Global Love Report – December 8, 2021
A review article by Pamela Stephanie
Sanusi, a 79-year-old man in the district of Blitar, in East Java has become a viral sensation. A TikTok user originally posted about Sanusi’s services in early November, attracted by an advertising banner. And by the 12th of November, the post had already received over 403,000 likes and over 4,000 comments.
Sanusi had put up a large red banner in front of his house that advertised his services, stating that he had only done so two to three months ago. However, he revealed that he has been an informal matchmaker for some time now.
His method is quite simple. He asks that clients give him a copy of their ID card and a picture of themselves. On the back of the picture, the client needs to write their name and phone number. He shows the photographs to singles who are looking for a match. And if they’re interested in the person, he tells them to jot down the phone number at the back.
In the last two and a half months, this 79 year old matchmaker revealed that he matched five couples. And these five couples ended up marrying. Of course, there have been more couples who ended marrying after he matched them but this happened well before he put up his advertising banner.
Currently, he has seven clients that are still unmatched—two women and five men.
Sanusi revealed that most of his clients have been male, which he finds baffling. Though he did state that there were times that he received only female clients for a couple of days and then after that, he will get only male clients for days and days.
According to Sanusi, for the most part, women don’t want to be too obvious that they’re actively looking for a partner. He also stated that those who came to him tend to be widows and widowers.
Originally published by Kompas