- 4 years ago
A while back I posted about an acquaintance of mine who has a mild physical disability. I’ve known him over the years from church. He’s been visiting a different church and a friend he made there set him up on a blind date with a girl that’s friends with his coach’s wife. This apparently got set into motion late last month. It’s my understanding that the girl is a single mom and is very busy with her daughter and various school and church activities. She also apparently home schools her daughter and has her own business. As a result they didn’t go on their date until last weekend. They talked on the phone once and texted a ton from late October until last weekend. They go on the date last Saturday and after they left the restaurant he texted her saying what a great time he had and nothing. He texted her on Thanksgiving to wish her and her daughter a Happy Thanksgiving and nothing. I learned all of this today from my friend. Apparently him and my friend’s dad are close friends. My friend’s dad is the first person he told about this girl. My friend’s dad was very excited for him and really encouraged him to pursue this and everything. My friend’s dad is very popular around town and apparently told quite a few people about the upcoming date. A lot of people knew about it and according to my friend there was something mentioned about it on the radio and God only knows where else. My friend’s dad really seems to care about him and treats him very kindly. I’m talking bringing him dinner once a week to work and such. My acquaintance apparently feels bad about how the date went and feels like the girl doesn’t want to see him again. He told my friend’s dad that he felt like the girl ruled him out once she walked through the door. My friend’s dad told him that he disagrees and that she probably likes him. He keeps telling him to think positively and that the girl probably wants him in her life. He even told him that he should visit her church and such and gave ideas for a second date. I feel bad for him because these past few years have been tough and because he had high hopes for this. I also don’t feel like my friend’s dad is going about this in the right way. My friend has expressed that she has zero desire to get involved. A part of me feels like I should not get involved but then I’m not sure. I know a few of his closest friends and I’m not sure they’re aware. I feel like maybe they’d be a source of sound support.
Should I mention this to one of his friends? Is it best to just leave it alone?