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Matchmaking (video games)
The minister of Justice is supposed to be the watchdog of the law, not a matchmaker for the yakuza. You need to clean yourself up, go into dating detox—my book, Become Your Own Matchmaker talks about that. I never knew, nor read of, not even in the most unnatural novels, an American father who was a matchmaker. Apparently a sort of master of the ceremonies at Finnish weddings, corresponding to the Russian svat, or matchmaker. The important part which he plays in marriage ceremonies has led to his becoming the matchmaker among all respectable castes.
Professional matchmaking used to be a service used almost exclusively by wealthy men with the disposable income to have someone else sort through the choppy waters of the dating pool on their behalf. Many matchmakers, including New York's Janis Spindel, work exclusively with male clients, and the standard business model was largely built on the premise of bringing potential brides to rich, single men. But that guy-seeking-girl tide has turned, and just as many -- if not more -- gainfully employed women have begun turning to matchmakers to make their romantic dreams come true [source: Froelich ]. Industry statistics report women typically comprise 60 percent of matchmaker customers, in fact [source: The Matchmaking Institute ]. Matchmakers attract clients in one of two ways. People will either seek them out through advertisements, online searches or word of mouth, or matchmakers will proactively recruit wedding-band-free singles at parties, high-end restaurants, airports and other places where affluent adults congregate [source: Spindel and Raymond ].
Matchmaking is the process of matching two or more people together, usually for the purpose of marriage , but the word is also used in the context of sporting events such as boxing, in business, in online video games and in pairing organ donors. In some cultures, the role of the matchmaker was and is quite professionalized.
Matchmaking in the Real World: How It Works
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