Like Emma, the Greek and Roman god Eros (a.k.a Cupid) has dabbled in the area of matchmacking. As a young god, Eros can be seen aiming and shooting his arrow at a couple who he thinks would be perfect together. Eros is a god who establishes many relationships among mortals, and sometimes, those attempts get him into a huge amount of trouble. However as Cupid matures, he finds that he too can love. He discovers that though his matches seem flawless, he has not established one for himself. Eros is represented in Emma because she tries to set up relationships, though they fail, and does not see herself as relationship worthy. Through the book Emma matures and rather than focusing on others, she focuses on herself and her own love life.