National Matchmaker Day in The Villages FL

National Matchmaker Day

National Matchmaker Day

The world (and us!) feeds on a steady diet of love and romance and, this National Matchmaker Day, we are honoring all those who bring people together.

Held annually on August 31st, this day raises a toast to the people who create happy endings for others.

Whether they are personally setting two people up, arranging a match on behalf of the family, or coaching clients as part of their professional services, we celebrate every kind of matchmaker on this day.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL MATCHMAKER DAY

Matchmakers have existed probably since the dawn of time. These early matchmakers were the parents and elders (often women), who stepped in to ensure young people chose the ‘right’ life partner. This decision was not left up to the young people themselves, as it was considered too complicated a decision for young people to handle themselves. This tradition prevailed in most civilizations, from the Aztecs and the ancient Greeks to the Chinese.

The ancient Greek matchmakers — always women, named the ‘promnestria’ — were the middlemen, passing messages and negotiations between the two families. They also had another important job; they reported their personal opinions about the prospective spouses to the other side. This often influenced the decisions, and the blame would fall on the promnestria’s taste.

By the Victorian period, the matchmaking industry was chugging along nicely. It was at this time that courtship and matchmaking regulations gained new steam, and became more intense. Marriageable women were to have a gigantic debutante ceremony, called the ‘coming out’ ceremony, in court around Easter time. They all wore white and carried delicate bouquets. They participated in a ‘season,’ during which their mothers, and sometimes fathers, would endeavor to make a match with an eligible family.

Matchmaking took on a new role in Britain by the 1600s; parish vicars would match a person from their parish with another of the same social class.
The matchmaking process often found its way into literature too, such as in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” (the matchmaking mama), “Mulan” (the snooty matchmaker), and “Fiddler On The Roof” (“Matchmaker, Make Me A Match”).

As the world evolved during and after the 20th century, so did the idea of matchmaking. Now, arranged marriages were not the norm in some cultures, and the concept of choosing one’s own partner took root. More and more people expanded their horizons when looking for a partner. And then came the internet. Believe it or not, Tinder and Bumble were not the very first experiments with merging science and matchmaking. There have been attempts to automate this process since the 1920s, and there have even been scientific tests conducted on this topic.

Jewelry company ArtCarved Bridal founded this day to honor and thank all the matchmakers for their services in finding and bringing two people together.

HOW TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL MATCHMAKER DAY

    • Thank your matchmaker

Did you meet your partner via a matchmaking service? Or was it a special someone who introduced you two? On this day, show them the love with a special gesture you know they will enjoy. Write a heartfelt thank you note, send them a personalized gift basket, or take them out for a special meal. Make sure they know how they have changed your life for the better.

    • Matchmake away

Explore the world of professional matchmaking services or simply introduce two people who you think would be perfect for each other. Spread the love, if you can.

    • Talk about your tale

Once you let your matchmaker know how you benefited from their services, share your tale with others. Maybe your story will encourage them to give love and romance a shot.

5 FUN FACTS ABOUT MATCHMAKING

  1. Most of the world’s marriages are arranged
    Modern sentiments still incorporate traditional matchmaking in multiple cultures around the world — so much so 60% of the world’s marriages are still arranged.
  2. Couples are increasingly meeting online
    A study by dating site eHarmony predicted that, by 2031, half of the U.S.’s married couples would have met online, and this number would rise by 2040.
  3. Matchmaking, the celebrity edition
    Katie Couric’s friends set her up on a blind date with her now-husband John Molner after her first husband passed away.
  4. Ireland’s matchmaking town
    The town of Lisdoonvarna holds a special matchmaking festival each September and has done so for the past 150 years.
  5. Matchmaking, the royal edition
    Meghan Markle was set up with her now-husband, Prince Harry, by her friends.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL MATCHMAKER DAY

    • Who doesn’t love a good romance?

That’s right, everybody does. So why can’t we celebrate those who bring people together for a happily-ever-after (or a happy-for-now) relationship?

    • Those who spread love need some too

These matchmakers work tirelessly behind the scenes, matching people and families too. They need to know their efforts are being appreciated — they need a little love themselves.

    • We’re learning so much about matchmaking

We love seeing how this profession, formally and informally, evolved over the years. We cannot wait to see what shape it takes in the future.

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