Don’t Play Me

May 24th, 2011 by Mess with Texas (Austin, TX)

I was visiting town, and out at a bar with a friend. He started to talk to this girl he was kind of interested in, and I noticed that her friend was standing awkwardly alone. Her friend wasn’t really my type, but I figured I’d at least say hi. Maybe she’d be fun to talk to? I walked up and to say hello, and she snapped back: “don’t try to play me”. This was awkward, but it was worse later, while we were standing around with our friends and she was still staring daggers at me.

The Bad Date

May 3rd, 2011 by joey-jo-jo (Boston, MA)

So I met a girl online, and she seemed interesting (cute, smart, etc.). She seemed VERY interested in meeting for a drink, which I should have taken as a bad sign, but of course I didn’t. After 45 minutes of talking down to me, insulting my intelligence, and insinuating that my friends are degenerates (they are, but you don’t have to point it out upon first meeting me) we decided to go our separate ways. I barely got a “goodbye” as she hurried onto the subway.

The Allegory

January 5th, 2011 by will121 (providence, ri)

I used to work with a really cute girl, and I finally got a chance to ask her out. She met me out at a bar for drinks, and I proceeded to flirt with her. She got really awkward and started telling me about this guy she went out with a week ago. She said that she just wanted to be friends with him, and that it sucked that he kept flirting with her. She told me that it was really awkward that he could not figure out that she did not like him. She didn’t even tell me directly that she was not interested (or that she had a long-term boyfriend, as I later learned), instead she used an allegory.

The Super Hottie

November 8th, 2010 by too nervous to stop talking (Oakland, CA, USA)

I was out with a friend at a bar when I spotted this amazing women, a definite 10! She was WAY out of my league, but after about 10 minutes of psyching myself up (and some encouragement from me friend), I walked up to her and started a conversation. Although it was awkward, I just kept talking, and she was actually very friendly. It didn’t take long, however, for me to realize that she was not really into me (she kept looking around for her friends, or someone who could save her form this awkward conversation). The problem was, she was too polite to break off the conversation… and I was to terrified to do anything by keep talking. We went on like this for 10 uncomfortable, socially-awkward minutes, until her friends finally showed up.

not the right one

November 3rd, 2010 by HeyMan (Somerville, MA)

I was talking to two girls in a bar, and I though things were going pretty well. One of them began chatting with another guy, allowing me to talk alone with the one that I really wanted to get to know. I eventually left the bar with some friends, but I got her number before I left. After a while, we ended up back at the same bar with the girls. The friend of the girl I was talking to found my friend in line for the bathroom, and told him that she was glad I was back, because she though I was perfect for her friend. She apparently said the same thing to the guy she was talking to (and maybe a few other people too). After a little while, her friend decided to leave. Apparently, she was the only one in the bar that didn’t think she and I were a good match.

double rejection

October 10th, 2010 by jjnoway (Milton)

I was having a beer at this bar and I saw a pretty hot girl by herself so I thought I’d talk to her. I try to strike up a conversation and she says, “you dress badly for a gay guy.” And yeah I’m not gay.

Not for Old Guys

September 23rd, 2010 by younger than you think (boston, ma, usa)

I was in Washington DC with some friends, and we went out for drinks downtown. As last call, I decided that I wanted to keep going. Out on the street, a large group of people had gathered from the various bars that were closing. I looked around, and found a really cute woman who looked friendly. I walked up and asked her if she knew of any good after-hours clubs in the area. Her response: “yeah, there are some, but they’re not for old guys like you.” I was 26 at the time.

High Five

September 11th, 2010 by Andy (Boston, MA, USA)

I was traveling overseas with my friend, and we were hanging out in a bar. I was having a good time chatting to people, and giving high fives to the locals. I put my hand up to high five a young brunette, but she just looked at me and shook her head. “Why not?” I asked. She made a disgusted expression, pointed at me and said, “I don’t like your face.” Ouch.