Blind dating etiquette
We let them figure it out (without much pressure), and they are getting married this fall. Or, have you ever made a successful match among friends?But I think they'd both agree that forcing the issue before they were ready could have ended in disaster. No, but seriously..you know someone who'd be a good match for me? Set ups that didn't go so hot: Dating FAIL: My Grandma Tried to Set Me Up…With My COUSINAwkward Dating Situation: I Orchestrated the Worst Set-Up Ever. Bad business.) A similar concept applies for people who live in your apartment complex, people you might be seating at the same table for your wedding, etc. I'm a big fan of this move: if you can possibly get the two in the same room without mentioning a setup, then just do it and see what happens (and feel totally smug when they both pull you aside to ask if the other is single).This only works if there's actually a reason they should be in the same room, like your housewarming party. Something other than "You're both single." Or heaven forbid, "You're both gay," the rudest, most stereotypical and unfortunately frequently used reason to set people up of all time.That said, it works for some people and can be a good way to meet guys with real potential, provided you follow some basic guidelines to minimize the awkwardness and avoid under-the-bed hiding.K__eep it among your inner circle.__ Don't offer to set up people you barely know.(This also helps you avoid that awkward in-the-car hug that occurs when you’re dropping someone off.) Make your date feel at ease. Smile, show a real interest in your date, and be yourself.
Here are some things to remember before heading out on your next first date: If you’re initiating the date: Do the asking in advance.The Reality of Chemistry I defy anyone to pick my perfect match out of a crowd. Yes, I could point out the guys I’m attracted to on face-value. But beyond that, I wouldn’t be able to tell you who I was compatible with, without properly spending some time with him. But you need to look at them as a bit of fun, and an opportunity to make a new friend.