful Entrepreneur, Executive, CEO, etc. who has a difficult time finding a companion of your own caliber, we understand. Valenti International can help you find love. With our confidential services for all of our high caliber clients,

As an entrepreneur, conquering challenge and failure is essential to the success of your business. You can learn to cultivate that resilience by training your brain to stay positive when times are tough.

"People tend to have a cognitive bias toward

February 23rd marks the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in the United States and we may all know someone who is battling this. With all of the pressure that's out there to look a particular way or be

It's still the month of love and of course love is always on our mind. We would love to hear from you; what is the best first date you have been on? 

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Have you ever experienced unconditional love? What is unconditional love really? Find out about unconditional love through this experience. By Carrie Jones

Have you ever experienced so much love that just bringing a gleeful smile on your lover’s face makes your

On Thursday, February 11th the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary and Valenti International will host their Valentine’s Day Mixer at the Valenti estate. It will be Valentine’s at Valenti with pink champagne, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats.

This special event will start at

Valenti International would like to share with you our magazine titled Ti Amo. Please take a moment to flip through it. There are some beautiful photos, fabulous people, amazing companies and some articles in it. Enjoy!

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Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these

A lasting Legacy of 500-year-old Love

Love it or hate it, even the most hardened anti-Romeo will be hard pressed to avoid Valentine's Day this year. 

Here is a letter which is on show at the British Library. It is a letter,

Doting Couple Have Used the Same Valentine's Day Card for 70 years

There's no danger of 88-year-old Harry Ward forgetting his wife Doris's Valentine's Day card - the couple still use the same one he bought her 70 years ago. 

When 17-year-old

If Not For You

If not for you, I wouldn’t know
What true love really meant.
I’d never feel this inner peace;
I couldn’t be content.

If not for you, I’d never have
The pleasures of romance.
I’d miss the bliss, the craziness,
Of love’s sweet, silly dance.


Cultures around the world have put their own spin on Valentine's Day traditions, including the Philippines, which sees mass public weddings on the holiday. Couples are pictured kissing at one of these ceremonies in Manila on Feb.12, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS/ROMEO RANOCO 


Yes ladies and gentleman, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It is now officially just a few days away.

Weather you are a big fan of Valentine’s Day and you are happily married, or not such a big fan and likely

Our high end matchmaking services at Valenti International are not only exclusive and very confidential, but if you come meet with us in person, you feel and see the privacy that you deserve. Please take a moment to view our

“Mama, how will I know when I’m in love?”  “You’ll just know, honey.  Now go get me that bowl.” This conversation, or something like it, was had by many, many a child and parent for many of us as we were growing up. 

Life is very simple – Love is all that matters.

Love is the most amazing thing in our lives. It is what makes us human, what makes life worth living. Nothing else truly matters. The size of our homes, bank balances,

Here at Valenti International we are thrilled to say that over our last 25 years, we have made amazing matches and our clients testimonials tell all. Please click on the link below to see for yourself what our happy clients are

Have you considered calling Valenti International but you're unsure of how matchmaking with Valenti works or why we are unique? Here is a short video of the Valenti experience staring the Founder and President herself, Irene Valenti. We have been

What are your new year's resolutions for 2016? Is finding love one of them?

Valenti International can help. If you are a high caliber Professional, Entrepreneur, Executive, etc. who cannot find love, we are your answer. 

Our clients are unique in terms

The Valenti team would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! May it bring you good health, the kind of love you will never forget and pure joy all year long!

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There are ten personality traits that attract men. Each reveals a part of a woman’s true character. They show men if you’re going to be a good match. If you’re a good person. If you have what it takes to

You are my everything

by  Timothy

You are the sunshine in the morning,
The highlighted, glistening dew;
The blooming flowers essence,
In the springtime hue.

You are the spinning of the Earth,
Every hour of every day;
The fluttering of butterflies and birds,
The beauty of the world at play.


Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. Today, most New Year’s festivities begin on December 31 (New Year’s Eve), the last day of the Gregorian calendar, and continue into

Have questions about the Valenti experience? How it works? Why you should choose Valenti? Please take a few moments to watch the video below. You will have all your questions answered by Irene Valenti herself. 

Happy Holidays to you and yours from the Valenti team.

Please take a moment to view our holiday video. It was filmed at the beautiful Valenti estate:

Do you have a relationship question; a question about bringing happiness back into your marriage or you are a successful person who cannot seem to find the right caliber companion? Just ask Irene!

