Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Taking care of the quantity...

Hey peeps, brunette babe here. I may have had a glass more of champagne than I should have tonight so forgive me for any typos or unnecessary rambling...

I've just come home from a night of speed dating. It wasn't my intention tonight to sit down with 8 different men and chat for 8 minutes with each of them - actually I was rather looking forward to a night on the couch with Ugly Betty and then early to bed (I'm tired from the weekend, which I'll have to tell you about another time).

But, I was driving home tonight and at 6.08pm I got a call from Fast Impressions, the company I went speed dating with last year (after which I was designated an elite single gal by them for getting the majority's vote). They were running an event tonight and were short a woman or two (or three, as it turned out) and asked me if I would go - for free.

I couldn't think of a good reason not to go (for free!), and so I said yes. Which meant I had precisely 42 minutes to get home, get ready, and then hit the road again.

Anyway, I went, and I'll tell you more about it another time, but for now it's late and I thought I'd just quickly post my predictions regarding matches. I'm having more faith in my instincts these days (since I so accurately predicted Finlay's affections going off the boil) so I'm interested to see if I can pick what will happen.

Out of the eight men there tonight, there were four I said yes to - if they also said yes I'll get a message tomorrow with their details.

Bachelor #1: a sweet guy, very pleasant and with nice manners. (Possibly lacking a little oomph, but not a definite no.) I predict he will say yes

Bachelor #2: a quirky, creative, slightly ginger guy working in the film industry. I predict he'll say yes - we had an interesting conversation in our 8 minutes and seemed to connect.

Bachelor #3: best looking guy of the bunch, and quite interesting to boot. I hope he'll say yes - but I'm not sure. Our conversation showed potential but ultimately was a tad stilted. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that he'll say yes, but of all the bachelors, he's the one I'm least sure of.

Like I said, I hope so - he went with a female friend to this night and afterwards I walked past them having a drink at another bar. I joined them for a cocktail and I had fun talking to #3. We'll see...

Bachelor #4: I kind of regret saying yes to him. He was nice enough but was a little too obvious about talking about his yacht, and his company and how he started it for lifestyle reasons (so he could have time to spend with his kids - which he doesn't have yet). Nice, but tried a little too hard to impress. I think he'll say yes to me though.

So, arrogant, huh? I think every guy that I was interested in will also be interested in me. That's just asking for a fall, really.

But we shall see...


At 21 February 2007 at 5:09 AM, Blogger The Dummy said...

Wow, that speaks really well of you to be in this elite class! So it almost sounds like it's not a case of having enough guys around interested in you (because the overwhelming majority says yes), but the other way around, where there aren't enough guys *you're* interested in?

At 21 February 2007 at 11:21 PM, Anonymous brunette babe said...

Oh, it's not that big a deal really... A nice boost to the ego, but it's deceptive. If 70% of the entire single male population said 'yes' to me, things would be quite different in my life, I suspect!

But you're right that there aren't enough guys that I'm interested in, and that's a non-negotiable these days. Used to be that I was so focused on whether a guy liked me or not, I didn't even pause to think about what *I* thought of *him*. (What can I say, somewhere along the way I grew some self esteem :)

Anyway, update to come in a couple of days with the speed dating results!

At 23 February 2007 at 4:00 AM, Blogger kittenpower said...

I have that problem too. Not enough guys that I'm interested in. Can't help it: I believe in quality over quantity!

It sounds like you had fun the other night. I hope someone good emerges from the group. :-)


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