As a STILL single, busy mom with a hectic lifestyle, I actually like the concept of speed dating; being able to go on several "mini dates" in one evening. We spoke for a while after the whole speed dating part was over, so we'll see where it goes from here. Maybe not in a bar next time, but perhaps in a more personal setting at a table in a nice restaurant...Let's face it; dating is exhausting, so if I can meet an array of men in one night, I'm all for it! Who knows, maybe 50 years from now, when we're on our porch swing looking out on our sprawling farm we can tell our grandchildren how we met. Though I will make sure the Pinot Noir is never out of reach!It does have a ridiculous factor about it, but, hey, you never know who you may meet if you don't go out and try. After all, misery loves company and two broads are better than one. I decided I needed a partner in crime in this little adventure, so I dragged... We have known each other since we were 15, so we have had many adventures together. The women were seated on a couch while the men were on a bench and, after each conversation, the men would move down the row. So I can see where the speed dating concept kind of brings the two worlds together.It has all the plus sides of internet dating – the chance to meet a lot of people in one go, the security of (hopefully) knowing they’re all single and looking – but with the added bonus that you’re meeting in person right away.While that may impress some women in Chicago, here in DC where there are more lawyers than cherry blossoms, I was not impressed. And it started to go down hill so fast from there I thought I'd get motion sickness.
After mingling at the bar for a bit, we all sat down at a long table, where there was an empty chair next to each woman.“Speed” and “dating” are two words most guaranteed to strike terror and loathing into the heart of the singleton, so I’ll admit it was with something of a heavy heart that I headed to Enkel bar in the Hilton Slussen to take part in a speedd8event. Just before it all kicked off, I got the chance to chat a little with the organiser, Daniel.Daniel launched the events in August 2012, after he and a friend came up with the idea while travelling in South America.Fast Forward to last night: My girlfriends and I show up to Xino in Santa Monica, dressed up, and ready to make snap judgments about the eligibility of strange men.We were each assigned a number and given a card with three columns printed on it." Obviously, everyone agreed because we all bought them the very next day.