A married couple I know wants to fix me up with one of their friends. Evidently he's very intense, but very polite, too. Wha-? I always wonder what logic amateur Cupids use when mix and matching their single friends. So often it's just the fact that both people are around the same age and not seeing anyone else. None of that "You have so much in common! You're like freakish twins!" or "Oh my god, he totally plays the flugelhorn, too!"
I've never been into fix-ups since dating is enough pressure with just the expectations of the two people involved involved, if you know what I'm saying.
During dinner with the matchmaking marrieds, we shared some past dating "horror" stories. The husband half told about his most clueless date ever. Across the table during their first dinner out, she gazed at him thoughtfully and said, "I just wonder if this is the face I'll be looking into for the rest of my life." Let's just say the answer to that question was "no."