Did I ever really think that was a possibility? Really? God, I must have overdosed on Allegra.
I did a good job of introducing myself to people. I was totally, 100% flying solo at this party. Yes, there would be a couple kayaking people there that I know, but I don't know them well enough to expect them to watch out for me, introduce me to people, and get me cheese and cookies. There was one cute guy there in my age range who was not wearing a ring. Did I talk to him? Nope! Never got near him - he stuck with his little triathlete group, which was inpenetrable.
However, the absolute nerdiest guy there found me (not a fluid dynamicist though, so it could have been worse). He stuck around me for a long, long time. He was short, overweight and wearing glasses that were really dirty and smudged. He kept talking and I could barely hear him. "what?" "what?" "where?" Turns out, he recognizes me from work. Great. He is a consultant that works with us on occasion. I don't remember ever seeing this guy ever. The worst part? I was such a snob to him, and now I feel bad about it. I never asked what his name was (because I didn't care, but in retrospect, it was probably rude). On the other hand, he never introduced himself to me. So, I guess its not my fault.
So, I gave it a try. I went to the party. I talked to people I didn't know, and won't ever see again. I put on makeup and a cute outfit (I swear). But, no new man prospect. Like you are surprised.