Dependable friends have partners who have single friends or work colleagues, and they are bound to know a little of your dating history as well as your likes and dislikes, so they can often be a great source of meeting single men who may be attractive to you.
Make sure that the friend is reliable and has your best interests at heart. There can be a lot of sport in setting up a date with someone just ‘to see how they get on’ even if they don’t really think it‘s likely to be a match made in heaven.
Well-meaning friends will often choose someone who is just like your last love — both in looks and personality. Trouble is, he broke your heart and meeting a carbon copy of your last boyfriend is probably the last thing that you need. Check out some details first.
If you do get set up on a blind date, try and make it at a lunchtime or for a drink after work, making it clear that you have to get back to work/go home to feed the cat/go to an evening class. That way if it doesn’t go according to plan, your escape route is mapped out. And if it does turn out to be fabulous, then the cat can wait…
Dinner parties can be great, especially if there is a mix of single people, so that it doesn’t look too obvious to the smug couples that your meeting has been pre—arranged. If you are getting on well with a guy in this situation, then try and find a quiet moment to slip him your mobile number or e—maiI address, in order to outwit those prying eyes.