Why wouldn’t you want to feel hella awkward by putting yourself out there for a chance for people to buy you and take you out on a pseudo-blind date where you have no idea what could happen where it has the possibility of going terribly right or terribly wrong?
I don’t know why I agree to do it, but tonight’s dating auction will be my third. Who do I think I am? “Yo. Buy me.”
I can’t remember what year it was when I did my first dating auction at SFU for CAC but that was an experience I’ll never forget. The thing is, they get each auctionee to perform some kind of skill or something to show. I don’t know why, and it makes no sense now, but I sang Irreplaceable by Beyonce. This song is not really Valentine’s day material and the fact that I’m not a singer makes it even more awkward. But, lo and behold, somebody bid on me for $300! The date itself was even more awkward but that’s a whole different story.
Click on this link of an interview I did with the Peak (SFU Student Newspaper) about the CAC Dating Auctions: http://www.the-peak.ca/tag/vol-128-issue-7/page/2/
Yes. The second time I did it was the following year. They told me that the charity was for the Canucks Kids and come on, am I really going to say no? So there I was, in a Canucks jersey and a guitar. I started off with Smelly Cat by Phoebe Bouffet as a joke. Apparently the crowd thought it was hilarious. I didn’t beat my record for this time, I was bid on for $240. This date was a little better because he was actually a cool guy and we had a lot of things to talk about. We’re actually still friends to this day, although I haven’t heard from him in a while!
This year my friends asked me to be a part of their fundraiser because they’re partaking in the Ride to Conquer Cancer and they’re putting on a dating auction in efforts to raise money for their team.
Click on the flyer to go to the event page and find out more details. It’s happening TONIGHT and it would be amazing if you could make my life easier and not have me awkwardly stand there while I look helpless and beg with my eyes for people to buy me. With the entrance ticket, you get a free drink and we can hang out! Hosted by yours truly and the beautiful DJ Flipout, also one of the auctionees with music by the equally beautiful DJ Yurie, also another auctionee! The dates are preset with dinner and a great activity. Some dates might have you flying in the air in a helicopter or experience the ultimate Canucks date with the ultimate Canucks fan (that would be me).
So please for the love of God, date us for a good cause and we’ll try our best not to make things awkward. We are nice people, we won’t bite! See you tonight!!!