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


About two years ago, I met a man on the now defunct Yahoo Personals. He was a divorced father of two grown children and one younger daughter. I met up with him for lunch at a local restaurant, and we really hit it off, I found myself very attracted to him, so we set up a real dinner date for later that night at his home.

We had our dinner date, and continued to talk all the next couple of weeks. Things started not looking quite right, when I added him to my Myspace page (this was when Myspace was still widely used). I noticed a woman who was number one on his friends list. I then noticed a lot of back and forth going on between them....as the type of communication that occurs between lovers!! One night, he picked me up for dinner...and red flags went up when he didn't say a word the entire car trip to the restaurant. I asked him what was wrong, and he said nothing. We get to the restaurant, and I noticed something strange about his cell phone....on the front wallpaper of the phone...was a picture of the lady from his Myspace page. This is when he fessed up, that she was an on again/off again girlfriend he had for months, and they had just started dating again. He was only on the dating site, because he was on the rebound from her.

Over the next week, he continued to call me because he couldn't "decide", which one of us women he liked best. I finally told him that I had no interest or intention of becoming entangled in a love triange....I immediately ceased all communication.

I continue to date....but am EXTREMELY guarded and careful now.

This date from hell story was submitted by:  Stephanie from California

Dr. Gooddate's response:

There's a word called "audacity".  It's usually seen in the world of dating and relationships when someone as narcissistic as this dude surfaces.  What a joke!

Behavior like this stems from selfishness and a strong need to satisfy one's ego.  And what an ego this character has!  To even think of falsely monopolizing someone's time for such self serving purposes is downright disgusting.

Glad you made the right call Stephanie and so happy you didn't wait too long.  I have to laugh when this seemingly sociopathic jerk tells you he is "deciding" - as if you're going to sit there twiddling your thumbs until he makes up his mind.

He's probably rebounding again as we speak, waiting yet again for his on-again, off-again to make her "decision".

Good for you!  Onward and upward, that's what I always say!

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