Speed Dating...

People are not meeting new people often these days. Think about it. When was the last time you met someone new...right, my point exactly. Lol. Seriously though, most people these days go to work, go home, hang out with buddies a few times, go to Church, and then go home. Even when people do go out, they go out with the same crowd to meet up with the same crowd. Hold up, am I making sense or is it just me?? Lol!

With that said, I think it's important and fun to get out of your comfort zone from time to time and do something adventurous, out-of-the-ordinary, ya know? Well, coming from someone who isn't adventurous even with food (I haven't had ponmo before. That's a Nigerian delicacy my friends), take my advice anyways! ;)

So, my friend started a Speed Dating service here in Lagos and I must say, I think she's up to something. Now, if it wasn't my friend organizing it, I wouldn't have gone even if they paid me (then again money talks though. Hehe) but she asked me to and even gave me a free ticket so I had to go support her and boy, am I glad I did!

Now before I tell you all about my speed dating experience, let me tell you some of the responses I got and heard regarding Speed Dating. One person, a woman, said she couldn't "pay to find love" cos it felt too weird. I can kinda understand that but then are you really paying for love just because you bought a ticket to speed date?? I heard that some guys said they didn't need help looking for love and some even bought tickets (N10k/over $60) and had them given to other guys! Say what??? LOL. This is what I'm saying, people don't seem to want to think outside the box cos they are shy, afraid, etc. What do you think about this?

Anyways, back to my Speed Dating experience. First of all, shout to my friend for a well-organized event. I went there to play to be honest. I didn't take it too seriously. Just went to have a good time and a good time I had alright! We basically "dated" each person for 4 minutes and indicated on a score card if we would like their contact information to get to know them better. It was fun! I met a lot of interesting people. I would definitely do it again! ***I don't want to spill all the beans so you can check it out yourself***

So, I have a few questions: Would you speed date? How do you meet new people these days? Are you making a conscious effort to meet people or do you prefer that things happen organically?


  1. You are so right about meeting new people, I don't remember the last time I met anyone! People I meet during routine work tend to well stay routine work pals! But all in all I prefer things happening organically as it tends to be the relationship grows through double effort not me alone! Love the writing

    1. Hey Ruddy, don't you think you'd have to make an effort at some point? :) Maybe do something unusual at some point to help the organic process? Hehe. It wouldn't be organic anymore, right?
      Thanks :)

  2. Would I ever try out speed dating...if i was single I would. I think it'd be fun however i'd be very very 'guarded'. Its so easy to fake sweetness, openness, innocence at such and event and then BAM!!!! wahala dey.

    I would try it and I would take my TIME getting to know the person.

    Awesome blog! now go read ya book.

    1. Hey Ayo, people meet people all the time who fake it so it probably wouldn't have anything to do with the event i.e. where or how they met but I feel you. Thanks :) Will do! Lol.


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