So you’ve just gotten dressed up in your new black dress and Manolo Blahnik shoes to meet the next selection of hand picked blind dates kindly supplied by your friends. Incidentally, these are the same friends who believe that the next guy around the corner will definitely be the one to lead you down the isle of bliss and happily ever afterness. Dinner is going splendidly well and his conversation is quite captivating, until he mentions the fact that he has an interesting proposition for you. Your curiosity is beyond peaked. Your ready to answer “Yes” to what you think is a “Will you be the woman of my dreams type of question, when out of his mouth spills a torrid proposition of “Will you fulfill my needs when my wife doesn’t?
Unbelievable! He’s asking you to be the side of mashed potatoes to his wife’s meatloaf. But for the fact that you are dining in a 5 star restaurant, you would indeed strangle him with your fine cloth dinner napkin. Just when you thought you had a great catch on the line, he turns out to be a big fat fish of disappointment. Because lying and infidelity come easy to him, he can’t understand why you’re so offended by this obviously juicy opportunity that any woman would just wait in line to snatch up. He also casually mentions that he realizes why you might be disheartened by the fact that he is married and off the market, but believes that love can sometimes be betrayals best friend. This blind catch of the day must most certainly be “Out to Lunch indeed!”
If your dream date has gone from bad to worse before dessert is even served, take heart and know that you’re not alone. You begin to wonder if all men are callous cold hearted selfish snakes. It is not surprising to learn that half of all blind dates and internet dating experiences fizzle out before they pass go or at least are as uncomfortable as hell. It’s generally either a front row seat to hours of boredom or a one way ticket to “all about me island” where you have to listen to an epic dissertation about how his animal magnetism draws chicks to him like bees to honey.
The benefits of double dating at least provide you a way of getting out of dodge or arranging a fake cell phone call to your table. Show me a blind date that goes well and I’ll show you a professional colorblind florist. They just don’t exist. At the end of the night you’re left with dashed hopes and filthy propositions.