I could talk for hours about the reasons not to lie online, but I’ll save that for later. “Remember that time when I went out with a guy from JDate who had taken me out six years prior, but I didn’t recognize him?
v=xyy E70VV4q A.) I’m just talking about a courteous gesture that indicates that the date is over. (If you know me at all, you know I’m a ping pong fiend.) When I got there, I couldn’t find him. Well, he was about 50 pounds heavier than his profile picture and stated weight indicated. Plus, the worst that happens is you might get a funny story out of it.
Who knew you couldn’t ask for a woman’s phone number when you greeted her?
As a first encounter I think it would be best to get to know each other, so I think a nice motorcycle ride followed by a hike, dinner and a movie and maybe a game of pool, drinks, a bike ride and going camping would be great.
But it soon became clear that he was exceedingly boring (like, pulling teeth boring) and a poor sport at losing to me in ping pong. I told him that my workout earlier in the day had really taken it out of me and that I had to go home. If it’s the latter, then your best bet is to stick it out (at least for one drink or a cup of coffee). For the “creepy” bad date (other variants are “scary” bad, “offensive” bad, “mean” bad – you get the picture), the best bet is to (gulp! This is definitely the most awkward choice, but it’s also the most mature. It was nice to meet you, but I don’t want either of us to waste our time, so I thought I’d say that to give us the option to go do something else fun tonight.” Telling a white lie (you’re not feeling well, you ate some bad cheese, you forgot about a work function you have to attend, you’re really tired, etc.) to get out of a date, like I did, isn’t usually the smartest move.
I know, I’ve been dwelling a lot on relationships this month, a hazard of my personal situation. I also know I should be talking about the holidays and the stress they bring as a special gift for those of us with ADHD.
But this post isn’t as far off the mark as you might think.