So I have this recent problem that I like to call “The Wedding Date.” Since moving to New York I’ve met incredible people along the way and been invited to celebrating their special occasions. The only issue is when you attend those occasions, you might not know anyone else there.
It’s ok to go to a wedding alone if you think you’ll know one other person or you can dip out an hour or two into the reception, but what if it is a weekend getaway? What do you do then? Do you go by yourself?
I’ve thought about hiring an escort, and am hoping that I end up being lucky like Debra Messing and he turns out to be Dermot Mulroney. I’m not sure of the likelihood that that would happen, but then again, the movie is clearly based on real life – right?!
The one issue, yes one issue, is that I don’t have 6k in my 401k to give him. Ok, jk, the real issue is that I’ve seen wayyy too many episodes of Law & Order SVU because I get sucked into marathons all the time and I’d be sure that he would murder me. If you aren’t sure how one gets sucked into Law & Order marathons, Buzzfeed recently broke it down for us in this article.
So since that isn’t a valid option, what’s next? I send out a Facebook post asking if anyone wants to be my wedding date? That doesn’t sound desperate at all. Why don’t I just put an ad on the front of the New York Times with my face on it and the word “single” across my forehead?!
Oh a Craigslist ad, now that’s very safe. Well if a woman did that, flashback to the Law & Order reference above. But when two handsome brother’s in their 20′s do that, they end up with 500 dates and in the news. Read article here.
So what’s next? Do I attend every MeetUp possible hoping to find someone to join me? Do I dare ask for a wedding date on HowAboutWe? The most important part is the weekend is a vacation and I’d want someone to join me that would want to have fun, and enjoy the trip.
Well I’ve said my piece so I leave the rest to you. Consider this a game of battleship (not to be confused with the horrible Rihanna movie) and you make the next move. What should be my next plan of attack?