11 August 2011 in

Thanks....BUT no thanks

AUGUST 11, 2011


So, speed dating. It’s like looking forward to a meal at a restaurant you’ve never been to and then getting food poisoning. It can be easily said that it was not my thing. I mean it wasn’t absolutely horrible, but I will not be doing it again. 

It definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, which is not a bad thing but I didn’t like the obligation of having to talk to people I didn’t want to talk to.  Sure there were a couple of times when the conversation was easy and genuine, but most times it was just fake and awkward. I’ve spent a number of years in sales so I've gotten good at knowing the difference.

I realized I was part of a cliche when a guy actually started talking about how much money he made. I mean, in that short of an amount of time if the only thing you have to fall back on is your bank account, we have nothing in common. I am perfectly capable of earning a pay cheque and if there is nothing to you past your salary, I'm just not interested.

I don’t want to entirely bash the event. It does get you out there and makes you interact with people you would have probably not met otherwise. I'm sure it works for some; I am not one of them. At least now I know that from firsthand experience.

the outspoken introvert

8 Comments So Far:

  1. Too funny!
    The closest I ever got to knowing anything about speed dating, was seeing it on 'Hitch' (Will Smith and Eva Mendes). My opinion - too fast, too fake and not enough depth/meaning!

    Well, at least you know now!

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  2. I have seen that movie actually, I should have stuck to just watching it on TV haha.

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  3. Boasting about salary? Major turn off! I loved this line: "Sure there were a couple of times when the conversation was easy and genuine, but most times it was just fake and awkward. I’ve spent a number of years in sales so I've gotten good at knowing the difference." Haha, yeah you do learn the difference working in sales! Stopping by from Comment Love Day at FLTB :)

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  4. Hey! At least you tried it, I would never dare! To me it's all based on first impressions and judgements which aren't exactly the best thing for starting some type of relationship....but I'm sure it's great for other things...? Great post! Happy Comment Love Day

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  5. At least you can say you tried it! :)

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  6. My mom tried to get me to do this! Now I know that it's definitely not my thing.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  7. lol. That photo is damn funny :D

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