Tales from the trenches on line dating dating before getting married
So I recently decided to give online dating a try due to my increasing lack of free time. So I have a first date with this one girl who seems really cool. (Software QA) I’ve worked in QA for almost ten years with the majority of my experience being in game test and test case documentation.
So in honor of Valentine’s Day (otherwise known for us single folks as Singles Awareness Day), my fellow single gal pal, Rachel, and I endured our first speed dating event.
So I told myself I wasn’t going to put the guys’ real names on here, just in case, but I have to put this guy’s name because it doesn’t do my story justice.
So the Russian Hater sits down, and I look at his name tag: Nicholai.
Socially awkward or what I like to call, Aspy engineers galore! Being a Behavior Analyst who works with Autistic children, I should have been in my element being surrounded by so much social awkwardness.
No amount of behavioral training or dating could have prepared me for this. When we got to the place, there were only 5 guys, and 1 other girl at the bar. I entertained the idea of giving a fake name – something I probably did a dozen times in college when out with my girlfriends – except we’ve already registered online, and the girl running the whole thing already has our names. Rachel and I sit down in one of the booths, waiting to see if any more people will stroll in.
We people-watch the bar, and notice that all the guys there (all 5 of them) have that Silicon Valley, techy look, complete with the (fill-in-the-blank) tech company embroidered polo shirts, and jeans. Anyway, he inherited the nickname, Stanford since he went to Stanford for grad school and always managed to mention Stanford at least a dozen times every time we talked.