We were the only two single people at an engagement party of a mutual friend. Our friends were convinced we were a match and coerced us into sitting next to one another and talking (all eyes on us). We then landed in a group discussion where our embarrassing past stories were shared. To say it was the most awkward first encounter with someone is an understatement! I thought he was gorgeous, and that I didn’t stand a chance – especially given that, as a stranger, he knew my most embarrassing stories.Our friends continued trying to set up a “blind date”, but we caught on.