In this digital dating era, there is never a dull moment when it comes to the search for a potential mate. As they say, you have to kiss a few frogs to find a prince! We teamed up with The Single Society to bring you all the details of the cringe-worthy experiences while kissing these fabulously horrible - and hilarious- frogs. Read about this awful golfing date that was definitely a swing and a miss. Have an awful date story to share? Speak up and share it here! We'd love to hear it.
Shortly after rejoining Bumble I had quite possible the worst date of my life.
Shortly after I matched with Aaron, a 34-year-old stately looking beverage sales professional. We chatted about how Aaron had played golf in college, and though I myself had no experience with the game, I always wanted to learn.
And hey, I've always been good with a stick.
First date: TopGolf. He offered to pick me up in his car. I declined.
Aaron made a reservation at TopGolf and offered to swing through my neighborhood and pick me up in his car. Not being entirely comfortable with riding in cars with strangers from the internet (besides using Uber multiple times/week) I assured him I could take the train (I live right outside of New York City, so I don't own a car).
HIs reason? So we could "split the tolls".
"Ah, are you sure? I swear I'm not an ax murderer, I just thought it would be better so we can split the tolls," he said.
Spoiler alert: AARON.
Aaron is that dumb.
For some reason, I still went on the date.
At this point, I already knew this date was going to be bad. Why didn't I just bail?
The world may never know.
Aaron and I met in the entryway of the establishment and proceed to the counter to get our clubs.
He immediately asked to split the cost, using cash.
Aaron pulled out some cash and asked me if I had some to split the cost. Considering I never carry cash with me I told him I only have a card.
"Hmmm OK. Do you want to just get this then?" He asked. "Or maybe they have an ATM…" he said, as he perused the area.
I located the ATM and withdrew the cash needed and prayed that this would soon be over.
He told me he only uses cash because his mom monitors his spending...
We awkwardly walked up to the driving range, and Aaron explained to me that he has to pay for everything in cash because his mom is constantly monitoring his spending, and he didn't want to have to explain that he was on a date.
Why, you ask?
Oh, Aaron had ZERO shame in listing the many reasons.
Due to his recklessly irresponsible past financial decisions.
This was already shaping up to be a terrible, no good, very BAD date, but this guy was about to put the cherry on top to truly make it my worst date ever. The reason his mom was in charge of his finances, was that Aaron had made some irresponsible financial decisions in the past, including — but not limited to — buying a BMW that his salary was unable to support, using student loan money meant for his master's degree to make the payments on said BMW, racking up massive credit card debt to supplement his rent payments (in addition to other unnecessary luxuries), then applying for a high-interest payday loan in order to pay them off, ultimately causing him to fall deeper into serious financial turmoil.
In return for bailing him out, his parents now monitored his spending.
In exchange for bailing him out of these situations and to get back on his feet, his parents allowed him to move back into their home, but they would also be allowed access to his accounts in order to monitor his spending habits. Though he was given a small 'allowance' from his own paycheck in which to spend on daily necessities, while the rest went to reimbursing his parents.
He tried going in for a kiss... which I denied.
After we finished the bucket of balls Aaron offered to drop me off at the train station 'since it was on his way, anyway.'
When we exchanged awkward goodbyes he decided to shoot his shot and went in for a kiss…
…which I denied. Shocker.
Never in my life have I been so happy to board the New Jersey Transit.
The next day, he texted me,
Several days later he had another message for me...
With some good old passive aggression. Byeeee!
"I think it is pretty clear you are the kind of girl that is looking for a wealthy finance guy who can take care of her. All good though. Have a nice week."
Ohhh I just love me some passive aggression.
About the AuthorTheSingleSocietyNikki is currently living in NYC with her husband (who she met on Bumble after experiencing the absurdity of online dating) and working in digital marketing. She clearly enjoys recording the ridiculous debauchery that is the modern dating scene. Nikki is also partial to a tall glass of Prosecco, her black/calico kitties, 90s music and playoff hockey. Drop her a line if you have a good story for her to write about.