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Stories of Rejection and Dating Disasters
Presented by Interpersonal Science

Just My Luck

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February 27th, 2013 by K-Dog (Memphis Tennessee)

I was on my way for the first date with this beautiful young girl. While on the way there some jerk cut me off in trafic who I procedded to yell at as I drove by repassing them at over ninety miles an hour. I arrived at the restaurant and was thrilled to see my date come running out the front door and give me a hug. Things were going great as we went inside and ate. We talked for a long time and then she said she had a surprise for me. She told me that her mom was going to stop by and meet me at the restaurant. I was very excited about this because I knew I was in when I got to meet the parents. We go outside to wait for her and I see a blue car that very strangely resembles the car that had cut me off in traffic. Even stranger was the fact that I was now being pulled by my date towards this car. As we walked towards the car and her mom stepped out. You can imagine the rest.

Misrepresenative

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February 20th, 2013 by berite (Missouri Valley IA)

This man said he was 42 in his profile, athletic and self employed . We talked via email for about a week and then by phone. We arranged to meet at a local diner. As I sat waiting, I observed a poor older man struggling with his walker. I thought, “poor guy can barely move.” Well imagine my horror when the old guy turned out to be my date! He tripped into the diner looked my way, smiled and called out, “there’s my girl!” OMG the only saving grace is I figure onlookers assumed I was his daughter. It turns out his pictures had been taken back in the eighties and he recently had both hips replaced!!! I informed him I could not stay on the date as he totally misrepresented himself. I wished him luck, got up and left. Later, he texted me and told me he was better off not seeing a “superficial bitch” like me.

The Blind (*wrong) Date

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February 13th, 2013 by Mandy (Elizabeth City NC)

I had a blind date that was set up by a friend. However, although the boy I was to meet for the date was to call first, we missed each others call and so did not get a chance to actually talk before we met. So I showed up for the date not really knowing what to look for since I only had a brief description of my date. However, when I got to the restaurant there was a man sitting at the door waiting for his date. He overheard me on the phone with my friend telling her that I was there and what should I look for. In doing so the man thought I was in fact his date. So he came up and we started talking and then we proceeded to have a seat and order dinner. After we ordered our dinner we started talking and about the shared friend and realized that we actually were not the blind dates that were set up. However, we did find our actual dates and we all ended up eating together.

When I started dating Andrew, we didn’t spend a whole lot of time together, but he seemed great. After awhile, we started dating very seriously and I would regularly spend nights at his house. This is how I discovered that he had some issues to work out before being ready for a relationship. After calling me one night because he had drunkenly locked himself out of his house, I helped him inside and witnessed a bizarre series of events. In his drunken state, he fell down into the floor, demanded that I retrieve him a hamburger from wherever was still open at 2am, and when I refused he asked his dog why I was mad at him. He continued a conversation with his dog until he began to cry. Needless to say, I wasn’t exactly impressed and the relationship didn’t last very much longer after that night.

Why I ordered 100 beers

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January 29th, 2013 by cyclone (Ames, IA)

When I was in college I dated a girl for a 2 months, she didn’t see a future in it so she dumped me. Then about 6 weeks later I ran into her in a bar. We got to talking and dancing, then while on the dance floor she grabbed me pushed me up against the wall and tried to remove my tonsils with her tongue. Well her friends had to go so we agreed to go to a movie in 2 days. I picked her up and she barely spoke but we went to the movie anyway, about half way through I went to put my arm around her and she got up and moved over 2 seats. Well I decided to cut my losses, when the movie ended I walked outside and said have a good life and left her standing out in front of the theater. I walked around the corner to my favorite bar where it was nickle draw night and slapped down a fiver on the bar and said give me 100 beers. I then called 3 of my buddies and commenced to drink all 100 beers while discussing the complexities of women.

I was really excited to go to our school’s talent show. It was a dress up event and I had been asked by Larry. He was a nice guy, and everyone seemed to think that he liked me. That is, everyone except for him. He actually liked someone else, as he made obvious throughout the night. We dressed up as celebrities, and I had a very nice dress on. He never once told me that I looked nice at all. We sat on our ride to the event in silence mostly. He was too distracted to notice that I was sitting right next to him. At the event, we sat down with some of his friends. Watching the actual event wasn’t too bad. At intermission, he just left! All of his friends left, and I was sitting there all by myself. Fortunately, my friend Bob was there, so I went to talk to him. I have now been dating Bob for almost two years. Most people wouldn’t be very happy if their date was like Larry and didn’t talk to them, but it turned out to be the start of something beautiful for me.

Speechless in Atlanta

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January 15th, 2013 by Gabby (Atlanta, GA)

I was set up on a blind date by a friend of mine. She told me how nice he was, we were interested in the same things, and we were perfect for each other. I reluctantly agreed. When we met at the restaurant I quickly learned that he didn’t speak English. I don’t know a lick of Spanish so we ate quietly occasionally trying to act out what we were saying. We laughed about it. At least I think he was laughing about the mix-up.

Deja Vu

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January 9th, 2013 by Sasha (Goshen, VA)

It had been a while since my boyfriend and I split up and eventually I began to search for someone else to date. I had recently made a new friend I met through work and she said she had the perfect guy for me to date. She didn’t give me any specifics, she claimed it was going to be a blind date. I had never been on one of those before but, I was excited none the less. Well, I showed up for the blind date wondering what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect my ex to walk in being led by my new friend. It turns out he was to be my date for the night.

I was visiting a friend in New York City who suggested that I go out on a blind date with one of his coworkers. He didn’t tell me much about her, except that her name was Marissa and she was average height, blonde, and attractive. Being that she was interested in the same things as me, I didn’t really think to ask for defining features: I was just so excited to go out on a date after being single for so long. I arrived at the bar my friend told me about and was looking around. Every girl there was blonde and seemed to make eye contact with me, so I kept saying, “Are you Marissa?” They all kept rolling their eyes and walking away from me. Finally, this girl said, “Yes, I am. I’ve been waiting!” She was cute, so I offered to buy her a beer and we got to chatting. Not even five minutes later, this huge football player looking guy taps me on my shoulder. “That’s my girl,” he yells. I look at him, and then at Marissa, and then back at him. I said, “No, we’re on a date.” He looked at her and said, “Samantha, you’re seeing this guy behind my back?” I realized this strange girl was not my blind date at all, but someone milking me for a drink. Then the linebacker threw a punch and I was on the bar floor in moments. Just as the bartender kicked me and the other guy out, I clutched a bloody nose and saw a very attractive looking woman avoid my eye. I later found out that was, in fact, my blind date. Needless to say, she never got in touch with me for another try.

One Love

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December 26th, 2012 by Jess (New Bedford, MA)

My first real job I was sent down to Florida for training with another new hire. I sort of knew him, but not well. I had never been in a relationship before and I was always apprehensive about opening up to a man.That week we became great friends, we had complimentary senses of humor, our conversations were so easy, and he was really cute. On one of our last nights in Florida we were drinking and ended up making out and he spent the night. The next morning wasn’t awkward at all and we spent the rest of our nights in Florida together. When we got back up to Massachusetts we continued to see each other until we started our new job and he stopped returning my calls. Also in the employee room he would talk very openly about his most recent conquests in front of me. I can take a hint so I stopped trying to contact him. About a week later he called to make plans with me for that Saturday night. I waited at home all night for him to call me. He stood me up. I found out the next day that he had been telling everyone that we had slept together and that I had a boyfriend at the time (both not true).