Baltimore resident Amanda* sat down with Baltimore Dating Examiner to relay a story of one of the worst dates she ever experienced. After being briefly introduced to Garrett* (a friend of her boss’s) Amanda was anticipating an evening of fun and flirtation; what she received was a night inundated with misbehaviors and follies outlandish enough to cause even the most jaded of daters’ jaws to go slack.
Text message overload
Although their rendezvous was scheduled to happen in a few days, Garrett quickly displayed that patience—along with basic decorum—was not his forte.
“We were supposed to go out on a date that weekend, and one day mid-week I woke up to five missed calls, four text messages and two voicemails,” said Amanda.
She described the voicemails as an indecipherable cacophony of people yelling in the background of what she assumed was a party while the text messages were varying proclamations of desire, one reading verbatim “I am wanting you.”
“The rest of the texts were just a jumble of letters and then the last one said ‘Oh, I’m sorry about all those texts. I wasn’t texting you I was trying to text my brother in law…sorry about that, it won’t happen again,’” recalled Amanda. “At that point I was thinking ‘what the f—k? Were you trying to text me that you wanted me or were you trying to text your brother in law that you wanted him?’ Regardless, I was freaked out because no one needs to call me that many times in the middle of the night.” After another slew of clumsy apologies from Garrett, Amanda reluctantly decided to still go on the date.
Rug burn facial
According to relationship counselor and author Barbara J Peters, “when two people enter into a relationship, trust is implied and inferred…Any behavior which is kept secret or hidden [can become] a parasite living within the relationship…” Honesty is an integral facet to any relationship. On the night of the date Garrett proved to be quite the anomaly with his contradicting stories as to why Amanda had received such an influx of strange messages…and why he suddenly looked like he had slept face down on sandpaper.
“He had rug burn all over his face and started telling me that his roommates had beaten him up the other night,” she said. “Then he tells me that his roommate stole his phone, called me and sent all the texts.”
Amanda said she felt exasperated over the obvious fib but—already ensconced in the setting at the restaurant—decided to stick it out for the rest of the date, which would soon unravel into more misbehavior and one too many cocktails.
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*Names have been changed