But the British Red Cross's 'Desperate and Dateless Ball' proved the best of the bunch.
Needless to say, the title encapsulates the theme of the Virgin Mobile-backed event, which sought to set a new world record for the most consecutive blind dates. The aim (aside from assisting singletons) was to raise cash and inspire a little loyalty to the charity among the young.
The same, sadly, could not be said of Diary's blind date. There may be no shame in attending a 'desperate and dateless' party, but there is plenty of shame in heading home unaccompanied.