Don’t Shoot The Match-Maker!

A few years ago, one of my girlfriends had a crush on one of my guy friends. I grabbed my bow-and-heart-shaped-arrows and thought “YES! This is absolutely perfect!”

Yes, I stupidly played match-maker and set them up on a double date with me and my boyfriend-at-the-time.

The date was a success and they ended up starting a relationship. Everything was going great. She would gush about him every day to me, and he would tell me how awesome she was.

Then one day, things started going downhill. She would complain to me about little things he had done, and he, in turn, would get my ear and tell me that she was being kind of difficult. They would also both little jokes about how if I didn’t introduce them they wouldn’t be as stressed out. I’d laugh, but think about what my mother always says: A lot of truth is said in jest.

As the months went on, and I saw that playing Cupid was bad enough, but playing therapist was worse, they eventually ended their relationship.

As if I didn’t feel bad enough that both of them were miserable because of me, I started to notice a major change in my girlfriend. She was a lot colder to me. She smiled less, talked to me more, and only chatted with me when I started the conversation. Even then it was strained.

Suffice it to say, our friendship was never the same. Ever since then I have vowed to never hook my friends up with each other again. Unless they get freaking married (and, really, what are the odds of that happening?), one or both of them end up blaming you and, before you know it, friendships are ruined.

Did you ever play match-maker and have it blow up in your face? What happened?

One thought on “Don’t Shoot The Match-Maker!

  1. I did play matchmaker once withv my brother but only cause he asked me. I told him immediately if things doesn’t work out not to include me in their drama.

    Either way, the girl (we were friends) I hooked my bro with rarely spoke to me when they were together. Even though their breakup was mutual she still stopped talking to me.

    I guess it is inevitable.

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