match·​mak·​er | \ ˈmach-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce matchmaker (audio) \

Definition of matchmaker

: one that arranges a match especially : one who tries to bring two unmarried individuals together in an attempt to promote a marriage

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matchmaking \ ˈmach-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce matchmaking (audio) \ noun

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The couple met in 2017 through a professional matchmaker. New York Times, "Dora Rivas, Jay Kim," 29 Apr. 2018 Today, though, some online dating sites are toying with options that bring a little of the matchmaker spirit to the process. Dugan Arnett,, "When Tinder and Cupid fail, matchmakers find their niche," 20 Mar. 2018 Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyiHeartRadioTuneInStitcherRSSAmazon Alexa Machine Love: Dating in the Digital Age Algorithms are the new matchmakers. Robyn Metcalfe, WSJ, "The Life Story of Your Supermarket Chicken: Food Tracking Goes High-Tech," 21 Feb. 2019 The ultimate matchmaker seems super busy with his YouTube channel, Cosmopolitan advice column, and reality TV show Ready For Love. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Camila Cabello Walks the 2018 VMAs Red Carpet Without Bae, Matthew Hussey," 21 Aug. 2018 Lawton, who previously worked as a matchmaker, told me. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "“For conservatives, by conservatives”: the rise of right-wing dating apps," 26 Dec. 2018 According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anya Taylor-Joy is slated to play the title role in a new film adaption of the 1815 story about a headstrong young woman and matchmaker in Georgian-Regency England. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "A New Adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma Is in the Works," 26 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile Ralph Lauren, who was the unofficial matchmaker for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, will celebrate his 50th anniversary with a black tie soirée in Central Park tonight. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "New York Fashion Week Is Celebrities’s Hottest Date Night," 7 Sep. 2018 To begin this process, think of each planet’s specific function: Mercury is a messenger, Venus is a matchmaker, and Mars is a warrior. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "The 12 Astrological Houses: Interpreting Your Birth Chart Beyond the Zodiac," 6 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of matchmaker

1638, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of matchmaker

: a person who tries to bring two people together so that they will marry each other

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