Irene Valenti, a relationship expert and professional matchmaker

The Valenti team would like to wish you and yours Happy Holidays!

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The team at Valenti International would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!

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First, let me start with a basic: This is definitely something I advise engaged couples to talk about right away, especially if you marry in the fall or winter—meaning that family holiday plans hit right away. You’re still adjusting to married

There's something especially romantic about the idea of spending the holidays with a significant other: the dressing up for parties, the exchanging of thoughtful gifts, the kissing under hanging mistletoe. In theory, it's like a scene out of a rom-com;

"To be brave is to love someone unconditionally without expecting anything in return." MadonnaLoving unconditionally is a commitment to love an imperfect person. Remember you are an imperfect person too. This type of love does not include revenge or purposely

An Uncommon Love -a poem

An Uncommon Love

By Terah Cox

May you have the love only two can know.

May you go where only two as one may go.

May the sun rise and set in your bonded hearts and the moon

In our last blog post, we talked about how marriage has become more difficult today. But social scientists still argue that marriage allows for a better quality of life than living together or living alone.

Researchers have found that married couples have better

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough" — Melodie Beatty

Gratitude is an attitude and way of living that has been shown to have many benefits in terms of health, happiness, satisfaction with life, and the way we relate to

Over good food and good wine, I was talking to two women about one important topic that threaded us together. They were new friends who shared so much between motherhood, Minnesota winters and current and past teaching careers. As our

Spiritually speaking, it is said that even before you were born, the name of your spiritual half has been determined. Each soul has a perfect match… your soulmate.

Although most people think of a soulmate as a perfect harmonious union of

Whenever I read a quote about love from the author of "Love" Dr. Leo Buscaglia, I feel like shouting it from the rooftops. Here is one of my favorites: "What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will

I Carry Your Heart with Me

by  E.E.Cummings

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,

Have you ever wondered what happens after all of those fairy tales marriages? What do Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, and all other beauties and their charming princes do to make the happily-ever-after work out?

Well, it doesn’t take a

Is it possible to fall back in love with a mate who has become unexciting?  This is a question I am asked with some frequency and  the answer I usually give is “it could be.”

When longtime partners succumb to the humdrums, (you

Love is patient,

Love is kind,

It does not envy,

It does not boast,

It is not proud,

It is not rude,

It is not self seeking,

It is not easily angered,

It keeps no record of wrongs,

Love never fails.

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Do you have a relationship question, a question about bringing happiness back into your marriage or you are a successful person who cannot seem to find the right caliber companion? Just ask Irene!

Today from 11:00am PST - 3:00pm PST, the leader

Do you have a relationship question, a question about bringing happiness back into your marriage or you are a successful person who cannot seem to find the right caliber companion? Just ask Irene!

On Tuesday, November 3rd from 11:00am PST - 3:00pm

The Train of Life
At birth we boarded the train and met our parents and we believe they will always travel on our side. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train leaving us on this journey

Do you have a relationship question, a question about bringing happiness back into your marriage or you are a successful person who cannot seem to find the right caliber companion? Just ask Irene!

On Tuesday, November 3rd from 11:00am PST - 3:00pm

Relationships are tricky things. Sometimes they are difficult to navigate. Sometimes you’ve been in one too long to realize it’s not right. Sometimes you get so comfortable with unhappiness that you forget what happiness looks like, or don’t feel like

They might be 30, or 75. They come in all colors, shapes, sizes and income brackets. It doesn’t matter how long they’ve been together. Whatever the demographics, when you see a happy couple, you just know it!

How do these couples

While there are many attributes associated with good leadership, likability is not one that immediately springs to mind. This is an underrated and often undervalued characteristic among individuals in senior roles, primarily because it contrasts with our ingrained image of leaders

L.O.V.E. The single most important emotion out there, has gotta be love. Loving someone, loving yourself, feeling love from another and loving things give us that warm, tingly, deliriously happy feeling. Without love we are often lonely and unhappy…chasing a feeling, an

First dates can feel as magical as a fairy tale, as torturous as a root canal – or anywhere in between – depending on the person you meet, where you meet, your outfit, your mood, and about a million other

Valenti International was the title sponsor of the 3rd Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe and it was such a lovely event. The event turned out extravagant, the tastings were delightful, the people were beautiful. Most importantly, we were able

Courting is an excellent way to improve your chance of finding a suitable romantic match, but there are many points of view about what constitutes effective courting—and some of those ideas usually fall short. In my book, Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy(link is external),

Couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things with our talking.

~Chinese Proverb

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I wrote your name in the sky,

but the wind blew it away.

