Two weeks ago, my friend, let’s call her Christine, and I decided to do something we had never done before: Speed dating.
Since speed dating had never crossed my mind, I was shocked when I found myself keen on trying it out.
” For two weeks leading up to the speed dating event, we remained in shock.
Fast-forward to the night of the event, and after many phone calls on what to wear and what questions to ask, Christine and I met up at Union Station feeling both excited and nervous.
She had signed up for a free trial almost three years ago and had never actually used the dating site.
Ten-minutes later, Christine and I signed up via 25dates.com, a speed dating company that hosts events in Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary.
I, for one, don’t date much, so to be actively signing up for many quick dates in the same night was something I never imagined.
Speed dating was, therefore, a huge, risky adventure! Christine sent me a screen shot of an e-mail she received from e-Harmony.
Christine and I were two of 25 women who would be mingling with 25 men.
When we walked into the event venue, Christine and I were greeted by energetic hosts who gave us a piece of paper with two columns: One for the successful dates and the other for the, uh, failures.
On the back of this sheet, we were encouraged to write notes on the people we were “dating,” like their names, their features and even any annoying habits we might have noticed right off the bat…