Why you shouldn't let your friends set you up 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? Not exactly. 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.D., a psychologist and dating expert in Denver.
Consider these five things and think twice before letting your friends play Cupid.
1. It Could Wreak Havoc on Your Friendship
Say your friend sets you up with her friend John. He's great-until, out of nowhere, he ghosts you. You turn to your