So, because of my (lack of) supreme confidence building up to this, I decided to tell no-one what I was doing that day and go to the bar alone.
Because that’s exactly what I was thinking in the run up to doing it.
But eventually I decided as I’d never done in it before, I didn’t know what to expect and therefore could not judge.
All I did know on the way to the swanky central bar that evening was that I was quietly scared out of my mind - worried that I’d get into this place and meet a bunch of exceptional losers, weirdos and general circus-freaks who’d then promptly laugh at the thought of dating yours truly.
Normal thoughts for any first-timer of this field I think.
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“Quite a few” different people in the world spread across some fairly large landmasses and all sorts of ways to meet (and not meet) them sometimes makes it feel like a nigh-on impossible task to find a future other half So that’s why after just over two years out of the dating game, I jumped right back in last week - and not via Tinder or some other online cyber-mumbo jumbo. You might be thinking “that’s crazy”, “I’d never do that” or “this guy’s bonkers”.
The men on the other hand were all bunched up on the polar opposite end of that room, quietly chatting to one another in a slightly awkward manner while nervously downing bottles of alcohol for liquid courage.
At 8pm our compere gave tick sheets to the 12 women and 17 men and began to lay out the plans for the evening. The men were told to go from table to table in a circular line with each date lasting exactly four minutes.
If at the end of the date you felt you had hit it off with the other party and fancied a future date with them, you were to tick “yes” by their name and, if not, you’d tick “no” or nothing at all. MORE: I sold The Big Issue on the streets of Cardiff and it was harder than I ever thought it could be But when the speed dating actually began, a new sense of nerves took over both myself and all the other participants – namely how on earth do I sell myself to a person I’ve never met before in just four minutes?