as I am sure you are dying to find out if I found the men I was seeking for White Rock’s first Speed Dating event.
When the blessed day arrived, we had 15 men and 15 ladies confirmed.
A little chaotic but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
We, the committee, looked around anxiously, wondering if there would be any sparks or an instant connection.
We made a point of sending the results of the successful matches to the participants the next day so they wouldn’t have to wait too long. I recalled he was grinning like a Cheshire cat throughout the entire Speed dating event.
It was then up to them to take the next step and arrange a date with that match. He “had so much fun” and called the experience “lighthearted” and “just marvelous.” He had four matches and has contacted all of them.
A couple of weeks have gone by so I thought I would follow up with the fellas to see how it is going. There was one gal who he would very much like to see her again.
They seemed to click but he is content to wait until she has connected with her other matches and will await her phone call.
Suddenly I turned into a dating coach and advised Hugh to call her and reiterate what a lovely time he had. “Women love to hear that sort of thing.” It seems that speed dating has turned into snail dating.
Chuck, 70, had five matches but has only contacted two so far.
He had a nice time with Date Number one but wants to connect with all five before making a decision about a second date. If I was one of your matches and hadn’t heard from you by now, I wouldn’t be too impressed.
Don, 78, felt the experience left him with “a warm feeling” and has contacted his four matches already.
Regardless of the outcome, he feels it is a “win-win situation as he got to meet and talk to so many nice people. Michael, 71, said he was surprised he got three matches “as I have been out of the scene forever.” He has connected with two of them so far.