Online dating anecdote
We had a great time, but when we were waiting for our check, he let out a huge fart that I couldn’t hear or smell—thank goodness—but I definitely felt the massive vibration.It was ridiculous, but, lucky for him, we both started cracking up.” –Laurel, 30, Indianapolis “My first date in college was with a guy named Ian. I got super dressed-up and went to the campus bar to meet him.I meant the one in my apartment.'” –Mary, 26, Manhattan “I went on a blind first date with a man who lived with a guy who my roommate met on Tinder—what a time to be alive. But I’m a trooper, so I tried to stick it out to be nice.When I showed up to the bar he’d chosen, he was already pretty plastered. Finally, I managed to get small talk going and it came up that I have a short list of things that make me instantly not trust someone: If you don’t like pizza; if you wear socks to bed every night; if a mustache is your only facial hair; and if you don’t like dogs.
The next weekend, he sent me a load of drunk texts asking why I didn’t like him and why I led him on.
When I showed up, he decided he didn’t want to drink, so we took a walk and then ‘ended up’ right by his place.
Side note, he had greeted me with a ‘you look like your photos! or replying to future texts.” –Casey, 28, San Francisco “My first Tinder meet-up also happened to be my first date after a shattering breakup, and I felt all kinds of badass for finally getting back out there.
Lesson learned: manage your expectations—especially on Tinder.” –Lucy, 29, Brooklyn “I went on a first date with a guy I knew from high school.
He was the quiet, brooding, artistic type back then, and I was hoping he still was.