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How to Set Up Your Friends Without Making Any Enemies Along the Way
When my cousin claimed she knew the perfect guy for me, I rolled my eyes and told her I had sworn off relationships for a while. But honestly, a lot of people are focused on areas completely outside of dating, like career, school, a new apartment, Whole30, puppies. You get my drift. It is their loss, or perhaps they have good reasons to not be set up, and it is entirely their choice. I make recommendations, but I never push. Tune in with yourself: are you feeling open to connecting with someone? Do you want to date right now? Because hello, it can be time-consuming and expensive. Are you cool with this particular set-up whether or not it evolves into a relationship? Check yes on all those boxes before you give the green line to a blind date.
Allow me to let you in on a li'l secret: When two of your friends get together, you're the one who really benefits. In short, it rocks. Matchmaking involves two people who you actually like—and how many people even fall into that category in the whole wide world? It's super important to take extra precautions before suggesting that two of your pals catch feelz for each other.
This one guy, however, made it past the first date. I still I appreciate my friends being open to introducing me to all the potentials they know. Recently, though, my cupid career has fallen through the cracks.
The Reality of Matchmaking: Do’s and Don’ts
In theory, the concept of matchmaking is simple. In reality, however, matchmaking is much more difficult and complex than it seems, particularly when you're dealing with a friend. What may begin as a well-intended gesture could result in anger, heartbreak and severed friendships. So, before you start planning your next "match," here's a list of dos and don'ts of playing matchmaker for a friend. DO : Listen to your friend, and make sure she's ready for a relationship.