Serious Dating No-nos
Oh. My. Gosh. Now here's a dating story that does triple duty. First, it serves as a cautionary tale about how not to handle a date that did not produce the desired results, and second as a warning to procede slowly in relationships and not get all googly eyed early on as it can take a while before the "love interest" reveals his true self. Lastly, this could be a great concept for a movie script. Once again, I am reminded how blessed I am to have long since found the one with whom I am supposed to grow old.
Here's the background. Darren meets Joanne for a date through a dating service. They have a nice meal and seem to be hitting it off well enough that each is interested in seeing each other again, as we find out later. Joanne offers to split the bill, but Darren declines the offer. Darren tries to reach Joanne for another date, leaving a phone message. When Joanne, who is out of town, does not promptly return Darren's call, Darren, well, shows his true colors. In a way, Joanne is lucky as it might have taken a few more dates before she discovered what a jerk the guy is if she'd been home to answer the phone. The story would be funny if it weren't so unbelievable.
Check out PR. Differently for the full story complete with all emails and voice mails between the two of them.
Thanks to Paul of Gazizza.net for the link.