It’s already five months into 2016, and guess what? Sure, being a lone wolf has its perks - there’s no struggle to remember if today is the 11th or 12th day-sary.But I’m sure there are days when you wish that the #foreveralone hashtag doesn’t apply to you.And this article is pretty much my reflection on how a small step (or rather a few mouse clicks) can change your life.By that, of course, I don’t mean a mail-order bride or porn — I’m talking about speed dating.*** In the game of dating, speed dating and set up dates have been taboo for the longest time. I remember recovering from my first break up by plunging myself straight into the dating world and getting myself unwanted attention – having my good guy friend professing his feelings for me was a case of #sorrynotsorry, but I was not interested at all.
Armed with the tips (read here) provided by the experts behind Paktor, I straightened myself up and spoke to the man opposite me. He was not overly shy, he was a successful man and he was looking for genuine friends.
This is what you should know before a speed-dating session. Know thy enemy and half the battle is won and the cannot-be-bothered. I was curious about how this would work and was open to the possibilities of friendships thereafter. There will always be that one candidate that makes all the girls’ hearts go bip-a-bop, but spare a thought for the next one in line and keep to the allocated time!
It was easy to suss the first type out – those people dive straight into the 5Cs, partner qualities and personal information like landed or HDB. There is always the chance to get his number after the game to reignite the chemistry. Candidates who are “in a relationship”, “in a complicated relationship”, or “married” should never flout the rules and participate, even if you are doing a friend a favour. First impressions count (Credits) I suppose the above applies to almost all instances, speed dating aside.
Jumping into another relationship was definitely the lowest on the priority list; leading the life I never had while I was in a relationship was at the top.
As if the planets had aligned and Cupid decided to take me on a ride, the option of speed dating opened up for me.