Saturday, July 22, 2006

The On-line Dating Life

Thanks to our anonymous friend for telling us about these dating gems, if you have a true bad date story of your own, please share it with us by leaving it in the comment section below or mailing it to us at , thanks.
I am certainly not dissing online dating. In fact I have had some nice dates as a result. No one has really got my juices flowing yet but some dates have been real doozies. The great thing about online dating is pre-date you get the chance to read a bit about a person, learn likes and dislikes and usually before the date you talk on the phone to determine if you really would like to meet in person. Here are a few of the best of the worst real dates.

Contestant #1 – Invites me over for dinner and the Sopranos. This is our 3rd date so it wasn’t completely strange to be invited over to watch TV. I bring over two nice bottles of wine, since I am a polite guest. Well “dinner” ends up being a night of me watching him feed his pet python live rats. I should have taken my wine and ran away.

Contestant #2 – Proceeds to invite me out to lunch, then gets tied up at work and cancels. This happens three more times. He then calls on a Saturday night around 9PM and says he is close by and wants to drop in. I let him in. (mistake) He gets drunk and ends up passed out in my bed.

Contestant #3 – We talk on the phone and he seems nice enough, but he is 3 years younger than me and I do relate that I am a bit concerned about our age difference. He assures me that he is mature for his age and not to worry . We chatted on the phone about different restaurants in the city and he says pick any place in the city, he will take me. We agree on a tapas restaurant. I take the metro and meet him there. Conversation goes downhill pretty quickly when the topic turns to the fact that he is a pro at beer pong and flip cup. The check comes and I pull out my credit card. We split the check. I am not opposed to splitting a check at all, but the way he went on and on about “taking” me anywhere I wanted was laughable. He didn’t pick me or the check up. Where did he take me?

Contestant #4 – He was a very nice guy but he definitely lied about his height. I am a mere 5’3” and never even think twice about throwing on a pair of heels or tall boots when going out since most guys tower over me. I show up at the bar and I am seriously way taller than this guy. I have since learned that guys add at least two inches when stating height. Lying, even about height, will automatically excl ude you from date #2.

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