Overall, it felt like a waste of time, and I ended up buying a lot of stuff from the bulk isle. I knew there had to be a more efficient way of doing this. I spent extra time getting ready, tried on three outfits, and decked myself out in my good luck pieces from Moon Metal Jewelry.
Short of standing on a street corner holding a sign that said Single, I was out of ideas … The event lasted two hours and held in an adorable art studio. The room was lined with tables and chairs, cheesy table covers and shiny mints. As people began to arrive and gather, I introduced myself to the other girls and was surprised to learn that nearly everyone was there for their first time. You are given a “score card” where you write down everyone’s name you meet and circle yes or no.
Bolt Motorbike Shop of Stoke Newington is their latest venue, providing a more intriguing backdrop for your date night and quashing the usual awkwardness of sparse, brightly lit speed dating scenarios.
You can admire the motors, enjoy your free drinks and listen to some live music with some top notch handpicked company.
If we like each other, we can ski together as long as we want.
If we don’t click, I can go back to the base and get a new match.
Wondering if you want to try speed dating to save time? For research, (oh, the things we journalists have to do in the name of research…) I attended three fun-filled speed dating events.
I know it sounds silly, but I think Young MC has a point. First piece of advice: there is no way you are going to meet someone unless you put yourself out there. I’ve seen it, and more importantly, I am in a place where I know I deserve it.
Well, there still aren’t any running groups for singles in Philly (that I know of, at least), but there a singles run going down tonight.
Which means you have just enough notice to grab your running shoes after work and not enough notice to obsess over how you’ll introduce yourself to what could be your future hubby/wife/Netflix partner for life. The free 30-minute run, led by Mimi Reitano and Dave Scarpello, will start at University City’s City Tap House at 39th and Walnut Street at p.m.
The basic gist: I show up and pin a ribbon indicating my age group (18 to 35) to my jacket, and an event organizer matches me with someone in my age bracket.
Then my date and I head off to ride the lifts together and ski any runs we choose.
Two girls, sick to the back teeth of Tindering and Bumbling about the bars of London, decided to create their own speed dating night.