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Matchmaking
Matchmaking is the process of matching two or more people together, usually for the purpose of marriage, in which case the matchmaker is also known as a marriage broker. The word is also used in the context of sporting events such as boxing, in business, in online video games and in pairing organ donors. Practice These services often rely on personality tests (but genetics Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in organisms.Hartl D, Jones E (2005) It is an important branch in biology because heredity is vital to organisms' evolution. Gregor Mendel, a Moravian Augustinians, Augustinian fr ... has even been proposedOk, We Have Our First DNA-Based Dating Service: GenePartner
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Matchmaking (video Games)
In multiplayer video games, matchmaking is the process of connecting players together for online play sessions. Playlists Playlists are automatically managed streams of online play sessions that players can join and leave at will. A set of predefined rules is used to determine the configuration of each session without the need for human input. Games will normally offer a choice of themed playlists (e.g. teams or solo, quirky rulesets, etc.) to suit different tastes or moods. Since playlists are handled by servers controlled by the game's developer, it is possible for them to be changed over time. When a player selects a playlist, they join a pool of other people who have made the same choice. The playlist server then either connects them to an existing session or creates a new one. Parties Parties are groups of players who are treated as a single entity by matchmaking systems. A party can skip from session to session without its players becoming separated from each other. The ...
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Dating Agency
A dating agency, also known as a marriage bureau, marriage agency, matrimonial bureau or matrimonial agency, is a business which provides matchmaking Matchmaking is the process of matching two or more people together, usually for the purpose of marriage, in which case the matchmaker is also known as a marriage broker. The word is also used in the context of sporting events such as boxing, in ... services to potential couples, with a view toward romance and/or marriage between them. Variations *Face-to-face: Men and women come in person and ask a matchmaker to help them find a potential partner. * Internet dating agency: A website where people register, post their profiles and contact other members who have signed up with the agency. * Speed dating: A group of people rotate partners and describe their personality and desires within a set time limit. *Marriage agency: An agency that specifically helps people find a marriage partner, rather than someone to date on a casual or ...
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Anonymous Matching
Anonymous matching is a matchmaking Matchmaking is the process of matching two or more people together, usually for the purpose of marriage, in which case the matchmaker is also known as a marriage broker. The word is also used in the context of sporting events such as boxing, in ... method facilitated by computer databases, in which each user confidentially selects people they are interested in dating and the computer identifies and reports matches to pairs of users who share a mutual attraction. Protocols for anonymous matchmaking date back to the 1980s, and one of the earliest papers on the topic is by Baldwin and Gramlich, published in 1985. From a technical perspective, the problem and solution are trivial and likely predate even this paper. The problem becomes interesting and requires more sophisticated cryptography when the matchmaker (central server) isn't trusted. The purpose of the protocol is to allow people to initiate romantic relationship Romance or romant ...
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Shadchan
The ''Shidduch'' ( he, שִׁדּוּךְ, pl. ''shidduchim'' , Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, Aramaic ) is a system of matchmaking in which Jewish singles are introduced to one another in Orthodox Judaism, Orthodox Jewish communities for the purpose of marriage. The practice In the past and until today in some more conservative Orthodox Jewish circles, dating was limited to the search for a marriage partner. Both sides (usually the parents, close relatives or friends of the persons, and the singles themselves, involved) make inquiries about the prospective partner, e. g., on his/her character, intelligence, level of Torah study, learning, financial status, family and health status, appearance, and level of religious observance. A ''shidduch'' often begins with a recommendation from family members, friends, or others who see matchmaking as a mitzvah, or commandment. Some engage in it as a profession and charge a fee for their services. Usually, a professional matchmaker is called a ...
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Shidduch
The ''Shidduch'' ( he, שִׁדּוּךְ, pl. ''shidduchim'' , Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, Aramaic ) is a system of matchmaking in which Jewish singles are introduced to one another in Orthodox Judaism, Orthodox Jewish communities for the purpose of marriage. The practice In the past and until today in some more conservative Orthodox Jewish circles, dating was limited to the search for a marriage partner. Both sides (usually the parents, close relatives or friends of the persons, and the singles themselves, involved) make inquiries about the prospective partner, e. g., on his/her character, intelligence, level of Torah study, learning, financial status, family and health status, appearance, and level of religious observance. A ''shidduch'' often begins with a recommendation from family members, friends, or others who see matchmaking as a mitzvah, or commandment. Some engage in it as a profession and charge a fee for their services. Usually, a professional matchmaker is called a ...
