If you’ve been itching to tell Friend A that Friend B is just the right man for her but don’t know how to do it, you might want to try out FN’s tips for making the match
happen right before your eyes.
1. Match friends with common interests
. The cliché may say that opposites attract, but your friends will thank you for thinking about their welfare, instead.
2. Consider your friends’ needs
. Make sure you know if they really want to be set up with someone and what their objectives for dating are.
3. Do your homework
. If you’re going to set your friend up with someone, check the potential date’s background and see how he relates to your social network.
4. No set-ups within a two-degree relation
. Never set up your friend with another friend’s ex or, worse, two siblings or cousins!
5. Be creative
. Try speed-dating or reliable online dating sites.
6. Disclose all pertinent information
to your friend. Besides the basics, cover potential show-stoppers like her date having a child from a previous relationship or even just the fact that he smokes a lot.
7. Bow out of the match
. Once you’ve set them up, let them find out for themselves if they’re truly compatible.
Read the rest of Ana Santos’s article, “A Would-Be Cupid’s Checklist: How to Orchestrate Romantic Matchups
,” for more details. (Photo source: sxc.hu)