Kristina Wells Dating history: I'm 29 years old (and holding).Dating history consists of college (if you can count that as dating), then two serious relationships.
Naturally I pictured a night on drugs staring at gap-toothed men with bad hair and no cologne.
(Oh wait, that was college.)Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised.
Reporters Sandy Tomcho (the epitome of a single girl), Kristina Wells (suddenly single after several long-term relationships) and Nathan Hegedus (for the guy's point of view) decided to give Cupid.com's Quick Date a try.
Nervous but curious, they went together to a speed-dating party in Port Jervis to report back on their experiences.
It was actually a very interesting way to weed out the good from the bad.
And what really took the edge off was that almost all but one man had never done this before, either.
After a few rounds of the speed dating game, the butt tends to get numb and you start to feel like everyone is eyeing you, just sitting there at this table in a not-so-crowded nightclub. I would have liked to have the men sit at the tables for one round, while we roamed.-"The age DOES matter factor." OK. Even though I'm fine with not having a date every Saturday night, some of my friends and family members are making it their life's mission to find me a man and send me walking down the aisle.
While I appreciate the sentiment, I'm not a huge fan of blind dates.
Quick Date parties may be one solution to singledom.
Quick dates are based on speed dating, a concept that began in Jewish circles a few years ago as a way for rabbis to help Jewish singles to meet. Here's how it goes: Held at either a local pub, restaurant or cafe, singles get to meet other eligible singles via three-minute "mini-dates." Guests register online, check in the night of the party and receive numbered nametags, special scorecards and seat assignments at one of many tables for two.