"Anecdotally," say the authors of the official "Real Love Works 2011" report, "We have also come across people who share the passion of helping their friends who are singles but they do not know how." And so an official Yenta 101 course was born.Each seminar will be conducted by a certified family counselor or social worker who will discuss "principles of privacy and confidentiality, relationship knowledge, facilitation and even event organization."But in case the newly trained matchmakers don't get to work fast enough, the government has other tools to lead stray singles up the Orwellian ladder to "Marriage Central." The SDN has also set up an online dating site, for example. It may look like Match.com, or OK Cupid, but it's nothing so commercial.
The problem is that in order for these programs to work the individuals themselves have to care that they are alone.
The state has invested millions in a program with a goal to solve a co-ordination problem that very likely does not exist; it is founded on a faulty premise that if only people could find each other they will marry and have families." MATCH, ONLINE DATING, MATCH.
The stated goal is to tap "an informal network of interested individuals to engender a pro-marriage culture and help bring singles together."Doesn't that sound romantic?!
The move was based on more than a hunch, of course.
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