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.