Friday, April 09, 2010

The Fastest Date

Okay so today I am actually tired, my late nights are catching up with me ... so I'm looking forward to a Friday night spent home doing nothing and probably going to be early - haha!

So, last night Loulou, The Principal and I tried out Speed-Dating with SMARTdate! We were a little daunted at first, but the nerves quickly dissipated and the evening turned out to be great fun. It was in an upstairs section of Primi Piatti in Melrose Arch (that I didn't even know existed) and the boys all sat in one spot while the girls rotated every 5 minutes. Although I can assure you I'm convinced it was a variable 5 minutes, it definitely felt like it got shorter about 4 guys in and then got longer again as people were finishing up. There were more girls than boys, but not by an absolutely huge amount. I'll be honest and say I was quite amazed at how many guys were actually there (11 in total).

The interesting thing for me was that they were all guys I doubt I probably would've ever met thru real-life circumstances, and not a single one was even in IT. There were 2 who I thought were quite interesting (one of which has even been to see the Gorilla's as well!) so we'll see what happens (probably nothing ... am not to fussed at this point really). But I will say I think all 3 of us would go to another event.

I think it's a really nice way to meet people actually, it's a stark difference to standing around in a bar with a group of 5+ single ladies and wondering why none of the guys come over to talk to any of you (can you spell daunting?). Here you get to chat to everyone and it's over fast enough. Although there were a few times where I struggled for conversation, but I had the handy fall-back question of "where did you last travel to?".

So, yeah, definitely a fun night out :)


Anonymous said...

That's a brave thing to do! So glad to hear it went well and you had fun!

Have a good weekend!

Tamara said...

I've always wondered what speed dating is actually like. Glad you enjoyed it.

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