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So I met up with this guy I had known for a yr or so online when me and my girls took a holiday to Melbourne. He was quite handsome with a nice masculine body, we danced and liked all the same songs and drank a lot. While we ordered drinks he would take out his wallet (his scrappy very child like wallet with velcro on it to hold it together - totally hint number 1.

When I got back to Perth he msg'd and called, I really didn't find him too mentally stimulating to be honest and tried to shake him off with disagreeable wit. He kept on calling (still no mental stimulation) and texting so I inevitably came to like him (silly me). A month would go by and we decided he should come over to Perth for a holiday, I lived out of home (we were both 22) so he stayed with me. It was nice having him over though I couldn't shake the feeling I kept paying for everything, after about 2 days I seemed to foot the bill for our food, our drinks and our entertainment.

So he goes back to Melbourne and we decided its my turn to see where he lives, so I fly over making sure I take at the very least and extra $1000 dollars to make sure I can do what I want etc... It seems he did not save... he lived at home still and had no bills, he worked the same hours and got very similar pay to myself. We decided to go to a castle themed hotel for the heck of it, we get in the car and he loads it up with petrol, food and drinks (just for himself I don't like junk food) he goes in to pay and comes out and says he got declined, so i happily go in and foot the bill thinking he mustn't have transferred enough money or something.

So we get to the hotel, pay half the fee, and settle in, we then head into the nearest town and look for a pub for some dinner. We walk about and see this one nice pub, we go up and look at the menu, I think it looks great, I turn to him to see his face all screwed up as he looks at the prices.  I ask him what the matter is and he says he only has $20 dollars.......... WHAT!!!! We are on holiday, I have saved heaps of extra cash, and he has TWENTY DOLLARS???? So my somewhat shocked reaction upsets him and we go to get some ice cream and I pay of course. It gets a bit later and I decide to get take away. We both grab what we want and head to the room I pay for our food and drinks again!!! When I asked him where all his money is, he complains and screws his face up saying it's my fault that he kept buying me drinks the night before... yeah that's it, me and my $6 champagne!!! I feel like I have reached the end of my tether and decide after that night to slowly break things off.  Did I mention this lovely night was Valentines day??????  Thank God I now have found myself a real man with a quick wit, a mesmerizing mind, and a great sense of chivalry. I still don't think the other guy has had a partner since me.... surprise surprise.

This date from hell story was submitted by:  Anneliesse

Dr. Gooddate's response:

Thank you for sharing with us Anneliesse.

There isn't anything I can say that I haven't said repeatedly on the website. You had red flags from the get-go, and you still persisted with someone you weren't all that interested in. Then you continued, seemingly against your will, to foot the bill for anything and everything. My question is this: WHY? Everything you expected, wanted and hoped for was missing, so every minute you gave to this "relationship" was simply another minute wasted. You seem to have known that all along.

I'll leave it at that and wish you the best of luck in the future!

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