Jan 18, 2008
Sabir, a young man in Afghanistan, thought he'd found true love but he couldn't afford a wedding. So two foreign aid workers, friends of his, decide to come to his rescue. They soon find out making a lasting love match isn't as simple as writing a check.
This and other stories of people matching others up—with wives, with toys, with body parts.
- Ira Glass talks to This American Life Producer Jane Feltes about a recent date she was set up on by a friend. The date was awful—the guy seemed stoned the whole time. But worse than a wasted evening was the thought: what must her friend think of her if he's setting her up with this guy? (5 minutes)
Sabir with his would-be matchmakers, Miriam (left) and Nikaj (right).