We've been to the pub but you don't seem to be there. We've joined art classes, writing classes, trying to date you on Guardian Soulmates and even Match and bought a season ticket to the football and yet, we are still hoping your trolley will bump into ours at the supermarket.
This February, I hosted two singles night and I actually managed to find single men. They came and ate with single women and guess what? Everyone had a great time. We were all wondering why it is so difficult to get more single males to attend things like supper clubs. Surely they are not all hooked up by ladies? Surely there aren't more females than males? No, there are equal quantities, its just that women appear to be more proactive in getting out and doing interesting things.
As people arrive through my door, I can feel the nervousness, as most people are coming alone to a dinner party/ supper club, they don't know what to expect, most haven't eaten here before and I can tell, most people are a bit scared at first! But well done to all these guys and gals who have braved it.
Once they are inside, and the candles are sparkling and the wine is poured, the cheese is displayed and a breathe of ease is taken, it feels fantastic. The evening is in the hands of each and everyone who comes along, to make friends, to find love if there's any and most of all, to just have fun.
How interesting I thought. The concept of singles events terrifies the life out of me too and I know what he means. I went to a singles thing where a bloke sat there, pointed at me and laughed at me for 3 minutes!
Well thank goodness, these singles nights are not turning out to be some cheesy events, despite me asking everyone to bring a block of cheese to show, that you are what you eat - as an icebreaker subject. I am loving them. The last one was buzzing. I saw people exchange numbers, I saw sparks, I saw smiles, I saw friendship and I see again and again the magic that happens in my living room between people. It must have been built on really good spirit.
Dinner, wine, cheese and great company. If you're lucky, we can dance too.
By the way, I think Marcus is out there telling his male mates how this event is and that they should be going along. Yay!