There comes a time in everyone’s life when you find yourself on a date so unbelievably awkward that you wish you could be put out of your misery as soon as possible. But keep in mind that while you may have to endure some uncomfortable silences or silly conversation starters, there are always people who survived worse moments that you could never even imagine.
We met up at a local burger joint and he didn’t say a single word. I asked questions and he responded with head nods and an occasional chuckle which was more like a release of air. I was pretty sure he hated me so, I told him I was just going to go home. That’s when he finally spoke. He asked me why and told me to please stay, so I did and he continued to sit in silence. Looking back now, I realize he was just nervous but man, at the time I really thought that I must’ve been horrible to be around. Update: We’ve been together for 2 years and he actually talks to me now.
I was walking ahead of him and got into the car parked out front before he could open the door for me. He knocked on the window and yelled through the glass, “This isn’t my car!”
A few years ago I was dating a man about 25 years my senior. He invited me to go to a museum. He lived in Los Angeles and I lived outside the city, so the plan was to meet him in LA, then he would drive. When I got there he informed me that our next stop would be to pick up a female client of his from his financial planning business because she also had an interest in seeing this museum. So we picked her up and the 3 of us went on a date!
The funny thing is that she was really nice and we had a great time! My date paid for my meal and she paid for herself. My relationship with this man was sort of semi-romantic but never quite got off the ground in terms of heading toward marriage. I do have pleasant memories of that particular date though.
Met a guy on Tinder and we hit it off. The date was going GREAT. We had kissed a bit and were just really enjoying each other but I had to get home because I had work very, very early. So we’re putting our numbers into each other’s phones and I hand his back and he goes, “Is your dad Bob _________?”
I have a very unique last name.
I say yes.
My dad fired this guy a month ago.
At dinner, my date asked what my ideal guy was, then whispered “yes” after everything I said.
Third date with a dentist and he’s a great guy! He’s handsome, volunteers with animals, and is funny. Went back to his place to watch a movie. He turned on his 52-inch TV and there was a picture of me from Instagram blown up and zoomed in on my teeth. He immediately apologized but I was horrified. He later explained that it was his favorite picture of me.