matchmaking matchmaking  /ˈmætʃ ˌmeɪ kɪŋ/


  • (n) mediation in order to bring about a marriage between others


  1. Matchmaking agencies across China are enjoying a sudden boom as a growing number of college seniors are signing up for their services.
  2. SawYouAtSinai, which was launched in 2004, takes its matchmaking seriously.
  3. In another profile model, Chris Walker is experimenting with behavioral matchmaking.


  1. UFC 161 Prelims: Recapping and Ranking the Preliminary Card Bouts

    Injuries afflicted the UFC 161 main card. But the prelims survived almost perfectly intact on the way to Winnipeg. The result was a compelling body of matchmaking, with some of the best veteran Canadian fighters competing. But there was more to it. More than one matchup pitted an experienced, even grizzled competitor against a rising, would-be contender. Would the guard change, or would ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. UFC 161 fight card: What's at stake?

    There's lots of bellyaching about this card. Much of it is deserved. Even by UFC pay-per-view standards, the level of fighter celebrity, stakes and consequential matchmaking is strikingly low. When Dana White (and some media) groans you can't judge a card before it's happened (actually you can), they falsely equate 'exciting fights' with 'fights fans care about or want to see'. This card could ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  3. Inaugural Matchmaking Fest held in Bethlehem

    People in Bethlehem are looking for love. The inaugural "Matchmaking Fest" got underway Friday night. The idea for this started with a little disrespect. The social networking website Foursquare recently ranked Bethlehem as the second-least romantic city in the nation and that was mentioned on "Live with Kelly and Michael." The Downtown Bethlehem Association is fighting back with this two-night ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

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  1. "It encourages adolescents to consider their relationships just as 'adult' as any other relationships typically kindled by 'matchmaking,'" Ablow said. "This could certainly lead them to believe they are ready to engage in adult encounters."
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: Dr Keith Ablow Source: FOXNews

  2. "You will have made lifelong friends. I say this every year to all new graduates, you may have met your husband or wife," Dr Lang said. "Our title as the top matchmaking university in Britain signifies so much that is good about St Andrews so...
    on Apr 14, 2007 By: Brian Lang Source: This is London

  3. "Professor Falah is, unquestionably, an individual of the highest moral caliber," Khashan wrote online. "The free time he has, while in Lebanon, is consumed entirely by culinary pursuits and futile matchmaking."
    on Jan 22, 2007 By: Hilal Khashan Source: Akron Beacon Journal

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