Dating horror story
Everyone has had dates that are so bad that while feeling miserable in the situation, you will laugh about how ridiculous it was afterward. Many years ago, I went on a date with a 25-year-old engineering student who loved running. Little did I know that he had another passion he never mentioned.
We met each other through friends. We always had good conversations, and it felt like the chemistry between us was just right. Therefore, we decided to meet, just the two of us. He invited me to his place to cook dinner together and afterward, he wanted to show me his favorite neighborhood pub. Spoiler alert, we never made it there.
While we were busy preparing dinner, we talked and laughed. It felt like it would be a good evening and a good date. All of a sudden, he disappeared into his room for an unusually long time. I was just left standing there all by myself in the kitchen. I thought it was weird but carried on preparing our dinner. After around 15 minutes, he came back with no explanation about why he just vanished. But we continued our nice chat, had another glass of wine, and I completely forgot about his disappearance until about 20 minutes later when he went back into his room again without saying anything. After he did not come back for 10 minutes, I went to his room. He was sitting in front of his laptop with his headphones on watching a football match! He didn’t even realize that I was standing next to him until I touched his arm. He immediately took off his headphones and came back into the kitchen with me. I was a bit mad, but then we sat down and ate, and the nice atmosphere was back in no time.
That was until his roommate came home. He asked me to switch seats with him and when he got up, he almost pushed me over to the other seat. Then his roommate turned on the football match on the big screen behind me. From that moment on, neither of them talked to me. I stayed for another 20 minutes trying to make conversation and get our date back on track, but I was out ruled by 22 men, a field, two goals and a ball. Eventually, I pushed back my half-eaten plate, got up and left – something I should have done much earlier. When I was in the hallway putting on my shoes, he yelled from in front of the TV that I should stay and that the match was nearly over anyway, but that was just not convincing enough for me. The next day, he texted me saying he was sorry, but it was a really important match and therefore, just a bad day for our date. Well, my friend, you should have thought about that earlier.
Now, before I agree to a date, I ask the guy how big of a football fan he is or if he watches any other form of sports on TV. If he does, I will not agree to a date with a TV anywhere near.