Instead of relying on matchmakers, years in seminaries and other inducements I want to remind people of simpler solution for the 15th of Av, which starts at nightfall.
Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel says, “There were no better days for the people of Israel than the Fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippur, since on these days the daughters of Jerusalem go out dressed in white and dance in the vineyards. What they were saying: Young man, consider who you choose (to be your wife).” (Mishna Taanit 4:8)
Update: 5 p.m. EST: I spoke to soon. No simple process involving human agency can be left alone. A huckster is selling, — er I meant — willing to accept donations — for segulas (magical effects) to secure matches. Move over boys, girls, and shadchanim. The matchmaking magical music man has arrived in town. Act now or die single!