on dating, & blogging, & the things they don't teach you in school...

There are two things that have been really hard for me lately, dating, and stopping myself from blogging about how awful it's been.

Blogging and dating, it's tricky. What are the rules about it? I want to write about how terrible the guys I've met recently have been, but I also don't want to scare off any potential dates because they're fearful that one "mess up" and they'll end up on the blog too. So what do you do about it?
In an attempt to not scare off any future dates, but still give you a glimpse into the awkwardly awful dates I've been on lately, I'll give y'all a short recap. I don't know why I feel the need to protect these guys, but in order to save what's left of their reputation, I've decided to give them nicknames.

Date 1 - The Democrat
I went on this date the day after the elections, which probably wasn't the best idea on my part because I was in an awful mood to begin with. You know what they say? Never discuss politics or religion. Well the first subject that came up was of course the elections, and the date went downhill from there. I spent the next hour listening to what a bad choice voting for Romney was, oh and did I mention he was unemployed?

Date 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 - The Cheater The Player/Womanizer
Hopefully this is the bottom of the barrel in regards to my dating life. I really had high hopes for this one, despite the fact that numerous people warned me that he was a womanizer. I thought there was NO WAY he could be seeing other girls after I looked him in the eyes and asked him about it. He even assured me time and time again that he "prided himself in his honesty".  Maybe it was his fantastic hair that had my slightly stupefied?. Regardless, he had a girlfriend the whole time, I should have seen it coming all along.

Date 8 - The Ex-Football Star
Honestly, this date could be a scene in a movie. I met this guy through a friend and when he invited me over for dinner I gladly accepted because he seemed like a genuinely good guy. I showed up to his house, only to find him digging in the pantry deciding if he wanted to cook sloppy jo's or quesadillas. I'm not high maintenance at all, but I felt like I was in college again. He spent the whole night talking about his days of playing college football, never once asked about my life, and after downing two bottles of wine passed out on the couch. Needless to say I got out of there as fast as I could.

After these experiences, the single life isn't looking so bad, at least for now. Hopefully the next dating story I share with y'all is because it was absolutely awesome, and not absolutely awful.

Been on any bad dates lately that you want to share? and what are your thoughts on blogging and dating?
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19 comments :

SarahJane Miller said...

Oh my goodness! All of these dates sound awful! Especially the last one!

Amy Scerra said...

ugh, that sounds absolutely awful. I once met a guy who friends said would "be my type". I met him at his house (so he wouldn't know where I lived!!!), and as soon as I walked in, looked at his TV, and saw a HUGE collection of porn proudly displayed. OMG! I don't know why I stayed for dinner, but did. Then I booked it outta there and never spoke to him again. How did my "friends" not know this about him?!?!? LOL! Now I can laugh about it! ;) You will too... eventually! ;)

Whitney said...

Oh my gosh, these are crazy! I never dated much but I know that Sarah has tons of great stories over on Life of Love. You know that you and I disagree on politics but there is no way in hellll I would ever talk about it on a date!! Crazy dude.

Bri Rios said...

That sounds ridiculous!!! It's amazing how many idiotic guys there are in the world...but then meeting the right one makes it all worth it. As cliche as that sound.
I went on a date where the guy forgot that his brother had the car so I had to drive. He didn't know the directions to the ice rink so we burned up my gas driving around everywhere. He was in the band and talked the whole night about how in love with his trumpet he was and how he bathes it. Ya. Pretty bad.

Alex Hermelin said...
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Alex Hermelin said...

a glimpse from the male perspective...

I also have had my share of awkward/awful dates.

recently, i was asked out (over Facebook) by a girl who saw me in the cafeteria. for some reason I obliged her offer for ice cream and conversation. the majority of the night was spent talking about her obsession with penguins. And she didn't even eat her ice cream.

no more facebook love affairs for me, thank you.

the single life sounds wonderful at this point.

Christi Lynn said...

there are no rules about writing about dates! it's the best. we all want to hear about them. I think I would have punch these boys in the face!

Cate said...

OMG...Bri we are totally going through the same thing right now. I feel for ya, girl! Men are dumb.

Laura | Our Life in the Queen City said...

oh my gosh. a girlfriend the WHOLE TIME? what an asshole!

these guys are idiots.

on the other hand....i have a younger brother living in charlotte (republican, employed, and NOT a cheater)... :)

ifs ands Butts said...

Ah wow, all these stories will make the better dates coming soon all the merrier!

Brianna Asaro Photography said...

Okay, this is going to sound weird, but ENJOY THIS TIME!! LOL. I went on really bad dates before I met my husband, but I got some really great free dinners out of it. LOL. One guy asked me where I wanted to go on a date. I said Olive Garden, and he told me we couldn't go somewhere with carbs because he liked to maintain his killer body. No kidding. That one ended before it began. As for what to blog about - I doubt they read it (they're guys after all) so just go for it. Many a women have gotten book deals writing about their ridiculous experiences!

Lindsey Leitner said...

They all sound awful! Especially the first one. Love the fact he was unemployed. Typical!

Courtney B said...

Why do men have to be SO LAME sometimes?? I'm sorry! But I know you're going to find the PERFECT one asap!
My good friend started a blog JUST to tell the crazy dating stories she had but she made it private because so many people told her she'd scare off the "good" guys. I was so sad she did because she had the most hilarious stories!

Nicole said...

I was getting over being sick on one of my dates, so didn't really want to be there in the first place. The guy gave me a hard time for not drinking alcohol and then kept quoting song verses the whole time. He also kept texting in front of me and going to the restroom. Weird. He was definitely a keeper! haha! Good luck to ya!


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Alyx said...

Oh my goodness, Bri! I promise there are good guys out there, they just might be hard to find!

Amy said...

Isn't dating life the BEST? Ha!

Bridget Hall said...

Sometimes it can't be helped. I don't think it will matter if you post on your dating site's account that you write about your date experiences on your blog; maybe it might even bring the better boys in.

Bridget Hall

Blake @ Steady 360 said...

I've been on a few bad dates. Looking back on them, they're a little funny to laugh at even though at the time all I wanted was to escape.

And ahh, that CHEATER sounds horrible! I cannot believe he had a girlfriend. I hope she found out about him fast!

Elisabeth @ Bella said...

my most sincere apologies for that first date. the day after the election was a rough one. i would have been SO frustrated i probably would have had to leave :)

and as for the last one - i'm pretty sure i witnessed a similar situation at dinner last night. this couple was sitting near us and we heard him talk the whole time about glory high school days and never once asked her a question. men.


great post :)

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