The way to a man's heart is through his stomach...

So I didn't really know the right people to pitch this idea to, so I thought I'd share my evil genius with you all.

I don't know about the rest of you, but dating as a Big Girl™ sucks...
Speed dating as a Big Girl™ suck more.

But what if one started with the whole "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" adage and came up with Potluck Speed Dating?

In other words, each girl would bring a dish, and the dish would get a number. Each girl would sit with/stand behind a different girl's dish to help serve (tricky, right?).  Each guy would get to sample each dish that appealed to him.  Based on whether he liked the dish or not, he'd request a date with the number of the dish. 

Then the switch-a-roo.... the moderator would announce which men picked which dish... and the girl would get to pick the guy she wanted to go on a longer date with.  If a dish wasn't picked or a guy wasn't picked, they'd go into a regular 10-minute speed-dating scenario.

Thoughts? Ideas?  Genius or not?

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If I wasn't taken I would SO sign up to do this!!!
Definite genius!

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hehehe... I'll fly you in to be the moderator :)

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I've heard crazier ideas. I would so do well with this because I'm a kickass cook.

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What guy wants to be with a girl that can't cook? I mean seriously!! I know so many single foodies! This way you can kill 2 birds with one stone... or another less violent idiom.

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Brilliant!

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Great idea. The problem I see is that just because a girl can cook a great dish, does not mean she will be great to date :p.

This could go for guys too, so don't bash me just yet :p.

I think it would need to be tweaked a bit so as to add some conversation into the mix. Use the food as an ice breaker rather than the deal breaker.

Just my two cents...now bash away. LOL :p

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The food is an ice breaker -- and a deal maker -- but everyone gets a chance at the leftovers?

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I'm a girl who doesn't like being the fat girl at the food table....for me, I don't think I could do it.

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Yeah, but the whole point is that someone would be interested in you (initially) not based on your looks, but your skill and talent at cooking.

I think that gives the fat girl the advantage :)

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OH MY GOSH, I would've never gotten a date.

Unless someone's dream dish was PB&J with a side of Dorito's.

Joe is with me and I can't cook...well, I suppose I CAN because when I try it, I do okay. But it certainly isn't one of my skills or anything I touted as something I did well.

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Also, Joe will eat just about anything. So he wouldn't pick just one.

I'm not bashing on your skill set. In fact, maybe it's a weeding out thing. Like for big girls who can cook, and a guy who wants to date a big girl who can cook.

Because THEN yes, it's a winning idea. But that's kind of a niche group you're marketing to.

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I totally agree about dating plus-size = SUCK! This sounds like a really cute idea.

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I'm all about the niche marketing -- and I'm sure that there'd be lots of girls who can't cook trying to find a friend that could help them (wingwoman/sous chef).

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In one word....

awesome.

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Hmmm I'm going to see if I can get this going in DC... who knows -- it might work?

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This is the most intriguing thing I've heard in a while! I think that would be a great idea but the feminist inside of me is screaming "WHY DO THE WOMEN HAVE TO COOK THE MEALS" lol. But as the saying goes, this idea goes well with it! I think if I had met my boyfriend that way, if I made anything bacon releated he would probably marry me on the spot. So this could work, you never know!

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If the man was doing the cooking I'm sure there would be lots of ramen soup :)

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