Why do some people like to play matchmaker?
Norton found that chronic matchmaking is associated with an increased sense of wellbeing. Thats right, matchmakers are matchmaking because it makes them happy, not you. In one study, the researchers assigned 188 people to match individuals to each other and measured their happiness before and after the matchmaking.
Should you play matchmaker?
If youre the non-single friend, should you play matchmaker for your single friend? Absolutely, as long as youre taking the specific situation into account. There will be times where its okay, and times you will try to stay out of it completely, says Talya Knable, a licensed clinical professional counselor.