We all have that friend whom we think will complement another friend perfectly. It could be their personalities, similarities, hobbies, whatever. Just something that they both give off that makes you see them as a good match. But you take precaution because you don't want to be the one responsible for any possible casualties that can result from you wanting to play matchmaker.
I've been that friend, on both ends. When you see that a chemistry is forming between acquaintances you figure, why not?! It'll be good fun to see if anything can blossom from this. So you play the voice of reasoning as to why the chance should be taken. A date, drinks, or intellectual conversation on personal levels never hurt. But you never really factor in that CHANCE.
You're taking a big one. Though, you can't really be held responsible after you push that button to get things rolling between the hookup, you're sure to be the ear for the aftermath. Both will more than likely come to you complaining about the other. Maybe even blaming you because you introduced them in the first place. This could make for awkward gatherings. The space and division may even get wider. But this is the chance you take when you see compatibility between your friends.
Now, there are cases where there's no love lost. People should be grown enough to let go and move on. But, you never know how far people can take things when emotions are involved. That's the point when you learn to mind your business and stay out of theirs
Have you ever been set up with a friend of a friend that didn't work out? Have you ever been the one doing the set-ups? Did you receive backlash when things didn't go as planned?