Nearly everyone has had at least one Date Night Failure in their lifetime, Whether they never see the person again on not its always funny...

Date Night Failures: The Series

By March 20, 2019

Nearly everyone has had at least one Date Night Failure in their lifetime, Whether they never see the person again on not its always funny to share it!

Today we have Jo from A Rose Tinted World sharing her experience.

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At the start of 2012, I had recently split with a long term boyfriend of 8 years. Having just turned 40, all my mates were in long term relationships or married. There was not going to be many ways that I would be meeting eligible guys. So I turned to online dating as a way of meeting that 'special someone’.

I joined eHarmony,, and POF. I was determined if nothing else! Pretty soon messages came in, and I started to meet some of the guys that messaged me online.

I actually had several really strange dates, but one of the funniest was with a bank manager from North Yorkshire.

His profile looked promising. He had been married before, but he looked quite trim and youthful for his age. We seemed to have a lot in common so I decided to meet him in the center of town for a drink and perhaps dinner.

Now I am only 5 foot 3, but when I turned up in my heels (which were not the highest) I was horrified to discover that he was shorter than me! His profile had said he was 5 foot 9. 5 foot 9 my arse! Furthermore, his profile photos were definitely from a much earlier time. I thought that he'd looked quite young in his profile. Not surprising seeing as I think he'd used photos from the previous decade!

As we sat and had a drink, he started to tell me a little more about himself. Namely his very messy divorce and how he was trying to hide money from his ex-wife so she wouldn't get her hands on it. I was both horrified and agog. It was like listening to a real-life soap opera.

We moved into the restaurant. And as we sat down he said loudly "Rather poncy in here innit?" As the waiter came over to show us the menu and the specials board he even commented to the waiter about how expensive everything was! If the floor could've opened I'd have been glad to be sucked down into oblivion…

Instead, I finished my (very lovely) meal. As did he. And when the bill came, I wasn't shocked to hear him exclaim at the price. But then he turned to me and said: "Well, you can pay half, considering you're a dentist”.

Now, I would have happily offered. But that is no way to treat a lady.

At the end of the night, we said our goodbyes, and I think I chuckled in the taxi all the way home at how horrendous it had been. 

He kept on sending me texts after that asking if we could meet up again. But no, he didn't make it to date number 2!

My date gets a 3 out of 10, for pure entertainment value. 

My advice would definitely be to be picky when dating. Don't settle for anything less than the best because you are definitely worth it. But do remember, you may have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince or princess! I got a bit disheartened after a while, but finally met someone online in 2014 and now we have a lovely little girl.

I’m Jo and I blog at
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