Do you know how many times anyone has actually done this in the past several years of my chronic loneliness - that's right, sports fans - zero.
If I had a nickel for every time it was ever said or suggested to me, my pocket would contain very few coins.
I used to hear that the older the average man got who never married, the more apt friends (especially happily married ones) would be to "fix" the chronic bachelor up with some (possibly desperate) woman in an equally lonely situtaion or who has just gotten out of a less-than ideal prior relationship.
Yeah, I'd like to see anyone I know actually try that on me. I can just see the bottom of the barrel, desperate spinsters they'd try to palm off on me. Some would probably say I should be thankful any friend would take such an interest in me to help me get a dating prospect most likely leading to matrimony. So far, with one exception of a co-worker four years ago, all the talk about doing something to change my bachelor status is just that - all talk and no action.
But here's some news for those potentially well-meaning persons seeking to end my solitary existence by coaxing some undesirable female into my direction. I won't just settle for anyone. I'm not going to take what I can get, like that one Bachman Turner Overdrive song "You ain't seen nothin' yet" mentions. I know what I want in a mate and only want to date the opposite sex toward the single object of matrimony. I don't have prime years left to play the field, and thanks to the immaturity from undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome in my best years of young adulthood, I must seem now like a broken-down older man (even though I'm only 44) to the eyes of any female I might find desireable.
So, friends, acquaintances and enemies (assuming the latter category even gives a darn about me), be warned, if you try setting me up with just anything that has a vagina, I'm not falling for the ruse unless she is exactly what I've been looking for in my current declining years. Dating would be so much easier if I was the famous fiction author, even if I'd never know if they liked me for myself or just the fleeting fame of a known author.