Once in a while, a friend will attempt to hook me up with an associate, co-worker, friend or bum they pass on the train. “He’s such a nice guy!” They say. “You guys really have a lot in common!” They coerce. “If you shave his furry, 8-inch beard and get him a hot shower, he wouldn’t be half bad!” They plea.
Ok, so the last example may have been an exaggeration. Still, the reasons why I should give a stranger an opportunity will not cease! This time it was my friend Tanya who had a friend.
On a Sunday evening, I received her call. She went straight to the chase, only chatting for a few seconds before divulging the reason behind her call. His name was Omar.
“He’s Dominican,” she stated in a confident, cool tone.
“He’s tall,” she continued reassuringly. My ear perked up.
“He lives in New York,” she threw in once she caught my attention by stating his 6’2” stature.
“Well, what else does he look like?” I proceeded with caution. Physical attraction is important, and Tanya and I have completely different tastes.
“He’s tall.” She keeps saying he’s tall. Is that his best feature? I contemplated. There was only one way to find out. I cleared my throat before posing the most popular question of this dating age.
“Does he have a Facebook page?”
“He surely does,” Tanya stated. And she would suggest him as a friend. I agreed that should be the next step and finished my conversation with my dear friend since the age of 15. Now it was time to wait for a friend of a friend to friend me for a chance to become more than friends.
The Hookup was Sujeiry’s dating blog on Latina.com. To read past entries, go to Latina.com: The Hookup.