"being able to support a family", "good prospects") played a larger role in determining if a (male) suitor was acceptable, is difficult to determine.
It may be fair to say only that they were able to speed up, or slow down, relationships that were already forming.
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Matchmakers, acting as formal chaperones or as self-employed 'busybodies' serving less clear social purposes, would attend such events and advise families of any burgeoning romances before they went too far.
The influence of such people in a culture that did not arrange marriages, and in which economic relationships (e.g.
Matchmakers trade on the belief that romantic love is something akin to a human right, and the modern online dating service is just one of many examples of a dating system where technology is invoked almost as a magic charm with the capacity to bring happiness.