My friend "Rita" and I had been talking about doing a speed dating event for ages - she had never been, and was encouraged when I had three matches at a recent event (never mind that none of those guys have remained in the picture...).
We set the date. She asked if she could invite another mutual friend, Stella. Sure. A few days later -- pure coincidence -- I found out that another friend, Mary, had signed up. And when I found out that Lucky Girl had never done one of these milestones-in-NY-dating? Well -- come along! The more the merrier!
There are some pros and some cons to doing a speed dating event with a gaggle of friends.
Pros: you can rehash over the lame dates afterwards.
Cons: you might like the same guy. And he might like both of you. Or all of you.
TO BE CONTINUED...