After a few laughs, we began talking about online dating.
Though I had contemplated and completely vetoed the concept a for many years, hence the bit about me not really dating, I soon typed the words: “Hey, want to try something completely crazy and sign up for speed dating? Within 20-minutes, I found four different organizations that offer speed dating in Toronto.
Both of us are going with the nice jeans/button-up shirt plan. B: I have a cousin that moved out here, but most of my family is back in BC. I had only met her once, really what did I expect, for her to say “Oh ok actually let’s meet up again so I can discuss all of my issues with you, someone I’ve only met once”?
Two weeks ago, my friend, let’s call her Christine, and I decided to do something we had never done before: Speed dating.
If you don’t get a match, you get to come back for free!
One day at work, my buddy Jack suggests that I try Speed Dating. G: B: I’m planning like a kind of like a Scandinavian kind of tour for the summer. Petersburg for awhile…all the destinations…5.5 weeks…I have lots of vacation saved up from last year, so I’m burning it up. Like I grew up in BC, but the jobs out here are so much better. The plant is in really bad shape, the catalyst moves around continually so lots of things break. I text her that night, and then later in the week to joke around.
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.
Next thing you know, it’s time to roll, so we head down to Red Square. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Trondheim, Iceland. I don’t know about this whole 4 minute thing, it’s way too fast, I don’t know. G: Do you have family out here, or are they back in BC? It also definitely comes across as needy, so really if I did have any remaining chance with her, I have now totally bombed it. Hopefully you sort them out, and if you do and want to meet up again then send me a text. ” Definitely nothing more than that, and perhaps something less.
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