One of my worst dates EVER

August 13, 2014
Okay, so this week I'm doing something a little out of the ordinary and will be talking a little bit about my love life, which is a topic that I haven't really touched on here.  I'll be bringing up the past and discussing one of my worst experiences while out on a date.  The purpose of this post isn't to be negative, but well...hopefully you get a chuckle or two in because I think that the date I'm about to describe was so bad that it was funny.

So, I really liked this guy, "J" for months but he had been sending me a lot of mixed signals.  Like, one day he bought me a rose and talked to me for hours on the phone, and then other days it seemed like he would completely ignore me.  Of course, I was young and dumb and just continued on liking him despite all the games.  Finally he asked me if I would like to go out to Columbus with him to this bar that he liked.  I accepted his offer, the two of us arrived at the bar...so far so good, right?

Then I found out that the reason he wanted to go to the bar so badly is because of an event the bar was having, which was midget wrestling.  J told me he was "obsessed with midgets" and went on to say that he even had a "midget catching net."  WHAT!?  I asked him what that was supposed to mean and he said that he had a net that he "threw the net on midgets at Meijer's."  I didn't ask him to elaborate. The worst part was that the little people that were there were scary and violent with each other and anyone else who got in their way.  They were throwing stuff, knocking over stools, and at one point they yelled, "We HATE TALL PEOPLE."  Since I'm a gal whose six feet tall, I decided it would probably be a good time to sit down.  The worst part was that while this was going on, it appeared that J apparently saw someone he recognized and was over talking to the guy for probably a good 30 minutes, so I was just sitting there alone.  When J finally came back over, he informed me that him and his friend decided it would be fun for the three of us to head to Gameworks.  J's friend was the one doing the driving and after about 5 minutes he started pulling out cans of beer and chugging them.  I guess open container laws did not bother him.  Not only was that bad enough, but he would then throw the cans out of the driver's window.  I guess if he didn't care about DUI's and open container laws, the least of his concerns would be littering.  I tried to get J's attention and flashed him looks of concern because I realized his pal was drunk and I wanted to get out of the car ASAP.  When we got to Gameworks, J admitted that the guy who I thought had been his friend was really just a stranger he had met at the first bar.  Needless to say, I was beyond furious with the whole situation!!  Why would you invite a girl out just to ignore her for a drunk stranger?  I'm just thankful I made it to Gameworks in one piece, and now that I'm wiser (at least I'd like to think so!!), I would not tolerate this type of behavior.  This date occurred about 13 years ago and I'm still scarred.

I've had a couple of other bad dating experiences, which is why I hardly ever agree to go on dates in the first place.  Would you be interested to hear about a couple of my other horrific dates?  What was one of your worst dates like?


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62 comments on "One of my worst dates EVER"
  1. Oh man. This is such an awkward story, seriously something out of a movie. It just gets worse. Midget wrestling. Drunk driving. Weird strangers. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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    1. Yeah, it happened so long ago, but parts of it are still fresh in my mind because it was just so...out there!

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  2. Oh my Lord that's crazy! I would go ape crazy on that guy. What an idiot! Bad Date Stories could be a link up for sure.

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    1. HAHA...You're right--bad date stories would be a good idea for a link up! I enjoy reading them if they're funny.

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  3. Wow. Just wow. I think that tops all my bad dates. But at least you can say you learned from it! (which is more than I did with some of mine) You should absolutely do more date stories!

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    1. I haven't even been on that many dates, but I have two more that I could write about that are pretty bizarre.

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  4. don't let one bad date cast a bad light on other dates!

    here's one story of mine:

    met up with a guy (first date) at the theaters for a movie. went to the bathroom and when i came back, i went to buy my ticket and assumed that he bought one for himself. then he said "oh, get me my ticket too". i looked at him weird and said "why didn't you get yours while i was in the bathroom?" and he said "i was waiting for you so you can get them". WTF? i looked at him (with a bewildered look on my face), turned around, got in my car and went home. AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FO' DAT!

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    1. HAHAHA...You're lucky that you drove so that escape was an option.

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  5. Wow. That sounds like a really sucky date! Don't worry though, you're a catch, all your dates won't be that bad!

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    1. You're sweet! And no, not all of my dates have been this bad at all.

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  6. oh my god! i would have been scared out of my mind! how did you get home from gameworks? J sounds like a douche. midget wrestling? seriously, wtf.
    i dont have any horrible date stories to be honest.. i never really 'dated'. i hung out with my first boyfriend one day and he was riding his bmx and i stood on the back pedal things and we were going down a hill and i got scared so i jumped off. i just jumped though, i didnt try to keep running or anything, so of course i fell the fudge over. i got so cut up and bloody and my pants ripped and it was horrible. so embarrassing!

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    1. I'm pretty sure J drove his "friend's" car back, but since this happened 13 years ago, I'm a bit foggy on that detail. Oh my gosh, your BMX experience sounded traumatic!

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  7. Wow. That is.. probably the worst date I've ever heard of. It's been a while since I've been on a date... and I don't think I could beat that.

