From guys turning dates into ‘baby mommas’ to just being plain ass rude, your responses to ‘My Worst First Date‘ were hilair! You had me weeping with laughter and many of you reached out to me with stories of your own, from the girl who was demanding as f**k to the guy who cheated on his date… in front of her, your worst date stories have shown me how we are all in this merry band club together. So the next time that you fantasize about sticking your dates head down the toilet, just get your ass calmly out of there and keep on walking with your head held high. Besides us bloggers know, that every tragic date makes a stellar blog post, even if its not so funny at the time.
Meet Yvonne; self- described as a crazy Texan ‘Chica’, Yvonne set up her blog ‘Tejanamaluca‘ as an authentic space where she could be free to explore her many passions including fashion & writing, and add ‘her own strokes of lovely to this cosmic landscape’. While her topics tend to lean towards fashion and philosophical or social issues, Yvonne wanted to branch outside of her comfort zone and share her worst ‘not first date, date’ with us here at Faded Spring, as she thought it might make us laugh. Without further ado, let the ‘Dating Games’ begin…
Hi my name is Yvonne and this is the story not of a ‘first date’, but of a ‘last date’.I had gone on a couple of dates with this guy and in retrospect, they were a couple of dates too many. To put it succinctly this guy was an asshole. He was condescending in every interaction, leaving me feeling small. After every hang out I would ask myself “Did I enjoy myself? I don’t think he did. I’m not sure he even likes me.”(Side note, if you are asking yourself those questions after any date you should first immediately kick them to the curb and second check in with yourself to make sure you have enough self-love to NEVER entertain that type of behavior again.)For whatever crazy reason I decided to go on yet one more date with a guy that was rude and only reached out to me when he was bored. Charming.
We had arranged for him to pick me up from my place for a trip to the museum. Well, when I stepped into his car to my surprise there was a small child around 4 years old or so in the backseat! Turns out it was his son. A SON HE NEVER MENTIONED even though we had already gone on several dates! Call me crazy but I think having a kid is a pretty important detail worth mentioning off the bat. I only knew it was his son because the little boy called him “daddy” as my date failed to even introduce me to the boy during the whole car ride.
After getting lost, we made it to the museum. (Which he blamed me for even though he was the one driving.) We stopped by the museum café to grab a bite since the little boy was hungry. As his son ate, my date made no attempt to talk to me and was curt with my attempts at starting up conversation. He seemed in a bad mood from the moment I stepped into his car and it wasn’t getting any better. When it was time to enter the exhibit the little boy became fussy; the boy dropped to the floor and wouldn’t move. Instead of addressing the fit his son was having in the middle of the museum, my date ignored it and proceed to walk into the exhibit. I wasn’t going to leave this 4 year old alone or make an already embarrassing situation worse so I picked up the little boy and we proceeded into the exhibit together.
I ended up carrying him through the entire exhibit, doing my best to enjoy the artwork while looking after this kid. Meanwhile, my date went off by himself to enjoy the exhibit unencumbered by the responsibility of looking after his son. He spent the whole time in different rooms than us (seeing as I was carry a child I wasn’t moving as fast) and never once bothered to come check on us. We ended the museum trip with a visit to the gift shop during which I spent the whole time making sure the little boy didn’t break anything as his father was of course paying no attention.
The little boy and I bonded more that day than his father and I did. When they dropped me off at my house the boy said he wanted to go back sometime to the museum with me! There were no such kind words from his dad, in fact there weren’t many words from him period that day. He said goodbye to me with no hug and unceremonious “later.” But no sir! There would not be a later. I remember walking into my house and laughing my butt off at how ridiculously bad that date was.
I legit babysat this kid, a kid I didn’t even know existed until that very day, so this man could enjoy the museum on his own! My arms hurt from carrying the boy around all afternoon but they didn’t hurt as much as my ego. Essentially, my whole experience of dating him was pretty awful but it was the last time I ever wasted time on someone who treated me so poorly. I learned to value myself so much more than that. And hey, I got this pretty hilariously bad dating story out it!
Poor Yvonne, I might have had a guy who had a ridiculously inflated ego but at least he didn’t make me babysit his kid! Ladies, get yourself a man that is honest and upfront and respects you enough to share their ‘story’ with you and above all asks for your permission before dumping their unwanted baggage on you. In all fairness Yvonne, you should have just kidnapped his kid and seen whether he would ‘notice’ his missing child then. Poor kid. Give it up to the endearingly fabulous Yvonne, who has entertained us with her dating woes. Here’s hoping that her message of loving ourselves enough to know our own self-worth sticks with us all so that we can all learn from our past mistakes!
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