How did you meet? Out at a bar, I was on a hens night*, he was with friends
Name: Prefer to forget but lets call him Mitch
Good quotes from date:
"Why don’t you want to go out with me again, what’s your problem? I think you’re being really judgmental and very unfair, you haven’t even given me a chance." (end of date)
"Do you know, the worst dates I've ever been on have been with people who worked in mental health. I'm just saying."
Why is he still single? See above
Did he pay for the date? No thanks
Did he contact you after the date? God no
How many dates did you go on? One was too many
Would you recommend to a friend? No and no and no
Mitch seemed like a nice enough guy, and we had chatted well on the phone before we met up so I had high hopes. However, the date was full of misadventures. We accidentally got lost in a new shopping centre and couldn’t get out, then the bar he had booked for comedy had a power outage, and then we came back an hour later to find that their sprinkler system had broken. I found all these events kinda funny and thought it could be a bonding experience. Mitch on the other hand proceeded to get uptight and grumpy. Still, I thought ok, he just wanted to make a good impression.
As the date progressed I realised there was no spark and, as Mitch had said that he valued honesty, at the end of the date when he wanted to make future plans I decided to tell him, as gently as possible that I felt no spark. At this point he lost it, called me judgemental, told me I was being unfair, and then attacked my profession (see good quotes from the date). Nice work Mitch. That’s really going to help you get a second date.
*Australian for bachelorette party
Sounds to me like Mitch should see a mental health professional himself to cure him of HIS judgemental-ness. I'm glad you were honest at the end of the date, and I'm sorry his tiny ego couldn't handle it. But not that sorry because it makes a great post.
Thanks for sharing!