I'm trying to find an appropriate name for kind of a dating website. The purpose of the website is to match between people, hence the description - matchmaker. However this word isn't catchy enough.

Any suggestions for some catchy, appealing and "cute" word?

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    In Hebrew, the word for a matchmaker is "shadchan" -- which is also the word for a stapler. Not necessarily an answer, but it's certainly cute.
    – Martha F.
    May 18 '11 at 13:20
  • Stapler is indeed cute, but too long. Actually in Hebrew the word "click" is a slang for a spark between two people. I thought of using - "clicker", i.e. the one who makes love sparks. But it doesn't have any good meaning in English. Or does it...?
    – Max
    May 18 '11 at 13:39
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    It has too many other meanings to be truly useful, but in Bujold's Barrayar, a matchmaker is called a Baba. :)
    – Marthaª
    May 18 '11 at 14:32
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    "Heart Attach" - Ok, it's not cute enough and probably too cheeky/morbid to work as an answer. But come on, it's memorable :P.
    – ajk
    May 18 '11 at 15:58
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    "Yente" was the name of the village matchmaker in Fiddler on the Roof.
    – Rob
    May 18 '11 at 16:56

Cupid might be a good idea.

Play Cupid: to try to arrange for two people to fall in love.

He was playing cupid when he introduced John to Sheila.

According to ldoce:

a character based on the Roman god of sexual love, who was the son of Venus. Cupid is usually shown in pictures as a young boy with wings, holding a bow and arrow . His picture is often used on Valentine card s to represent love. People sometimes say that they have been hit by Cupid's arrow when they have started to have romantic feelings for someone.

Accroding to MSN Dictionary:

Synonyms for matchmaker: marriage broker, go-between, fixer, intermediary, cupid

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    Eros (the Greek god) would be a sexier version of Cupid.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    May 18 '11 at 13:42
  • My goal is to find a catchy website name and cupid is already taken and also I think it's too straightforward and doesn't differentiate itself good enough.
    – Max
    May 18 '11 at 13:52
  • And "Eros" has less of a romantic association these days and more of a sexual one; unless you're specifically advertising as a hookup service I think I'd avoid it.
    – MT_Head
    May 18 '11 at 14:39
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    Agreed - Cupid is too obvious. The suggestion of "Stapler" above is the kind of clever wordplay called for here. "Click" is also snappy, and people who are a good fit are said to "click together." But that's undoubtedly trademarked already. Consider the success of Ashley Madison - the site does not need a name that reflects its function, it just needs a good name, period.
    – The Raven
    May 18 '11 at 14:41

Here is are some words:


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    Proxy is a fun word, but it makes me think of love surrogate, which is essentially a sex professional.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    May 18 '11 at 13:43

Continuing the stapler theme, how about


as a play on "true love" (rather than a solvents problem...)

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