(Frequently Asked Food Truck Date Questions)
I’ll be updating these as these come up, but here are some answers to the questions I get every time I tell someone about 50 Food Truck Dates:
What happens when you meet someone date 20 or before 50 Dates is over?
If I meet someone early, I met them through a 50 Food Truck Date, riiighhht?! So I’m counting on the fact they’d understand I have a commitment and a project to finish cause I’m not quitting early! And I truly believe that if I have real connection with someone, it shouldn’t matter I have a few first dates to go on to finish this project.
Also, I never said I had to go on 50 dates with 50 different men, so if I find someone who’s a good match, they better be prepared to go to a lot of food trucks with me… :)
What about second dates?
If me and a homeboy feel a connection, I’d LOVE to schedule a second date, or even a third or fourth. Since I go on one Food Truck Date every one or two weeks, that leaves plenty of other days to see someone I like again. (But if we go on a date and you’d like to see me again, you gotta let me know, just like any other date!)
Who pays for the date?
I’ll pay for the meal – that’s right! FREE food! That’s at least one good reason to go on a Food Truck Date with me. (We’re both on own own for drinks though). The only catch is – you have to fill out my form located on the Date Jeanna page.
How are you finding your dates?
Some of it will be word of mouth or set-ups from friends, some of it is from Twitter or people who find my site from other random Internet ways. Some dates are also from dating sites such as HowAboutWe.com or OKCupid. On each of those sites, my profile states what I’m doing and leads them here, so I’m transparent and open that I’ll be writing about our date online.
Why are you doing this?
I like to tell people – 50 percent for the story, 50 percent for love, 20 percent for the food. Wahoooo math!
But really, I felt the itch to start something BIG and challenge myself, personally and professionally. So, I’m doing this, ultimately, with the lofty goal of writing a book at the end about my experience. I also started this project so I could meet new people in San Francisco, make dating fun and do more of it, and shed some of the pickiness I’ve developed in my 30 years that prevents me from doing all of the aforementioned.
Also, I started 2012 with Love as my word for the year, and so this is a piece of “Project Love” for me, which you can read more about here. I wouldn’t mind if at the end of all this, I found “someone special.” (Cliche dating phrase #1 – barf). And if it doesn’t happen, that’s okay too. (LIES – gouge my eyeballs out if I don’t at least meet one guy I’d like to smooch after dating 50 men).
Will you use my picture and name?
Yes! Any info on the Food Truck Date application could and will be used in any Food Truck Date posts. The submitted photo will also be used. I don’t use last names, however, or any details that would come up in a Google search. (I’ve got a pretty good understanding of SEO to avoid the Google bot). As for the blog posts about the dates, I might be funny, crass or poke fun at myself or a situation, but it’s not my goal to bash anyone online for no reason.
Do you have to actually be interested in dating everyone you go on a Food Truck Date with?
Not necessarily! You never know how relationships will blossom! (Cliche dating phrase #2). I’m aiming for 50 percent guys I’m actually interested in dating and 50 percent guys who would make a good story to read. Do you have a friend who fits into one of those categories? Good! Send em over. Do you fit into one of those categories? Awesome - let’s do this.
Do street food carts count?
Yes! Food trucks and street carts – I’m an equal mobile food opportunist.
Will you be the only one going on dates?
I’ll be the Chief Food Truck Dater featured on the site, but I already have some guest food truck daters lined up to keep content fresh and interesting, and to fill in for me when I’m out of the country, etc. So if you’d like to do a guest Food Truck Date, please let me know!