Happy Friday Purgators!
I was recently asked what my worst date was and to be honest I couldn’t think one. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been on some crappy dates and I’ve been on some dates I wish I never had to repeat but they weren’t the worst. I finally wracked my brain enough and remembered this story and there I had it, my worst date!
I met Josh* on Tinder and we had a couple mutual friends, one being my cousin. I am always weary to match with anyone that knows any of my family members but especially this cousin because I had dated his best friend on and off for close to a year. Here I was matching with him and we quickly figured out how he knew my cousin and a few other members of my family (he worked with them).
To some this may seem a little awkward and a date might simply be out of the question but I enjoy my family immensely and having someone who gets our dynamic is important, so I was eager to go on a date with Josh.
He was not my type at all. Josh was a juice head who ate only chicken and rice three times a day and protein shakes for a snack. However, the thing he had going for him was his adorable Yorkie which he adored so much which is why we decided to meet up for a dog walk.
I arrived a few minutes early knowing my dogs might need to blow off some steam before meeting Josh’s dog. I received a text from him shortly after letting me know he was going to be 15 minutes late. I was annoyed but thought, “whatever” and started to walk my dogs around the park.
Josh finally arrived and we introduced our dogs (and ourselves) to one another, this is where the date started to go downhill. If you know anything about me, I can literally talk about paint drying for three hours and keep the conversation going. Josh made it so difficult to keep a conversation that even I found it awkward (and I thrive on awkward situations).
After an hour of trying extract conversation from Josh about anything and everything I had to end the date, I could not carry on any longer. He was so boring!
Now you might wonder, how could this possibly be the worst date you’ve ever been on? Dating is all about getting to know somebody and having great conversation all while doing something you both enjoy but it felt like he’d rather be anywhere else in the world than with me, and it showed. I did hear from Josh again but I politely declined a second date, clearly he thought it went better than I did.
Fast forward to a family dinner a couple months later where my cousin brought up our date. I asked how he found out and apparently Josh was bragging about the great date we had. I quickly put that story to bed.
Takeaway Message: Be interested in some capacity. Dating is difficult enough as it is, playing hard to get on the actual date is a lose/lose situation. He could be a great guy for all I know but he did not show any of that on the date.