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.A low key, sophisticated approach to dating in Los Angeles.
We say yes to a very few - limiting it to locales that are at once casually hip and wonderfully flirty.And then there are those who sit by themselves for half an hour in the corner, with their drink waiting for the event to begin - looking awkward and unsociable on their mobile phones whilst trying desperately to keep themselves looking busy. No one is asking you to launch into your life story but small conversation with a fellow nervous person may just put you at ease if anything and will certainly make you look more mysterious than the body language of a loner that screams Dont come near me!Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking.But if I waited until I knew what I was doing, I’d never get anywhere (3), so I went for it. Booze makes me sleepy, and putting my head on the table for a mid-date nap would have been a Bad Idea. (4) This flummoxed them long enough for me to redirect the conversation to interests, and it was true, so I’m considering it a win. It’s difficult to recover from that kind of crushing dismay. I did encounter several people who made excellent conversation and became more attractive the longer I talked to them (8). Now I am hoping you will use the comments section to share your own stories about trying scary new things that turned out to be awesome and/or hilarious. (1) I have tried and tried, but I cannot get her to write complete sentences. (3) Credit where credit is due: this is misquoted from Muriel Duckworth, who was probably paraphrasing G. Feel free to borrow/steal/modify the line for your own scripts, and do let me know if it works for you.