In 6th place of this Battle Royale of the most cringe-worthy dating experiencing is another classic story from my archives. This one is brought to you by the high-energy adult playground Dave and Busters.
Nick was incredibly awkward, but he seemed so sweet. His profile spoke beautiful poetry of the love he sought in this world. A bit verbose for an initial look at the profile, but still sweet. Maybe I had just jumped to some pre-conceived conclusion.
But between the lag in responses, your lateness to our first date, my migraine and throwing tickets at a child, I have come to a solid conclusion… Nick, you really were As Awkward as You Seemed.
I wasn’t intending on you being that awkward. Sure, you seemed like you were “playing the game.” Someone must have told you once that responding too quickly meant you had “no chill”, that you would seem too needy and desperate. But there is also a length of time where that response lag is blatantly obvious. And you were blatantly obvious….
It was best we never went out again. I can buy my own Red Bull, sure. I just shouldn’t need one to get through a date.