Speed dating in mass
People starting entering Vineyard at Hort Park, but I didn’t want to be caught in awkward conversation with the hosts of the speed dating session, or with the other dudes and ladies. Without realizing it, it was already 10 minutes past the time we were supposed to be seated. Upon entering, I was greeted by the host, Charlene — she smiled a lot, and said a few things which I no longer remember or heard.The only thing I saw was the empty seat I was led to. Not able to believe my luck, I scanned the room quickly to look at the other 11 ladies — and then at the guys.All these happened just a couple of weeks ago: the couple of dates I’ve since been on with Cynthia, believe it or not, were the first dates I’ve had in 3 years.While it’s nothing too serious yet — we’re pretty much still in the getting-to-know-each-other phase — I have to say, this wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t discarded my stereotypes about speed dating and taken a leap of faith. Gai Gai is Paktor’s new business arm that provides bespoke dating services and holds singles events regularly.Let me begin by saying that I’m still single, but am pretty much on my way (I hope) to getting hitched.And this article is pretty much my reflection on how a small step (or rather a few mouse clicks) can change your life.Then it struck me: Immediately, I signed up, paid, and got the details from Gai Gai.I shan’t go into the boring details of the confirmation process, because I pretty much forgot everything except the fact that I was going to meet 3 days later, I was there in my smartest looking suit, specially tailored when I was invited to a snazzy F1 suite last year as part of a client event.
Somehow, when the bell went off for us to move seats, we were talking about the morgue — but that didn’t really matter. Every encounter was different, yet refreshing and fun!
I didn’t really know what to say, or if a joke would be good to open up the conversation: She laughed — not because she thought I was really cracking a joke, but because she thought it was ‘cute’ that I was being so honest.