Would you consider letting your friends set you up?
Have you ever been on a blind date?
Blind dates can be quite a bit of fun if you go into it with the right attitudee. That means, don’t expect to meet “the one” the first time your friend sets you up with her co-worker, or your buddy from basketball asks if you want to go out with his cousin.
Going out with someone who you’ve been paired up with because your friends know you both like Thai food, going to basketball games, or taking the dogs to the dog park on the same side of town, can be a great way to if nothing else, make a new connection.
You might be hesitant because if you don’t like the person they’ve set you up with, you don’t want to hurt their feelings by saying they were a horrible matchmaker. This can be avoided again with the right attitude. Tell them upfront, “Sure, I’ll go, just don’t be mad at me if it doesn’t work out, or there’s no chemistry.” Be open to the possibility that you might have a genuinely good time, but don’t hesitate to let whoever’s setting you up know that you’re doing it for fun, and to get out of the house, and that you are going into it with the idea that whatever happens, happens.