Baring your soul is easier when everyone is in slippers
Had a lovely event last night at Mac ‘n Cheese that resulted in the renaming of this blog.
A group of people, most of whom didn’t know each other, spent a snowy Chicago evening chatting all-things dating.
We began with nibbles, sips, and intros, while sitting in a circle on couches and armchairs. An accountant to a teacher to a glass-blower to a financial-aid director to an electrician. Bridgeport to Uptown. Mid-twenties to mid-forties.
We watched my sixty-minute documentary dating rubik’s cube [sixty-second trailer below] –
and then led by “this gal knows what she’s doing” Keri Christensen of Spire Coaching, had a very open, funny yet deep, educational discussion on relationships. How you meet people, loneliness, your ideal partner, must-haves, dealbreakers, oh my god! how will I be able to live with someone I’ve been on my own for so long…
It was refreshing for strangers to share themselves so freely. No judgement. No hesitation. Uber-support. Genuine interest. And in slippers!
Strangers in slippers. I like that.
I asked everyone to keep me/us updated on how their dating lives progress; can’t wait to hear what 2012 has in store for these quality-folk…