Yet, they somehow all convinced each other that no one there was good enough for them. It’s human nature for things to feel like a competition. Sure, but they have to be in closed containers and can't be alcoholic.
Bringing friends along might help you feel relaxed going into the speed dating event, but it could result in the pack mentality. It’s definitely better than going with a big group of friends, but keep in mind there could be a jealousy factor. Contrary to what you might believe, you cannot tell that from ten minutes. We go around the city centre for 1 hour, 10 minutes dates.
There was a woman in stiletto heels who would ring a gong with a butter knife every four minutes, to signal that it was time to switch partners. The speed dating company told us the next morning that of the nearly 1300 speed dating events they’ve done, ours had the highest rate of matches, and each participant was selected by at least one other person—another first for them!
(Yes, the mama on the right is Nisi Sturgis, aka June Thompson from Boardwalk Empire!
All night long, we played songs with “mama,” “mother,” “baby,” and “child” in the title. As they mingled, the moms entered our “Hey mama…” contest by writing their favorite mom friend pickup line. ” 2nd place: “Let’s put our heads on the table and sleep together right now.” 3rd place: “How many times a day do you think about throwing your toddler out the window?
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And they will be curious to know each others’ thoughts as well.
So the conversation will continue well beyond the exercise.
On October 22, we hosted Speed Dating for Mom Friends at the Bell House in Brooklyn.
If you missed it, live vicariously through these pictures.
They’re taken by Natalie Chitwood, the first true mom friend I made when I moved to Montclair!