I wrote your name in the sand,

but the waves washed it away.

I wrote your name in my heart,

and forever it will stay. 

~Rocio Martin

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A Good Marriage

After being happily married for more than 39 years, Dr. Phil shares some of his thoughts about what makes a marriage work:

The quality of a relationship is a function of the extent to which

Opposites attract, and likes repel. When it comes to magnetism, this natural principle is axiomatic. But does it also hold true for romantic relationships?

New research suggests that when it comes to matters of the heart...well, it's complicated.
Studies have found that people are

Love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It's not
negotiable. The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both
physically and emotionally. The less connected you are, the more you are
at risk.

It is also true that the

Study results show that people in good, supportive relationships live longer and have better lives, according to research done by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

In addition, the research also revealed that happy couples look younger and are much healthier

So you had a first date and you really enjoyed the evening, you would like to see them again. Here is how to tell them in a few different languages (these may not be 100% accurate as they were translated

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

It’s a rough morning. First, my alarm doesn’t go off. Then I’m late getting my son to

By: Maralee McKee

There’s more to opening a door than turning the knob or holding it for the next person. That’s why when you know the five specific manners of opening doors you unlock a lot.

“A lot of what” you ask?

The answer:

The End of Courtship?

Photo below:  Denise Hewett says hanging out has replaced dating. CreditJennifer S. Altman for The New York Times 
MAYBE it was because they had met on OkCupid. But when the dark-eyed musician with artfully disheveled hair

Have you ever wondered what happens after all of those fairy tales marriages? What do Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, and all other beauties and their charming princes do to make the happily-ever-after work out?

Well, it doesn’t take a

GO for it! Both of you need it!

One thing most all human beings crave is affection. Whether it is a held hand, a soft kiss on the cheek, or a friendly hug; we all yearn for the interaction that lets us

Playing it cool might not be the best strategy for your love life. 

BY CASEY GUEREN July 29, 2013

Unless you’re a contestant on The Bachelor, you probably don’t feel the need to tell your partner that you’re so, so into them every chance you get.

One of the best feelings in the world is the deep-rooted belly laugh. It can bring people together and establish amazing connections. Everything from a slight giggle to a side-splitting guffaw can change the temperature of a room from chilly unfamiliarity

What does it take to have a successful relationship?
As I mention in the article Relationship Reality Check, quite often couples drift apart and lose connection with each other before they realize what has happened.

In some cases one of the partners

Granted, some people seem to have to work harder at their marriages than others, but it’s still possible to have a very happy marriage. I find the following 7 ingredients for a happy marriage ring true for my own and

The secret to a happy marriage: Tell your partner 'I love you' 10 times a week and go on at least three dates every month

Detailed study of 1,000 married Americans taken to find key to romantic bliss
Accepting faults, trust and

Watch for these telltale signs of two big relationship fears. Understanding them can finally free you to attract a genuine, loving relationship.
Two Fears That Keep People Single

Fear plays a huge role in relationships, and two fears in particular cause some

Everyone needs love. From the newborn baby who thrives on being cuddled by his parents to the geriatric in a nursing home who watches the door for a visit from a loved one, and all us in between. We need

My wife and I have known each other since high school, but didn't date until much later. We had only dated a couple of weeks before we realized that we were madly in love and wanted to get married.

I was all for

#Love me. #Love your partner. #Love your family. #Love makes the world a better place. #ValentiInternational brings high caliber individuals #love.

We spend our lives craving it, searching for it, and talking about it. Its meaning is felt more than it is clearly expressed. It’s called the greatest virtue.

It’s love.
Love is fascinating and complex. Romantic love, in particular, seems to be

Relationships are so delicate and can break on minor issues and simple misunderstandings. Once broken, it is a die-hard task to mend the relationship and get back the same intensity of affection in the relationship. There can be visible reasons,

Relationships like marriage, romance, live together or any of similar kinds can be sustained with a happy note if some of the secret rules are followed. Relationship is completely subjective and no clear cut rules can be executed on it,

A few days ago we ran across a marvelous quote by Jonathan Carroll, author of Outside the Dog Museum. It goes like this:

“You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only

Love is the best antidepressant—but many of our ideas about it are wrong. The less love you have, the more depressed you are likely to feel.
By Ellen McGrath, published on December 1, 2002 - last reviewed on March 30, 2009

Love is

10 Things Not to Screw Up on a First Date

You managed to convince that cute coffee shop barrista that you're not a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal and she finally accepted your offer for a date. Now the really hard part—to actually show her that

