I am certainly not the first to urge all of us to do more to make shidduchim, and I would like to suggest that friends should get more involved. It seems we are so set on relying on a process that involves excessive checking and shadchanim, that friends are not as helpful in setting up their single friends as they might. I speak from experience. I have children in shidduchim and to date hardly any shidduch suggestions have come from their married friends. It would seem like friends know their single friends best and in circles best position to know who’s out there. I would hope yeshivos would encourage their talmidim to be more proactive in this area.