In this video “Speed Dating,” Emma Koenig breaks down everything we’re thinking but not saying throughout the course of a relationship. From the first date (“I think it’s important that the phrase ‘I’ll do whatever you want to do’ is said by both of us at least five times”) through post-breakup (“Can we bump into each other at the movies with our new casual sex partners we’re kind of dating but not really?”), there’s a whole lot of subtext that goes on. Enough to make your head explode. This is frighteningly accurate. We daters really are odd, odd creatures. [You Tube]
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Last week, I set out to interview “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger. My plan was to go in, impress her with my wife-ability, and be home in time for wine and “Parks and Recreation.” So I’m still not sure how, an hour later, I found myself sitting on a bar stool, roped into speed dating by the kind people at HurryDate.com. “There’s an odd number of men,” the publicist said, rationalizing why I needed to participate.
Being a serial online dater, I have had my share of awkward first dates. I liked the idea of spending five minutes with someone, rather than wasting a whole night to realize we were incompatible. Plus, I thought maybe I might meet a few people I wouldn’t necessarily think to go out with. Even though I had the lowest of low expectations, I was still sweating and self-conscious. Are they noticing how big my head is? Can they smell me sweating? Keep reading »
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