Thursday, I headed down to Sen in NYC’s Flatiron district for a Match.com-hosted game night event.
Part of the website’s Stir series for singles, this one featured Spontuneous — a fun new game that that tests your recall of favorite songs. I had the chance to try it out at home with a girlfriend and we had a blast. Charming, cute Spontuneous founder Rob Ridgeway and The Bachelor’s AshLee Frazier were on hand to get the fun started.
Within a few minutes of arriving, I spotted CupidsPulse.com’s Lori Bizzoco and dating coach Tracey Steinberg. Tracey filled me in about her upcoming book release (watch this space for a review), while Lori mentioned her site’s new contributor, the awesome Yolanda Shoshana.
Lori and I also got to talking about dating. She shared that it wasn’t until years after she initially connected online with her husband that she gave him a chance. He proposed nine weeks later.
As I looked around the room at my fellow singles, I felt a weariness settle in — no doubt the result of having attended many similar events over the years. Even with a fun premise like game night, it doesn’t entirely mitigate the awkwardness of being in a room with strangers whose only commonality is their dating status.
And so, my latest resolution was decided: a much-needed break from singles events. Meeting new people is a lot easier when it happens organically, through shared interests that have nothing to do with being unattached.