"I Have a Friend Who Is Trying to Play Cupid"

One of my closest friends is trying to fix me up with a guy she works with. I met him once last year just before Christmas when I stopped by her job so we could exchange gifts. He has been asking about me ever since. The thing is I wasn't sure I was interested since he is about 13 years older than I.

 My friend asked me to lunch today and I accepted. She did tell me that this guy would be joining us and possibly her boss too. So I was ok with this. Anyhow I went today for an hour. We all had a very pleasant time and I really enjoyed myself. Now this guy as far as I can tell does seem to be a nice guy. Still not sure I am interested at this point in dating but well who knows right?

 This evening my girlfriend calls me and she tells me that he would like to take me on a date for dinner. She also suggested that the three of us could all get together again and hang out. As we continued to talk she kinda dropped a little bomb on me. Turns out this guy is her cousin! All this time she has been trying to hook me up with him I had no idea he was related to her.

 That does worry me because she is a very very dear friend. The idea of dating him and if something didn't work out really concerns me. I wouldn't want it to affect our friendship. She and I have been friends for many years. I am not sure why she waited until now to tell me he is her cousin. His name has come up several times and I just found this out tonight. I would never want to do anything to hurt her or any member of her family. We all know that romantic relationships are a gamble! What should I do? Any suggestions?


This is an update to this story. I have since had lunch with my friend and her cousin several times. In fact he and I started talking on the phone for the last 2 weeks. We were supposed to go on a date this weekend. Well things didn't turn out that way. I found out from my friend today that he spent the evening with his ex last night. So it looks like he is going to be off limits! But hey at least I know right? Oh well I guess everything happens for a reason.

cmost cmost
36-40, F
1 Response May 3, 2007

Men Are Evil !!!!!!! thats all i gotta say