100 Men in 100 Days
One-hundred men in 100 days. No, I’m not talking about Patty Dee’s summer vacation plans. A woman who moved to Denver and didn’t know anyone decided to sign up for Match.com. She bet her cousin a trip to Prague that she could go on 100 dates in 100 days. And, she did.
Twist Phelan, a former trial lawyer turned crime-fiction author, had just ended a 20-year marriage. On the advice of her cousin, Erin, Twist signed up for the dating website and set herself a challenge: 100 dates in 100 days.
Phelan wrote in the British newspaper, The Guardian:
It became a full-time job just wading through them, sifting out the weirdos and identifying the contenders. I didn’t start dating immediately; I had a strict protocol. First we would exchange emails, then talk on the phone for a few weeks, and only after I had gauged that he sounded genuinely interesting would I arrange a date.
None of her dates knew her plan. She only went on 12 second dates and never slept with any of them. She didn’t find love, but she made six close friends.
Just because she didn’t find love with any of the 100, that didn’t stop her from returning to the dating website. She was sorting through profiles of men who had looked at her profile but had not contacted her. She noticed a man with blue eyes and red hair. She thought he looked cute, so she contacted him. His name was Jack Chapple from Boulder, CO.
In June 2011 Jack proposed. They were married March 20, 2013 at the Space Gallery in Denver. The couple flipped the order of the ceremony and reception. Twist said “Think eat, drink and be married.” Six of the 100 men she dated came to the wedding.
Read Twists Phelan’s story and see a wedding picture here.