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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.

Photo: Sabir with his would-be matchmakers, Miriam (L) and Nikaj (R).



Ira Glass