In Her Words
My Worst Date
The blind double
By: Jessica M. Love
It is usually an exciting and potentially hopeful event when one of your favorite couples tell you they have someone they’d like you to meet. So, of course, when my classy and adorable friend-couple suggested the three of us go out with a guy they knew, I agreed. After all, he was my friend’s boyfriend’s best friend, and we were going to double – how could that go wrong?
My question was answered the moment my date opened his mouth. When I asked him what he did for a living, he launched into an intense discussion of his master’s and med-school programs. He also provided a scientific explanation about why we swirl wine. He was solemn and didn’t smile – ever. Every time I talked or laughed, he looked at me kind of funny.
Needless to say, a middleman (or middlecouple) in common does not guarantee chemistry.