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) Then one by one, after every 5 short minutes they came and went. That would be so greedy of me, hogging all the air like I don’t have a care. The pair of nostrils that I have works just fine.” Laughter would follow and a huge sigh of relief from my date realizing that I wasn’t actually an ogre on the prey.
It was harder to strike conversation with some but I quickly devised a way to make things a little cordial -thanks to the wine- and in no time there was laughter and beautiful genuine smiles and what do you know…free flowing conversations! ” They would ask a little too nervously than they would have liked to admit. From there the rest of the conversation would flow but I would still notice the guy trying to catch a glimpse of my nostrils every 52 seconds or so just to be sure.
I’ve always been enchanted by the idea of speed dating and I blame Will Smith’s romantic comedy, Hitch.
When the chance to try this out in real life came up, how could I say no?
Are you perpetually busy or don’t have the time to go hunting for a date with whom one thing could lead to another and, voila, you are man and wife?
Thank God there is such a thing as speed dating, courtesy of the out-of-the-box thinkers.
That if it did, it would be only for the big jokers in the clubs.That’s how I ended up at the Spicy Speed Dating event run by the dating website Date Me Set in the quaint and homely ‘The Thai Place Restaurant and Bar’ on Ngong road next to the more popular Brew Bistro, it had both the excitement of trying out a new experience as well as a new venue. The restaurant is a tastefully repurposed old corner house in a court of about five houses, that features a warm (real) fireplace on the inside with a spacious lawn that allows for outdoor dining.The instructions were that all daters were to come with a partner of the opposite sex to even out the numbers, so it is predominantly heterosexually oriented.I had been invited by my childhood fun buddy so while I was slightly nervous about it, I knew we’d have a laugh about it at the end of the day.