I'd be the first one to admit that the majority of my social life takes place on Shabbes. I eat the ceremonial meals on Shabbat because I am obligated to, but it is also my main social outlet. I hang out with friends, and let's be honest, try to meet boys.
This usually works out pretty well for me. I've met a number of (now ex)boyfriends at the Shabbat tables of friends and family. Yet occasionally I run into a super-awkward interaction, like this one from Shabbat lunch. For the record, the guy with whom I was conversing was not a guest at the meal.
(In the kitchen)
Guy: So what are you going to do now [with your life]?
Me: Well, I figured that I'd work for a year or two at [job redacted] and then maybe look to get my MBA at [school redacted] or instead go for a PhD in History there. They have a great program for what I'm interested in.
Guy: Don't waste your time there. You are too smart for [school redacted] you should go to Harvard.
Me: But then I'd have to be in Boston, and [school] has the best program in the country.
Guy: Whatever you say, but you shouldn't bother.
And then later (by the Shabbes table)
Guy: I like my girls a little taller than you.
Me: Really? Are you serious? (I am 5'8 in bare feet) I'm not wearing heels.
Guy: Oh, then that is ok. (Steps closer) I don't like to have to lean down to kiss a girl.
Me: Um, [platonic guy friend] are you ready to go home yet?
Mmm frum boys.
For the record, I am fairly sure that Chemclown met her fiance at a shabbes meal. Although, in terms of the frustrations of dating (see Suburban Kvetch on to call or not to call, and Kesthertalk on being "too Jewish") I'm not entirely sure that the "meet at Shabbes meals" plan has anything on the "meet online" or "get set-up through friends" plans. With the obvious exception of the fact that you've already seen the person. Although, if you met them at my shabbes table, they probably won't eat squirrels. Probably.