The fabulous time of year has come where we all write each other sappy love letters and get all intimate with our significant other. It is also the time of year for singles to attempt to look for that special someone. This year, the University Activities Board decided to help with the process.
On Wednesday, the UAB sponsored a special session of speed dating. While I am not single, I agreed to take on the challenge of seeing “what else is out there.” The results were quite shocking.
My goal of the night was try to find that one person which I could possibly see myself dating. I also wanted to be able to talk about all of the extremely pathetic ones that I had.
My first date was one of the worst dates of the night. When I first approached the table, I started off by asking how her night was going just to be nice. She did not sound all that amused about being there. After that, I asked what her name and major were as well as where she was from. It took all but ten seconds to answer these questions.
For the next 50 seconds, I sat there asking stupid questions about her major to get a conversation started. Again, she never showed any interests in answering any of these questions. Really? If you have no interest in speed dating, then why did you attend?
As I went off to my next dates, I prayed to the good man upstairs that I would not get a date as bad as my first. The next five or so dates were not bad as they were either girls that I knew or were there for the fun of it. But alas, a date came along that was worse than my first.
When at the table for the speed date, the love songs behind me were extremely loud. Also, let’s not forget to mention that I can not hear very well in the first place. Apparently this girl did not seem to grasp this fact.
Upon asking my date what her name was, I asked her what she liked to do. Well of course, she had to speak quietly leaving me to not hear a single word that she was saying other than, “I like to hang out with my friends.” After that I followed it up with some questions about what she does with her friends.
As per the usual, my politeness was mistaken for flirting. This girl was taking her speed date way too seriously. She gave off the impression that she actually had high hopes of finding a boyfriend. After explaining to her that I actually do have a girlfriend and my actual purpose for being there, it just got awkward.
After disappointing her, she just sat there as I asked the typical questions of what her major was and where she was from. I felt kind of bad for letting her down, but I also desperately wanted my minute to be up. Finally my minute was up.
Towards the end of my speed dating, there was not one speed date that stood out over the other. That changed on one of my last dates of the night. The girl that was now my date had heard of my actual intentions of the night. Out of curiosity, she wanted to know what she could do to be my best date. I told her that I did not have a specific thing in mind at the time. Her response proved that she really wanted that title.
After not giving her the answers that she wanted, she asked whether or not she could hit on me. It was her belief, that if she hit on me, she would be my best date of the night. So, she did just that. I have to say that it was an honor to get hit on by a total stranger. Therefore, I will give this girl the honor of being my best date of the night.
Overall, I had an interesting night. The speed dating event also proves one thing – you never know what you will get yourself into when you work for the University Leader.