Our goal is simple: create meaningful interactions between local men and women looking for that special someone, that perfect partner, a person with whom they can potentially see spending the rest of their life.
This means moving the world of dating from the randomness of questionable online platforms, to the offline world of deep connections, real engagement, and fun and relaxed interactions.
On our first date, Patrick suggested we take a Sunday afternoon walk on the Highline after our respective church services.
As I climbed the last of the steps to the top of the old train platform, I recognized him right away.
He was handsome, wore glasses, was going slightly gray, and edged a little on the nerdy side: perfect.
I was a 33-year-old Lutheran deacon-in-training trying to convince myself I didn’t want to have sex with him, even though I did.
A pastor’s daughter, my upbringing included the strict moral code of “no sex before marriage.” This code was promptly discarded in my teenage years, when I learned, all too painfully, why my parents had tried to protect me from being prematurely thrust into the turmoil of physical intimacy.
In my late twenties, my live-in boyfriend dumped me and kicked me out of his apartment.
Many times you don’t know what you might find at a singles event or mixer but the team at Modern Event knew what they were doing in terms of hosting and planning their event but also the way they naturally and comfortably work the crowd and made sure everyone was having a good time and ‘mingling’ if you will.
“Hmm, you smell like cigarettes,” I said between smooches. I figured this was the most authentic act of faith: to listen and forgive.
We met at a nicer restaurant across the street from the Mc Donald’s.
Patrick’s profile might have read “Married lonely guy looking for someone to talk to.” I doubt I would have liked him as much if I’d never gotten the opportunity to listen to him open up and tell the truth.
We hugged before we parted, and I didn’t hear anything from him again until the following Easter, almost a year later.