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    Default 'Set Smbd [somebody] Up' Expression - What did she mean?

    Hello,

    Thank you for an opportunity to ask a question.

    I would like to clarify the following: on a dating site, where I hold my profile, I got a message from one girl. It literally says: 'Want to set u up. Can we talk?'.

    I have already responded to her and she wrote that she would call me after the Labour Day.

    My question is about the expression 'set smbd. up'. It is certain for me that she did not mean anything close to the meaning that was used in the movie title 'Who set up Roger Rabbit?' )))

    After long searches over the net I discovered a definition of blind date that says 'When you go on a date with someone you don't know, or when someone sets you up with someone you dont know.'

    So what did that girl mean: she would like to invite me for a date or she would like me to introduce to someone?

    Thank you in advance for your responses

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    Default re: 'Set Smbd [somebody] Up' Expression - What did she mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doncaster View Post
    Hello,

    Thank you for an opportunity to ask a question.

    I would like to clarify the following: on a dating site, where I hold my profile, I got a message from one girl. It literally says: 'Want to set u up. Can we talk?'.

    I have already responded to her and she wrote that she would call me after the Labour Day.

    My question is about the expression 'set smbd. up'. It is certain for me that she did not mean anything close to the meaning that was used in the movie title 'Who set up Roger Rabbit?' )))

    After long searches over the net I discovered a definition of blind date that says 'When you go on a date with someone you don't know, or when someone sets you up with someone you dont know.'

    So what did that girl mean: she would like to invite me for a date or she would like me to introduce to someone?

    Thank you in advance for your responses
    Hello, Doncaster.
    Welcome to UsingEnglish.
    Please see here (3 set (someone) up or set up (someone) e ): Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    I hope it helps.

    (Edit) Please click on 1) set (verb)

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    Default re: 'Set Smbd [somebody] Up' Expression - What did she mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doncaster View Post
    Hello,

    Thank you for an opportunity to ask a question.

    I would like to clarify the following: on a dating site, where I hold my profile, I got a message from one girl. It literally says: 'Want to set u up. Can we talk?'.

    I want to set you up. Can we talk?

    It means that this person wants to introduce you to someone she knows.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 20-Aug-2012 at 17:14.

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