Let me give you a general rundown of how this tends to happen. One day, you're innocently chatting it up with a friend, coworker, cousin, whoever, who is more than likely married or in a serious relationship. Everything is going well and the line comes: "I have someone I want to set you up with". Oh hell. But usually you smile and say: "oh really? who?"
Now it gets tricky. You know this person has your best intentions in mind. And although you're prefectly content being single and really not looking for anyone, they are just trying to help. Common mistake. So as to not hurt any feelings, cause awkwardness, and really because you have no reason not to, you agree to being set up.
I have gone on my fair share of blind dates. I'm not sure why...but people just LOVE to set me up! Now, i'm not saying they have all been horrible. I've gone out with guys who are super nice, super great, they just aren't my type, there's no spark and I can't pretend like there is. My question is how can there be? You just met in a forced manner. Its awkward and so unnatural. You're total strangers, so you act in a way that is appropriate which is very surface-level-almost fake-blah blah blah. Needless to say, i've never had a blind date that turned into anything more.
So recently, my boss wanted to set me up with his neighbor. I decided to take my boss's advice and play a little "joke" on the guy. We go up to Sundance and ride the ski lifts, just chat it up and what not. Then we go to CPK and the following conversation takes place:
Date: "what's one thing that people might not know about you?"
Me: "well...I have a kid." *His eyes widen and maybe stops breathing for 1/2 a second
Me: "yeah...it was a long time ago, I was young...he lives with his dad back in arkansas and so I see him when I go home in the summers and over christmas. I wanted to give him up for adoption, but the father wanted custody. I figured its best that way, bc i'm able to keep living my single life out here and have fun."
Date: "Yeah...So is he married now?"
Me: "No, not that I know of...."
Me: "you're totally freaked out now, aren't you?"
Date: "oh, no, i just never would have guessed that!"
Me: "yeah...kinda crazy... So what about you?!"
Now that is funny. I think I pulled it off nicely and when he dropped me off I told him it was a joke. But I figured, so long as I'm going on these dates, I might as well have a little fun with it!