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Bad Dates


It’s crazy how bad a bad date can be: he refused to pick up the check, she introduced you to her parents only hours after meeting you face to face, and he took you to a wet t-shirt contest. Dates are also synonymous for crashing and burning… fast. Clara met this great guy online, decided to ask him on a date, but the date didn’t end the way she expected…

“Yi! I've had an online dating profile for a while and was talking, texting, and emailing a man for a while so I finally asked him if he wanted to meet for a drink on Saturday. He said yes but suggested we meet for dinner and drinks. We met and had a great dinner, great conversation and heck, he even tried to kiss me before our meals arrived. But then the check came. We both just sat there looking at it for about 20 minutes until I finally picked it up and asked him what he wanted to do. He looked at me and stated that I was the one who asked him out for drinks so I should pick up the check. I was totally shocked.  He is a very well to do man while I am a single mom and only work part time (which he knew). Should he have paid? I want to see him again, but I don't want to date a cheapskate.


Slacker believes in the traditional the-guy-picks-up-the-check when it comes to buying dinner or drinks. Steve said, however, that nowadays girls can get offended if the guy does pay for the check.

How bad have your bad dates been?

I’ve been on a few bad dates, but the one I had to endure last year definitely ranks in the top 5. I was basically tricked into going on a date because this guy and I had been talking for a while- we sat next to each other in one class and texted on and off- but I felt that he was simply a friend- I was worried that he might feel something more... Anyhow, we set up a time to hang out one day; he said a group of people were going to the Cheesecake Factory and I agreed to go, however, it turns out that the group of people getting together were all there to celebrate someone’s birthday… clearly I’d never met this person and this was a detail he had forgotten to mention. Needless to say I didn’t end up staying to celebrate this stranger’s birthday with him.

Stay classy!
Intern Kirstyn

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