Lonely hearts and those with a wandering, restless demeanour can anticipate the return of the informal dating agency. Others can watch and merely admire and pray for a lucky romantic break. Some will stumble into a relationship they know they should avoid and the search for the perfect partner can be a troubled trail.
We are not talking just about pupils, but teachers. The reality is that staffrooms and classrooms are meeting places where fancies are stirred.
There is always someone who is seeing someone, or would like to, and the high number of partners who stem from the same profession is testament to the success of the matching system. This runs right through education. But as we report elsewhere (page six), matches can go awry. In confined workplaces that can lead to casualties.
Perhaps it is the teachers who need guidance, or should we say pastoral care?