Speed dating northern ireland
Ah, singles nights: awkward looking, slightly sinister men and earnest, hopeful divorcees of a certain age, mingling with all the ease of an out-of-date bottle of kaolin and morphine.
The redemptive tinkle of the ‘three minute’ bell the only thing punctuating the inevitable failure of your stuttering sequence of non-sequiturs. The long walk to the next table, the next woman and the next humiliation. Then there’s the calamitous consideration that just a couple of tables along might be an ex.
Women appear to be perfectly happy to take part in such evenings, simply because they’re more emotionally open anyway and don’t take it quite as seriously.
Men, it would seem, prefer to furtively hunt in the shadows, and behind the protective veil of online anonymity.
There was one bloke who seemed to induce unanimous unease (not me, I’m delighted to say). What speed dating isn’t, it would seem, is a sure fire way to romance. That’s the hard bit you have work out for yourself, the easy, fun bit is doing things like this.
A straw poll during drinks after the event proved that nearly all the women found ‘Barry’ (name changed to protect the guilty) had been offensive, rude and 'quite scary'. And that’s why singles nights should be classified under ‘good clean fun’ and not, as some men might think, ‘public exposure as a desperate emotional recidivist’.
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Happily though, I was bolstered by a couple of rather selfless friends offering to join me on the evening 'for moral support'.
Even then it took a couple of stiff drinks and not a little cajoling to get us all moving in the direction of the QFT.
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