It appears as if Justin Beiber is extending his talents outside of music and into the matchmaking industry.  The 17-year-old singer has been trying to set up friend Kendall Jenner with his writer/producer buddy Julian Swirsky.  Her response, “Only if you and Selena Gomez join us.  Double date,” she tweeted Tuesday.  However, Jenner may not have time to date.  The Kardashian 15 year-old kid-sister will be the new face of Leah Madden’s summer 2012 swimwear campaign, Pirouette.

What are the advantages to trusting your friends to set you up on dates?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s always good to have faith in your friends, but how relevant is that in the dating realm?  Cupid takes a look at the pros:

1. Trust the right friends: You may want to ask your friend what their motives are for setting you up.  If they seem less than admirable, then be cautious.

2. ‘The Right Stuff’: The ideal friend sets you up with someone who compliments you very well or someone with which they see you having a good time.

3. Awkward turtle: On your blind date, try to make it more of a  social gathering, because it helps ease tension and should help prevent some awkard moments.

Have you ever had a friend set you up on a date that went terribly wrong? Share your experiences below.