Should you crowdsource dates?

I met a young lady the other day who told me that her entire list of suitors were all referrals from friends.  She decided to crowdsource her dates last year when she found herself in a dating dry spell.  Faced with few prospects, she went to all her friends – married and single, and told them that she was interested in meeting someone nice.

I have to say, I was rather impressed at her courage.  The thought of doing this sort of struck fear in my heart.  It’s not that I am picky or anything.  I am just deeply afraid of what kind of guy my family and friends think I should date!

So far, her experiences have been fairly positive ones.  She expected the type of referrals she has had but there were some pleasant surprises.  She was pleased to know that her neighbor was open-minded enough to introduce her to someone with a different ethnic and religious background.

Maybe more single people should crowdsource our dates! It should be less terrifying than online dating, right?  Theoretically speaking, anyway.  Instead of being open to one blind date, would you go big and put out your feelers to everyone you know?

What happened the last time someone you know introduced you to a potential romantic interest?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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