Each first date ends with a fork in the road between a second date and cutting off contact.
Making this decision can be awkward when you're not sure whether the chemistry will grow. But when there are obvious red flags, it's an easy choice.
These truly range from hyper-specific to vibe-based.
The dude spent the whole date talking about how he used to sell cocaine.
Someone I met through social media, who I had a ton of friends in common but had never met in person, asked me out. We decided to meet at Barnes & Noble so we could get coffee and pick out books (both avid readers).
He was crazy attractive and smart, and he seemed really into me. I was super excited. So we get there and within the first three minutes, he asks to kiss me. I agreed and it was…wow. Instant fireworks. All the tingly feelings.
We keep talking and things are going great but then he proceeds to keep getting continuously more handsy- grabbing my a*s, brushing the side of my boobs while his arm was around me, pulling me by my hips into him.
And all those things are great once you’re a little comfortable with someone, but not at the beginning of a first date. He kept only wanting to make out, and wasn’t accepting my brush offs.
So 10-20 minutes in, I was starting to feel a little icky and kept saying things like “Let’s just keep getting to know each other.” He said something like “I want to get to know you in the bathroom.”
Honestly, that can be taken so many ways but none of them are good. A pickup line involving the word bathroom makes me want to vomit. Eventually, I had to get going to work. He tried to convince me to QUIT MY JOB and stay with him for the day.
Told me we could go back to his place. When he said something along the line of “once we get married, you won’t need to work anymore anyway” I was out. Nope, no thank you. Told him it wasn’t going to work.
He got hella angry at me for “wasting his time” and bolted. By the time I got to my car, he had already deleted me from all social media.
I’m still not really sure if he was angry that I didn’t want to screw him in the B&N bathroom, didn’t want to marry him, or if it was because I had a job. Maybe all three. Probably just because he was a moron.
A few years ago I met up with a guy at a bar and lhe entire time he would not stop talking about how he couldn’t wait to go to Russia and get a mail-order-bride.
She was still married and said she just wanted to know if she’d “be able to still get dates if they split up”…worst date ever.
He was about 10 years older than his pictures, he didn't stop twitching the entire time, and he kept pressuring me to go back to his place. I noped the f*ck outta there.
She pulled out a switchblade mid conversation to slice up a passing ant.
He tried to change my order with the waitress because I didn’t order what he’d recommended.
He told me he had worms. Not in a casting, fishing, or terrarium kind of way. Full on internal parasites.
I went out for drinks with a guy who monologued the entire time. Could barely get a word in. The worst.
He got arrested for shoplifting right in front of me. I really wish I was making this story up lmao. He didn’t shoplift in front of me, just got arrested. I was probably about 19/20 and incredibly naive at the time (I am 30 now).
I had known him for a few weeks and we decided to go out on a dinner date. We were on our way to dinner (I drove) and he wanted to stop to make a return at Game Stop. I thought yeah okay, no problem.
Well turns out he actually went in to quickly shoplift about $500 worth of shit. Mind you, I thought he was making a return, so I stayed in my car the whole time he was stealing.
I’m assuming the employee of the store watched him walk back to my car because within a minute a cop pulls up next to us and taps on my passenger window. The cop asked him for his driver's license and went to run it.
I asked him “Uh what the f*ck did you do?” and this dumba*s goes “oh I have unpaid parking tickets” lmao.
While cop #1 is running his information an unmarked car pulls up next to my side of the car and a second cop or detective pulls me out of the car and starts interrogating me.
He must’ve assumed I was in on it and this idiot’s getaway driver or something. I turn around to see him getting pulled out of the car and cuffed.
The cops were super nice to me because I was honest & cooperative and they could tell I had absolutely no clue what was going on. So they let me go home.
I had no idea wtf he really got arrested for until I looked at our local jail intake website. Turns out he had shoplifted $500 worth of stuff from Game Stop and had like three outstanding warrants for assault charges. Dodged a serious bullet there.
I was planning a first date with this guy years ago and he suggested bowling. I said it was fine, but I've done it once a few years prior and I was legitimately terrible. The group I was with at the time made it fun regardless of me being uncoordinated.
He offered to teach me, but I said another time, I just wanted to get to know him in a relaxed environment. He suggested we still bowl, minus the lessons and he could also share in the hilarity of my lack of skill. I was down.
The night came and the lessons started almost immediately. How to stand, where to stand, everything I'm doing wrong, I'm not taking it seriously, he's trying to teach me 'for my own good.' He became mean.
Not one smile except when he saw me at the start. I told him this was not the fun/chill night I said I was looking for and he told me it would be if I took the game more seriously. He was actually angry about the whole night.
We met up at his place. He was making dinner for me. We were chatting on the couch when he stood up to excuse himself to the restroom.
As he was walking away, he turned and mentioned the cameras all over his home so “don’t steal anything”, then he pointed to a stack of papers on an end table. “I believe in honesty. That’s my arrest record. Everything is right there.”
He went on his way. I considered leaving right then, but didn’t. I did pick up that stack of papers. Holy sh*t. His arrest record was several pages long and spanned three states. Most of the arrests were for domestic violence.
There were a couple involving weapons, some minor drug charges, and assault charges. He returned and, thank god, my phone rang. I answered it even though I didn’t recognize the number, had no idea who it was.
I made like it was one of my daughters and she needed to be picked up from somewhere immediately. I’ll never know who was actually on the other end of that call, but I left this guy’s home and never looked back.
I will admit I casually ignored some red flags before our date. But the camera tale (I don’t believe for a minute he had cameras everywhere) and the criminal history wouldn’t allow me to ignore what I already felt.
He stared at his phone the whole time. Then after we parted he sent a text complimenting my ass and then said we should go out again.
He smelled bad. We were outside walking along an ocean break wall and I could smell him, yuck
Went out with a girl who only talked about her ex-husband and his porn addiction. After listening for two hours about his Asian porn collection, I nope’d out of there hard!