Would-be matchmaker

Dear Queenie,

  I was trying to fix up a friend of mine with a date with a woman I know from where I work, but when I showed him a picture of her he wasn’t interested. She is of a different race than he is and I would hate to think that that is why he wasn’t interested in her.

  Queenie, what do you think?—Would-be matchmaker


Dear Matchmaker,

  I think there could be any one (or more) of a number of reasons your friend was not interested in this woman. Perhaps he thought she was too old or too young for him, too fat or too skinny to be attractive, too tall or too short, too blonde or too brunette for his taste, too beautiful or not good-looking enough – the list goes on and on. Did you try asking him why he turned down your offer?