I believed in true love when I saw the very first Love Connection back in 1983 with Chuck Woolery, as well as reading all those romance novels.
Things sure have changed when it comes to blind dates. Millions of people can watch that whole date right in the comfort of their own living rooms.
If you're looking for love, but have a thin skin, this may be a pass because you're each rated from 1-10 on initial physical impressions. I've seen a 1, and a lot of 3's. Also, there's $10,000 to be won if you choose the date the audience picked. I adore Andy Cohen, but I came away from this feeling almost like I was watching a variety show with a really funny host. I didn't feel any real romance though. But at least you don't have to spend money for the date, and you find out what happens with the relationship at the end of the show.
www.nbc.com/first-datesYou're gonna eat and pay your own way in a swanky restaurant with only couples, and the bartender and host may get up in your business BEFORE the actual date. Also, there sure seemed like there was a lot of drinking going on, which made some of those dates even more entertaining. One guy actually flirted with the waitress in front of his date. Say what?
If you're a bartender with an English accent, good sense of humor and a size 31 jean, I'll date you. At least that's what happened with one of the couples, and you already knew this was leading up to a sexual fling. For some reason she seemed to think her date could fit her clothes. Words of wisdom, if you're in an open relationship, you may want to add that to your profile AND lead with that on the date, so she can still have time to go out on a real date. Also, I'm not sure that to circumcise or not is high on my date night topic list.
After the one blind date I've ever been on waaaaay back in the day, I wish I could tell you an emphatic "no", but I can't. A really close friend fixed me up with this guy she worked with.
He arrived with a dirty gray t-shirt and shorts, uncombed hair and tried to hug me as his greeting. Yes people, I still went on the date, but I already knew I was going to curse my friend out later that night.
We got up to the window at the movie theater, and he started patting his butt for his wallet. You already know he didn't have it, and asked me to pay. Embarrassed, I paid because I really wanted to see that movie. During the movie he attempted to hug me twice, which was a NO. Despite my excitement of watching the movie, it seemed like it would never end. At one point, I wanted to go to sleep to speed up the time, but who knows what this madman would have done once I closed my eyes. Once it was over, we pretty much rode back to my place in silence, and I rushed to get the door open and practically leaped out of that car. After all that, he had the nerve to ask if he could see me again. Ugh!!!!! No more blind dates!