15 Aug 2016
Who Was the Matchmaker?
Who Was the Matchmaker? In countries where marriages are arranged, “go-betweens” play a time honored and respected role. In China, a matchmaker must determine if astrological signs are compatible. In Uganda, the bride’s elder brother and paternal uncle speak to the prospective groom and barter for the best “price” to be paid to the family. (Also see Old World Customs and Traditions”.