We've all had our share of bad, cringe-worthy dates. One of the things that I love and hate at the same time is when you are out someplace and you can immediately spot the couple that is on a bad date and you know that there will not be a second date. You can't help but be amused by the guys and feel sorry for the girls in these situations. Tonight, TLS and I went out for dinner at our favorite restaurant in New York. While this is not an extremely fancy place by any means, but it is a 3 $$$ restaurant on Opentable and is very nice. A perfect date spot.
While we were in there, I noticed a couple on a date. The girl looked very pretty and nicely dressed, and the nicest thing that I could say about him would be to call him a hot mess. Or use much more colorful language if you will. At first I noticed the backwards PBR baseball cap in a restaurant and pointed it out to TLS wondering who would actually wear that to a restaurant. He then replied that the guy was just wearing a white undershirt and that's it. I figured he would probably be wearing jeans or khakis. Wrong again. Track pants. With racing stripes down the sides. And sneakers. The entired time, he sat at the table looking like he was auditioning to play the role of Quasimodo in a play, and also kept his elbows on the table the entire time. Really? really? really???? The girl gets dressed up for a date and he shows up looking like he just got done with a beer pong tournament in the Kappa Sig basement? I told TLS that I was hoping this was not a first date and she knew him well because if a guy had shown up looking like that for a date with me, I would have gotten a mysterious phone call saying that my Nana had fallen and fractured her hip. He said that he hoped it was a first date and the girl would not be seeing him again. Either way, a PSA to any guys who are reading this- if you are going on a date, put some effort into it. Be on your best behavior.