His answer was something along the lines of being an artist, he wasn't mainstream and was different.
HELLO UNCLE, THAT'S SO UNCOOL.
I could not help looking at his damn shoes throughout the date, and I remember being extra disgusted to realise that they were not even original Crocs, but the rubber copies thy sell at the markets for $4 or something.
Ok, so let the shoe issue rest. As we met, within the first 12 seconds, I already felt that he wasn't my type after all and I was never going to take this further. So in a bid to save each other's time and effort, I said I wasn't hungry, and would prefer to just sit down for a drink instead of dinner.
He agreed. We ordered our drinks. He talked all about himself... about the photography he does (of textures or something) and his upcomming exhibition... etc etc.... he didn't ask me one question about myself. So I'm pretty sure he doesn't know that I am a blogger or anything about me for that matter.
And you know what else? Half way through, he said - "Guess my age?"
I said, "38." because that's what he put on his profile!
And he smiled smugly, and said," No, I'm 51." He was sooooo happy I said 38 because he actually thought I said 38 because he looked 38! Wtf man.
I clarified that he put 38 on his profile???! And he said yes, because he feels 38. Wow... what a great excuse to cover a lie. Delusion.
I drank my drink fairly quickly. The waiter asked if I wanted another, and I said no thanks. Mr Cool Crocs however... really milked that one drink. We were there 1 hour. I was hungry. I was waiting for him to finish his damn drink so we could end the date.
But surprise surprise... the kinds staff in Esmirada's was having a slow night, so they popped out to refill our drinks for free. NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
All in all, that night took 2.5 hours. In retrospect... I should have just ordered the lamb!
P/s - after the 2 drinks, he offered to take me back to his place (on his Vespa?!!??) and cook dinner for me. Talk about not being able to read body language eh.
I know you will say it's my fault. I should have just made it clearer, or just walked off as soon as I saw him. But I'm not rude like that.... and I really thought the date would be 30 mins tops, if we just sat for a drink. Lesson learnt!
I have more internet dating stories to share with you. Will tell you about more wierdos when I feel like it. It was good fun while it lasted, and I actually met some guys with whom I am still friends with.
I don't think i'm a good date to those i've dated before but at least be honest up front to save everyone's time.
Or, i would have used the fact that he lied about his age as the reason for leaving. "I don't really fancy liars, but that's just me", you could say. I think he would have deserved that too.
What a weirdo. But haha, makes for a good story doesn't it?
Love to read your blog very much! =)
if i were you, i definitely will walked off as soon as I saw him...LOL!
But nonetheless, i think i wil stil 'complete' the date coz it muz be v pitiful to have to do this...
I thought the last part where he offered to take you back to his place was gross.
Was it really bad? it sounds pretty skin crawling. still, i feel you were polite enough to end it on a note, i'd cook up a lame excuse and fled. Ooops. Haha
he still sounds better than your OMY date...a certain Mr Lim..
@girl with twithcy thumbs- AGREED!
@Bernard- I got bf now :) real one. lol
@Jess- u make good sense. I agree with u , but I have a problem with being to polite. :( In the end i waste everyone's time I guess :(
@BellyB- I wish I had the guts to say it to his face at the time - HELLO UNCLE THAT'S SO UNCOOL! haha. I just thought it, and then said - Nice to meet you. HAHAHA
@Brielle- thank u :)
@anon11.04pm- yes, but usually with tht, I no longer am polite about it. I will leave.
@pink miu miu - Who bo ji?? me ah ? :(
@Leah- Well, when the night was over, I even let him walk me to the main road on pretext tht I was getting a taxi home. Then when he left, I doubled back to Esmirada's to eat on my own!
@anon11.43- ur welcome
@anon12.40- will do! :)
@edmund- Mr Lim was much better in comparison. surprise surprise.
@Dr Chan - YEAH, I cldn't wait for this Croc wearing Vespa guy to call it quits. for sure. But I meant the whole internet dating phase was good fun while it lasted.
@anon11.46- yeah, he definitely purposely lied in his profile.
Tell us about your date! Think it's the same guy?
@anon6.58 - I don't know who you are, but I have had years of first dates amounting to nothing... Most of them were normal people. Only a few stand out as disasterous dates.
And anyway, I would NEVER mention names.
I bet I am someone elses' disaster date once upon a time too. Cest la vie.
If yes, tell me all about your date please!!