Speed dating update…

So when we last left the speed dating story, I had just gotten done telling you what an experience it had been. That’s the word people use when they’re not thrilled with something and yet they’re trying to be politically correct/polite… it was an “experience”.

Anyway, the day after the speed dating event (last Thursday), I got an email saying that I was able to go online and enter/check my matches for the event. Basically, all the guys are listed there and as soon as you select one, you can instantly see if they have selected you back. If you’ve both selected each other, your full name and email address is revealed. Magic.

yes no

So of course, I refused to go online. I didn’t want to be that super needy person who instantly logged on to enter her picks and obsessively check her matches. I decided I would wait until Saturday morning, as the deadline was Tuesday.

I lasted until Friday night. Oops. Anyway, I decided on 4 guys I wanted to match up with:

  • Super cute guy.
  • Slightly cute, not sure if we really connected guy.
  • Fun accent guy*.
  • Similar profession guy*.

*The last 2 guys I didn’t consider people that I wanted to date, they are just guys that I’d like to hang out with as friends.

Anyway, Friday night I entered my picks.. and got three matches. Unfortunately super cute guy did not pick me back and has yet to do so, but my 2 potential new friends did… and so did slightly cute guy. Interesting. The next day I got emails from slightly cute guy and similar profession guy (who seems to be more interested in dating me than I am in dating him).. and I’m so very meh about them. I emailed them back Sunday before my run… and got emails back before my run was even over. Um, and I totally just realized that I have yet to reply back to them. Oops.

So I think that’s the end of that chapter. While I’m definitely bummed that super cute guy (did I mention he was a DOCTOR too?!) never picked me back, I guess it was good that I went and did something out of my comfort zone.. and met some cool people while I was at it. I don’t know if I would do it again… I’m still hoping Mr. Right will basically just trip into me or something and maybe that’s my problem. Even though I’ve been single for quite a while, I’m not willing to put myself out there that much. I mean, I don’t think it’s a PROBLEM… I’m content with how things are right now. I would like a guy to come into my life some time but I think I just believe it’ll happen when it’s meant to be.

I hope so anyway.

27 responses

  1. I’m sorry things didn’t turn out like you hoped. I think you will meet the one when you least expect it. Just keep having fun and I’m sure everything will turn out.

    May 12, 2011 at 8:04 am

  2. I say go for slightly cute guy. Six minutes isn’t a real indication if you connected or not, right? His personality could turn him into a super cute guy. 🙂

    May 12, 2011 at 8:43 am

    • Will try… although he already corrected me via email about something similar. Um, ok. :p

      May 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm

  3. I’ve done speed dating twice. Both were fails for me. Ah well…stories to tell, right?! ha!

    I’m so with you on the whole wouldn’t it be so great if we could just bump into one another or sit next to each other on an airplane (I actually know a couple who met that way) or something that doesn’t require work on my behalf, but rather obvious fate.

    Someday…it will happen…keep the faith!

    May 12, 2011 at 8:43 am

    • Definitely more stories to tell!

      Actually I met a guy.. well not on an airplane but sitting next to him at the airport. Turned out to be a liar tho. Sad. Til I found that out he was pretty great tho.

      May 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

  4. Based on my own observations of all of my friends’ marriages – the right person comes along when you’re not looking. Maybe it’s because you’re just being yourself and something clicks, maybe it’s because you’re more relaxed because there’s not some ulterior motive. But it just happens that way. That was the case with me. I met my wife at a Jimmy Buffett concert. I was there with a bus load of friends, our mission: Drink and party. I wasn’t trying to meet anyone (nor was she) but we ended up hanging together over the course of several hours (It’s Buffett, it’s just like that), and we decided to get in touch. Presto – been married now for almost 7 years…wouldn’t change anything.

    And to think I had no interest in meeting anyone new or adding anyone to my life at that point.

    My advice…stop looking and stop worrying. You’re young…it’ll come.

    May 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

    • I think I’ve not been looking for the last 2 and a half years… shouldn’t that count for something?? :p

      May 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

  5. The right person will show up for you! It’s a good thing that you went out of your comfort zone to do something. I need to leave my comfort zone more often.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    • I hope so! And yeah, it’s rare that I leave my comfort zone… it’s just so gosh darned comfy!

      May 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

  6. I’m glad you went and even went through with choosing your picks. One thing I did before I met David was go on a dating website (match.com). It was a good experience for me overall, because I met some nice guys (a couple losers), but I got to weed them out based on their online profiles and photos. I really recommend doing something like that because it gets you out there. Good luck girly – you deserve the best!

    May 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    • I thought about doing a website like that. I’m a bit nervous about it tho. Maybe it’s something I’ll try once I move out.

      May 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is so artistic and versatile!

    Speed dating…wow! I hope one of your picks leads to something, that “other guy” missed out!

    May 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    • Thanks for visiting mine! And lol, I tend to just call it a mess. 🙂

      May 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

  8. Wow how brave of you! I always thought speed dating would be an interesting experience 🙂

    I think you should at least give the slightly cute guy a try, it wouldn’t hurt?

    May 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    • Oh it definitely was interesting! Kinda neat tho. And yeah I guess…

      May 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm

  9. That takes a lot of guts to do! Thanks for sharing your “experience” !!

    May 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm

  10. Speed dating, huh? Sorry it didn’t turn out how you hoped, but you have the right attitude. I tried online dating for a while, and it turns out my Mr. Right might be an ex of mine. LOL!

    May 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm

  11. Her girlie! First off, big props on putting yourself out there like that! I’m not sure I’d have the guts to do something like that, especially because, like you, I’m pretty much content with the way things are, and really believe that it’ll happen when it’s meant to happen. I’ve known a lot of people that tried the online dating thing, and it just seems way too stressful for me =X

    May 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    • Thank you! Yeah I’m with you on the online dating.. I’m a teeny bit tempted to try it but I’m pretty content and don’t want to deal with the hassle. Ah well.

      May 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

  12. This sounds like fun. I’m proud that you did this and went out of your comfort zone…especially you did it on your own. It’s generally good to challenge ourselves and get out of our comfort zones…so good for you!

    May 13, 2011 at 12:02 am

    • Thanks! It WAS kinda fun, although definitely a bit awkward at times.

      May 15, 2011 at 7:48 pm

  13. It’s his loss to whoever didn’t pick you.

    May 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

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