“Look, Laura, think of it this way,” my bright-eyed, bouncy friend persuaded me several years ago while I was in one of my indecisive, overly analytical moments.
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I joked with friends that I'd be spending the evening with a dozen men eager to spend their five minutes apiece quizzing me on papal encyclicals. Giving it a shot On the day of the event, I was one of the first people to arrive at the bar.
I received warm greetings from my fellow participants, all of whom appeared harmless enough that, when the event organizer asked us to sign a waiver releasing him of all responsibility for what followed, I felt fairly confident I didn't need to read the fine print.
In addition, a coffee shop is the kind of place where you can hang out by yourself; it is, of course, always easier to meet a potential date if you're not surrounded by a group of friends.
To get started, check out this list of Memphis' best coffee houses.I talked for a bit with a group of women who knew each other through a mutual friend at a Catholic church in New Jersey.Finally, we sat down and the series of 5-minute dates began. "It's run by the Dominicans," I said, trying to offer more details about my college. "Not people from the Dominican Republic," I clarified. " We went back and forth for a minute, each unsure if the other was being sarcastic. "So are you one of those Catholics who just picks and chooses what they like? The amount of concentration required for me to keep a straight face took up most of my brain power.As we waited for the event to begin, I talked to a few small groups of participants and surveyed the room.I recognized one guy from a Catholic young-adult group in the city.‘Honestly, Hopeful Girl, my problem isn’t that I have issues around dating – it’s that I never meet any single Christian men,’ a reader told me.