What comes to your mind when you hear the words — blind date. Have you ever been on one? Would you try it again?
A blind date happens when two people who have never met are set up by a mutual friend. Perhaps the friend thinks they have similar interests. Or maybe the friend has a really sick sense of humor. (True story coming up!)
I find it’s always good to Google the date’s name, just in case. Once the strangers meet they are off for a meal, an activity, or if they are really not bonding, a quick drive around the block.
Blind dates can go really bad or just really awkward. In college a classmate set me up with his brother. He told a long sad tale of his
brother’s loneliness, desire to meet a nice girl like me… blah blah blah. What could I say?
We met and left for the evening event, described to me as a “church supper." This was misleading if not a lie! And sorry but there was no chemistry between brother and I, at all. I was going to stick it out, not wanting to bail too early. We arrived for “church supper,” and what do I see all over the parish hall — hearts, pink and red streamers: welcome to the SWEETHEART DINNER!
You can imagine the night went downhill from there. I refused to participate in any games. They had questions like “boxers or
briefs!” What kind of church was this??
I shoveled in a few bites of food, cutting my eyes at my date, the Deceiver. He just folded his hands over his stomach and looked soooo pleased with himself. I toyed with the idea pulling down a streamer and shoving it in his lying mouth. But I’m sweet forgiving Amy, on the outside. I just made him leave early.
If you use any of the dating Internet sites like
match.com for meeting someone in person you found on the site, this is also a “blind date," with a sneak peak. My experiences with these sites have been a bit more positive, because I feel like I have more control. I know what
he appears to look like, and more background is posted for me to really dig for any red flags.
Finally, I think “blind dates” have their place. I might even try it again! If your friend really hooks you up with someone who you could see yourself long term with, by golly you hot tamale, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! Plus “blind dates” by friends have no monthly fee. AND you can be pretty sure the date will not be on “ America’s Most Wanted," though you may want to keep it on in the background, just in case!