Thursday, April 30, 2009

"I'd love to meet a nice Italian girl, but..."


Seeing my friends Markiella yesterday reminded me of a funny story that I don't think I shared with you guys yet.

It all goes back several weeks, when I was at a party with Markiella and their families. I chatted with the mom of the XX half of Markiella for a good portion of the party, and she just couldn't understand how I am still single.

(I have a way of winning over the over 50 crowd. And eliciting the "how are you still single" question.)

Fast forward a couple of weeks, when I received a tweet (via Twitter, for those of you who may be as technologically backwards as me) from the XY half of Markiella, telling me that his mother-in-law (from the party) had a potential guy for me.

(I don't think the XY half had told his m-i-l about the finders' fee, so I assume he was acting as the go-between to maybe get his little hands on it.)

Apparently, his mother-in-law has a lot of interaction with professional guys all day as a result of her job (get your heads out of the gutter, you pigs), and she had one in particular who she had her eye on for me.

After I gave the go-ahead to attempt a fix up (hey, April Adventures, people!), his mother-in-law asked the potential suitor if he'd like to meet a nice Italian girl.

The potential suitor responded that he'd love to. Except that he's gay.

Soooo... I guess I should have been a teensy bit more specific about my prereqs for a guy. Funny. Family-oriented. Wears a watch (or in some other way showcases his responsibility). Has a job that he likes. Aaaaand... likes girls.

(I know, I know. You're remembering how I just recently professed the gay guy as my "type." But I'm fairly certain it would not work out in the real world of dating.)

On the bright side, I do know that Markiella's mom/mother-in-law definitely has the right kind of guy in mind for me. Now she just needs to make sure he likes girls too.

8 comments:

Smash said...

Just when you think things are going in the right direction...

... he turns out to be gay!

Hopefully May will bring more prospects!

And I seem to be a hit with the over 50 crowd as well... maybe its the curse of the "I am STILL single!"

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Smash - I know, right? Damnit.

Anonymous said...

Theme for May:

MAY MAY (The month of MAY MAY bring the right, straight guy)

PS Did you ever have a meaningful conversation with my future Son In Law, the Doctor?

Love,
Blogdad

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Blogdad - I don't get May May. And, no, I did not talk to The Doctor. After a couple of texts, I left two messages for him. Ball was in his court, and he dropped it.

Anonymous said...

May, May. or should it be May might

d said...

Yay! I am Italian too! My fam is from Lucca and Trieste :)

Anyway, I always get the "how are you still single?" comment from the over 50 crowd. It sucks. It makes me binge drink.*

*jk, everything makes me binge drink.

Always a Bridesmaid said...

d - I knew I liked you! It's a good think we live on opposite ends of the country or we could be BIG trouble together. ;)

Always a Bridesmaid said...

think = thing

(Man, you'd think I'VE been binge drinking. Oh wait...)