So, I’ve kind of made it a rule NOT to set up my friends.
BUT (you knew there was a but, right?) I recently had a party.
My friend Barry was there, so was Missy (not their names). I had thought Barry and Missy might hit it off before, but then later thought better of it. This party was not the first time they met - it was maybe the 3rd. But it was a lot more intimate, and suddenly Missy was interested.
I reiterated my rule about setting up friends, but sent one email to Barry saying, “I don’t set up friends. Missy thinks your cute. I’m stepping out of it.”
He replied and asked me to give her his email address. I did so. And truly, I stayed out of it.
They went on a few dates, one ending up with her laying on his bed and making out with him for a few hoursbefore she abruptly felt they were rushing, and leaving.
She got very upset that he never called her again.
I stayed out of it.
Barry disappeared for several months, scared I’m sure that I would give him grief. But true to my word, I’ve not said a word to him about it. Missy has tried to call him names to my face but I shut her down and said, “Barry’s my friend. Your my friend. Leave me out of it.” And she’s backed off.
So now Barry’s back - and he and Missy really haven’t been at the same place at the same time in our social circle. Until this past week where she was getting on fairly well with Al.
Al is a good friend of Barry’s. Missy didn’t know that.
But I stayed out of it. I did, however, confirm that Al and Barry were good friends when asked. Then got myself another coke.
This won’t lead to drama. At least not for me. I’m staying out of it. And I will never even stick my pinky toe in again.
But I would love to hear someone else’s story. Up or down, good or bad. I just want some set-up stories. Help a girl out?