Playing the Yenta.

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    May 27, 2008 1:13 AM GMT
    I have a close friend in Sandusky (50 Miles away) and another here in Toledo. They were both dumped my the men they love, unhappy and whining about it all the time. They rarely smile and are so picky about the guys they want. They are both almost exactly alike only one's a top and the other is a bottom. They are both seriously Catholic, and seriously unhappy.
    I think they would get on well together and I'm considering proposing it to them separately. I'd like to arrange a meeting, kind of a blind date. I'm looking for opinions here, what do you guys think of this?

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    May 27, 2008 1:22 AM GMT
    I wouldn't exactly try to get them together romantically. I'd have a party, invite them both and introduce them to each other. If they hit it off, great. If not, it's a party and there are other people there.
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    May 27, 2008 2:38 AM GMT
    Ditto. Have a dinner party or something and invite them both. Let them figure it out for themselves.
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    May 27, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    Tim, when did you last shave?
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    May 27, 2008 3:27 AM GMT
    John43620 saidTim, when did you last shave?


    That may be the funniest thing you've ever posted, John. icon_smile.gif
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    May 27, 2008 5:34 AM GMT
    Yes brilliant idea? how old are they?
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    May 27, 2008 9:38 AM GMT
    John43620 saidTim, when did you last shave?


    Oh quit harping, hypertrichosis isn't a joke. icon_rolleyes.gif

    As for the question, go on cupid! Just don't obviously push them together. Let them decide for themselves.
  • GQjock

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    May 27, 2008 10:06 AM GMT
    Always best to let these things happen without them seeing themselves being forced together
    The best way is have a dinner party and invite the two of them
    If their perfect for each other they'll see it
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    May 27, 2008 11:23 AM GMT
    Top + Bottom = perfect match

    Miserable Catholic + Miserable Catholic = bad match

    The dinner party will probably not get the long term result you expect, but I'd bet that it would be a really interesting (read: entertaining as a 'reality show').
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    May 27, 2008 2:35 PM GMT
    Go for it! If I were in the middle of Ohio and had just ended a relationship, I'd love for a good friend to try to set me up, if he thought we were compatible.

    Go for it.
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    May 27, 2008 2:46 PM GMT
    John43620 saidTim, when did you last shave?

    Be nice. Puberty hits you quickly.
  • rock924228

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    May 27, 2008 3:18 PM GMT
    I fixed up a pair. Asked both if okay to give their phone numbers out to the other, and then, left the rest up to them....one and half year later they are still together and going strong. Now...who's the Yente?!?!?!
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    May 27, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
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    May 27, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    Right? Of course right!

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    May 27, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    I advocate a more upfront approach. Share your intention and describe the other person to each. Ask them, if they want to meet, how they would like to do it. Use that as your guide. You may just need to give them phone nos. as opposed to throwing a party, which may not be your bag.

    Charlie
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    May 27, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    Just tell each of them to hold each other tight because the terrorists are about to attack us.
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    May 27, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    Not to be pedantic about this--

    Oh, okay, I AM going to be pedantic about this.

    "Yenta" doesn't mean "matchmaker" in Yiddish. It means "one who gossips." The joke in Fiddler On The Roof was that she was a bigmouth and a gossip. Hence the name.
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    May 29, 2008 9:43 AM GMT
    Thank you jprichva for calling that to my attention. Fiddler is the only exposure I really have to anything Yiddish.

    When I was just a private, my battle buddy happened to be Jewish and I learned a few Hebrew prayers from him but nothing much in yiddish.

    Anyway, we know know Yenta from Fiddler and it's a common usage, and obvious misunderstanding. That's why I used it.

    So, tell me more about the Yiddish language. I'd like to know.