(Phatforums News / Match.com) — Dating can be like playing poker, because you never know what hand you are being dealt. You come away with surprises and insights in the woman’s character, habits or eccentricities, however appealing or unappealing they may be. Wild cards may appear in the form of quirky or even troublesome experiences with the opposite sex. This is especially true on blind dates or the first few times you go out with someone new. If you think you’ve had a bad date recently, consider these dating disasters reported from men around the country to see where you stack up:
1. The date who rubbed him the wrong way
Bob, 41, had a few dates with an attractive woman, and says that “after two or three dates, we wound up at her place.” It was a warm summer night, and he was wearing sandals. Bob doesn’t particularly like foot massages, so he declined when his date insisted that she wanted to give him one… not once, but twice! By her third request, Bob firmly declined the offer, got up, and walked out the door without looking back.
2. The mixed-messages mom
Joey, 40, was set up with an attractive woman through a mutual friend. He took her to a nice restaurant, but was bothered when the lady in question left the table a few times to answer her cell phone. Joey suggested she turn it off for the remainder of their time together, but his date explained that her twin boys were staying with her ex. “During dinner, I felt as if I was being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey,” says Joey. Afterward, they went to see a movie… and she fell asleep. “She woke up and told me to take her back to the meet-up spot so she could go home. As I walked her to her car, she became critical of me for picking such a long movie — although she had originally suggested it.” Joey then returned to catch the end of their movie. Although he politely left her a message the next day to relay how it ended, Joey never heard from her again.