Sunday, June 14, 2009
Posted by Caroline Leopold at 2:25 PM
My friend Mark is an amazing friend: kind, caring, wickedly funny, and he slathers praise on me like its butter and I'm a piping hot corn muffin. He also makes an amazing wing man in my quest to pick up new women...as friends.
I admit it. Most of my friends are men. And I've been beating the "need more women friends" drum for quite some time. But I haven't quite found the pipeline to the women pool. There is one woman at my job I like and she's a friend. And I have women acquaintances, but our connections never rooted and grew. My oldest women friends live out of state now. So I have women in my orbit, but not anybody to hang out with on a regular basis.
This is where Mark comes in. Unlike me, he's great with the ladies. And he decided to introduce me to a couple of them. Not only did he introduce us, he engaged us in three way conversation knit a bond between the women and me. One of those women is known here as Pop Culture Casualty. Due to him introducing us, I got on the blog and we are becoming friends. And this weekend at a party, he got me talking to a woman, which led to the exchange of email addresses and talk of a coffee date. Wooo.
So, sometimes a way to a good woman is through a man.