And, to me, it was really obvious: Don’t talk about what you don’t like about yourself, keep it positive and focus on the good things. I always thought that the real life mixers were the most fun.Everyone was in a good mood because they were about to get their drink on and chat people up.Someone would lead you to the area for people in your age range and you would pick a few that sounded interesting.
There were definitely a couple of guys who confused my friendliness. ” and I’d reply, “Oh, I’m not old enough to be a member.” That shut it down pretty quickly.
It worked out nicely to have a quick way out without having to be rude to a client.
I always made a special effort to tell the ladies how nice they looked.
I’d say that I liked their shirt or dress or what ever, because they had clearly put some effort into that and I wanted to make them feel as good as possible before walking into the room. ” When they left together, I knew it had gone well. Excerpted from “FIRST JOBS: True Tales of Bad Bosses, Quirky Coworkers, Big Breaks, and Small Paychecks,” edited by Merritt Watts, published in April 28, 2015, by Picador USA.
On Friday nights, the dating service hosted mixers where everyone would come and have cocktails and check each other out in real life.