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I'm a journalist, for goodness sake, I ask questions for a living...
but three glasses of wine just before leaving is probably helping.
Stephen - One last chance to make a run for it and make it to the safety of the pub quiz up the road, but as the introduction begins, time runs out for an escape plan. A first scan around to check out the evening's talent reveals women chatting away on hareem-style sofas and lots of men on their own standing around looking a bit shifty. I'm standing here desperately trying not to look shifty.
After registering online and reading the welcome e-mail, which says: "..will be made to feel comfortable", I feel more like I'm going into hospital to have my appendix removed than going dating.
Stephen - ..this point, I'd rather be having my appendix removed.
I've spent most of my 20s avoiding organised package holiday style beery party games - was this going to be the most excruciatingly embarrassing evening ever?!
Anna - Rather than feeling nervous, I'm thinking, what have I possibly got to lose here?