On a rainy Tuesday night, about 100 local singles streamed into a theater at Arena Stage for Howie’s Great Love Debate, an event he’s replicating in dozens of cities across the country.It was like a singles-themed festivus: Grievances about how men and women interact while dating — or trying to — were aired with interruptions and loud rebuttals from the audience and panelists.“A lot of people don’t have a sense of self and real identity,” she says.“They’re afraid to be individuals.” A few minutes later, matchmaker Jacoby comes up to Davis: “How old are you?
People are goal-oriented enough that if they want to get married, they do. “And yet for some reason, there seem to be more of them than ever.” This is a serious problem.
Why does he think men and women have trouble pairing off?
“The lack of approachability of the women,” he says — and the female side of the audience erupts. “Hold on — let me explain that,” Howie, who is single, says, struggling to regain the floor.
This method will not work for everyone, of course, but it will for most of you D. gals: and by that I mean the ones that are witty, fun, and enjoy our fabulous nightlife scene. If he's single and worth his salt, he'll want to get to know you: an exotic creature that's smart enough to recognize that he's a babe, but too busy or occupied to give him more that a few minutes of your time. Before you get all huffy, this is good for us ladies. And, before him, this method got my foot in the door with all sorts of babes that just didn't pan out..at least I had fun.
girl want to move back to her hometown, especially if she has not mastered the art of picking up guys "the Washington Way," as I like to call it. It's important to walk away after dropping the line so he doesn't think you are desperate. You're just a fun Washington girl that is out to cause a little mischief. It's a perfect storm of political correctness, gender blindness, and an overwhelmingly female population that cause typical rules of dating to change.
“We’re here to kind of air the dirty laundry so we can start understanding why dating in D. is so damn stressful — and why being single has such a stigma to it,” Rita Goodroe, the event’s moderator, said in kicking off the conversation. Michelle Jacoby, owner of DC Matchmaking, urged the audience to make dating more fun than “you, me, another plate of chicken.