"The second hardest part is the first conversation.After that, people are less jittery." John from Westminster, a repeat customer, said he usually asks women about their interests and how they spend their leisure time."I've known too many people who are now married who said if they hadn't given it that second date, there'd be no way they'd be married." A former daily newspaper journalist and food critic, Basquez started with a traveling Catholic dinner group called the Last Supper Club.She keeps on the lookout for restaurants where she can bring people together.But "there is peace in the presence of others, even in the absence of answers," she said, quoting a favorite author."There's a healing factor being among other people who are single and are facing similar challenges," she said.Basquez said she's had several people who "reconciled" with an ex after participating.
"I pretty much checked my preconceived notions of food at the door," said one dater."Take an inventory of not only what you want in a partner but also what things you have to work on about yourself to be worthy of the kind of relationship you want and how you can be servant to a partner in the long term, what qualities you bring to the table as well as the ones you are working on and make a commitment to those," her dating materials say.