So you want to set Amanda up on a date?
Congratulations! You've chosen a hobby that will, at best, give two of your friends everlasting happiness (not to be confused with Everlasting Gobstoppers, which are lovely, but Amanda can get those on her own) or, at worst, cause two of your friends to never speak to you again because it failed so spectacularly.
Would you prefer it to be the former?
Then let's set up a few ground rules.
1. Both parties must be single. If one person is already juggling four other people, it's probably best you don't throw another one into the mix.
2. If asked in advance, both parties must have given permission.
3. You should probably ask in advance. Surprises of this magnitude rarely go over well.
4. You must have a reason why you think these parties should meet - a mutual interest or hobby, for example. Reasons Amanda has heard that are less than acceptable:
a. You're single. He's single. Go for it!
b. He's a nice guy, you're a nice girl. I'm sure you'll get along great!
c. You won't be a jerk to him. He could use that.
d. I just met him myself, but he seems like a good guy to me.
Following these simple guidelines will not necessarily guarantee success, but at least it won't be a total catastrophe. Your friends will appreciate that you care about their happiness.
We thank you for your attention, and wish you the best of luck in your endeavo