National Matchmaker Day is celebrated on August 31 every year and is dedicated to people with a very interesting occupation. Often, couples do not meet on their own, by chance, colliding in a company or meeting on the street. Many people consider this way of dating unreliable: you can wait a lifetime for a successful meeting. Such people turn to dating services and partner search agencies, where they are assisted by professionals in this field.
National Matchmaker Day was established by the jewelry company ArtCarved Bridal to express gratitude to all matchmakers for their services in finding and bringing together two people. The principle of choosing the date of August 31 is unknown.
Matchmakers and matchmakers – people who unite a couple – exist as long as the institution of marriage. The first were the parents and elders, trying to ensure that young people choose the right and “right” life partner. This decision was not left to the young people themselves – it was considered too difficult to cope with without life experience. This tradition has predominated in most civilizations, from the Aztecs to the Chinese. Matchmakers:
- existed in ancient Greece and ancient Rome. They worked as intermediaries, relaying messages and negotiating between the two families. They also had another important job – they communicated their personal opinions about potential spouses to the other party;
- in Britain by the early 17th century it was not uncommon to pick a person from their own parish and the same social class. A priest could work as a matchmaker;
- already flourished as an industry in the Victorian period. The ritual of courtship and matchmaking was conducted according to certain rules, and breaking them was considered bad form and damage to reputation.
How to celebrate
Did you meet your partner through a dating service? Or was it a special person who introduced the two of you? On National Matchmaker Day, express your gratitude to the person who introduced you. Write a heartfelt thank you message, send a personalized gift basket, or invite them to a special meal. Thank them for the positive changes in your life!
When is National Matchmaker Day celebrated in 2022?
National Matchmaker Day is observed on August 31 each year.