Your Weekly PSA

To all my fellow single Monsters out there: be aware of where you’re sitting on your first dates.  That is, unless you enjoy being observed like a lab rat.

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10 Responses to Your Weekly PSA

  1. flanny says:

    When I visited Chicago a year ago and had that “huge” Monster Meet-Up, I was the first person to the bar at, like, noon or something on a weekday. I was super early, the bar was super empty, and I remember thinking that the bartender probably thought I was waiting for a super weird blind date. I just sat there waiting, looking at my phone, making eye contact with everyone who came through the door. I believe I even introduced myself to a stranger thinking he might be Chris Trash. “Are you . . . Christ Trash? Are you . . .DS3M?” He was neither. And it was just getting to the point where if I were the bartender I would have thought this weird girl dressed like Molly McIntire was being stood up, and suddenly, like, five people came to see me and be my friends. So that was exciting, and it must have been a relief for the bartender. It’s so weird waiting for other Monsters you’ve never met at bars. Or in subway stations. Can’t wait to do it again!

  2. I absolutely LOVE watching people who are on first dates! It’s really the best. (Don’t worry, I’m sure I was entertainment fodder for plenty of people while I was on my one million terrible first dates so it all comes back around.)

    The only time this was terrible was when my friend and I were watching what we thought was a date and we thought the couple was really cute, so we decided to talk to them (we were, as the kids say, “supes drunks”) and it turned out that he was just back from Iraq where this lady’s husband (this guy’s best friend!!) was still fighting and they were definitely NOT on a date and did not think it charming that we thought they were (we ran away CONVINCED that we impeded an affair from beginning). And that, kids, is why you don’t talk to strangers!

    Also, I’m always early, and many many times I have had a very nice, nervous guy come up to me and be like, “Are you Cathy?” (or whatever)

  3. Sota says:

    I really hate dating. I wish I enjoyed it more, but its just a lot of the worst.

    That said, watching other people date is the best. I was never a bartender, but at my old regular bar it was SO MUCH FUN to watch the people who were clearly on dates and try to read how the whole thing was going.

    • Sota says:

      Is this an excuse to tell random bar dating stories? Ok.

      My usual bar(my own personal Cheers if you will) was one of the stops on a Singles Party Bus. Apparently this is a thing you can buy tickets to and then they drive you around with other singles and drop you at bars and you all mingle and then get back on the bus to go to the next stop. One time my friend and i were having a drink and the singles bus stopped and a whole crowd of singles came in. Two guys started hitting on us and they seemed alright and then one of them got really rude and was making rude comments about disabled people and I shut him down pretty loudly and publicly in front of the whole bar for making those statements. He STILL asked for my number. I said yeah right. One year later….the same friend and I were drinking at the same bar and the SAME GUY got off the singles bus again. He literally belined for me (I guess I am his type) and hit on me again. Even all the bartenders remembered how I had shut him down the last time. I don’t really remember why I am telling this story…basically if a girl shuts you down in front of an entire bar, don’t hit on her again a year later….its just embarrassing for everyone. Also, don’t be an asshole and you won’t have this problem.

      • FRQ says:

        This isn’t a dating* story, but this reminds me of the time I went to a seafood restaurant a few years ago for a friend’s birthday. I went up to the bar to get a drink, and waited about 10 minutes before the bartender served all of the customers that preceded me. Right as she begins to walk my way, this pop-collared megadouche steps directly in front of me and holds up a $20 bill in her general direction. He wasn’t even looking at her, just casually chatting with his friends. Fortunately she passed right by him and took my order, but it pains me to know people like that exist in the world.

        [*but I agree, dating sucks]

  4. I went to a bar for a first date a few weeks ago and there were definitely at least 4 other first dates. I kind of just wanted to watch them instead of being on a date myself.

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