Last week there was an anomaly in my dating life. . . I met someone nice on a blind date. This truly doesn't happen very often. And between the four of us, we have some experience with blind dates. We have been set up my our mother, brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, coworkers, stake presidents, and friends. We try to be open minded and accept all opportunities, albeit not always with a positive attitude.
Have you ever noticed what the criteria are for married friends and relatives to line up singles? Often, the conversation starts with, "I don't know this guy very well, but he seems nice, and he's single." There you have the two main criteria for setting up a blind date. He's breathing and he's single. It's like they think to themselves, "He's single. She's single. It will be a perfect match!" If only it was so simple. Then, we wouldn't still be accepting blind dates.
I think only about 50% of blind date offers ever actually materialize as dates. Usually I am grateful because sometimes when the line up is successful I find myself wondering just what my friends and family think of me. Did they really think that I would get along well with this person? Wow, I must really need to work on my personal presentation skills.
As awkward and sometimes funny as blind dates are, we continue to accept them because maybe, just maybe, one day one of friends and family will line us up with someone nice. Because as last week proves, statistically we will have to meet someone nice even if the person who set us up doesn't know anything about us.
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4 years ago