Ok, so the good news part of this question is that three co-workers and I won a competition recently and our prize was two tickets each to a MLB baseball game. Normally I would be thrilled to win free baseball tickets (good seats too)...but...
The downside here is that the tickets were distributed under the assumption each person will be able to take their significant other along with them for a Friday night out. All three of my co-workers who won tickets along with me are roughly twice my age and have been married for many years now. I on the other hand am a single guy in my late 20s. And that is where the problem lies... who do I invite with me to the game?
A handful of my guy friends would normally be interested, but if I tell them that we'll be sitting with 3 of my older co-workers and their husbands/wives it all of sudden becomes less appealing. There are one or two female friends I could take that enjoy baseball a lot, but I don't want them to feel awkward like they are on a (quadruple) date with me. Plus there is always the chance she or I will (mistakenly) be asked awkward questions like - "how long have you two been together?" There is a guy I am friends with who is in his late 50s I could invite, assuming he doesn't have family obligations, but that is kind of a longshot and I don't know if he would mesh well with the rest of the group.
It would also be rude for me not to go or sell the tickets. Going alone would waste a ticket. I've thought about giving them to a friend of mine so he could take his son, but I am not sure if that would be appropriate either.
So I guess I am stuck...what would you do in my situation? thoughts?
(Lately I seem to be encountering situations where being single is making things awkward for me).