Have you ever reached a point in your date when you start thinking: "What the heck is this?" Sadly, a recent Internet post shows the depths this scenario can drop to. A young lady (let's call her Faye) shares her story about being courted by a male acquaintance she has known for a year.
A Mutual Acquaintance
"He's nice enough, but not really my type," explains the narrator, who only knows the guy (Mark) through her social circle. Mark began messaging Faye directly after obtaining her number through a mutual friend, though each time, Faye made excuses or just said she was busy. However, Mark was persistent, so Faye relented after his sixth attempt.
What Could Go Wrong?
"I finally decided to at least give him a chance, cos hey, what could go wrong?" she writes. The date went better than expected, though Faye still knew as he wasn't her type, and she "was having a pleasant enough time, and he was a total gentleman, and not bad to talk to."
He Had Plans
However, after the dinner check arrived, things went awry. Refusing Faye's suggestion of a quick coffee before leaving, Mark insists he has other plans for them. "I was a bit intrigued and excited," notes Faye. "Was it a movie, or a show, a play?" So, she obliged and ended up with her date at a "high-end luxury mall," where they went to a separate office wing.
He Had Brought Her to a Weight Loss Center
It appeared that Mark had brought Faye to a weight-loss center. This Casanova then explained he was part of a new company whose "revolutionary" products would change her life, making Faye the healthiest she had ever been.
"I was totally stunned at this point, so I was just nodding like an idiot the whole time we were walking inside," Faye recalls. "He then left me with his smarmy 'teammates' who proceeded to give me an orientation about their company and a run-through of their health supplements."
A Ponzi Scheme
Mark's company goons then gave Faye a Ponzi scheme presentation, the men leading the pitch with "the smarmiest one" specifically pushing the weight-loss products, telling her, "This is what you've been waiting for!" Still in shock, Faye sat through the presentation before telling them, "I'm not interested in any of the products. And frankly, don't believe that I need health supplements."
Faye never dated Mark again, even though her tone-deaf date messaged her later to confirm he had a great time and see if she might change her mind. As you can imagine, some people reading Faye's thread have some of their own stories to share.
A National Embarrassment
One man who lived in Korea shares a hilarious story of how his girlfriend took him to an advanced Kumdo (Korean sword fighting) class, where he proceeded to embarrass himself in front of the students, though he thought nothing of it. However, he was not prepared for what happened next. "It turned out that she was bringing me there because she wanted me to be part of a documentary about foreigners in Korea," the poor Westerner recalls. "So my looking like a fool was broadcast nationwide."
A True Idiot
This unfortunate thread poster saw a giant, glowing red banner on her date. "He picks me up at my house, and on our way to dinner, we get into a car accident," says a contributor with questionable taste in men. "We ended up having to go to the hospital, where he contacted his roommate, who then contacted my date's girlfriend."
Teriyaki Foot-long Romance
Finally, the following dating misadventure involves an online match, his car, and a date with destiny. Sadly, his destiny would be getting blocked. "He told me to dress nicely, and that he was going to take me out for dinner," writes the victim. "He took me to Subway, ordered a foot-long teriyaki chicken sub, then looked at me and said, 'I hope you like teriyaki chicken.'" Source: Reddit.
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