Well, everyone wants to know how the dinner went Saturday night. I'm trying to avoid using certain words because after last weeks' posts my google ads looked like this site was dedicated to boumb chicka boumb boumb, if you know what I mean. I've tried blocking as many as I could using their filter tool, but geesh.
Dinner was supposed to be 4 men and 4 women. There ended up being three women and two men. I was PO'd! The people that were there were at least not smelly and well-dressed and very nice conversationalists. However, if I'm paying to meet 7 other people, I kind of want there to be 7 other people. How rude to RSVP to something like this and then not show up? No chemistry with the men, but I could see myself being friends with one of the young women. The dinner was in DC proper (gasp! I went INTO the CITY!) and they all just have very different citified lives (not that the suburbs aren't a big city compared to where I'm from, but still, we don't walk to bars and work and take the metro, etc.)
The food was good, but the restaurant was weird. They had live opera being performed all night. Now, I can appreciate the opera, but when I'm trying to have a conversation, it's not conducive to actually hearing what the other is saying.
So the final verdict is this. I'll be calling to complain that I should get a comp dinner for having only 5 people show up (I spent way more money on this than I really had, and it's the 'get what you pay for' principle), but other than that, it wasn't terribly bad, and I won't be dreading the next one. I also doubt that I'll be keeping in touch with any of these folks, but it certainly wasn't a waste of time. All you folks out there can keep praying that Mr. Right shows his handsome face around here. :)