Coming Up This Wednesday! (Ruby)

Over the past few weeks, the 30 Dates Blog has introduced the idea of #WednesdayDatingClub – a way to inspire singletons, as well as those of you in relationships, to get out and about and date!

There’s a big difference between being Single and actively Dating … and Wednesday Dating Club is a great way to motivate yourself to make the transition!  Just find a date – whether that’s through friends, by asking someone you like out, or by getting online and meeting someone new.  Don’t over-think it, just go for it.

And schedule a date for the folllowing Wednesday, knowing that even if your friends aren’t out there dating at the same time, there are other Daters all round the globe, doing the same thing – and happy to share their tales on Twitter @30Dates or on the blog, to keep you motivated, and feeling like a proper part of a Dating Community!

Here’s Ruby’s contribution to that Community …

Miss Twenty-Nine xxx

I had the fortune to be asked out yesterday and I decided to make it coincide with the #WednesdayDatingClub!

I wanted my first blog post to be interesting and different so, instead of writing about it after, I thought I would live-tweet the situation.  So many of the Experimental Daters have started their own Twitter accounts just for this experiment and I felt peer-pressured by their lead in the awesomeness of social media.

Obviously I’m not going to whip out my phone every second something happens so I can tweet it- but think about it like texting your best friend to give them a play-byplay of Date Night – just in the form of tweets.

(Come on now, you know you’ve done that before- texted your best friend when either you or he is in the restroom!).

From my last post, you’ll know that I’m exploring Racial Identity under the “PHYSICALITY” Experiment.

In that post I explained how important race is, as a factor, in dating.  No matter what scenario, racial discussion is likely to be within the first five questions I get asked, OR within the first fifteen-minutes of conversation.  I already talked a little bit about my experience of how I am ALWAYS approached as an “Asian-girl” and never as just a person.  To give you a rough statistic of how serious that is, I will let you know that 99% of the time I am “picked up”, the first or second sentence that comes out of his mouth will refer to race.

My date for the Wednesday night dating challenge is a blind date set up by a friend.

I don’t know how much he knows about me, or if he even knows what I look like.

I have no idea what he looks like.

A True Blind Date!

Anyhow, I promise you, within fifteen-minutes of my date, we will already be on the topic of race.

I plan to Live-Tweet the date and then write a follow-up post.  I will be in Vancouver for this particular date (I’m pretty much in a different city every month)- so we’re meeting at 7pm Pacific Time so I should be tweeting around then.

You can follow me here: @Ruby30Dates to get a live play-by-play (or catch up first thing in the morning, if you’re reading in the UK … as 7pm Pacific Time is 3am in London!).


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