I recently met an eligible bachelor that I think would make a good match for one of my children’s teachers.
He’s smart, well educated, good job, cute and seemed very nice. And I just adore my child’s teacher. She’s in her 20s, very cute, very smart and just the sweetest woman ever! Plus she owns her own home. (She’s responsible with money.)
I know she’s not married but I need to investigate a little bit to find out if she’s dating anyone seriously. There are approximately three men in our entire school – all unavailable. An elementary school is not like a regular office where you have lots of chances to meet people.
I keep trying to think of “natural” ways they could meet each other. He could come to school and have lunch with me and my son one day and meet her after lunch. (He’s generally working during the day and works about 25 miles from our school so not that organic.) Another option is bingo night at the school. I bet she would be there and it wouldn’t be that odd for him to be there. Plus, he’d be off work. Also if they had a skate night and she was there – that could work too. (Unless he can’t skate. I’m sure she can skate – she’s very athletic.)
My husband says this is a terrible idea that could go wrong in so many ways. And I know he is right! However, I’m like a dog with a bone – it’s hard to get me off of an idea once it’s in my head.
Setting up single friends is Classic Theresa. I did it a lot when we lived in New York, and we were the only married people around.
I swear I would just introduce them and then get out of the way. If they chose to go out, that’s great. If not, that’s fine too. But at least give them the chance to meet.
How do you vote? Would you try to set up your child’s teacher? Is this fraught with way too many problems? Should I wait until after the school year is over? (We all know that patience is not one of my virtues.) What’s the best way to casually introduce them? (I could just tell them about each other and see if they want to email for while and then maybe move on from there?)
(Sorry I’m so late getting this topic up. I had to take my car in for work.)