” That was all the encouragement I needed to finally take the plunge.
In T minus 168 hours, Agent Bagby, investigative journalist extraordinaire, was about to enter the world of speed dating.
But before divulging the details of Operation Date, let me pause for a moment and explain how speed dating works for those who aren’t familiar with this style of relating.
After the six minute conversation, you are asked to label each name with either “interested,” “not interested,” or “just friends.” At the end of the evening, you are given a chance to finalize your thoughts and turn in the sheet of paper to the organizer, who tallies the results over the next couple of days.
The organizer looks to see if there are any matches.
Before the race begins, you are given a sheet of paper and instructed to write your name, phone number, and age category at the top.
Then you write the name of each guy or girl that you meet that night on the numbered lines below.
So I headed out to the coffeehouse in my skinny jeans and brown boots, singing at the top of my lungs to some Shania Twain girl-powered song to bolster my confidence. Enjoy the process and don’t worry about the results. My relaxed outlook meant that the guy would also be more relaxed and free to discuss anything he wished without the threat of being rejected or bulldozed.