"Often, friends or family will just fix up two people because they're both young and single, without really taking into account whether they're compatible," says psychologist Edward A.
Fast-forward to 2010: With so many men misrepresenting themselves online ("Oh, did I say 6 feet 2?I meant 5 feet 6"), women are burning out on the Internet mating game.Once you've narrowed down your potential matchmakers, you still have to suss out their setup skills. "Find out the kind of guy they think you would be attracted to," says Dreyfus.Ask them to give you specific qualities that they think you're looking for in a boyfriend.Just keep in mind that you're not obligated to go out with every single, available prospect.
So screen out any no-gos by posing a few questions about the guy to your matchmaker.
You're not only checking out their taste in men, you're also ascertaining how well they've read what you've told them.
"If their criteria seem to be in line with yours, you can likely trust their judgment in who they'll set you up with." Get the Dirt on the Dude Once all the pieces are in place, potential suitors should start popping up.
Yes, you want to network, but you still want to be picky about who's fixing you up.
Obviously, your core group of friends knows your situation so you're not likely to meet someone new through them.
Another way to get pertinent info on a guy without giving the matchmaker the third degree: Find out what he does on the weekends.