Dating disasters – Episode III
This took place quite recently .. We met on a dating site and I have to say he was great to chat with (via emails and texts). He said all the right things.. even this old cynic couldn’t resist, so I decided to meet him for a drink. Something I’ve been told is to meet ’em quick and from a (time) investment perspective, it does make sense!
He arrived on time.. He looked exactly the same as his pic.. He had his pants zipped up and he was taller than me.. For all I know there may have been a lime green g string lurking .. but I couldn’t see it so we had a 100% success rate, thus far!
We walked to one of the bars nearby and went straight to the counter to order. I got my credit card out to pay for mine and he made a big fuss of paying for me. In his messages he’d gone on about how he felt men didn’t spoil or take care of women the way he felt they should. So that was congruent with his actions at the bar..
We sat down and started to chat.
In the space of 5-10 minutes we ranged over a bunch of topics and then … and I don’t quite know how it happened .. But he asked me a question about my job – and I am by no means a job snob .. However, when I answered he became super defensive and then he launched into a tirade about me and my type. Charming huh lol
I put it down to nerves and didn’t panic but did scull my wine and laughingly said: “Think I need another drink” .. He looks at me, gets a funny look on his face .. broadens his shoulders and says “I bet you expect me to buy it for you – don’t ya. Well I’m not going to.”
To say I was speechless was an understatement .. Not that I cared, I was happy to buy my own … and so I tilted my head and looked at him not saying anything, waiting for him to explain.. OK I was probably trying to freak him out too.. and think I succeeded.. Cos he started in on a super-rant that went on for a good 3 minutes.
When he’d finished I stood up and said “hey, thanks for the drink.. I think I’m gonna head on home now .. ”
He looks at me as tho I’ve grown 2 heads.. (What? I was meant to sit and let you rant at me .. Without a 2nd wine?? heheh) and follows me out into the street..
He starts stammering about how he was only kidding around and for me not to be so shitty and to calm down and then almost in the same breath (when it became clear I wasn’t going to stop walking away from him) he shouts loudly .. right behind me:
“fuck you, you fucking stupid bitch” ..
By now I’m sort of thinking about becoming freaked out .. but luckily it’s a busy street so I decide to just ignore him and start walking away from him .. faster..
At this point, he gave up and left me alone so I shakily walked into a nearby bar, ordered (AND PAID FOR) a glass of wine and sat there for an hour to be sure he’d have given up on me before I headed home..
What is really odd is that he sent me an apology text and admitted he was very sensitive about his job and having a bit of a bad day yadda yadda .. So that was nice, I guess..
Do you think it’s time I investigated that nunnery again..?
Posted on January 24, 2012, in Humour, Love, Rants, Relationships and tagged Blogs, Dating, Hope, Humor, Life, Lifestyle, Love, Marriage, Online dating, personal, Random, Rants, Relationships. Friendship. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.