Feeling boxed in may cause you to treat the man in question badly out of frustration, Battista adds, which could hurt his feelings more than if you’d cut ties at the appropriate time.3.It Clouds Your Judgment That same “in the family” pressure can have the opposite effect on you: Since John is pre-vetted, it’s easier to jump to the conclusion that you’re automatically going to hit it off with him.At one point in your life, you’ve likely either considered having your friends set you up on a date or you’ve done the matchmaking.It seems like such a great idea—if you're friends with both of them, they must have lots in common and will probably hit it off, right? A new study from Harvard Business School found that matchmaking brings happiness to matchmakers but not necessarily to the folks getting set up. ]“While it seems like your pals would be the ultimate matchmakers because they know you and your tastes so well, the reality is that having them set you up can actually lead to a number of detrimental situations,” says Christie Hartman, Ph. Consider these five things and think twice before letting your friends play Cupid.1.
You Feel Pressured into a Relationship Let’s say that instead of John ghosting you, you get tired of him and fade him out.In other words, he’s always around, which makes it harder for you to move forward.Why dating your best friend may be your best bet to finding true love.Heck, you might even love him all the more for the quirks you would find annoying in anybody else.2.You're more or less aware of each other's relationship history.
Or worse, you could end up falling for the idea of him rather than seeing the actual him, who could be someone who’s just not right for you.