Dating Apocalypse on Outloud Storytelling
If you ever need a good laugh with friends to refresh your day, make sure to stop by Oasis Club to enjoy its hilarious Outloud storytelling. Every third Tuesday of the month, the new cabaret nightclub presents its brand new storytelling series featuring the true tales by the bay.
Tuesday’s theme was Adventures In Digital Dating, the first hand accounts of such dating adventures told by digital daters: Marga Gomez, Lady Bear, Leo Forte, Beatrice Thomas, Jerry Lee, and Trixxie Carr. The local luminaries shared their personal stories about the ancient Friendster booty-calls, Grindr hook-ups, Tinder nightmares, forays on Craigslist, and online dating adventures in general.
There are a lot of ways to meet people online these days. Some of the younger generation would not know that in the history of dating, people used to have to talk to someone in person. What are now known as emojis used to be called facial expressions. Dating, as we once knew it, feels pretty much over. Since Tinder is a place where you can find a true “love”, sometimes twice in one night, all the single Tinderellas are ready to mingle. Instead of talking to real-life potential matches, singles are more likely tindering, swiping their phone screens to the right or left.
“I lost my virginity at 23,” one of the speakers, Beatrice Thomas told the crowd. “So I’m being a fucking late goddamn bloomer. Now I am ready! I joined eight dating sites. I learned a lot from joining Match.com, E-harmony.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, and all the other sites. I would rather be a spinster with well sex than to be in a relationship.” She then continued talking about her online dating test run, like how she met with a guy who likes giant things in his rectum, or how another guy sent her a picture of him fucking a water melon.
“Actually I have grown and found my voice as a person and it improved other aspect of my life. It was just a really amazing journey learning about sex. I learned when I stopped all the bullshit and open myself up, I found that there are more than enough people that want and love me for who I was,” she added. “I since then have found my husband, and we enjoy a completely honest open relationship. We didn’t meet online, we met through mutual friend.”
Beatrice Thomas shared her hilarious online dating stories at the Oasis Club (17/11)
Another highlight of the night was Lady Bear’s funny story from the world of GROWLr. For those of you who don’t know, GROWLr is a gay dating app, sort of like Tinder for the LGBT community. “At first when I signed up to GROWLr I thought wow this was amazing, the line of hot guys was fabulous. One day I got a message from a guy who came out really strong. But I don’t know, he was simply cute. Then I realized oh-my-gosh, he is the older version of me, that’s why I find him attractive because I am just a narcissist,” said the witty drag queen.
”I call this gentleman point two, because he is 0.2 miles away. We got to know each other well enough to know that we don’t want to know each other any better than this. I’ve been meeting him for two years and I don’t know his fucking name. Is that wrong?”
This monthly comedy show, hosted by the charming Joshua Grannell (aka. Peaches Christ), offered two hours of full happiness. The storytellers were genuinely entertaining with their wicked funny way of sharing their stories. It also makes us feel better when we know our dating disasters are not the worst in the world; some people actually have worst drama from digital dating. It was a highly humorous performance while providing a sacred space to celebrate vulnerability.
Finally, there is a place to satisfy your craving for delightful cocktails and amusement. Come and find your Oasis, make your Tuesday count and end it with the combo of good laughs plus cheap beverages! (MT)
Oasis – Nightclub and Cabaret
298 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 795 - 3180
Ticket price: $10
Restrictions: 21 and over