Simple First Date Etiquette For Confidence!
Guide to being a gracious date
 Simplicity rules 
All you have to do is show up, relax and pretend you're an movie star. That I mean by being sweet and light, not being a diva.
A movie star

Experts say that weekly date nights help couples have more intimate and lasting relationships. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, why not try something out of the ordinary to keep things fun as well as romantic?
I’m lucky to have a romantic

Ain't love grand? It's fulfilling, exciting and, as it turns out, good for you, too. We spoke to experts and found out that romance can bring you more than just giddiness—it can also positively affect your health and well-being. So

There's nothing quite as exhilarating as the early stages of a romantic relationship. Just the thought that you may have found your one-and-only can be so thrilling. But, the early stages of falling in love can be as frustrating as they

True love doesn't mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes.

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Getting back into dating can be downright terrifying. You put your most private self on the line, leaving your deepest fears and most ardent wishes open and vulnerable. If you’re just getting started again after being in a long-term relationship,

When most of think of what makes us happy, we tend to focus on the “things” in life that we crave. These things may be concrete consumables or they may be intangible resources, such as “time,” “inner peace,” or “true love.” It

When two hearts are meant for each other, no distance is too far, no time is too long, and no other love can break them apart.

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I was watching a Disney movie, “Frozen," and I was impressed by its message about love. In the movie, the younger sister, Ana, learns — through bad experiences — that love is not a feeling that makes us believe we have found

101 Small Pleasures You Can Enjoy Every Day in Your Life
1. coloring (yes, grown-ups can do it, too) 
2. crisp cotton sheets
3. soft skin
4. old family recipes
5. the first daffodils of spring
6. sleeping in 
7. an exercise endorphin high
8. window boxes
9. a perfect cup of

L.O.V.E. The single most important emotion out there, has gotta be love. Loving someone, loving yourself, feeling love from another and loving things give us that warm, tingly, deliriously happy feeling. Without love we are often lonely and unhappy…chasing a feeling, an

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The secrets to a long lasting relationship; two people working, standing, wanting, being together and seeing the future together.

Are You Ready for Marriage?
Is getting married right for you? What do you need to know before you walk down the aisle? Dr. Phil advises you to take a closer look at yourself and the relationship before tying the knot.

Just engaged? Starting to envision your wedding? Wondering about all the things you'll need to do and when? Our month-by-month snapshot of all your wedding to-dos will steer you in the right direction.
>> For an interactive version of what to

It's easier than you think to start eating healthy! Take small steps each week to improve your nutrition and move toward a healthier you.

Small changes can make a big difference to your health. Try incorporating at least

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Self-confident people are admired by others and inspire confidence in others. They face their fears head-on and tend to be risk takers. They know that no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the ability to get past

Relationships are hard. Finding somebody you want to spend time with can be difficult enough, but once that happens, you’ve got to deal with the task of maintenance: keeping things fresh, finding time for each other, and generally just coming up

The following is from Michele Rosenthal, author of Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future. Enjoy!

There was a time in my life I didn’t believe I’d ever feel joy again. A horrible illness had befallen me and

The Four Types of Love – Greek Style

Love is a special and complicated emotion which is quite difficult to understand. Although most people believe that love revolves around the heart, it actually occurs in the brain. Artists, poets and painters

How do you know if you’re love?

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The answer can change so much about your life, from how you interact with a current (or potential) partner to how you view yourself to what goals

I talk about relationships pretty much all day, every day. When it comes to dating and love, everyone asks the same question: Where are all the good men? You guys, this question sucks. It is the wrong question. Why? Because even if there was

For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more. Particularly for entrepreneurs, numerous articles talk about critical characteristics of mental strength—tenacity, “grit,” optimism, and an

Married people are happier than non-married people, or so most of the research on the subject has suggested. But does marriage really make people happier, or are happier people just more likely to get married?

This is something social scientists have argued about

A March 2014 survey by psychologists who study happiness identified “ten keys to happier living” and daily habits that make people genuinely happy. In an unexpected finding, the psychologists at the University of Hertfordshire who performed the survey found that the habit which

"I need somebody to love," sang the Beatles, and they got it right. Love and health are intertwined in surprising ways. Humans are wired for connection, and when we cultivate good relationships, the rewards are immense. But we're not necessarily

"I was talking to my friend about that last week," a 20-something client explained to me in a recent session, following up on a previous discussion we had about her relationship anxiety.

