The verb “birddog” is common in sales. When someone birddogs for you, s/he is providing you leads to prospects. When I was president of a sales association, we had “Birddog Breaks” at our meetings to share the kind of prospect we each were looking for, and other members would provide prospect contact info if they had it.
When your friends birddog for you, they are suggesting their single friends as possible romantic partners for you. They may do as little as providing a name, contact info. and a brief bio. Others may more actively birddog, playing a yenta role, inviting you both on an outing and talking you up to each other.
My point is, are you actively asking your friends to birddog for you? Are you telling them you are dating and the type of guy you’re looking for? Some people pooh-pooh the concept of friends setting you up for dates. But others know that the more people who are on the lookout for a great guy for you, the more likely you’ll find them.
So share your quest with your pals and ask them to be on the lookout for you. Be specific with what you are looking for, otherwise you’ll be set up on blind dates with people they think are great but are in no way a good match for you. And always thank your friends for their efforts even if the date is a bust. Tell them what you liked about the guy and repeat what you’re looking for so you can train your birddog to be an even better hunter.
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