I'm coming off a conversation where I was told it was sketchy, told it was fun, told not to do, & told to go ahead... by the same people. Apparently no one knows how they feel about it. And while I'm in the midst of being mildly neurotic about all this, let me also confess that I just lied to my pastor about it & said my friend wanted me to go... in reality I asked my friend to go with me. I'm so torn that I'm lying about it! (Why was I telling me pastor about speed dating in the first place? haha I've talked to them about weirder things before... you'd have to know them. They're more buddies than pastors, but still, that's gotta be a few "straight to hell" demerits to lie to a pastor. Of course my Dad is also a pastor & I'm sure I've lied to him plenty of times too.) I digress.
Allow me to clarify. This is a speed-dating for professionals age 26 - 36 with a college degree. You meet 30 people total.
Tink's currently across the table playing solitaire making a pros & cons list about other life decisions, maybe I should give that a try rather than rambling in circles & wasting your time.
- Meeting new people
- Potential (date, boyfriend... dare I imagine, husband? That's the thing about potential, you just don't know)
- Could be fun
- A night out
- A reason to dress up
- Trying something new
- A waste of time
- Embarrassment (this seems silly, but I feel like anytime a single woman actively looks for dates she labeled as "desperate". I know I'm not desperate, but can I handle if other people label me as such?)
- Rejection. (if a room full of 30 man all don't want you, it doesn't help the self-esteem)
- A waste of money
- Trolls , bad breathe, or close-talkers (potentially)
- Wardrobe panic
There really are no actual consequences, I guess it's just a pride issue. Am I the kind of girl who speed-dates?