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Matchmaker, matchmaker Make me a match Find me a find Catch me a catch Look through your book And make me a perfect match. As conscientious Armenians, we need to be thinking about the welfare of our own people. That means a connection to one Armenian match making business, law, medicine and—yes—matrimony. Both my grandmothers were products of arranged marriages and it did them no harm. The way I heard it, my grandparents met on their wedding day just after the genocide and a dowry was quickly established.
Whether love had anything to do with it remains to be seen. What was good enough for their parents, I suppose, was good enough for them. They married their own kind, grew into a relationship, and raised a wonderful family here in America.
I happen to be part of that lineage. Same with Armenians. I tend to be a matchmaker at heart. Each Sunday in church, I sit in the back row and scrutinize the congregation, seeking out singles and wondering how they might fit with members of the opposite sex. I know, I should be praying, but I really am. Externally, they look like they would make good fathers. Switching genders, the same could be said for some women I know.
How come they never took the Armenian match making to wed? I had a cousin like that. He was meant to be a bachelor and nobody could convince him otherwise. They set up traps for him, invited both candidates to dinner parties, purchased theater tickets for each one without telling the other, and went so far as to toss the garter and bouquet to Armenian match making one at a wedding. Another spinster told me how many courtships she had over her lifetime and how none of them worked out. Others keep hoping, well into their 50s and 60s. My mother was an inveterate matchmaker. She had so many irons in the matchmaking pot, the fire went out.
In all her years of conniving and consoling, only once did she succeed in matching up the right or wrong couple.
They wound up living happily ever Armenian match making. I know of two men who went abroad to find a wife, and both succeeded. On the other hand, marriage proposals are a dime a dozen for those touring overseas, especially in Armenia. A good friend of mine met his wife of 40 years on a trip to Armenia.
They were with the same tour group, something popped, and they wound up corresponding. The internship rendezvous happened by chance. They were working in the same village and decided they had a lot in common. It turned out to be a perfect match. Being a product of genocide survivors, my early adult years reflected these pressures. She had to be from Armenian match making same Armenian village my mother lived in. The same religion and same political affiliation. After years of searching, I found such a girl—someone who even walked, talked, and resembled my mother.
Everything fit to a mold, except for one small catch. Save my name,and website in this browser for the next time I comment. me up for the newsletter! July 23, Aroian Obituaries. Bio Latest Posts. Tom Vartabedian is a retired journalist with the Haverhill Gazette, where he spent 40 years as an award-winning writer and photographer. He has volunteered his services for the past 46 years as a columnist and correspondent with the Armenian Weekly, where his pet project was the publication of a special issue of the AYF Olympics each September.
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