Do you enjoy helping your friends meet new people?
We believe the desire to find the right partner in life is at the core of every person’s happiness, and it is a noble cause to help others to try and achieve that dream.
Yes, I enjoy helping friends meet new people! But apparently that doesn’t count if I don’t intend to help my friends meet the “right partner.” Just another friend isn’t what contributes to their happiness… This is just another way that we are taught that the only way to be happy is coupled.
And even worse:
[S]ingles that are striving to achieve the dream we all have – to find the one person we can’t live without.
No, that is not my dream! My dream is to create a job for myself that is meaningful while being connected with other people I care about and who care about me.
Of course, there’s also the obligatory self-justification:
I believe that matchmaking is a noble profession, because it gives you the opportunity to help people find personal happiness in a way that not everyone gets to experience in life. What we’re doing together, in our own small way, is revolutionary.
Revolutionary? Since when does supporting the status quo constitute a revolution?!? You are not “causing a complete or dramatic change” by institutionalizing meddling. Matchmakers have existed for a long, long time – and, yes, even those who got paid for it. Remember Yente?
I wonder what would happen if we use this tool for building relationships – you know, the kind where two or more people relate to each other, be it as friends, acquaintances or, yes, seepies…