When we walked into the event venue, Christine and I were greeted by energetic hosts who gave us a piece of paper with two columns: One for the successful dates and the other for the, uh, failures.
On the back of this sheet, we were encouraged to write notes on the people we were “dating,” like their names, their features and even any annoying habits we might have noticed right off the bat…
Twenty-five Dates has been around for 13 years and reviews say they have connected people from all over Canada.
They host multiple events for various ages and sexual orientations. When I picked up, I could hear Christine saying, “What did we just do???
Fast-forward to the night of the event, and after many phone calls on what to wear and what questions to ask, Christine and I met up at Union Station feeling both excited and nervous.Though I had contemplated and completely vetoed the concept a for many years, hence the bit about me not really dating, I soon typed the words: “Hey, want to try something completely crazy and sign up for speed dating? Within 20-minutes, I found four different organizations that offer speed dating in Toronto.Ten-minutes later, Christine and I signed up via 25dates.com, a speed dating company that hosts events in Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary.Christine and I were two of 25 women who would be mingling with 25 men.She had signed up for a free trial almost three years ago and had never actually used the dating site.
After a few laughs, we began talking about online dating.