“No point buying a thicker coat now, winter’ll soon be over,” she’d said. As I write this, the sky outside my window is sloughing its first spring snow. The pub was a mini Orkney, not a lady in sight, only rugged men with frost-nibbled beards hugging pints and staring at us as if we were quarry shipped in from the Far East to replace local female stock escaped to parts less chilly and depressing, like Kingston.I ordered two rum and cokes (normal, not spiced – we’re not complete Jezebels), and asked myself the question every speed dater sporting two X chromosomes must: why were we bothering to pay fifteen smackers to meet men when there were so many free ones lying about? Rhi had been out the night before, and could barely stop her eyes from shutting; if I still smoked, I would’ve propped them open with matchsticks.At Speed Dater, our core database is full of busy professionals.We understand the need for fast, efficient and cost effective ways to date others who are on the same page.Surbiton Station is 0.4miles from the premises which offers regular services (during peak hours ten per hour) to/from central London (Waterloo in 22 minutes).We also have self-contained studio rooms with kitchen.I’m sure this was a combination of feeling embarrassed to go against the grain, and also the intimidation factor that came with four women who were clearly good friends, all scrutinizing the same guys. It’s definitely better than going with a big group of friends, but keep in mind there could be a jealousy factor.
On the next page, you need to manually enter the total amount of your reservation including card transaction charge and click on update. Failure to pay the reservation in full may result in cancellation. I would never have looked twice at someone who was in the military when perusing dating sites, assuming we were too different. Bringing friends along might help you feel relaxed going into the speed dating event, but it could result in the pack mentality. But sometimes it makes us forget that meeting people with different interests and different backgrounds is fun and exciting.I waved to my friend Rhi, who was standing across the car park, shivering.Even though she had a job, she had spent the whole winter hypothermic, on account of being an optimist.One thing you really don’t have is the luxury of time.