March 9th, 2010 - MaryBeth-278310 said:
Hi all. I'm the aforementioned Mary Beth Bonacci, Catholic speaker and writer. If you go to the top of your screen to the "Community" drop down menu, and then go to "magazine", you will find the CM Magazine to which I contribute every month.
Yes, I would do such a thing as host speed dating, yes I would make sure it was respectful and fun. In fact, I'd be open to hearing from you about ways to "tweak" the concept to make it more relaxed and enjoyable for you. I just think it would be great to get out on the road and meet you all!
And Dave, I'm really sorry I didn't respond to the email you sent. I can't recall ever having received anything from you, but if you send it again we can take another shot at it!
February 28th, 2010 - Brenda-492841 said:
Sure, why not? I've attended speed dating only once in my lifetime. It was at an upscale jazz supper club in So Ca which had a large picture window with a lake as the backdrop. It was actually a lot of fun. I think the jazz band and the delicious dinner decreased one level of stress at an initial meeting and added to the ambience. At the end, we all shared business cards, though there was no sense of obligation, nor sense of rejection. I did become friends with one of the gentlemen at my table of 4 women and 4 men. We were pre-screened for compatibility. There was an all inclusive charge....But , who is Mary Bonacci?
February 27th, 2010 - John-260388 said:
I almost went to a secular speed dating thing a month ago, but decided not to go because I figured the odds that any of the 10 people I would meet were strong Catholics would be very low. This sounds perfect--all Catholics, and all people who actually WANT to date, so a very good investment of time. Just make sure those attend are open to all age ranges, and won't write you off before you even say a word because of age differences.
February 27th, 2010 - Mary-486033 said:
Actually did this before with friends. The speed dating we did consisted of talking for 10 minutes or so and then a bell rings and the guys rotate to another table. It really is not heartless because it comes off like a fun game! But she would have to import new guys into my city to have anything romantic come out of it! :) Problem is....same old guys show up!
February 24th, 2010 - Daniel-66493 said:
If I get to meet Mary Beth F2F, that would be reason enough to go! Seriously, the single Catholic groups are aimed at a younger demographic, and the other single Cathoilics tend to be older, so a dating forum would be good. Come to Minneapolis-St. Paul
February 24th, 2010 - Megan-21150 said:
I've been to a speed dating event. I don't think, as a general rule, that it's my kind of deal. I'd rather get to know one person at a time in a more relaxed and less "timed" environment. However, with Mary Beth Bonacci overseeing it, maybe it'd be less frenzied.