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  8. Man, I would have been out right after the guy told me about his "midget catching net". I mean WTF, really.

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    1. I don't know if he was lying or not...either way...Um, why would you tell a girl that???

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    1. Haha...I used to always get myself into weird situations!

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  10. That is horrendous. Like, I've had some bad dates, but nothing to top that. I'm amazed. I'm glad you didn't give up on dating!!! Haha

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    1. Nope, I've been on a lot more dates since then. This one was still one of the worst!

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  11. Literally laughed out loud. HAHAHAHAAHHA. This WOULD happen to you.

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  12. I'm DYING. Oh this is the most hilarious story.

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    1. I'm glad it is still good for a laugh even after all these years! :)

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  13. Omg that was funny and simultaneously scary! like, WTF went through J's mind?!

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    1. I ran into J years later and he admitted to me that he did like me a lot, but that he just was scared of commitment and being in a serious relationship.

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  14. HAHAHAHAHA This is the most hilarious story. What the heck is a midget catching net....what does one do once they've caught a midget!?

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    1. Your guess is as good as mine about the net! I'm pretty sure if I was a midget caught in his net, I would be calling the cops.

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  15. What did I just read? Midget wrestling is a thing?

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    1. It used to be! I wonder if they still have it...something tells me that they still do.

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  16. What in the world midget wrestling? How did he think this was an okay thing? However, it did give you a great story to share! I would love to hear more! I'm all about it. I'm considering posting the time my crush married his cousin...

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    1. Midget wrestling is exactly what it sounds like...midgets wrestling each other. PLEASE tell me more about your crush marrying his cousin. Is that even legal??

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  17. Oh my gosh, this is probably one of the worst date stories I've ever heard! What a terrible date he was! You definitely deserve better than that!

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    1. I know that now, but at the time I was sooooooooo upset that he had ignored me!

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  18. Ummm... that is ridiculous!! But yes, when I was younger I might have just gone along with it and hoped for the best. Now? I don't have time for disasters!

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    1. I was also an hour away from home and he drove us, so I was kind of stuck.

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  19. OH goodness. He is insane. and just not a stable person.

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    1. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to not waste my time liking him!

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  20. Ahhh that is the craziest thing, I'm 5'8 and that would have been so awkward! Glad you made it out of there though!

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    1. Yeah, I was praying that they wouldn't notice I was tall...I REALLY didn't want them to say anything to me.

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  21. Oh gosh, that sounds really terrible! I guess the whole kissing toads before finding your prince is more accurate than anyone would like...

    xo,
    Zoe | La Vie en Zoe

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    1. Good point! I do always go for the "bad boys," which never serves me well.

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  22. Holy crap this is a scary story. Could have gone bad so many times. Good thing you got rid of him!

    http://neatly-packaged.com/

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    1. Yeah, I was so scared when we were on the highway in the car with that stranger!

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  23. This sounds like an episode from a sitcom. This date sounds like a nightmare!!

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    1. It was pretty bad! Getting ignored on a date is bad enough, but when you add in everything else that happened, it made it that much worse.

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  24. OH EM GEE. wtf. Why would he want to get in the car with some one that he didn't know when he was so into the midgets? This is so weird!!

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    1. We had been at the bar for awhile before he wanted to leave, but yeah, I'm surprised he wanted to leave the midgets, too! At least I never saw his supposed net!

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  25. Hey Lisa! Thanks for sharing your story, it's absolutely hilarious.... Needless to say, I guess you didn't see him again?!

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    1. Glad you found it amusing, and nope, it did not work out.

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  26. Bahahahaha! Dude... what... the actual... FUCK?!?! I thought I'd had some bad dates but this one definitely takes the cake!!! hahahaha

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    1. Yeah... like I don't get what the point of it was. Why did he ask me out just to watch midgets and talk to strange men?

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  27. Wooow!!! WTF! I can't top that. Nope, sorry, lol. But I am interested in more of your stories! ... What the heeeellll! I'm still like whaaat?!?! Oh man, that's crazy! Ok I'm done now haha

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    1. Haha, I can deliver at least two more dating horror stories from my past!

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  28. Im so sorry, I rarely cuss in comments. But what the actual fuck.... a "midget catching net????" (I have to admit I laughed so hard at that ... but Im 4'11 so I can right?) .... BUT driving and chugging beers? No seriously what the hell ... They would have put me out of that car because all hell would have been raised in there. Girl thank God you went on that date because if you didnt you may have wasted an extra day on J.

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    1. Yeah, now that I look back on it I just laugh, at least about the midget catching net part, not about the getting into a car with a drunk stranger part.

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  29. Oh my gosh, that's hilarious and scary at the same time. Like "midget fighting"??? What? LOL, I'm glad you got out of that one.

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    1. Yeah, I need to try to date guys with similar interests to my own...Like guys who like traveling and not catching midgets.

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  30. omg what! what is a midget catching net? that guy sounds seriously crazy! but yes, i would love to hear more of these dating horrr stories, especially if they are this nuts!

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    1. I think he made it up! I'm still not sure if he REALLY had one, but he told me he did (???)

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