My Bad. Sorry 1st eHarmony Date Guy.

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
January 15, 2010

I went out on my first eHarmony date this week and I must admit, it was a great date. He did everything right. He texted me to say that he was parking and would be a few minutes late, he had tons of questions to keep the conversation going and he didn’t even fall for my “money move,” which entails the following: I get to the restaurant a few minutes early, sit at the bar, buy a drink, put my card down, and leave it open. Then when he gets there, I suggest that we have a drink before sitting down for dinner. Before we get up from the bar, I sign out my tab and there you have it – I’ve bought the first round of drinks. Guys typically like this and I feel pretty sly, but this guy was not having it. He handed the bartender his card and said, “I know that she gave you her card, but please put the drinks on my card.”

Now, since I’m not familiar with the eHarmony dating etiquette, I made the assumption that browsing his profile in advance of the date was probably a good idea – to have thoughtful questions on tap to fend off awkward silences. But when it came time for me to ask the questions, I couldn’t find a good way to bring them up without it being an obvious profile stalker. So I came clean. The conversation went something like this:

S.A.G.: I have a confession to make. I read your profile before coming here tonight so the next couple of topics I’m about to bring up are pulled directly from there (I can see now as I’m typing this how insane I sound, btw).

1st eHarmony Date Guy: Wow, confessions already. I’m impressed, I think.

S.A.G.: Well, I can’t help it. I’m completely incapable of withholding information, or lying for that matter. (with the exception of maybe this blog)

1st eHarmony Date Guy: That doesn’t sound like a bad thing to me.

S.A.G.: Just wait until I tell you something that you really don’t want to hear.

1st eHarmony Date Guy: What, like you hate my sweater?

S.A.G.: No! I like your sweater, in fact I think I have the same one. I mean…


1st eHarmony Date Guy (laughing and a little ebarrassed): I’m pretty sure that’s worse.


S.A.G. (backpedaling and speaking at hyper-speed): You should know that my sweater is more than likely a man’s sweater and looks horrible on me – way too big and boxy, I swear…


There was really no taking it back, and I’m pretty sure telling your date that you share the same taste in clothing (actual items of clothing, as it were) is a bad move on a first date. Sorry 1st eHarmony Date guy.


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2 Responses to “My Bad. Sorry 1st eHarmony Date Guy.”

  1. Eunuch Says:

    Congrats on your first verbal castration. Must have been awkward when his testicles dropped to the floor and rolled out of the restaurant. Poor bastard. Did he just kick his peen to the side so you wouldn’t trip on it? What a gentleman…er…lady ;) So now that you’ve emasculated him completely, maybe you can recommend your OB/GYN?!?

  2. Karen Says:

    Not to worry! Doesn’t he realize that girls wearing guys clothing is the new in thing?? It’s all over J.Crew!

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