Instead of sitting home on a Friday or Saturday night, feeling sorry for myself as I watched movies about young couples in love, I could have been speed dating.
I hadn’t known about it prior to watching a commercial on the television during a late night rerun of a movie I had seen a dozen or more times. It sounded interesting. I really didn’t have much time for dating and was pretty much leaning towards being what my mother called an old maid. I kept hearing from her, “I’m going to die and never have been a grandmother. When are you going to meet someone nice and settle down?” I was getting tired of hearing that and maybe she was right. I wasn’t ever going to find someone.
My life working in a law office took so much of my time. Sometimes I wouldn’t get home until 10 o’clock in the evening. How does a schedule like that ever work out with dating?
The commercial on speed dating did get me a little encouragement. Maybe there was a way to find someone for me. I don’t like the bar scenes and crowds are too much for me to contend with. Going to a church, social hall or some other site that was set up for a speed dating night sounded not too bad.
I called the number the next day. There was an event coming up on a Saturday night two weeks from now. I gave them my name and phone number. They asked a few more questions to be sure I would be meeting people of interest to me and around the age I was looking to date. After I hung up, I felt rather proud of myself. I called my mother right away to tell her what I was doing. She wasn’t really very encouraging. Told me there are a lot of weirdos out there. Well, I am 29 years old and I hope I can pick our the weirdos by now. I’m not 18 any more.
I looked up a bit on speed dating to learn a little more about it before I went. I found out that they have either the men or the women rotating around seats placed with a person who is asking questions. If women are rotating, then men are sitting. I guess they may have mixed nights too, I didn’t look into that. Not my interest.
I knew the night I was going, I was going to be the one sitting. That meant I would have to be asking questions to possibly 10 different men or more. I wasn’t sure what I would ask those men. I couldn’t just sit there and giggle like an 18 year old, I had to find some good quality questions to ask.
I did some more research and found that many ask about religion, things that interest the other person, what they are looking for in a potential date, what type of work they do or if they have ever been married. That is just a few of the questions.
I am ready for my speed date, got my questions in hand. I plan on having a lot of fun. Just got to relax. I am hoping to meet someone special. I’ll let you know how it all turns out.