Barking Mad or Man’s Best Wingman? (Bark in The Park)
Match.com’s event ‘Bark in the Park’ attracted press attention this weekend thanks to a famous single attendee – Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson, and her furry wingman Digby. When Match contacted me to ask if 30 Dates fancied seeing what all the fuss was about, my first concern was that none of the writers are dog owners. One of the parts of single life I hate most is not having someone to snuggle up with on the sofa in the evening. Something man’s best friend could certainly help with! However the reality of living alone, and working long hours, is that owning a dog is out of the question. In fact I have very few single friends who are dog owners. But the Bark in the Park event seemed too good to miss, so I sent out a tweet to the 30 Dates followers asking if a blog reader wanted to attend, and @Junk4Lunch replied!
So thank you match.com for the invite, and thank you Junk and Mr Saucisse, for checking out the event for the 30 Dates Blog!
Miss Twenty-Nine xxx
Pitched as “Am opportunity to meet and mingle with singles who loves dogs”, Bark in the Park was a dating event like no other. A social event organised by Match.com to complement their online dating site, I headed to Battersea Park last Saturday, with my trusty wingman Mr Saucisse in tow, for a rather different kind of double date.
Overall, I think the event worked. It certainly made for a good ice breaker, and was an opportunity to meet like-minded singletons. Potentially awkward conversation moments are easily filled by doggy banter. I would say, it probably wasn’t the place to try to get to know someone too deeply, as we were constantly being distracted by crazy dog antics. They seemed to be enjoying themselves even more than we were!
You can check out Junk’s Food Blog at junk4lunch.wordpress.com
I’ve always found that even bringing your dog for a walk at the park can sometimes be an easy way for meeting people… I loved the article…
Great blog post! Enjoyed meeting Frank 🙂
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My guest appearance on the 30 Dates blog. Thanks to Miss Twenty-Nine for the opportunity to look beyond junk food. My wingman Mr Saucisse and I had a great time!