Ferguson Speed Dating

View Speed Dating Reflection.pdf from HISTORY 123A at University of Waterloo. Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment Speed Dating Reflection Directions: Make a copy of this document and put it in. Sarah Ferguson, 60, has shared snaps as she helped sort supplies for homeless. Is 'dating a former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader' who is 19 YEARS his junior Shannon St. Speed and movement. Sarah Ferguson's debut novel will be published by Mills & Boon - and is a fictional account of the life of the Duchess's great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott. Furthermore, in a speed-dating study, both men and women were more attracted to potential partners if they saw that other people were romantically interested in these targets (Place et al., 2010). The influence of peers also extends to negative evaluations: knowing that other women found a man unattractive caused female participants to decrease.

Over the past month or so, I’ve realized something pretty important: I’m 100 percent frustrated with dating. I said it so you don’t have to, because I’m positive that everyone feels this way at some point. There’s something so weird about the cycle of hope and disappointment that seems to be built into it. Trying to meet someone that you have a connection with (or at least some common conversation topics) can feel pretty impossible. So I got super brave and signed up for a speed dating event. It was equal parts terrifying and unsuccessful, but on the upside, I learned a ton about myself.

I can talk a lot.
At the event, half the participants stayed seated at a bar and the other half moved around when a bell rang every three minutes. Three minutes is fast, it turns out (who knew?) – even if the person is kind of dull. I like to think I’m a pretty friendly, outgoing person, and no matter what person was sitting across from me, I was able to find stuff to chat about. Even if it was just small talk, I was comforted by that fact because now I know that I can talk to just about anyone.

Attraction matters.
Speed dating is kind of like a real life version of Tinder. Someone sits down across from you and you basically know within mere seconds if you’re attracted to them. Then you make the choice: do you want to politely chat so you don’t spend the three minutes staring at them awkwardly and silently, or do you want to actually try for a good conversation? If it’s the latter, it’s similar to thinking someone’s cute on a dating app and then wanting to talk to them. Except, you know, this is actually happening in the real world. This made me realize that physical attraction is super important – without it, you have zero base for a real connection.

Chemistry involves personality, too.
There were a few bright points during the evening when I found myself talking to a truly nice guy, someone who made those three minutes go even faster. The more time that passed, the more interesting they seemed, and I was looking forward to talking to them more if given the opportunity. I initially found these guys attractive and realized that chemistry definitely involves the whole package: looks plus a sparkling personality. You 100 percent need both.

It’s a numbers game.
Like any other form of dating that begins not with an in person meet-cute at a coffee shop or on a tree-lined fall street but with an app, site, etc, speed dating is ultimately all about the numbers. Out of 22 mini-dates, I wanted to see 4 again. Out of 2 matches, I had 1 date, and ultimately zero chemistry. That’s just the way it goes sometimes. These kinds of events are much smaller pools than online because you literally have no idea who’s going to be there and you can’t filter by age, hobbies, interests, etc.

First dates matter.
You can never be certain that you want to be with someone after a mere three minutes. This experience definitely made me realize how crucial first dates are. Sure, we complain about how boring they can sometimes be, but we need that first date test: Are there butterflies in our stomach? Can we actually have a great conversation? It occurred to me that if you can chat about something more than just how awkward speed dating actually is, then you’re probably doing pretty well. The first step is learning how to survive that dinner date. Beyond that, it’s kind of up to the fates.

No one system is perfect.
This event made me realize that if you want to meet someone, it’s a good idea to have a bunch of different dating tools at your disposal: swiping like crazy on Tinder, crafting hopefully witty messages on OKCupid, etc. At least then you won’t get super discouraged when one app or site doesn’t get you true love right this second, because you have something else to try. Dating is frustrating and tiring enough. Ultimately this speed dating round didn’t work for me, so I just turned around and focused my efforts elsewhere.

There’s something to be said for online dating.
I can’t believe I just typed those words. But my speed dating experience made me realize that I don’t actually hate online dating as much as I thought I did. Sure, people don’t always look like their photos and there’s a real issue with building someone up in your head before you’ve even met. But at the same time, you can figure out who you find attractive, chat a bit to see if you hit it off, and if you get a weird vibe you never have to meet them at all. Pretty simple system.

I hate awkwardness.
Basically, speed dating can be pretty awkward. Someone (or more than a few someones) is rude to you, your throat is super sore from talking so much, you basically feel like crying at the halfway point. It’s just not realistic to think that we could possibly be able to speak to every single person that crosses our path. My feeling is that real life has the potential to be awkward enough (hello first dates), so why put yourself into that kind of situation?

