Dating match up games
As we waited for the coffee, our conversation began to wander from city hall to China.He’d been fascinated with Asian culture and was hoping to travel to the outer edges of the Great Wall.I told him that I’d once been to Dalian, a small city in the northeast.I was on a reporting trip, trying to learn about how China’s hyper-productive manufacturing scene was affecting nearby countries.They've previously been unlucky in love, but now using professional matchmakers and psychologists, as well as the their family, friends and exes, the contestants will be put through interviews, questionnaires and compatability tests to help them find true love.
On his desk were a coffee mug and a pile of reporter’s notebooks along with two giant computer monitors. For the past few months, I’d been having drinks at Longshots with different men at least twice a week.
He was just under 6 feet tall and solid but not overweight. He seemed to recognize me instantly too and walked straight toward me.
Even in the dim lighting, I could see that his olive skin had a healthy glow, as if he’d just been to the beach. Jay removed the messenger bag from his shoulder in one smooth movement and put it, along with his coat, next to my gigantic bag on the couch. He’d been on a deadline that day, working on a story about how a city councilwoman may have misappropriated campaign money for her own personal expenses.
He was 33, was a nonsmoker, and said explicitly that he wanted kids. We finally wrapped up our discussion, but without enough time to head home first, I went straight to Longshots and decided to wait at the bar for him.
He was also a journalist covering the city hall beat for one of the local newspapers. I ordered a club soda with a twist of lime, which looked like my usual first-date drink but contained none of the potentially dangerous alcohol.
We weren’t quite finishing each other’s sentences, but I mirrored his enthusiasm and found myself thinking faster and grinning more. I can serve it with a few twists of orange peel to bring out the citrus notes.” What a shockingly different experience from my ill-fated date with Mr Jim1971, who wanted to be the know-it-all expert on food and wine during our insanely expensive meal.