"What did she say?" I asked.
"She told me that she's

I'm frequently asked by clients both in new and long-term relationships how to determine if the relationship is a rebound or real love.

The term "rebound" carries quite a negative stigma in our cultural lexicon, and armchair psychoanalysts tend to throw

It’s all too human to get lazy in our relationships and take things for granted. When things are going well, we have a tendency to coast. Here are some ways to enjoy more fulfilling connections:

Listen deeply.Listen especially carefully when your partner or

This simple technique is designed to deepen all of your intimate relationships, including your relationship with yourself. Each of its three steps leads to greater authenticity; to a gentle, skillful “overthrow” of the inner and outer voices which hold us back from deeper love.  It's acronym,

7 Things Men Want In A Relationship

Jordan Gray says that there are seven simple things that basically all men crave in an intimate relationship.

Men are often reluctant to talk about their needs in intimate relationships.
Whether social conditioning or an inability

Is there someone whom you are seeing at the moment? Are you wondering if he/she is “the one”?

In your journey through love, you are going to meet many prospects. Some of them may seem really great at first, but turn out

While many of us may have sensed it intuitively, there is now science behind the statement that "Love is all you need." A 75-year longitudinal study by Harvard researchers suggests that love is indeed key to a happy and fulfilling life.

While love seems

“All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”―Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

How inspired are you? What motivates you to be a better person, or to do better work? Maybe it’s a memorable phrase or moving piece of art. Perhaps

Want to fix a relationship(link is external) and get closer to your children, sister or brother, parents, or friends? Feeling close to our loved ones feels good. It's neurochemical; each moment of connection spurts oxytocin into your system. Oxytocin is a chemical your body generates

At the last dating workshop I taught, several people expressed the thought that they couldn’t bear to date again.

“I just can’t take any more hurt,” lamented one woman. While one man complained, “Putting myself out there only to get shot

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world.

The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce

Happy, angry, excited, frustrated and anxious are just some of the different moods and emotions we can have throughout the day. Some things in life bring us joy, others bring us much sadness.

But sometimes, for days on end, we feel


Back in the day, the father-daughter dance at a wedding had a bit more concrete meaning than it does today. Then, the festivities would begin with the father leading his daughter out onto the dance floor. At some

A relationship is like a dance: to stay close without stepping on each other's toes takes practice. – Harriet Lerner

Being in a loving long-term romantic relationship is one of the surest routes to long term happiness. But it doesn’t happen naturally, it

Throughout my entire life many women and friends have always asked "how do you always seem to find the good ones" " find the most attractive and successful men?" I've dated Billionaires, Millionaires, and even a Boxing Middle Weight Champ.

We forget how to dream. Ours is a big world, with so much room for dreams. But we allow the frantic pace of modern life constrict our dreams, downsize them, whittle them down to nothing. We forget that our dreams

Maintaining a Successful Relationship
Five and a half years into their marriage, Stacy and Chris, a Dr. Phil Family, ask for help rebuilding their union. Dr. Phil offers this advice.

Have a solid friendship.
"Ask yourself what kind of friend you are being to

The secret to a happy marriage: Tell your partner 'I love you' 10 times a week and go on at least three dates every month

Detailed study of 1,000 married Americans taken to find key to romantic bliss
Accepting faults, trust and

Your identity drifts in the direction of those you spend time with, because everything important is contagious: moods, attitudes, beliefs, desires, values. Happiness or sadness, success or failure: what you surround yourself with is what you’ll get. You will be

I would like to write about what makes a successful marriage, which is unfortunate, as I don't know the answer. All I know is what a working marriage looks like close up, which is a different thing. The first thing to say about "happy

“Integrity” is a word you hear almost every day, but it’s not a word that people spend a lot of time thinking about. If you try to define it, what would you say? According to the dictionary, integrity is "firm adherence to

Ain't love grand? It's fulfilling, exciting and, as it turns out, good for you, too. We spoke to experts and found out that romance can bring you more than just giddiness—it can also positively affect your health and well-being. So

With the popular summer wedding months right around the corner, most couples are deep into the planning process. But when it comes to invitation and RSVP etiquette, it's often times confusing for the happy couple and their guests. What is

Sometimes you meet older couples who've been married for what seems like forever, and you marvel at their accomplishment. Thirty years? Incredible.

It might seem like having a successful partnership is a mammoth undertaking, but when you look closely, even the longest, happiest

If couples were paying any attention during the past few decades, they should be able to recite the one critical ingredient for a healthy relationship — communication. But the latest study shows that other skills may be almost as important

Relationships that work are the ones that are worked on. If you are wondering where to begin, here are some areas that can always use a little TLC.