Small talk doesn’t mean it’s a real connection.
At the end of the day, speed dating is just another way to meet someone. Not good, not bad, it just depends. I realized that just as small talk at your BFF’s party doesn’t mean you’ve met your One and Only, it’s really hard to get a feel for someone in three minutes flat. Long live Tinder?

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2018

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June 12, 2018; KSDK

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March 17, 2018; Green Dining Alliance

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2017

October 5, 2017; Fox2 Now

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2016

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2015

July 4th, 2015; Green Time TV
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June 29th, 2015; Town & Style
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June 16, 2015; Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice
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April 17, 2015; St. Louis Magazine
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April 3, 2015; Farm Commons
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February 20, 2015; Photo Flood STL
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2014

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October 30, 2014; Feast Magazine
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October 28, 2014; The Weather Channel
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October 23, 2014; Green On the Go, Missouri Botanical Gardens Newsletter
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October 14, 2014; Modern Farmer
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September 23, 2014; Feast Magazine
EarthDance Farms Hosts 7th Annual Farmers Formal Nov. 8th

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September 22, 2014; St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 8, 2014; St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 6, 2014; St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 29, 2014; Feast Magazine
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August 28, 2014; KSDK Channel 5, STL Together Spotlight
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August 26, 2014; Yes Magazine
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August 24, 2014; The Wall Street Journal, Photo Only
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August 22, 2014; St. Louis Magazine
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July 31, 2014; RiverFront Times
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March 3, 2014; Lady GODIVA Program
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February 20, 2014; Sauce Magazine Blog
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February 5, 2014; KOPN Columbia, MO 89.5 FM – Farm & Fiddle
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January 25, 2014; FOX2 NOW
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January 22, 2014; UMSL
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January 14, 2014; Sauce Magazine Blog
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January 2014; FarmShow.com
Weed Dating: Singles Meet Over Weeds
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2013

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A Visit to EarthDance

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July 23, 2013; FOX2 NOW
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July 17, 2013; Gateway Green Alliance, KNLC Channel 24
Featured in Green Time TV: Standing up to Environmental Challenges
Interviewed in Health Begins in the Soil at EarthDance: Green Time 426

July 16, 2013; FOX2 NOW

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May 30, 2013; Ladue News
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May 29, 2013; STLToday.com
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May 22, 2013; RiverFront Times
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May 13, 2013; STLToday.com
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2012

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October 16, 2012; KPLR 11
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July 25, 2012; 88.1 KDHX, Community Radio
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July 13, 2012; StLouisGreen.com
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July 12, 2012; FarmProgress.com, MissouriRuralist
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July 10, 2012; FOX2 NOW
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July 10, 2012; KPLR 11
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June 2012;FEASTstl.com
The FEED: EarthDance & Open Space Council Purchase 129-Year-Old, 14-Acre Organic Mueller Farm in North County

June 28, 2012; The St. Louis American
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June 12, 2012; NoCoSTL.com
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April 12, 2012; NPR – Missouri Harvest
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April 2012; Marie Claire: Malaysia
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March 15, 2012; St. Louis Magazine
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March 14, 2012; Town & Style Magazine
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January 31, 2012; NOCO – The Online Magazine of St. Louis County
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2011

July 2011; The Vital Voice Magazine
The GREEN Issue – Non-Profit of the Month Feature

May 14, 2011; St. Louis Post Dispatch
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2010

September 2010; ALIVE Magazine
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July 28, 2010; kmov.com
Ice Cream & FARMS Rock

May 2010; FarmerJane.org
Molly Rockamann & EarthDance featured

May 18, 2010; Civil Eats
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April 28, 2010; St. Louis Post Dispatch
“Market Watch” – EarthDance Farm Manager, Julie Holley is quoted.

February 2010; ALIVE Magazine
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January 2010; Ladue News
Molly named one of the 10 Most Dynamic St. Louisans of 2010

2009

December 6, 2009; NocoSTL.com
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December 1, 2009; Sauce Magazine
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November 24, 2009; Secretary of the Interior Blog
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November 8, 2009; NocoSTL.com
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October 22, 2009; Great Day St. Louis
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July 21, 2009; Mother Nature Network
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July 2009; St. Louis Magazine
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June 27, 2009; The Local Harvest Dish
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April 22, 2009; STLToday.com
Ferguson farm prepares for growing, Video story

2008

November 4, 2008; 88.1 KDHX, Community Radio
Interview by Jean Ponzi, Earthworms show

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October 2008; The Healthy Planet
EarthDance Honors Farmers at Pesto Festo: A Harvest Festival

September 25, 2008; KMOV news
Sportsprint of Ferguson now offers recycled & organic products, donating the proceeds of EarthDance tees to the organization

2007

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July 30, 2007; St. Louis Post Dispatch
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