How to find a date within 48 hours in LA

I'm trying to find a date for this event I'm attending this weekend in Los Angeles.

As I type, I’m sitting in Philz Coffee in DTLA plotting how and if I'll even be able to make this happen.  I don't look too intimidating. I'm dressed nicely and my friend and I are dancing while typing on our computers. My shirt isn't super welcoming. The front pocket says "leave me alone" and the back says "mind your own business." This may be more difficult than expected. Let me explain.


A little about myself

My name is Destiny Lalane. I'm 24 years old and I'm originally from Long Island, New York. I moved to Los Angeles in August of last year completely on a whim without even knowing anyone beforehand. I really like it here.

Growing up, I was always fascinated by human connection. I didn't understand why the people around me wasted days and nights worrying about guys, what they thought, and how to attract them. It's not that I don't approve of dating, I'm actually a huge fan of it.  

I really enjoy meeting new people, learning their history and how they came to be where they are today and how their life experiences have influenced their opinions and outlooks on life. Dating is fun. Sometimes you meet someone that you have romantic, sexual, or simply friendship chemistry with.


About my challenge

Being that I’m currently single and in the dating scene, I want to challenge the idea that dating in Los Angeles is rough, especially in real life. People are busy and this city is large as hell. So I decided to challenge myself to find a date in 48 hours to attend LAWineFest with me this Saturday. 

I'm excited and terrified all at the same time as I've set some guidelines to this test.


The Rules

The rules behind my challenge are simple, but still worth clarifying:

  1. My date to LA Wine Fest can't be someone I know
  2. I must meet my date in real life (IRL)
  3. It has to be someone I would genuinely see myself dating
  4. No referrals
  5. If I don’t find a date, I still go and mingle


Want to attend LA Wine Fest?

LAWineFest is Los Angeles’ signature celebration for all things wine. Taking place in the heart of Hollywood, expect to be surrounded by hundreds of other devoted winos for the two-day event. Sip, mingle and explore while getting up close and personal with a wide range of artisan boutiques, gourmet foods, accessories, and lifestyle products.

Attendees will have a rare opportunity to taste exclusive pours from a dozen boutique wineries. 

LAWineFest takes place this weekend and the details are as follows:

  • June 25th - 26th 2016
  • Saturday 3pm-7pm
  • Sunday 2pm-6pm
  • 5901 Sunset BLVD Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets are available for $90 per day for general admission and $135 for universal admission. For a small fee, you can even get a designated driver! Learn more, here

Attending LA Wine Fest? Let’s connect! Follow my journey on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (fatelovedestiny). I hope to see you there!