A Pleasant Surprise
Rocco and I typically meet couples at parties rather than through online personals sites. The reason for this is rather simple. We, like many of our friends, have been let down by couples that we have met online. Typically, it is the male who is sending correspondence. Many times the woman doesn't even know what her partner is planning. As a result, when it comes time to meet, a last minute excuse often comes into play. We've been through it all -- and the worst is when I get ready (makeup, hair, and a hot outfit) and we receive a last minute call: "Oh sorry, we won't be able to make it; my partner is
!" I must say, however, that when I speak to the female half of the couple on the phone early in the "courting" process, the likelihood of a successful meet-up increases dramatically. But even still, it is by no means guaranteed. On the other hand, at a party, if a few couples don't show up it's not the end of the evening. There is still plenty of opportunity to meet people and have a fantastic night.