Twenty diverse people, ten of whom you are about to go on mini dates with. Some white, some black and some with complexions in-between.
I took my seat at the table with my name neatly written on a small card trying my best not to look like an interviewer for a major executive job position (After all I wouldn’t have wanted to reveal that I was a speed dater undercover!
) Then one by one, after every 5 short minutes they came and went. That would be so greedy of me, hogging all the air like I don’t have a care. The pair of nostrils that I have works just fine.” Laughter would follow and a huge sigh of relief from my date realizing that I wasn’t actually an ogre on the prey.
You know, just the usual Supermom stuff.” *Him: Do you believe in Love at first sight? But I do believe in love at first brilliant conversation.” *Me: “Can you guess what I do for a living?
” Him: “No but I know you’re just about to tell me.” Me: “Well, if you insist, I’m a diver!
” Me: “In 10 years I see myself swaddling my pair of 6 month old twins ready for their bedtime as I simultaneously try to get my temperamental 3 year old ( who’s been dealing with a little case of jealousy since the arrival of the twins) to calm down.
All this is after a long, hard or easy day at work.
After each date you would then have to judge your date on a score card based on their personality, appearance and Conversation skills and then most importantly mark YES or NO for if you would like to get to know your date a little more be it for a platonic friendship, romantic or business relationship. Because good times are made up of such random evenings.
In the case where both of you mark YES for each other Ian Isherwood ( Founder and CEO of Date Me Kenya.com) will then let you know about your match via email the next day without wasting any time (because he understands that when it comes to a possible new partnering, there’s no time to waste) and share private contacts with both of you because up to this point he is the only one with your personal contacts. You know, like trying something new because you can.
That's led to taxpayer-financed dating services in places like Ishioka, a town about an hour outside Tokyo.