When you’re single, you have to endure a lot of really boring and really bad dates to get those rare occasions when it’s actually a lot of fun. But feeling like you’re watching paint dry is preferable to the dating experiences some people on Reddit have been through. Their responses to a user who recently asked, “What was the moment you realized that you shouldn’t have shown up to a date?” will make you thankful for your uneventful dates.
- “When he said he was actually from an entirely different state, looked completely different from his photos, and then asked if he could borrow $400 for methadone before we even ordered. I left immediately.”
- “When, at the party I met her at, her current boyfriend said, ‘Go ahead, take her. I’m sick of her sh*t.”
- “He didn't let me look at a menu, ordered for me (a water and a kids' chicken tenders meal — I'm 24), ate half my meal, and was talking so much about himself, he spit pieces of chicken at me."
- “When he read me poetry he wrote about his ex, and then showed me his Viagra stash."
- "She told me she'd recently celebrated 100 days of being sober, and then suggested we buy some cocaine. She told me not to worry about it, because she'd done it a few times since celebrating those 100 days."
- “She brought her ex-boyfriend to see if he approved. After he did, they asked for a three-way. This was not ever mentioned before the date.”
- She pulled out her iPad and started trying to sell me insurance.”
- “When the guy that showed up was easily 30 years older than what he looked like in the picture he had sent me”
- “I picked her up and she said, 'Let’s hurry up and go, my husband will be back soon. Don’t worry, we’re getting divorced, but he won’t want to see me on a date.’”
- “When he bit my forearm really hard after smelling the perfume on my wrist.”
- And finally … “He said, ‘You’re not pretty enough for me, but maybe you’re freaky to make up for it.’”