One of my best friends (he will be one of my groomsmen) is virtually impossible to set up with anyone because not only is he fairly taciturn conversationalist in any case, but around women, you'd swear he was doing one of those street performer statue acts. Â It's too bad, because he is a great guy - honest, trustworthy, a terrific friend who'll have your back at any time - and not too bad looking a guy to boot.
LAGuy, Evil Thread Hijacker...it's about time anyway; I can't take much more of Manton trashing my Windsor knot. Â
Free advice on your "statue" friend: Â It sounds like he's petrified of women and thinks way too far ahead when he meets one he likes. Trying to "set up" someone like this or drag him to clubs etc. is just torture. Â He should find some group activity based on a genuine interest or hobby that he enjoys for its own sake. Â Totally removes the pressure of expectation, and even shy people get a lot more talkative when they're doing something they're passionate about. Â In the course of all this, it's possible he'll become distracted enough to forget that women aren't human
and actually attempt a normal conversation.Â
Â And if it doesn't work out, it still won't have been a total waste of time. Or, your friend could
just wear a Prince Albert knot and carry a stick to fend off all the Venusian robot-women
who'll be hurling themselves at him...