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Your friend's not dating anyone and you think you have a guy for her. Setting them up should be easy, right? Before you play Cupid, read these tips to make sure the setup goes smoothly and your friendship remains solid. Get permission first. Never p a pal is unhappy just because she isn't attached at the moment. Locker says.
So check that your friend actually wants your matchmaking help. Just ask if she's ready," suggests Dr. And never ambush her with an impromptu setup. Choose the right mate. So your friend's on board. Still, you shouldn't set up two people just because they're both single, says Fay Goldman, founder of Meaningful Connections in New York City. If she wants to remarry, a newly divorced guy who's playing the field isn't the right fit. Locker, "While you can't for chemistry between two people, the only real question for you is, 'Would this person like this person?
Don't be afraid to match your friend with a younger man. Goldman says many divorced guys in their 30s and 40s date older women because they don't want to disappoint a partner of the same age or younger who wants children.
And your friend might be into dating a younger man, too. Skip sales pitches. Locker suggests. Show her a photo if you have one. Be clear about how you know him. It's important to be upfront about how you met and how well you know the man to avoid any misunderstandings and damage to the friendship, Dr. I think you'd like him. Locker adds. The match needs to know how much you care about the person with whom you're setting him up. Pick the right venue. If you're arranging their first meeting, avoid loud locales, Goldman says.
But also, "No long dinners at someone's home. Three hours stuck with someone can get awkward," she adds. A casual party or a drinks outing with friends is an easy, relaxed way to meet without the stress of extended one-on-one conversation. Manage your expectations. Dreaming of the speech you'll give at their wedding?
Rein it in, Dr. Locker advises. Expressing excitement puts unnecessary pressure on them, she says. Don't say, "I know you'll love each other," or after they meet, "Isn't he amazing? Say, "Meet and see what happens," and after they do, ask questions like, "What did you think of him?
Only interfere if there's confusion after the first date. She thinks he's not into it, but he told you he is. It's up to them to pursue another meeting. Coercing either to meet again could harm your friendship and put them in an uncomfortable situation.
If disaster strikes, don't take it personally. Everything that happens during the date is out of your control. Don't blame yourself if either has negative reactions to each other. If she's upset with you, remind the friend your intentions were good and chemistry is unpredictable, Dr. If there's someone else you think she may like, see if she's willing to go for another setup.
Be sure you'd be happy for them if it works out.
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