Would you like a couple that mom matched up?

Two people meet on the street. He, she, she, he, neither of them knows each other, but you immediately feel a very special bond between them, the beginning of a long story called love, which, if we’re lucky, lasts forever. Or wait until we no longer love each other.

Stories like this abound on television. In real life, however, they are rare and if you ask in your circle of acquaintances there is hardly anyone over 30 who has met in the classic way (before the usual suspects were still called “uni”, “sports” ). , “I work”, but you also settle there at some point and no longer meet new people). The older we get, the more frequently we search common online portals and allow ourselves to be matched digitally. In principle, it is nothing more than what the matching procedures of dating portals do for us, which are supposed to verify similarities.

I have met online several times. “self matched”. Sometimes with more, sometimes with less success, but above all with some fun and enjoyment, without much embarrassment and with the necessary relaxation. It was different when a friend asked me last year if she could introduce me to one of her friends. Quite pretty, quite intelligent and funny, Jan always ended up with the wrong woman for whatever reason she was.

“Everyone was looking at us and hoping there would be a spark”

When I met Jan at my girlfriend’s birthday party, I really would have liked to give everything, not one of the usual “wrong women” for him, but unfortunately it didn’t happen in the first place: I was so uncomfortable that everyone around me seemed to know that the two of us were supposed to be paired up on the spot, that I was a very different person than I am. A bit like my 6-year-old self when I started school, insecure, almost shy and that’s why I left the birthday party without having exchanged a single sentence with Jan. It was probably more of a rather short romance between us.

Matchmaking Isn’t Just For Moms, It’s For Radio Stations Too

Nadine, who was supposed to be matched via an Austrian radio station, had no more luck than me:

“I heard a call on the radio asking how it feels to be single during the Corona period. Then the post suddenly went in a different direction, the editors asked me all sorts of things and then at some point they said if they could do another post and if they could give my contact details if someone wanted to get in touch with me.At the time I had no idea that I was being matched.When I understood what was happening, I felt very uncomfortable because I was unintentionally in the public eye. I hadn’t wanted that before.

I don’t really have a problem with being matched, at least not if it’s through family or friends. A lot of people know me at home and people make fun of it because everyone knows that I’m still single. I’m fine with that, by the way, otherwise I wouldn’t be single. In fact, I met an applicant and we went on a date.

So I was “ghosted”, as seems to be the case these days. The radio station contacted me again later and asked if I had found anyone through the campaign. What do they think: that you meet, that you like each other and that’s why you are together right away? It is not so simple. Maybe I’m too picky and it’s easier for others. I am quite picky and it takes time for me to fall in love. For me, matchmaking is like walking into a store and wanting to buy love. It just doesn’t work that way.”

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