Wednesday, November 08, 2006

To speed date or not

I have about an hour to decide if I'm going to a speed dating event tonight. It sounds like fun -- or funny, I should say -- but I'm thinking no.

Clearly, the event would yield itself to a good laugh or two, but I get the feeling Shreveport is too small for something like this. I can just imagine sitting through an evening of five-minute dates only to end up sitting across the table from an ex-boyfriend. Or even worse, one of my dad's friends!

The concept of getting to knowing whether or not you like someone in five-minutes is ridiculous, but it may save me some heartache and time wasted. Usually it takes me five months to take an ax to the relationship. Knocking 4 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 23 hours and 55 minutes off my typical rejection cycle could be convenient and beneficial.

7 comments:

Janelle Rucker said...

Yes! Everything you said is what I've been wondering about speed dating. I'll admit, I think it's something I'd try in a bigger city, but I don't know about here in S'Port. It seems like everybody knows everybody here.
But hey, you never know, it might be worth your time. If nothing else it would give you a GREAT story to come back here and tell us!

Adam Kealoha Causey said...

But maybe Shreveport is only small because we don't hang out with enough people...?

Stephanie Netherton said...

Adam, are you calling me a loser? See! I belong in speed dating!

Anonymous said...

You should try it and report.

Val Horvath said...

So did you go?

shanebevel said...

HA!

Stephanie Netherton said...

No, I didn't go speed dating. I had to work late ... or something.