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Saturday Night Voyeur

I like to watch. No, really I do and before you think I’m planning another one of those uterus massaging sessions with Papi, I assure you I’m not. Well, not that I know of at least.

Tonight I’m going to be in one of California’s many beautiful beach cities at a lock and key dating even, but here’s the kicker- I won’t be participating, trying to meet my future ex-boyfriend.

I know, I know. I’ve recently joined a new dating web site so why the hell am I not a participant?

I would rather watch.

A little over a week ago, I received and email from my friend Kimora (she really is an interesting mix of ethnicities and could be the real one’s sister) asking if I wanted to join her. I thought about doing it, but quickly realized that the location alone would likely net the types of men not attracted to me and vice versa.

However, once I scrolled to the end of the message, I noticed the section saying “Help us run the show”. Light bulb. I could get in and just watch and observe. I haven’t mentioned it here, but putting on and hosting my own lock and key event is on Carmen’s list of dating-related things to do.

How great is this? I can not only check out the men and maybe even flirt a little, but can get the inside scoop on how these events really work.

So exactly what is a lock and key event? It is an interactive event similar to speed dating. The singles in attendance are given a lock and a key, and each person is basically working the room trying the key to open the matching lock. Likelihood of unlocking someone? Probably pretty slim, but as long as the person trying your lock is trying to hard to grab your breast or isn’t a total beast, the fun is the small talk and flirting.

Bonus? If I happen to come across any potential suitors.

I guess it’s time to curl up some Saturday night hair, some sexy ass heels, dark sexy nail polish and an attitude that says yes – I’m this fine.

Haha!

Enjoy your weekend singles, lovers and everyone else I’m between.

Carmen

Hangover - a let down following great excitement or excess. Wow. This one sentence describes nearly all of my dating and relationship experiences! I'm a 30 year-old woman muddling through the Los Angeles dating scene and yes - Believe all that you've heard about the screwed up men and women in La-La Land. This blog is of my actual experiences that will either make you chuckle, laugh out loud or maybe say "aw.....". If your dating hangovers seem worse than the next person's, read on, post a comment and enjoy! Carmen

6 Comments

    • Carmen

      Oh Esme, it was an entertaining session alright.

      It amazes me the mismatch of people – those who really are interested in dating in the same room as those who were there to “check things out” and meet a girl to “hang with”.

      I swear, I felt like I was at a 7th grade dance at times.

  • 1 Silver_Fox

    Voyeur huh? So did you play a little while you were there or just acted like the hired help?

    Don’t short change yourself C, you’re single, go for it.

    • Carmen

      Silver, I’m still dipping my toe in the pool testing out the temperature. I’ll be ready to be the go getter in the dating scene.

      Patience my son.

      🙂

      Oh and yes – I ended up “working” and playing. Nothing to write home about, but I enjoyed myself.

  • Jessie

    Those events suck! Please share your experience because the ones I’ve attended weren’t the best showcases of single men. There were plenty of guys there, but after having men stick it in mine (lock and key) enough times, I was pretty much like what next??

    • Carmen

      Wow Jessie! I guess this means you didn’t like the lock and key idea?

      Yep, you pretty much nailed it – someone walking up to you trying to make corny conversation while struggling with a key? Oooh yeah, so smooth.

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