6 minute dating in calgary
We roll into Red Square a few minutes early, as showing up late would not be a good way to start things off. It’s a good distance, close enough to visit but I don’t see them too often. Sigh…the worst thing is that I know better than this!!
The whole back section is reserved for Speed Dating, and there are a lot of people around. B: I was meeting my buddy in Oxford, and we went partying the night before, but we showed up at London late in the afternoon and everything was closed. Of course, I never hear from her again, which is as expected.
We chat about our game plan, which involves some discussions of what kind of questions to ask and what to talk about. B: I got all this vacation saved up from last year. B: I’m an engineer, I work for , I grew up in BC but there’s a lot more jobs here. It’s busier than I expected, I thought it would be a smaller kind of thing. We have a bunch of stuff in the Middle East and it would be cool to work there and live there. B: Well I’ve been to Europe and Australia, which were both pretty cool, but I think I’m going to have to go with Tofino. There’s a lot of interesting places in the States to visit, people don’t think about it a lot. I have only gone out with her once, so what the hell am I thinking here??
We also discuss a plan of using “voice memo” on our phones to record the conversations we have, so we can review them later. *ding ding* Girl #2 B: Hi I’m Bryan, how’s your night going? The beaches, the surfing, the West Coast Rainforests. I’m going to do a Scandinavian tour in the summer, I’ve been meaning to do that for awhile. So I am way too nice, and I think it actually comes across as a bit weird. Probably something like this: “I am sorry to hear you are having issues.
…now you are probably thinking then why don’t you want to continue dating me? Once i have decided to call her, I sit there with my phone in front of me, thinking about what to say. I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but I suffer from something I like to call “phone anxiety.” I absolutely hate calling strangers on the phone, and sometimes it takes considerable will-power for me to overcome this.
The standard conversation goes something along these lines: Well, let’s get into the conversations! G: It’s so easy to get around, all the transit B: That’s what I hate about here, you gotta drive everywhere. To deal with my unfortunate habit of sweating a lot en route to these events, I wear a different shirt on my way there, and then when I get there I wipe myself down and then put on the pink shirt.
I like the dry and sunny cold over the wet and dreary. I am most interested in areas I can improve on, so basically what I did poorly, or things that you did not like about the dates. I am old fashioned and I truly appreciated you paying for our dates. Even though we may be independent and can take of ourselves, we still like being taken care of. I also liked that you took charge and thought about what we could do on our dates. I was actually wanting to set you up with a girl I know…assuming that is ok with you. At the end of the day I have only positive things to say about her, and I really hope she finds the guy that she is looking for!
I am just hoping you can give me some feedback on anything about the speed-dating event, the email I sent you, and the couple of dates we had that jumped out at you. If you feel comfortable and are liking a girl maybe just flirt a little more. Also it’s good to know that my plan of paying for things and being assertive/taking charge of planning dates works well. And to top it all off, she sets me up with her friend Lacy. We send a few emails back and forth over the next few months, but gradually we fall out of touch.
Some of the conversations aren’t clear, as I leave my phone in my pocket for part of this event, but I have filled these out as beset I can. B: I haven’t done much in the last few years, but this year I am planning to do Europe, Scandinavia, yeah it’s something I didn’t have enough time for before, but now I’m going to take the time. G: I went to Greece and Italy as a child B: So how long were you in Greece and Italy? G: I would go to the Coliseum again, I need more pictures. G: Rome is really awesome, Caesar was killed right here, happened there, so much history. I roll into Social Modern Pub, which is an interesting place.
Girl #1 B: It’s a lot more crowded than I expected B: I thought this was supposed to be 8 minutes per person, not 4 B: Have you done this before? G: About a week and a half in Greece and a couple in Italy. It kind of has an old-school feel, with a dark wooden interior.