Have any of your friends tried to set you up?
So I work with a few older ladies, I seem to be the youngest in every group I’m in (work, the ladies I sit with at church, small group bible study), and one of them has decided she wants to set me up.
She knows 95% my boy drama from the past two years – yes, even stuff that you guys don’t know! Honestly, ya’ll know about 75-80%, just so ya know.
Anyway, so she knows how my fall has been going with guys and on Monday at work, she asks if I’m involved with anyone. and right away I’m thinking oooo good Lord, not another guy so I tell her “I’m having a boy-free December.” Which I think is a great move for me. I had my little breakdown and wallowing in October, I had that “started off really great, turned into not my type” guy in November, which was amazing to help me move past the wallowing. And now, it’s the holidays. I don’t want to be all boy drama for the holidays. Christmas is my favourite holiday and I want to be able to enjoy it without being all “gah boys are stupid” Which they are. And girls are crazy. You just need to find the stupid that matches your crazy.
She was all “that’s smart! Focus on yourself. My cousin is in town, you two should meet. How would you be with a little girl?”
“What do you mean?”
“He has a daughter – would you be ok with a little girl?”
And I literally just laughed! “You see me with the girls here, of course, I’d be good with a little girl. Wait – are you trying to set me up?!” As I groaned on the inside.
“Come, look at his picture.”
I did, and I’ve got to say, the boy is fine. And his daughter is adorable. They looked like they were at her first communion or something, it was a really cute picture. But I’m still holding firm to my “no-boy December” though and she respects that. Then she goes “that’s ok, he’s leaving next week.”
“Why are you trying to set me up with someone who is just leaving in a week?”
“He’s coming back after the holidays”
So possibly after the holidays, we’ll be meeting? I don’t know. The only thing is that it’s her cousin. So she knows him and I can’t use her as a sounding board for my boy problems haha. She’s not always a big help, she usually changes her opinion on the guy a few times in just one sentence lol. And when she thinks a guy has treated me in a way that he shouldn’t, she goes into a rant and her Jamaican accent comes out way too thick that I can’t even understand what she is talking about. Sometimes she even throws in a little Padwa (gypsy) in the mix and it really throws me off haha. But she is part of my “just give me your ear and let me vent” support system I was talking about last week.
But I’ve never actually let any of my friends set me up. One has offered a few times but I’ve always declined. Have you ever been set up by your friends? How did it go? Lemme know! I feel the need to prepare myself for this to eventually happen haha.