Communication. Being able to share the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of your life, without

The jury's still out on whether distance makes the heart grow fonder or of it's out of sight, out of mind, but one thing is clear — it's not easy to keep a long-distance relationship afloat, and it can sometimes take a

One spring afternoon in Atlanta, when my daughter was three-years-old, she invited a friend from daycare to walk to the neighborhood playground with us.
We were holding hands and walking together when suddenly our houseguest broke away and dashed ahead towards

Of all the goals people set in life, two stand out: success in our personal and professional lives. It turns out, these two are interdependent.

Personal success supports and reinforces professional success. Professional success reinforces personal success. And together, they reinforce

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." Albert Schweitzer.

As yourself the following questions: Would having more money make you happier or, would being

Life has a way of chipping away at our marriages: jobs and job related travel, in-laws, church activities, activities with the kids, conflict and misunderstandings. Most of us run at the speed of light, wake up one day and realize,

Sometimes it can seem like the whole world changes overnight, every night. Divorce, blended families, single parents and tragedy can make us feel like the family units that many of us came from are a thing of the past. Often, our

I have been talking to many women on the topic of being single. I was fascinated to learn about all of the different reactions to my question: "What is it like being over 50 and single?" Over 70% of the

We hear over and over from self-help books and therapists, "Love yourself." Even on Twitter, there are thousands of tweets, such as:

U Gotta Love Yourself
Love yourself or nobody will
Love yourself. Love your day. Love your life.
Don't forget to fall in

'Love is the same as like except you feel sexier' (Judith Viorst, Author)
I love you. Three little words that are spoken with great pleasure all over the world. Journeywoman recently checked our dictionary and thesaurus for the many meanings of love.

Professional matchmakers are experts in the field of helping people find love. They get to know you one-on-one, coordinate dates and guide you through the process of finding the right relationship.

When working with a professional matchmaker you should expect to

Over the past few weeks, there has been an ongoing debate on Slate and all over the Internet about the age women should marry. Susan Patton wrote a letter to Princeton University girls saying they should lock down the good boys now. Two writers at Slate debated this same

It is to truly see someone, inside.  Their beautiful soul.  It is a rare and precious knowledge, and for you to be given the gift of this sight means you contain the right ingredients in your own soul.

 Often we

A phone message from a very kind Valenti client:

“I just wanted to thank Karina for all she did in helping with my introduction to (name withheld for privacy). She’s great and I just want to thank her for all she

"Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Airman’s Odyssey: Night Flight / Wind Sand & Stars / Flight to Arras

Originally posted:  http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/01/01/what-is-love/

What is love, a timely question for this time of year. Most everyone wants to experience love. Yet do most of us really know what is true love? If someone wants to have a better understanding of how to love

Successful marriages seem rare in today’s crazy world.
The statistics are grim and the stories of break-up and divorce are harsh.
I’ve always had the mentality that love is not enough to sustain a “til death do us part” relationship, and while

When my husband and I first came together as a romantic couple three years ago, we agreed to practice Radical Honesty in our relationship, meaning he and I wouldn't keep any secrets from each other bigger than a surprise party.

Nick and I are a spectacular match for each other. He is a brilliant, funny, sensual, compassionate and kind gentleman. We share an attraction to each other and have numerous interests in common. He is coming to see me again

Rotary Installs New Board
The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club installed its new board of directors recently at a barbecue party hosted by Irene Valenti, internationally known matchmaker, at the Valenti Estate in Rancho Santa Fe. Pictured with Valenti are outgoing Rancho

Looking for a high-tech edge to ramp up your live special event? Event promoters and tech innovators have come up with new tools aimed at giving live events an updated approach. Here are the top 10 suggested tools prepared by

Looking for an equestrian-related vacation? Consider a trip to Gleneagles® Hotel in Scotland, home to the world-renowned Equestrian School, an accredited British Horse Society training and examination facility that hosts dressage competitions every month. Book a stay and take part

Ever wonder what it takes to sustain a successful marriage? The Huffington Post recently asked their readers to share the best advice they’ve received from couples they know who’ve been married 30+ years. Following is a list of nine tips:


Too busy to find love? Selecting a life companion can be elusive for busy executives; work often takes precedence over personal interests, particularly for men who are expected to put their profession first while creating a secure nest to raise

Never before has there been more emphasis on healthy relationships, family togetherness, and emotional well-being as the necessary foundation leading to the culmination of meaningfull partnerships.