Question: What did matchmakers do?

Matchmakers, acting as formal chaperones or as self-employed busybodies serving less clear social purposes, would attend such events and advise families of any burgeoning romances before they went too far.

Was matchmaking a thing in China?

Matchmakers in China Chinas matchmaking tradition stretches back more than 2,000 years, to the first imperial marriage broker in the late Zhou dynasty. The goal of matchmakers ever since has usually been to pair families of equal stature for the greater social good.

What is a matchmaker in Chinese culture?

In Chinese, the word xiangqin — commonly translated as “matchmaking” — is rich in cultural significance. It refers to single men and women who, having been introduced by a third party, get to know one another to decide if they are romantically compatible. In ancient China, matchmaking was an essential ritual.

Why is a match called a match?

Historically, the term match referred to lengths of cord (later cambric) impregnated with chemicals, and allowed to burn continuously. But, when friction matches became commonplace, they became the main object meant by the term. The word match derives from Old French mèche referring to the wick of a candle.

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