Finding "the one" is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But it's also a numbers game, a game matchmakers hone skills for – and that the rest of us might have trouble playing. Like the linear cycle paths criss-crossing our island state, matchmakers connect you to people you’d never meet otherwise.
A nostalgic trip down matchmaker lane tells us how matchmakers and their "mythical" powers of foresight bestowed by deities, endorsed by tarot cards and empowered by the Universe, were highly sought after in the business of love and marriage. Pseudonyms and monikers like the famed Chinese Nu Gua, the matchmaker goddess, the Japanese Nakodo, the Chinese "man in the moon," (whose magic strings linked lives and fortunes) show you how revered they were. Hindu astrologers, Russian and other Eastern European venerable "marriage experts" dating back to the Middle Ages all played "Dr Love."