In case anyone was looking for further proof that Jennifer Lawrence would make a sweet BFF, it turns out she also sets up her friends with her co-star and fellow celeb Bradley Cooper. Learning this news now means I will begin daydreaming about my bestie JL setting me up with her Hunger Games co-stars.
Being set up is sometimes used in television or movies for some wacky hijinks, but it actually can be a great way to meet someone. While it might be awkward to know how to broach the subject of wanting to get set up, it’s a totally acceptable thing to ask a friend. Need a quick guide about how to be set up? Well, here you go!
Ask, Ask, Ask!Your friends can't read minds! You should actually be glad your friends aren't constantly on your case about setting you up because that's annoying. But since you do want them to set you up, I'm sure they'd be glad to help - you just need to make sure they know that's what you want. Source; Shutterstock.com
Ask A Friend You TrustYes, asking is the big step, but you also want to think about who you're going to ask. Do you have a friend who is always good for relationship advice? Is she friends specifically with a guy you're interested in? Maybe you just think she has good taste in guys. Either way, don't just ask any friend, but one that you think will really put time and thought into who she sets you up with. Source; Shutterstock.com
Communicate What You're Looking ForJust because you may have honed in on a friend with similar taste, that doesn't mean you would necessarily go for exactly the same kind of guy. You can definitely give your friend some guidelines to work from, especially by letting her know your deal breakers. She probably wants this to work out just as much as you do, so feel free to give her a place to start. Source; Shutterstock.com
But Also Be Open To Something NewSometimes friends have a way of being able to tap into parts of ourselves that we didn't even know were there. If you've picked someone you trust to set you up, be open to letting them help you out, even if the guy they pick isn't someone you'd immediately go after. Hey, you never know if that guy with a totally different style than you could be your perfect match! Source; Shutterstock.com
Have Reasonable ExpectationsWhen someone sets you up, they really want to feel like they'e done a good job, so they might use words like "best," "most," maybe even "perfect" to describe the guy they picked. It's totally natural to daydream a little about this seemingly awesome date, but just try to keep things in perspective. Maybe this person is all of those things, but it's also likely that your friend setting you up just really wants you to have a good time. Source; Shutterstock.com
Make It A Double DateIf you're nervous, see if you can go on a double date with your matchmaking friend. It's nice to have someone there who can help facilitate the conversation. It takes a little bit of the pressure off of you for this set-up, and maybe this even gives you the chance to set her up for this double date! Paying back the favor if she's interested is definitely a nice move. Source; Shutterstock.com
Thank Your MatchmakerIf it went well, give your friend a little credit! Let her know how much you appreciate her for helping set you two up. Even if the date was kind of a bust, don't get mad at your friend for it when she was just trying to help. Also, don't go off badmouthing what was wrong with the dude. If she set you up, she's still a friend of his and you don't want to put her in a weird situation - especially if she's willing to help set you up again in the future. Source; Shutterstock.com
Have you ever been set up by a friend? How did it go? Have you ever set up a friend? Tell me in the comments!