It makes sense, though. People have a natural tendency to want to find commonalities with strangers. But it's so boring! I don't care if your mother's high school boyfriend's second wife is from the same town I am. I just don't.
I do like making new friends, real friends. I just wish I didn't have to suffer through the "awkward first date" process at church every time a new semester starts to do it.
Maybe I'll start wearing an engagement ring. Nothing repels a boy like a taken girl.
Is that awful?