It's been said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and there's no better case for this aphorism than being single and subjected to the clumsy matchmaking attempts of well-meaning friends.
So here's a hardly-comprehensive list of the most graceless ways to hook up single friends, many of which (sadly) have happened to me.
When your little sister gives your phone number to her high school substitute teacher. Thanks, Becca.
When your friend with a boyfriend is being hit on or checked out by a guy, and then she drags him over and says, "Have you met my friend [Single Girl]?" Then she goes to get a drink and leaves you to bask in the awkwardness.
When the same friend gets really drunk the same night and winds up carting you around to every guy in the room saying things like, "Isn't she beautiful?"
"Hand-me-down"-ing: when a female friend passes on a platonic guy friend who is clearly in unrequited love with her.
Talking about setting up two people for ages until it becomes this mythical thing and when it actually happens everyone is stiff and unnatural.
Basing anything on the fact that your name rhymes with his.