Thursday, January 06, 2011

Dashing Date


It's been more than two years since I broke up with Rock. I've dated here and there and hooked up more times than Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux (BED...hee) on her sluttiest night. Well it wasn't that frequent and my sex life has mostly been famine but there were times when it rained, it poured.

But I'm coming to the point now where I'm ready to find boyfriend #2. My limited ways of meeting guys haven't been working. I'm looking for an alternative method.

With that said I've looked into the possibility of a speed dating service. The concept is that a group of folks are together in a room and you have anywhere from 1-5 minutes to spend getting to know someone before moving on to the next person. At the end of each session, you would mark yes if you're interested in that person or no if you're not. Then at the end of the night, all mutual yes pairings would be identified. I've heard of the concept mostly for heterosexual couples and wondered if such a service existed for the homosexually inclined.

As luck would have it I did find one. It's from a company called Date and Dash. The company claims a 90% match success rate. But I don't know if they just mean two people mutually saying 'yes' to each other, in which case I'm sure most folks would have a mutual match initially. Whether it leads anywhere is a different story.

I keep having this thought that I'll be told that nobody was interested in me. I don't know though. I think it should be fun. If nothing else it would be a different avenue I haven't tried before. So I might sign up. The one gay 'Date and Dash' they have in Chicago is on January 21st at a bar on Halstead. If I do it, I'll definitely let everyone know how it goes.

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