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How to make speed dating funny stories

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You can take a shower, pop a breath mint, and be relatively well-versed in small talk, but then your mom texts you "don't mess this up. I've been on a lot of bad first dates in the past year.

Speed dating is one of...

I met a musician who listed all of his ex-girlfriends for me chronologically, then said he forgot his wallet at the end of the meal. I met up with an entrepreneur who introduced me to his mom, then told me he'd just thrown up multiple times from food poisoning. Oh, and there was that actor who described a porn film shoot for me in graphic detail but didn't care for the fact that I'm not How to make speed dating funny stories. I'm the type of person who will put in a ton of research if I think I can improve at something.

So I thought a great way to spend Friday the 13th, which was also the night before Valentine's Daywas to make a list of the common dating tips I've found for ladies and execute them rapid fire while speed dating for the first time. It's a Kate Hudson romcom in the making, except it was set in a sh--ty dive bar in Koreatown playing way too many DJ Mustard remixes.

Tonight I go speed dating using all the weird advice I got from dating mags. For the fact that I lack a sense of embarrassment!

Speed dating is one of...

Article coming next week to eonline. A photo posted by Julia Hays juliaevehays on Feb 13, at 7: There were only a half dozen women for over 15 men to rotate through, and every time a bell rang I embarked on a new 5-minute conversation where I tried a different dating mag method to charm these gentlemen.

Please enjoy the highlights of my evening, and let me preface by saying, I will not be streaming Bad Boys II on Netflix over a cocktail and spring rolls with any of these gentleman in the future.

Just One of the Guys: On my first date of the evening my goal was to be laidback and maybe a little tomboyish—to seem like a lady who would get along with his pals. I kept bringing the conversation back to my love for sports. I told him that I played tennis, loved hiking and co-ed rec activities, and was very active in fantasy leagues. Approximately four minutes in he asked, "Why do you keep talking about sports; were you raised in a family of all men or something?

Not only did he "How to make speed dating funny stories" of an athletic lady, he couldn't finish the date and just not pick me—he needed to tell me, to my face, something was wrong with me. Don't be into "guy things? On my next date I aimed to please. If he liked a thing, so did I! It can be nice to point out common interests, right? You're just some white girl rolling around to rap?

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