Of course, there were the very predictable Cape Town conversations about where you lived, what job you did, etc. All in all, I would say 6 out of 8 ‘dates’ were pleasant enough.Oh, and did you know that everyone and his dog is a runner? But there were also some more memorable conversations. And then there was the guy that asked if I could be an animal what would I be? 1 was slightly awkward so 5 minutes felt like an eternity and I can’t really count the mid-event debrief with my wingman as a ‘date’ as such.Hopefully, he/she feels the same and details are swapped and BOOM! Well, I’m not sure if things worked out quite that way for any of the participants at the SMARTdate event but who knows…So in reality what happened was that three guys arrived late (typical Cape Town vibes!Young Adults, living in Port Elizabeth, required for New Trainee Class of Interns in Ballroom and Latin.No experience necessary but some knowledge of dance will be an advantage.
Sadly, the first event we booked for got cancelled due to lack of men (a harsh reminder of that man deficit that exists in the Mother City – where there are 7 women to every man or something along those lines!
Or if you happen to be Cape Town’s favourite pick-up artist. It’s still early days but I can tell you that so far I have 3 matches on the system. It requires a lot less effort than Tinder, doesn’t require you to have to trawl through lots of deadwood and waste half your life having intense Whats App conversations with people who have little potential romantically.
aka my wingman, then you can just go ahead and ask for every chicks number at the bar once the event has ended. The guys, and the conversations, in general, were all very respectable.
At least you can rest assured that when you remove the cellphone/computer from the equation people are more likely to treat each other better and not begin conversations with things like DTF? And the other part that was pretty cool was swapping notes with the other chicks at the end of the night.
So while I may not have met my Prince Charming this time round, I certainly had a good night out and I’m pretty sure I’ll give it another shot sometime soon.