We spent the first hour date catching up, and then all of a sudden he got really serious and started taking me through his murky family health history: diabetes, cancer alcoholism, and mental illnesses of all kinds.
When I asked him why he was telling me all this, he said, ‘Well, if we have kids someday, it’s best you know all of this now.’ KIDS?
He showed up in a suit with a massive posh umbrella, and immediately I could tell we both weren’t into each other.
He spent all night chain-smoking, getting me very drunk, and then lunged in for a kiss before hopping on a bus home.“On my first date with my now husband, we went to a local pizza place and sat on the same side of a booth because it was really busy and loud.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.The next weekend, he sent me a load of drunk texts asking why I didn’t like him and why I led him on.Awkward.” –Kate, 28, London “I was 45 minutes late to a first date because a kid literally got murdered for his bike along the bus route I was on.
He was a high school music teacher and I’d had painted him in my mind as an altruistic man of musical theory.