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.


Anonymous 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?


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...)