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I got my flatmate to pay for me, and signed up for what I considered simply an excellent and unique opportunity to practice Dutch with 25 people!To make it more interesting though, I gave myself the challenge that each of my mini dates (lasting only 3-5 minutes) must involve talking about something completely different. I can't just rattle off the same introduction and ask the same questions or I won't learn anything.” Such strange first openers perhaps weren't helping my Ja-quota, but I had nothing to lose!She told me about how hard it is meeting a man in Amsterdam, and I said that it's hard meeting people in general in this country, told her about my own difficulties in doing so and said I was seriously thinking of befriending all the canal ducks in the city instead.I'm exactly five weeks into my mission to speak Dutch.While there are major advantages of my German and my English giving me a head start thanks to many linguistic similarities, I have had a major set-back in this mission that has been slowing me down tremendously; simply finding opportunities to converse!Onward, and in the second date I started with a merry “So…[read her name tag] – Why did you decide to go on a speed-date today then?
That's much cheaper than the going rate for private conversation lessons!
I had only ever seen it on some American TV shows, and not really thought much about it.
I wasn't interested in actually finding a date though.
This is a terrible way to make progress to be able to discuss many different topics required to be fluent in a language.
While I continue to meet people that I Speed dating is a relatively new concept, apparently started by Jewish communities in the late 90s to help shy people pair-off.I sat down to my assigned table, said that my name was Benny and she said she couldn't see me on her sheet. Being confused about my own name was hardly the best start 😛 I'd make this mistake several times in a row actually!