Tired of Bad Dates? Take a look at this Date From Hell Story!


I met a woman on-line, we chatted a bit, soon to move on to the phone. On one phone call she started to describe the new family puppy. How it was difficult to train, modifications of the backyard, no-help from the kids...etc... you know the story.

The first meeting was at Chili's, common area in between locations. I met her at the bar (her choice). She was 20-minutes late. When she arrived I was kinda shocked by her lack of weight. Very thin, too thin, odd.  She sat down and for the next 45-50 minutes she wined about how bad her life was and the same horrible dog story I had previously endured on the phone the day prior.

I was hoping that the building would possibly burst into flames. It didn't happen, I was sad.

As we exited the building, walking to the parking lot she placed her hand on my shoulder and told me that I was a good listener, and conversstionalist. But there was NO SPARK.  I was hoping that I could knock over a Pharmacy on the way home for the anti-depressants that I now needed.  I never had a worse time in my life.

But, In turn, telling this story to some friends, my new girlfriend (Jean) who was sympathetic, and able to tell another internet dating story to me as well. We are now very happy, and get along amazingly, we will be married sometime next year,

So the bad turns into good.

This date from hell story was submitted by:  Peter from Western MA

Dr. Gooddate's response:

Thank you for your story Peter.  I must say, if I had a nickel for every time I heard of a first date turning into nothing more than a vent and bi*ch session ... well.... I'd have a lot of nickels!

Sounds like this "charmer" needs some friends, NOT dates.  it isn't uncommon to hear stories about people dumping their baggage on a first date, and I always advise running in the opposite direction when this happens.  If she came to the table with this crap on the first date, can you imagine what she's like after you know her longer?  Yikes!

What you've got here Peter is a combination Debbie Downer and an all-about-me-dater who clearly hasn't read my advice about negativity and first dates.  You might want to email her and direct her to that page!  It would save a lot of people a lot of first date grief!

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