A woman filmed herself going on 30 dates in just one weekend to discover if meeting that many men in such a short time frame would help her find ‘the one’.
Cosmopolitan writer Gabi Conti defied all odds by scheduling herself 30 dates in Los Angeles in just three days for the publication’s Cosmo Video Diaries YouTube series, and the results left her exhausted with dating by the end.
‘I am attempting to go on 30 dates in three days,’ Gabi informed viewers at the start of the video, before proceeding to document her outings with her many potential suitors.
On a mission: Cosmopolitan writer Gabi Conti went on 30 dates in Los Angeles in three days
The beginning: Her first scheduled date of the weekend, on Friday morning, actually ended up being her second date because the previous night she had a booty call with another guy
FRIDAY: Dates 1 and 2
Her journey started at 8.30am on a Friday when she was walking to meet someone for a quick breakfast date. But she informed followers this would actually be considered her second date for the weekend because she had a booty call the previous night.
‘It was really fun,’ Gabi said after the early morning encounter.
‘I really connected, had great conversation. I’m a fan of breakfast dates.’
This date only lasted one hour, though, because Gabi had other men scheduled throughout the rest of her first day doing the challenge.
Unimpressed: The third date for Gabi was considered one of her worst. It was partly because the man looked nothing like what he shared on his dating account
FRIDAY: Date 3
The Friday breakfast date was then followed with a meet up from a man who posted a lot of professional shirtless pictures of himself on social media, which should’ve been the first red flag for Gabi.
Once she arrived on the date, she discovered the guy looked nothing like his images.
‘He looked at me like I didn’t look like my photos,’ Gabi said. ‘I look like my photos, bro. I’m even wearing the dress that I’m wearing in my f**king photos.’
Other red flags from the date was the man’s political stance, his disdain for gay people, and the fact that he showed up late. Her date also confessed to having his last relationship at the age of 15 despite being 29 years old, which was concerning to Gabi.
She was quick to describe this date as the ‘worst’ one she had experienced recently.
Booked and busy: Gabi scheduled herself full for Friday evening by booking drinks with one man (left) before moving onto dinner with another (right) just one hour later
Exhausted: On Friday evening, Gabi was able to squeeze multiple dates in by meeting them one after the other at places near each other, including drinks with this unnamed man
FRIDAY: Dates 4 – 8
The day progressed where Gabi went on three back-to-back dates all within the same area of each other so she could hop around.
She first met up for drinks with date number four for an hour before moving onto dinner with date number five.
This then continued an hour later with date number seven for drinks at the place Gabi already previously attended with another date.
‘I am exhausted,’ Gabi confessed about her booked schedule of dates.
The man who was supposed to be date number ended up cancelling unexpectedly.
Gabi then met with date number eight (which didn’t warrant a full appraisal from the writer) before heading back to her apartment to prepare for her final date of the evening.
Late night: Friday ended with an 11pm date for Gabi where she met up with an unnamed man for drinks at a bar
FRIDAY: Date 9
Friday ended with an 11pm date for Gabi where she met up with an unnamed man for drinks at a bar.
Gabi joked she had to apply extra concealer ahead of the date so it wouldn’t look like it was her ninth date in one day.
‘Day one of 30 dates in three days…24 hours of dates,’ Gabi said after her ninth date. ‘I’m so tired. I’m losing my mind.’
No sparks: Gabi super liked one man on Tinder, but he ended up being not great in person
SATURDAY: Date 10
‘I am meeting him for coffee,’ Gabi said about the first date of her Saturday. ‘I super liked him. Where do you go from there?’
Gabi joked that she hoped she would ‘super like him’ in person after they first connected on Tinder.
‘I don’t think I super like him anymore,’ she confessed after the coffee date ended. ‘He talked about himself too much. Guys, you need to stop doing that.’
This character flaw made Gabi’s decision for her that she would not be seeing the man again after their coffee date.
Not for her: One of her potential suitors on Saturday had a great personality, but Gabi said she ultimately was just not attracted to him
SATURDAY: Date 11
Another potential suitor met up with Gabi after she already had a date earlier that morning.
‘I like his positivity and outlook in life,’ Gabi said about the man, but she ultimately decided he was just not for her.
‘I just don’t really think I was attracted to him.’
Sparks flying: Gabi thoroughly enjoyed her date with Allen. But the relationship won’t last because he is moving to Boston, Massachusetts
SATURDAY: Date 12
Gabi finally started to see some potential in date number 12, Allen, whom she went for lunch with on Saturday.
But these sparks quickly disappeared after being told the man was moving to Boston, Massachusetts.
