Two Of Us Dating. Everyone knows the definition of matchmaking is the process of introducing two people for the purpose of marriage. But when did matchmaking start and what part of the world was it first practiced? Some believe that the first attempts at matchmaking were Biblical and many have quoted Bible passages that could well be matchmaking in one of its earliest forms. Matchmaking and the people who practiced the art came from many different cultures. Matchmaking was present centuries ago in many countries including Japan, Korea, Ireland, Scotland, England and North America.