From Siam with Love, a speed dating night organized by Telu Events last August 9, 2014 was a success! Congratulations to the Irene, Darika and Maiah (event organizers) for putting up a fun activity. Yes, yes,, i was there.. and here’s my story XD..
I came in to cover the event for my blog that night not knowing a surprise awaits me – I ended up being one of the speed dating participants! I wasn’t ‘dressed in a dress’ and was less lady-like as the rest of the girls but of course, you know me… I was game for anything and gave it a shot. Besides,I am a qualified single who is free to join. As expected, there are awesome guys (and ladies) I met during the night. Their identities are a secret .
We are given 5 minutes to talk to each of participants from the opposite gender. If we ran out of conversation topics there are cards with random questions faced down on our tables which we can pick. My favorite ones were: “If you were an ice cream flavor, what will you be?” and “What will you do if you one a million from the lottery.”
I am no newbie in speed dating but it seems I haven’t mastered the art of making guys comfortable when we talk yet. Come on, I didn’t give them a hard time but there are still awkward silent moments with some. I still find 5 minutes too short to arrive at a common interest to discuss.
Oh well, “you can’t please everybody” is a rule that still applies. However, confidence in who you are is still key. Everyone has their own “type”, and if love springs from events like this, that is just a BONUS! By the way, i learned that there was a successful couple from the first batch of speed daters (I attended batch 3). That is good news, right?
A week after the event, I received my matches! I was excited to know who among the guys I liked are also interested. Of course, I won’t be gossiping about them here. One thing in common among the gents is how easily it was to find a shared interest with them. Haha, the ball is now on their hands!