They handed me a small pamphlet with the number 4 in it, a pencil, a name tag and an iced tea stub.The room was filled with club music, the lights were flashing everywhere and the counter of the bar had bartenders mixing up some drinks.
It appears that the organizers gave us “default” dates for the night.
As for me, my initial date on table #4 was a girl named Jane.
You see, most of the people at the venue with us mentioned that it was their first time ever to join a speed dating event like this and then all of a sudden, we have this girl Trisha here who said that she goes to a lot of speed dating as a hobby? I almost fell off my seat when I heard how much of an overachiever she is. She looks just like an ordinary girl with a few quirks in her appearance.
Her hair looks like Bart Simpson’s hair pointed downwards and she seems to be very quiet.
Before I joined speed dating events, I had somewhat negative thoughts about it. We used to think that speed dating is (sorry guys, I hate to say this.) for losers, for those who couldn’t get a girlfriend and for those who couldn’t get laid. My perception of speed dating dramatically changed when I tried it myself.
Two weeks ago, I got invited by one of the many speed dating event organizers in the country, Date Unlimited. I have this YOLO attitude in life and what that means is that I have adopted the idea that if you want to try something, then by all means try it at least once.
She sang me a few lines from Just Give Me A Reason by Pink and I was impressed.
She is not exactly my type but I decided to put a check mark to her name on my pamphlet because I somewhat felt obligated to do so since she was my default date.
Then while waiting for the speed dating program proper to begin, participants were asked to seat on the table which has the number corresponding to the one that was on the participant’s pamphlet.
I was number 4 so I headed to table number 4 where a girl with curly hair was already sitting.
Inside my mind, I had these thoughts: I have yet to find out the answers to those questions. Here are some responses I’ve heard from the females: The whole bar laughed in chorus. Here’s how it went: I realized that I had just said a lot of requirements. After the warm up was done, we were asked to go back to our tables with our initial dates. Then the organizers began explaining the usual mechanics.