It was a small detail, but it meant a lot to me; it's rare and validating to see somebody with such a high profile keep it real like that.
OK, sometimes dates themselves are not always so amazing, but the freedom embodied in the idea of dating is really incredible.
According to statistics from the UN, an estimated 55 per cent of marriages in the world are arranged.
He thanked me, and talked about how much he likes the organization I was working for at the time.Later, during his keynote speech, he mentioned other charities at the event, including mine.As you're reading this, we're sure you're remembering your own tales of dates gone horribly awry -- embarrassing and awkward at the time, now ripe material for a comedy script.But as our group at the event laughed, it was hard not to notice the nearby jugs of water and think about the women whose labour those jugs represented. I like when organizations have a clear focus for the type of work they are doing, like Charity: Water and Operation Rainbow.
Then I wonder what kind of world we would live in if I spent half the money I spend on eating out, drinking beer, trips to New York, and fancy cheeses on charity instead.
Somehow as we bantered, that comment lead to a hilarious discussion about online dating.
In no time the dating horror stories were flying, and everyone had something to contribute.
Another woman described going on a date with a man who was more interested in his smart phone than her.
We joked about the not-so-subtle hint we got from a friend who sent us the link to a dating site especially for humanitarian workers.
The answer to both questions: a much better world.9.