New York Speed Dating
Dating can be a lot of fun, but can also be extremely frustrating. It is that whole getting to know you phase, where you are trying to figure out more about the other person. Will this just be a friend? a lover? Or maybe relationship material? The problem is that most people are going to be on their best behavior at the beginning and it can be difficult to get to know someone’s true colors. That’s what always made me think of Chazz Palmentieri's movie “The Bronx Tale.”
In the movie, Sonny (the gangster) is teaching one of the neighborhood teens about women. He said:
"Alright, listen to me. You pull up right where she lives, right? Before you get outta the car, you lock both doors. Then, get outta the car, you walk over to her. You bring her over to the car. Dig out the key, put it in the lock and open the door for her. Then you let her get in. Then you close the door. Then you walk around the back of the car and look through the rear window. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in: dump her."
"Just like that?"
"Listen to me, kid. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in, that means she's a selfish broad and all you're seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and you dump her fast."
Ok, I am not saying that this should be the only criteria to determine if you want to continue dating someone. However, it could be another contributing factor to help you make up your mind. I remember going out for a great dinner with a woman a few months back at “Houston’s” by Roosevelt Field. Everything was perfect. The food was great, and the conversation flowed. She thanked me for dinner as we walked back to my car and it began to rain. I opened her car door, let her in, and walked around the back of the car to my door. No movement from the inside. I started fumbling with my keys because they were wet, but still nothing from the inside. I finally let myself in and took her home. Since we had such a good time at dinner, I didn’t let the fact that she failed the “Bronx Tale” stop me from going on another date with her, but it did put me on alert. We went out once more after that night, but it was our last date. Hmm, maybe there is something to this “test” after all.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for our next article that will recap our double speed dating event where there were two women at each table for every man.