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.
€32 for 25 intensive chats in the language with a drink included!
You can tick off “Ja” or “Nee” for if you'd like to see that person again. and stood there wondering what-the-hell I was I doing, when I decided to simply approach a group of guys and girls waiting for us to start and said hi!
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!
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!
In later mini-dates, I just started mid-conversation and skipped the boring “Hello, my name is Brendan” intro.