Over my eight years as a matchmaker in Toronto, I’ve received numerous wedding invites from my clients – clients whose happy ending I was a very big part of. Though I love weddings, my habit is to graciously decline, not wanting the couple to feel pressured to introduce me to their guests as their matchmaker. Though it is a matter of pride—it is, after all, what I do—I am content in my behind-the-scenes role. Making people happy is what makes me happy.
Recently, however, I did attend the wedding of a couple I introduced. Over the years, the couple had become good friends of mine and my husband’s and I was happy to attend as a friend – not “the matchmaker”. It was an absolutely surreal experience.
As I watched my client walk down the aisle towards the love of her life, I couldn’t hold back my tears. It was nothing short of magical to know that without our matchmaking service, they would have never met. As they stood facing one another at the altar, you could see the depth of the love they had for each other. The room was positively vibrating.
She was like a school girl, all butterflies and excitement, skirt swaying with her nervous movements. Tears were streaming down his cheeks as he took her hands, gazing at her with the sweetest smile. You could almost see the bliss, like an electric current that illuminated the air around them. It was like watching an ember become a flame. I became lost in the moment, feeling so connected to the energy. It’s a feeling almost as powerful as falling in love all over again.
Maybe that’s why I keep chasing it. It’s addictive!
There’s really something about being a Canadian Cupid. Bringing people together and helping them find and feel true love is a privilege and an honour. The role I play in matters of the heart gives me big shoes to fill, but I am always up for the challenge. My Cupid arrows are well-sharpened and my heart and mind are always open to the possibilities.
It’s just the greatest feeling.