My best friend and I are heading downstate on a road trip for the next few days and I will not be taking the internet with me.
So be nice to each other and enjoy this guest post about a speed dating event from a fellow blog reader. Background: A frequent reader and commenter wrote me a letter about whether or not she should go to a speed dating event and listing pros and cons.
I spend half an hour setting up the room, putting café numbers on the tables, and writing out name badges.
Then the daters arrive, in ones and twos, slowly filling the bar.
Her friend, Woman Number Six, quickly corroborates.“She is.
We hold events for several different age ranges, so you should be able to find one to suit yourself. This is long enough for you to judge whether you like someone enough to want to see them again, but short enough to avoid embarrassing lapses in conversation.We allow plenty of time to move between tables and complete notes.I made my way into the pub, exchanged for a name-tag that stubbornly refused to adhere to my clothing, and headed directly to the bar.Armed with a drink (2), I wandered into the crowd and tried not to act like a terrified alien.