by: Fatima Mathivha - 17 April 2015 It’s 20h05 on a Saturday evening. I power walk just fast enough to save myself from breaking out into a full sweat. I hope they didn’t see me.” As I take a few steps back towards Fox Street, lined with parked cars, I see a sign just to the left of the entrance. “Shame, she’s so single and lonely she’s resorted to speed dating in the dark”, I imagine them saying.Half-running, half-walking, I turn towards the Arts on Main entrance and catch a glimpse of a line of men comfortably seated outside the POPArt Theatre in the Maboneng Precinct. Etched on the blackboard in the brightly-lit entrance I’m hovering around are the words ‘DATING IN THE DARK’. Just as I decide to move further away from the incriminating sign I see the men walking into the theatre. We huddle into the bar and entrance of POPArt where instructions for the evening are given. I gulp down some white wine between nervous giggles until the Dutch courage settles in.no electricity), we’re offering all the singles out there a different kind of dating experience…and, hopefully, a different kind of electricity too.Announcing datememe, a completely free online dating service where you can meet attractive guys looking for marriage from Johannesburg.Activate an account right now and take the first steps on your journey to a more complete life.
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