The evening includes a free drink on arrival and delicious nibbles at the break.
However, using technology (email, MSN, text/phone etc) to get to know someone well enough to consider a relationship is something I tend to do.
Especially since I'm not the going out on the town type.
A dating culture would be a nice thing in NZ, it's hard enough meeting people without the pressure that if you ask someone out on a date you're now going together.
At the moment, hardly anyone would bowl up to someone who caught their eye and ask them out as that person would probably look at them like they were some kind of freak, yet life is full of these incidental meetings and we're missing out by feeling like it's not ok to ask out a complete stranger just cause we like the look of them. I've noticed guys don't even want to say the word "date" any more - are they worried it could be taken too seriously?
Well, not really a date, but more of a first meeting between myself and a stranger who I met on online dating before I chucked in the towel.
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