By Jared Fields, Editor in Chief
Although Sadies Week ends tonight with a free date at The Skatin’ Place, single or taken guys can still take advantage of the final activity of the week.
The Campus Activities Board gives ACU girls free activities to promote Sadie Hawkins’ Week every year. And every year I look forward to it.
As a single guy, I would look forward to Sadies Week every year in hopes some cute girl with a crush on me would approach me out of the blue to take me on a date. I love a gutsy girl who isn’t shy.
Unfortunately, that never happened. At least a reason existed to get my hopes up.
Even with a girlfriend, Sadies Week brings the same excitement, but more fun.
Here’s why it’s fun to be a guy who has a gal.
First, go to your Facebook page and unlist your relationship. It doesn’t mean it’s cancelled, it’s just that it doesn’t show up on your profile.
This opens you up to getting asked to a date. If a girl wants to go skating and doesn’t know if you’re taken, she merely goes to your Facebook page, sees it say you’re not in a relationship and proceeds to ask you out.
The likelihood of actually getting asked out is low, but that’s not the goal or the reward. The goal is to get your girlfriend to think she has some competition and needs to work for your devotion. Tell her you’ll accept the first offer you get for a date, and she will be the first person in line after Chapel to get a free date coupon to make sure no one else gets you first.
It works perfectly. The guy gets four free dates four nights in a row and then feels pursued.
The girls don’t enjoy a benefit outside of the four possible free dates like the guys. Unless they plan out their dates with four different guys for the four different days. That’s a smart girl.
Regardless of my luck, or lack of it, when it comes to Sadies Week, it’s refreshing to see CAB giving the students something worthwhile with the date packages.
So girls, go take advantage of a free date. You don’t get the chance often.
And guys, enjoy the one week you don’t have to pay.