In case you have been single for a while, like I have, then you could be questioning one factor. Buddies stay a particularly frequent means for folks to meet 154 Nonetheless, the Web guarantees to overtake mates sooner or later, if present trends continue. forty 154 A pal can introduce two individuals who do not know each other, and the friend might play matchmaker and ship them on a blind date In The Guardian , British writer Hannah Pool was cynical about being set up on a blind date; she was informed “basically he’s you however in a male type” by the mutual pal. a hundred and fifty five She googled her blind date’s name together with the phrases “spouse” and “girlfriend” and “associate” and “boyfriend” to see whether her potential date was in any sort of relationship or gay; he wasn’t any of this stuff. one hundred fifty five She met him for coffee in London and she now lives with him, sharing a home and enterprise. 155 When mates introduce two individuals who do not know each other, it’s often called a blind date.