Make me a match,
Find me a find,
Catch me a catch…”
Finding happiness through love is not what it used to be. In the popular Matchmaker song from the 1960s Broadway play Fiddler on the Roof, love had nothing to do with dating and everything to do with finding someone to broker the right partner for you.
Knowing that relatives and friends will probably never stop playing matchmaker, love brokering today is usually self-guided and largely dependent on technology and dating Apps. Dating Apps still do what we’ve always done – help us to look for happiness by providing a host of people to choose from on our phones or laptops.
When we swipe left to find a good catch or swipe right to make a great match, we understand our expectations for love and happiness may also differ greatly. A good catch might be a well-paid woman that doesn’t want kids or a man that isn’t afraid to commit to marriage. Whatever the case,