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Marriage
Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally and often legally recognized union between people called spouses. It establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their Affinity (law), in-laws. It is considered a cultural universal, but the definition of marriage varies between cultures and religions, and over time. Typically, it is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually Human sexual activity, sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be Premarital sex, compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. A marriage ceremony is called a wedding. Individuals may marry for several reasons, including legal, social, Libido, libidinal, emotional, financial, Spirituality, spiritual, and religious purposes. Whom they marry may be influenced by gender, Incest taboo, socially determined rules of incest, Alliance theory, prescri ...
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Social Development Unit
The Social Development Network (SDN), formerly of Social Development Unit (SDU) and Social Development Service (SDS), is a governmental body under the Ministry of Social and Family Development of Singapore. It works closely with the community and commercial sectors to foster opportunities for singles to interact in social settings in Singapore. Besides coordinating and facilitating dating activities offered by the private sector, it also serves to educate the public on Single person, singlehood issues. Other responsibilities of the SDN include providing the necessary infrastructure and support for the dating industry, as well as to ensure the professionalism of dating agencies through an accreditation council that was formed in 2007. SDN's initial role in the industry is to organise activities for its members to interact. In 2006, SDU changed focus to accreditate and funding private matchmaking and dating services agencies and projects. This was done in the hopes of creating a more ...
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Genetic Matchmaking
Genetic matchmaking is the idea of matching couples for romantic relationships based on their biological compatibility. The initial idea was conceptualized by Claus Wedekind through his "sweaty t-shirt" experiment.Wedekind, C., et al. "MHC-Dependent Mate Preferences in Humans." Proceedings.Biological sciences / The Royal Society 260.1359 (1995): 245-9. Males were asked to wear T-shirts for two consecutive nights, and then females were asked to smell the T-shirts and rate the body odors for attractiveness. Human body odor has been associated with the Human leukocyte antigens, human leukocyte antigens (HLA) genomic region. They discovered that females were attracted to men who had dissimilar HLA alleles from them. Furthermore, these females reported that the body odors of HLA-dissimilar males reminded them of their current partners or ex-partners providing further evidence of biological compatibility. Research Following research done by Dr. Wedekind, several studies found corro ...
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Arranged Marriage
Arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are primarily selected by individuals other than the couple themselves, particularly by family members such as the parents. In some cultures a professional matchmaker may be used to find a spouse for a young person. Arranged marriages have historically been prominent in many cultures. The practice remains common in many regions, notably South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus. In many other parts of the world, the practice has declined substantially during the 19th and 20th centuries. Forced marriages, practiced in some families, are condemned by the United Nations. The specific sub-category of forced child marriage is especially condemned. In other cultures, people mostly choose their own partner. History Arranged marriages were very common throughout the world until the 18th century. Typically, marriages were arranged by parents, grandparents or other close relatives and trusted f ...
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Orthodox Judaism
Orthodox Judaism is the collective term for the traditionalist and theologically conservative branches of contemporary Judaism. Jewish theology, Theologically, it is chiefly defined by regarding the Torah, both Torah, Written and Oral Torah, Oral, as Sinai Revelation, revealed by God in Judaism, God to Moses on Mount Sinai (Bible), Mount Sinai and faithfully transmitted ever since. Orthodox Judaism, therefore, advocates a strict observance of Jewish law, or ''halakha'', which is to be Posek, interpreted and determined exclusively according to traditional methods and in adherence to the continuum of received precedent through the ages. It regards the entire ''halakhic'' system as ultimately grounded in immutable revelation, and beyond external influence. Key practices are observing the Sabbath, eating Kashrut, kosher, and Torah study. Key doctrines include a future Messiah in Judaism, Messiah who will restore Jewish practice by Third Temple, building the temple in Jerusalem and G ...
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Singapore
Singapore (), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country, island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude () north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east, and the Straits of Johor to the north. The country's territory is composed of one Singapore Island, main island, List of islands of Singapore, 63 satellite islands and islets, and Pedra Branca, Singapore, one outlying islet; the combined area of these has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the List of countries and dependencies by population density, third highest population density in the world. With a multicultural population and recognising the need to respect cultural identities of the major ethnic groups within the nation, Singapore has four La ...
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Gerrit Van Honthorst - De Koppelaarster
Gerrit is a Dutch language, Dutch male name meaning "''brave with the spear''", the Dutch and Frisian form of Gerard.Behind the Name: Gerrit
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