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Adventures in speed dating

post #1 of 21
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I haven't been happy with my online dating results, so I decided to give speed dating another try. For those who haven't done it, speed dating involves having a five minute (or thereabouts) "date," then moving on to the next person until you have spoken to every member of the opposite sex. I have had mixed results -- one relationship, a few women I went out with one or two times, and a whole lot of nothing. The event I attended was advertised as speed dating for people with graduate and professional degrees. I figured there would be a lot of lady lawyers looking for a man to pierce the corporate veil, so to speak.

The event was okay. Lot of lawyers, as I expected. Lot of non-white women. Mostly women in their 30s and 40s. No one really that great looking, save for a kind of cute blonde with a generic 'burbs personality. Conversations were the usual DC bullshit -- What do you do? Where are you from? What do you do for fun? I felt like a salesman. Even though I wasn't all that keen on anyone there, I felt the need to mark down several matches at the end of the evening to justify my time and money spent. (Yes, I realize this is economically irrational behavior because the cost is sunk, but whatever.) Alas, no matches.

Verdict: Speed dating is yet another way to get rejected by women you wouldn't look at twice in the real world. ffffuuuu.gif
post #2 of 21
The women in D.C. ...good luck...
post #3 of 21
Did it here once just for the hell of it. Most every girl was not cute or old. One girl I thought was kinda cute was sitting next to this woman who reminded me of my ex's mom and looked to be about the same age (not a good thing). I couldnt remember the id numbers and just guessed at the end of the night. Turns out I sent a "love to talk to you again over drinks" card to the old lady, she kept on looking at me when we had free conversation time. I ended up getting matched with this girl who knew my buddy who went with me. Turns out she recently broke up with a coworker of said buddy. Weird night, never talked to her again.
post #4 of 21
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I had one match from my event. The woman lives far away (in a county not bordering DC), but I thought it might be worth getting together for a drink, so I sent her an e-mail asking if she wanted to get together. She replied that she did, and added that she is divorced with two kids living at home, a 15 yo and an 8 yo. facepalm.gif These are generally dealbreakers for me. No real classy way to extricate myself from this situation.
post #5 of 21
You must go for at least a drink now. Sucker. That should be your opeing question at these things.
post #6 of 21
I can't imagine a social event more awful sounding.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

I can't imagine a social event more awful sounding.

Oh, I don't know. I got a flyer to a group genital piercing once and had to decline.
post #8 of 21
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Oh, I don't know. I got a flyer to a group genital piercing once and had to decline.

I've always known that there was just something slightly off with you.
post #9 of 21
I stand corrected.
post #10 of 21

My friend's post on speed dating.  Pretty amusing: http://pandaextraordinaire.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/speed-dating/

post #11 of 21
I just signed up for an event next week. Will report back.
post #12 of 21
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post #13 of 21
Hey, how do you think those two crazy fish-like kids met?
post #14 of 21
Have you tried cold approaching women you find attractive in bars?
post #15 of 21
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Have you tried cold approaching women you find attractive in bars?

Before or after three hours of tequila shots?
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