Have you ever had a friend who just stays unlucky in love? Everyone is trying to fix him up on blind dates with friends of a friend and nothing seems to happen. That would be our Charlie. I have known Charlie since the fifth grade, and he is a great guy. We had the same friends and tried out for the same sports teams. We stayed friends all through high school and into adulthood.
I have been married now for five years and still keep in touch with my old buddy. He is a great friend of the family. As a matter of fact, our little three-year-old calls him Uncle Charlie. He has a great job as a corporate consultant and never has a lot of time for socialization. Maybe that is one of the reasons that his marriage failed. My wife cannot stand the thoughts of poor Charlie being alone, so she sets him up on blind dates.
Charlie is usually a good sport about it and at least tries. My wife is sure that she is going to find the perfect woman for him. Well, it has not happened yet. She hooked him up with her second cousin, Maria. Maria is a nice girl; however, any prospective date has to be interested in her Guinea pigs. You have heard of the crazy cat woman? Maria is the crazy Guinea pig lady. Charlie met her at the local pub for dinner and drinks and a whole evening of looking at her pet selfies on her iPhone. Sorry, no love connection there.
He has made some good friends with my wife’s dating scheme; however, none of them have been that match that Charlie is really wanting. Since Charlie is so technologically savvy, my wife suggested that he try social media to meet some new people locally and across the world. Then he may have a chance of meeting someone other than one of my wife’s family or friends.
Charlie tried a new iPhone application from skoutorganic’s Skout called Fuse. This social media app reaches nearly two hundred countries and is joined by people in fourteen different languages. It is especially for busy people like Charlie. He can post a message or pictures on the go that will only last about fifteen minutes. Then, it will disappear from the posting board.
Skout lets him join groups and talk to interesting people. If he wants, he can share his identity. If not, he can just post ghost notes. It is all clean and is good way of networking, and it is all free. Charlie says that he has talked to a lot of nice ladies who share some of his same interests. Fuse was a great place to start. Good luck, my friend!