A newly single friend and I were talking about dating options. I mentioned that I had found success via the usual dating websites, and that they were worth a try. My friend said she had been doing that sort of thing, but she was curious about trying something different...something called Table for Six.
With this service, singles register at their local branch, and then sit down with a "dating professional" (lol) to complete a personality profile. Each personality profile is analyzed and matched up with individuals that share compatible personality types, interests, values and goals, etc.
The Table for Six service has a dating menu of options to choose from:
1) The Dining Table For Six option groups three men and women at a restaurant for a group date.
2) The Total Adventures option involves different activities for each season of the year, with the idea of bringing many singles together. Activities include outdoor campfires, hiking, archery, cooking classes, boating, etc.
3) The Just For Two option is for those that prefer a one-on-one date.
My friend was asking which of the three services I would choose if I had to date again. Dating! UGH! I am terrrrrrible at dating. Just terrible. Talk about nervous! Talk about socially awkward! POSTER CHILD!!!!
Each dating option seems to have an advantage, but would one be exponentially more nervous as the number of participants involved increased? Or would being thrown into a larger group ultimately lessen the pressure? Or would it increase the torture potential? I am not sure, but I think I do better most times in a one-on-one setting versus a group setting.
Maybe I am biased against the group date because I had one disastrous double date long ago. A friend of mine had a really hot boyfriend. Her hot boyfriend had a loser single friend. So of course my friend thought of her loser single friend (MOI), and figured we should all go on a double date together. I stupidly agreed to go on the date even though I had never met/seen the guy before. D'oh!!!!!!!
I knew I was in trouble when I showed up and my date looked remarkably similar to this:
Looks weren't the only problem with this double date. We took a 3 to 1 vote on what to do, and the others wanted to go BOWLING. I reluctantly agreed, and as I launched gutter ball after gutter ball, and the other three bowled nothing but spares and strikes, it was eventually revealed to me that all of three of them were on BOWLING LEAGUES (HELLO!??! Who is on a bowling league!??!?!?!? Kingpin anyone?!?!??!?!). Of course this meant that they spent the evening critiquing my craptastic attempts at bowling. D'oh!!!! What a stupid date! Where was my screening process?!?!?!??!?!?!?