Eight minute speed dating
B: No, I thought it would be smaller and more low-key. I get busy with work and don’t meet that many people, there’s only so much you can do about meeting a girl at a bar. B: I work for B: Yeah, well the thing I like about it is that it’s global. I bring along a thermos with hot chocolate, and we end up sitting on a bench overlooking the river and drinking hot chocolate as the sun set on the horizon. Overall the conversation is quite enjoyable, and she seems like a really cool girl.
B: Oh that’s a good question, one of my buddies suggested it, and I kind of scoffed at him and then I thought, why not? It’s a nice path that I scoped out the previous week while going for a run.
There’s a wide demographic spread; some of them are significantly older than us and are dressed in suits and acting all serious, while others are more similar to us. G: B: It’s cool how a lot of the ruins and everything are right in the middle of the city. For clothing I go with my pink/white Zara shirt, the white side of my dress belt, dark jeans, pink socks and white Skechers.
The standard conversation goes something along these lines: Well, let’s get into the conversations! G: It’s so easy to get around, all the transit B: That’s what I hate about here, you gotta drive everywhere. To deal with my unfortunate habit of sweating a lot en route to these events, I wear a different shirt on my way there, and then when I get there I wipe myself down and then put on the pink shirt.
Here it is: I am trying to get better at the old dating game, so I have a bit of an odd request for you. This reinforces that I need to start things off with an active date and really try to spark the attraction right from the start.
I am just hoping you can give me some feedback on anything about the speed-dating event, the email I sent you, and the couple of dates we had that jumped out at you. If you feel comfortable and are liking a girl maybe just flirt a little more. Also it’s good to know that my plan of paying for things and being assertive/taking charge of planning dates works well. And to top it all off, she sets me up with her friend Lacy. We send a few emails back and forth over the next few months, but gradually we fall out of touch.
The setup is girls sitting at tables, and guys rotating from girl to girl when the bell rings. To recap on my first speed dating experience, I ended up getting dates with 3 different girls out of it, with two of the girls being ones I would potentially have continued dating if they were interested.
There are a lot of people already there, and predictably the girls are already sitting in groups at the tables, while the guys are all milling around in a somewhat awkward clump. This is where a black shirt definitely has the advantage over the bright blue one I have chosen for the night. We grab our name-tags and make semi-awkward chit-chat with our soon-to-be competition. B: I was out there about 3 years ago, yeah I went to Santorini and Athens and it was pretty cool. I also learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t, and gained some valuable dating experience. Saturday June 30, 2012 – Speed dating event #2 I decide to sign up for a “Speed Dating with Style” event, for Women 22-32 (men 25-35), held at Social Modern Pub. After the issue with being smelly last time, I decide to forgo shaving my armpits this time around, although I make sure they are decently trimmed.
G: It’s so embarrassing, but I’ve never been to BC. Well I kind of figured this was happening, but still it’s too bad. Makes sense, and that first date certainly hurt things.
G: Went to high school in Alberta, went to school here. G: I have lots of friends that are working in Saudi. *ding ding* B: Good talking to you Girl #6 B: Hi, I’m Bryan. I don’t have a great feeling about this, and it’s confirmed when she replies back saying I’m a cool guy, but she just wants to be friends. I definitely understand the romantic connection, and she also mentions to flirt a little more.
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We roll into Red Square a few minutes early, as showing up late would not be a good way to start things off. It’s a good distance, close enough to visit but I don’t see them too often. Sigh…the worst thing is that I know better than this!!