Monday, September 24, 2012

The Set Up: Part 2

Hi guys!

You might remember my post called The Set Up from a few weeks ago. I have an update! But it's not what you may think...

As fate would have it, I met someone. I met him two days after I wrote the post. Two days after I was approached by the sisters in Wegman's and asked if I would go on a blind date with their brother. Two days after I shared the whole story and email correspondence with you guys.

Almost a month went by, and I was still seeing the new guy. I got an email from the one sister who was setting up the whole blind date. It read:

Dear Jess and Jeff,

We hope you are excited for your date tomorrow night!  Here are the final details:

7pm  Meet for Dinner at

        Waterfront Kitchen in Fells Point
        Reservation under "The Set Up!"

        Dinner is on us!

After Dinner…Take a stroll through Fells

Consider stopping for a warm drink or dessert at The Daily Grind

Please take at least one phone photo as a memoir of your date and email it to me.  Also, please call/text me if you need anything.

Have a great time!

Oh shit. My turn to make a move. I didn't want to ruin the good thing I had going so I cancelled the date. There's always that "what if" in the back of mind... but at the same time, I want to give what I have going on a worthy shot. Here's the email I sent back:

Hi there,

Thanks for setting all of this up, but I'm afraid I have some bad news. A few weeks ago I started seeing someone, and after careful consideration, decided it's probably best not to go out on a dinner date with Jeff. I put myself in Jeff's situation when I made that decision-- would he really want to meet someone who's already starting to get involved with someone else? I didn't think it was fair to either Jeff or this other guy.. so unfortunately I have to cancel.

Please keep me posted on Jeff's Set Up success. I love the idea behind the whole thing, and I love what you and your sisters are doing for your brother. Although I've not met him, I wish Jeff the very best.

Good luck!

I felt bad canceling last minute, but knew it was the right thing to do.

If you're single, go walk around Wegman's in Hunt Valley during your lunch hour. Jeff seems like a great guy from what I could tell, and I ruined his date for September. I'm sure they need to fill the October - December slots :)

Love you all. Thanks for checking in



  1. My sister works at Wegmans in NJ. I wonder if anyone there is looking to set up a brother...I could use some luck in the dating area!

  2. If he doesn't mind a commute to NJ I'll take the date! Haha. Too bad this didn't go any further but high five for landing a new man! Are you going to share the details about him???

    xo Meg

  3. OMG, so how did you meet the new guy? Detes!