Monday, February 25, 2008

yet more dating fun

Last night I went to a dinner party. Wait. Let me explain. I belong to an organization called Table for Eight. They set up dinner parties for singles at local restaurants, and you go and meet peopl with whom you theoretically have something in common. Last night, I had a table at PF Chang's at Somerset.

There were actually eight people at our table (it's often really only six, which is ok because it's easier to talk to six people. With eight, you tend to just talk to some of the people at the table.), and I had met two of the women at prior tables and one of the guys at last week's speed dating party. It was fun, although I didn't really like one of the women very much--no sense of humor. I decided to pass my info on to all four of the guys. It's not that I was fascinated by all four of them, but I don't really think I gave two of them much of a chance--I couldn't hear one of them!

One of the guys was actually pretty hot, in my opinion, and I thought he was also pretty funny. He's a couple years younger than I am, but that's not much of an issue. Now I'm waiting to see if I hear from any of them. Ahhhh, the suspense!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

speed dating fun

So a week or so, I went speed dating. Yag. Most of the guys were ok, and a couple were just painful. Truly, how difficult is it to talk to someone for five minutes? Talking to two of those guys was like pulling teeth from a hippopotomus. "So, where do you live?" "Troy." "Lived there long?" "Yeah." Help!!!

A couple were remotely interesting. One guy was intriguing only because he sat down and announced, "I'm looking for five things in a woman." He starts listing: spiritual, non-smoker, wants a family, comfortable with herself, willing to participate or watch sports. All of which describe me to some degree. So I agree to go out with him.

I had lunch with him today. He's 49. It was a party for people between 32 and 42!!! He goes to Kensington Church, a non-denominational (kind of evangelical) church which scares the crap out of me. He doesn't understand why people would rather read than play sports. None of this is appealing.

Just once, I would like to meet a guy who is as interested in me as I am in him and who is as interesting on the second date as the first date.