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Saturday, May 25, 2013

I went on my first actual date for the first time in many, many years.

Ummmm... I went from bad to worse really quickly.

I drive over 40 miles to his side of town...
He got stranded by his friends.
I end up having to play taxi, pick him up and take him to his house.
At his house, he showers and changes clothes.
My gps starts acting up and giving us the wrong directions to the karaoke bar.

We finally make it to the karaoke bar...
He orders a shot of Jack (Daniels) and a tanker of beer.
I order a regular coke. (I don't drink and drive, ever! Especially 40 miles out on the bad side of town...)
Come to find out, he has no money to pay for the drinks...
I, woman up and pay for the drinks with what little money I actually had for gas. (Sucker is apparently tattooed across my forehead...)
The karaoke bar is a bust.
It's a bunch of raggedy people belting out Michael Jackson songs and Alanis Moresette songs...
It was painfully obviously we don't belong in this place.
I finish and suggest payback at a different bar.

We got to my favorite place (a Gay Bar) named JR's Bar and Grill.
He is feeling out of place and a little wigged out by the amount of attention he gets from some of the guys.
One guy in particular asks him for a 'favor'...
My date smiles, declines the offer and ask me if we can leave now.

I have to drive him back to his house.
We chat for a few and I decide it's getting really late.
He tries to kiss me, but I'm not feeling it...
I end up getting lost to gps, but eventually find my way home...

I finally get home... at 5:36am.
My sis wakes to the dogs barking at my arrival.
At 6am my sis askes if I got enough sleep, cause we have to go to my nephew's graduation ceremony in downtown Houston. (Where I just left!!!)
I decline and get a few hours of shut eye and make it to the reception on time.

I don't think I'll be going back out on a date for a little bit. I actually enjoy my freedom of being single. Maybe in a few weeks, I'll try again...
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  • PICKIE98
    1758 days ago
    Oh My ..... he just sounds like a big ole loser to me. I am so sorry you chose to put up with his BS,from the git go !!! what a pity !!! I'm most glad to hear though that you got home safely cuz from the sound of things I would have thought diff.

    Praise God girlfriend, Praise God !!!!
    1759 days ago
    Oh man that sounds awful. I reckon you have to have at least a couple of bad dates in your life so when you get a good one it seems eeeeeeeeeeeeven better : p
    1761 days ago
    Reminds me of that show called "Disaster date." You should not have had to pay for his drinks & he could have at least tried to be a little open minded. He could have just had fun at the bar or at least tried. The good news is the date is over and there is plenty of fish in the sea. It's just that they are not all worth being caught. You have to throw some of them back in the water! lol! :)

    1761 days ago
    I have been single since 1988. I tried the dating thing and had similar experiences as you did. I finally just decided to live my life and if God wanted me married He would have to put the guy right in front of me and then drop a brick on my head with the message that this is the one. Trying to find the right mate at my age is a lot of work and I am very happy single.
    Glad you got home safely and hope you had a good time at the reception
    1761 days ago
    Aw...too bad it worked out that way. But don't give up. Not everyone is a cheapskate.

    I'm a widow too, and while I was not averse to remarrying, I wasn't planning on rushing. But I hooked up with a friend whom I'd known for some years and we decided to take it to the next level. Still have to wait for paperwork, which will delay the actual marrying. But it's nice to have someone waiting.

    Praying for joy whether single or married, and blessings on this journey to a healthy lifestyle.
    1761 days ago
    One thing about going out with bad dates, you will be able to recognize a good thing when you see it. The next guy can only look a whole lot better! Sorry to say, I did have a good laugh reading your blog because it reminded me of a whole lot of terrible dates I had during my younger years. They only served to let me know that when my future husband came along that he was a keeper! Thanks for sharing your story! emoticon
    1761 days ago
  • MARIANNE9855
    I just got on to add my food and saw that you had posted so I came right here!

    What an idiot(him not you!)
    - you are worth sooooo much more, what a waste of your time, energy and money and what is it with these guys not having any money- why did he come if he didn't have any?

    all I can say it its makes a great "bad date story" and I am glad you got back safely... emoticon emoticon

    1761 days ago
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