The art of taking two people, and pressing them together until they both pretend to be glue, and stick like the ungrateful little brats they are.
Occasionally, the ritual of playing matchmaker is performed by someone who has more than a passing interest in the female party, because said performer is either
2. An emotional vampire, who wants something else to be sad about.
Such was the case with one of my best friends! He set me up with one hell of a chick, then got mad at me when I went out with her. He ended up finding his perfect mate, though, and it was a sweet ending.