Saturday, September 14, 2013
Matchmaker or Matchmaker Recipient?
Have you ever been matched with someone by a friend/family member/agency? Did it work?
Matchmaking has been around for centuries, and some cultures still practice it today...and some practices leave the two individuals to be matched little say in their options.
Authors have used the theme of matchmaking in their books.
Jane Austen created her heroine, matchmaker Emma Woodhouse, in her book "Emma" in 1816.
Debbie Macomber wrote a series of matchmaking books titled "The Matchmakers".
Famous matchmaking movie: Hello Dolly.
Matchmaker Dolly is seeking a wife for wealthy Horace Vandergelder, but decides to match him with herself.
And TV shows have been based on matching couples:
The Match Game 1962-1969).
The Millionaire Matchmaker (Patty Stangler) is an ongoing show now, and I admit I'm hooked. It's amazing to see who wants a match and the whole process Patty organizes.
I tried matching two friends, but it didn't work. A friend tried matching me to someone, but that didn't work. So, I wrote a book about a matchmaker who uses her special ESP gift to match couples, because I'm convinced "extra special help" is needed in any matchmaking venture!
In "Second Sight Dating", Serena runs a dating agency using her ESP ability to match couples. It works for her customers, but her one attempt to match herself was a failure. Into her office walks Dan, and she's immediately attracted to him. Matches for him take unlikely turns.
Is it because she wants him for herself? Or, is there something suspicious about him? Could it be that the fact that he's a detective investigating her agency is scrambling her ESP senses about him?
I had fun writing this. Also laughed at one comment a reader made: she worked for a dating service and said a dating service wouldn't "work" like Serena's agency. I still shake my head and wonder what part of "this book is a FICTIONALIZE, PARANORMAL romance" this woman missed. Of course "Second Sight Dating" wouldn't "work" as she expected it to!
Do you have stories about Matchmaking...good and bad?