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Valentine's Day special: Be a matchmaker this year

Love to play the role of a matchmaker on Valentine's? It can bring you the utmost happiness.According to new research, matchmaking brings intrinsic happiness to the matchmaker.And to maximise the psychological benefits of matchmaking, you

PTI [ Updated: August 13, 2014 16:14 IST ]
valentine s day special be a matchmaker this year
valentine s day special be a matchmaker this year

Love to play the role of a matchmaker on Valentine's? It can bring you the utmost happiness.


According to new research, matchmaking brings intrinsic happiness to the matchmaker.

And to maximise the psychological benefits of matchmaking, you should take care to introduce two people who not only seem compatible but who would be unlikely to meet otherwise, say researchers.

“At some point, most people have made matches between others - like grabbing two strangers by the arm at a party and introducing them to each other - or can think of a friend notorious for their efforts to make introductions,” said Lalin Anik, a postdoctoral fellow at North Carolina-based Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

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