High atop a hill in beautiful San Francisco, a new Dating Workshop was slated to “To rival all others.”
The attendees were nestled all tight in their seats with visions of horizontal happiness dancing in their heads.
Mica Glassworthy was the guest speaker and the topic was “Speed Dating for those stuck in First Gear”
Mica was tall, lithe, dressed in silver from head to toe – very Prada, Hermes, Manola Blahnik…her carefully coiffed hair was remarkable – and all the women were remarking…
The large bustling audience was comprised of women over 50 who were ‘game’ to try something new. That was the tag line on all the flyers and in the email blast: Try something new.
I had been ready to try something new for a long time. At the time, my maiden voyagae of three months on Internet dating had been a roller coaster ride – with very high highs and some lonely lows. Quelle bummer.
Ms Bored Stiff sat next to me and heaved a huge sigh. She looked at me and in an accusatory tone, head her tilted, said, “What are you doing here?” I laughed – and told her, “Research. I’m trying something new.”
She shook her head and said, “Where are all the fat girls? This room is crawling with Bay Club-Rats. Look at this crowd.”
Mica was well spoken, elegant and dry. She had multiple lists of statistics on dating at 50; dating in San Francisco; second marriages and success rates. Her hand outs were accepted by the attendees and we promplty placed them in our hand bags.
As our expert droned on, the natives grew increasingly restless. Glances were exchanged, eyes were rolled and heads were shaking. We were not there for a symposium- we wanted answers, tips, clues, websites.
The Inmates Take over the Workshop
The attendees later agreed, the only list we wanted was a list of Hot Spots in San Francisco to meet men. We exchanged stories on our nightmare dates.
Truthfully, Mica lost control of the workshop and the ladies did what women do best : we talk – we share – we inform.
Okay, so I did a wee bit more sharing than most.
See Here: Phobias and Fear of Dating
and Three’s a Crowd;