Sunday, November 13, 2005

Got the hook up?

Hellooo, party people.

Welcome to the Humpday edition of Paid to Party. Along with my blog about nightlife stuff, you'll also find links to Paid to Party Humpday and a guide to weekend activies.

This week's blog topic is living single:
I wanted to follow up the blog I wrote a couple of weeks ago asking whether Charlotte was the pits for singles. We ranked in the bottom 25 in an Axe survey of best cities to hook up. Party peeps, man did that item strike a nerve. You guys blew up the blog with comments about how the city stinks for single people. Now, I'm wondering where is the best place to hook up here?

I've always had good luck in the clubs, but last Thursday I tried something different. I was the guest bachelorette on WLNK's Matt & Ramona show.

It was weird.

I love Matt & Ramona, but talking to callers about what I like in a woman made me feel desperate. And I'm not even pressed like that. Just last week, Just Woo Me added its name to the list of groups doing the Speed Dating thing, and V101.9 rejuvenate its V Singles Connection.

Here's my thing, if I felt desperate on the Matt & Ramona show, I'm wondering if speed dating, personals and dating services really work.

What do you think? Why or why not? And if you don't use matchmaking services, where is the best place to hook up in Charlotte? Post your replies below.