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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Helping Others Find Love Increases Happiness

Matching people up in love and in life is a particularly rewarding pastime. Researchers found that "matchmakers"—people who arrange romantic, social, and professional relationships between others—derive a great deal of satisfaction from doing so. Those who frequently arrange successful matches tend to be happier and have a greater sense of well-being. The most emotionally rewarding matches for matchmakers are the ones that are most unlikely. Simply arranging a match appears to be reward enough; external rewards, like payment, actually diminish the motivation to engage in matchmaking. More...
Guto André
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:35:04 AM

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Cupid is the happiest guy.
Gishar
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:09:03 PM

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I think I strongly agree with that. It's all the point of view. some get jealousy some get happiness
Gustavo de S Consoni
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:37:53 PM

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Well, Let's spread the goodness!
Luker4
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:44:32 PM

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yes Applause

hopefully those "others" will help us in return later Whistle

of course it's good to help others! Dancing
excaelis
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 9:07:10 PM

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Guto André wrote:
Cupid is the happiest guy.



Or the founders and shareholders of Match.Com...

Sanity is not statistical
Marguerite
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 9:07:51 PM

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When the bringing together of two people goes wrong: Oh My God, you're the source of all the trouble. Yet I still do it despite the failures.
Professor
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:27:14 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Helping Others Find Love Increases Happiness

Matching people up in love and in life is a particularly rewarding pastime. Researchers found that "matchmakers"—people who arrange romantic, social, and professional relationships between others—derive a great deal of satisfaction from doing so. Those who frequently arrange successful matches tend to be happier and have a greater sense of well-being. The most emotionally rewarding matches for matchmakers are the ones that are most unlikely. Simply arranging a match appears to be reward enough; external rewards, like payment, actually diminish the motivation to engage in matchmaking. More...


I am a "Connector" so helping others connect for professional or romance works well for me. I have had two wonderful stories of connecting. One involved my 62 year old boss whose wife died after having MS for more than 20 years. He was of course devastated. After a few months I suggested that he contact his secretary that had retired from the company. Of course he said things like, "What would she want with me... and on and on." They are now married for over 10 years and are having a wonderful life in retirement. The other was with my wife. I was going to fix her up with a good friend but when he cancelled, we went out together as friends, had a great time, and now are happily married.

"You reveal your character by what you do with what you have."
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