‘So I think our romance is going to end after our second date, which is sad because definitely, out of all the dates so far, I could see potential,’ she said.
Stressful: One of Gabi’s dates allowed her to film part of their time together
SATURDAY: Dates 13 and 14
Gabi actually previously went on a few dates with Sam, who was number 14 (number 13 didn’t warrant a full appraisal) during her weekend and he even agreed to be on camera for part of their meet up.
‘Dating’s no good,’ Sam confessed on camera, and Gabi quickly agreed. She went on to state it’s difficult ‘especially in this town’ to find people to date.
‘Have you ever had a date on camera before?’ Gabi asked Sam. To that, he laughed and said no, making it a new experience for the guy.
Gabi joked: ‘It’s like a threesome.’
The rest of the date was not filmed, but Gabi later stated the two of them were just friends.
No attraction: ‘You can kind of tell within the first couple of seconds of meeting someone if that sexual chemistry is there,’ Gabi said about date number 15
SATURDAY: Date 15
On Saturday evening, Gabi met up with a man at Dave & Buster’s to play arcade games.
She revealed how the guy picked all of the racing and shooting games, which were not in her skill set.
‘I was making such a fool out of myself,’ Gabi said, adding: ‘You can kind of tell within the first couple of seconds of meeting someone if that sexual chemistry is there. And I didn’t feel that with him.’
The lack of sexual chemistry encouraged her to not push for another date in the future.
Sweet: Gabi met up with Chad on Saturday by going on an evening hike
Things in common: Her final date from Saturday was with a man from her hometown
SATURDAY: Dates 16 – 18
Gabi met up with a man named Chad for an evening hike later on Saturday evening.
‘Chad was really sweet,’ she said afterwards, although she noted one major potential flaw, revealing: ‘He doesn’t really live near me.’
For Gabi, an important quality living in Los Angeles was that the men were close in distance given the size of the city, especially if she was attempting to go on multiple dates in one day.
‘You might be wondering how it is possible to go on 30 dates in three days, which is like 10 a day,’ she said. ‘It really depends on location.’
Gabi went on to explain how she would double up on places near each other when meeting her different prospects. This allowed her to schedule more dates in one day, but also made it weird for her when staff members at a place she frequented noticed she was on a different date.
Then date number 17 cancelled on her so Gabi’s final date for the evening was number 18, which was with a man from her hometown. But the writer did not offer up many details from the date.
Time for a mimosa: Gabi went on a date with one guy (pictured) at a brunch place before returning to the same location for another date
Disappointing: ‘Then I went back to the same place I had brunch an hour later to meet this guy for drinks who I like but I feel like he might not like me,’ Gabi said
Moving on: She then went on two back-to-back dates with other men, neither of whom really warranted much of a discussion
SUNDAY: Dates 19 – 25
Gabi sped right along through her Sunday dates.
She first started with an early morning hike with someone who apparently gave her homework on the date.
The day then continued with a quick date to the farmer’s market with one guy before hitting brunch with another.
‘Then I went back to the same place I had brunch an hour later to meet this guy for drinks who I like but I feel like he might not like me,’ Gabi said about date number 22.
Date number 23 had to cancel on Gabi due to something with his family. So she then went on two back-to-back dates with other men, neither of whom really warranted much of a discussion.
Potential success: One of the best dates Gabi went on was number 26, which actually ended up lasting the rest of Sunday. She said he would represent date 26 through 30
SUNDAY: Dates 26 – 30
On Sunday evening, Gabi met up with date number 26 and stayed with him for the rest of the evening.
She even pushed back two other dates previously scheduled to keep the date going.
‘No I did not find love. I am still out there, I am still dating,’ Gabi said later after her final date. ‘I am still talking to the last guy, but he then…he kind of did the fade away. It seems like he’s not into it anymore, which is fine.’
But she still counted the guy as number 26 through 30 since their date lasted for four total dates.
Discovery: Gabi said she learned she wasn’t really interested in starting a relationship with anyone unless they improved ‘the quality of my life’
Gabi was left exhausted by the entire weekend, and she even confessed at one point to no longer wanting to speak about ‘what she did for fun’ anymore with the different men she met.
There were some potential wins out of the 30 dates but also a number of misses.
The writer did learn some lessons from her three days packed full with dates even though it potentially was not the results she expected.
‘Maybe what I am looking for now might not be a boyfriend,’ she admitted after not finding ‘the one’.
‘I’m really not interested in getting in a relationship with someone unless it ends up improving the quality of my life. And out of these 30 guys, none of them really matched up to that.’