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 vhdc
Joined: 7/18/2006
Msg: 3
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I'm sorry but this is funny. Where did she come in from Prescott? Okay, to answer your questions:
As soon as I layed eyes on her,
Handed them $10 and tell them to put it all on red.

Unable to email you for your answer, so please share. What did you do?
 Londonbabekins
Joined: 3/10/2007
Msg: 6
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Posted: 6/29/2007 3:50:02 PM
I think you went above and beyond for the first date.
If a guy kept changing the times on me like she did with you, after the second phonecall I would tell him he was taking the piss and if he didnt give me a realist time for when he was going to arrive i would be going home.
For her to turn up 6 and a half hours late you should have said "Hi" and "Bye". Communication is good, but what she did was make a fool out of you. I would have waited until 10pm, to find out where he was. If he said he was going to the casino I would have said I am going out with the guy I had just met in the bar whilst waiting for you.
BTW what did you do?
 vhdc
Joined: 7/18/2006
Msg: 8
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Posted: 6/29/2007 4:04:15 PM
I would say this was a problem of their own making. I got stranded out by Cave Creek when I was in AZ last (okay, really got lost leaving CC). Had to go by the exact spot the next day and had a good laugh, really only two lanes in and two lanes out how lost could I have been?
 Champuli Nam Pakanli
Joined: 2/5/2007
Msg: 9
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Posted: 6/29/2007 4:05:26 PM
I agree - you went way above and beyond for this. If my date was supposed to be at the designated place at 8:30, the latest I would have waited would have been 8:45. After that, I'm out...
 crittersitter
Joined: 5/13/2007
Msg: 15
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Posted: 6/29/2007 4:34:50 PM
OP: seems that this hag was just a psycho tweaker .
She probably spent all that time huntin' for a bag of dope while you were waiting!

I really liked the part where she said " A 'true friend ' wouldn't leave her stranded-'cause of the part about how it was o.k. to let you sit there waiting for 6 hours!

You're a very tolerant guy!!!

 vhdc
Joined: 7/18/2006
Msg: 16
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Posted: 6/29/2007 4:44:46 PM
Yeah, pardon the pun but this is a mixed kettle of fish.
Can you give me an idea how long it will take to drive from Ph to Pres on a holiday weekend? Thanks...
 packagedealx3
Joined: 2/4/2006
Msg: 17
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Posted: 6/29/2007 4:45:23 PM
I think you were being a really good sport right up through the call that they had just left, what, an hour after she was supposed to be there? Even staying put as long as you did was beyond the call of duty.

Anyone that is dumb enough to stand there ragging on the only potential ride they have home deserves what she got.
 tdah73
Joined: 12/11/2005
Msg: 19
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Posted: 6/29/2007 5:14:29 PM
Socrates - you're a the patron saint of patience compared to me. i would have given up long before you did. as for her ridiculous claims against you, they mean nothing when you consider the source.

btw, how DID she get home?
 Miss W
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 26
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Posted: 7/2/2007 8:05:55 AM
I'm sorry that this happened to you but on the other hand, this story is too hilarious. Just when you think you've heard everything.

I am curious if during your phone conversations if she seemed a bit "off" at all.
 ~rain~
Joined: 6/9/2007
Msg: 28
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Posted: 7/2/2007 10:47:46 AM
the 9:30 call saying.....they were just leaving (an hour late)..would have made me annoyed..

the 11:00 call saying... they were stopping at a casino..would have made me just cancel any plans .. and tell them not to even bother making the rest of the trip....


And, when you finally get there, after many trials and tribulations due to your travelling companions, he is not pleased. You are not what he is expecting, physically. He makes a shallow attempt to be gentlemanly, at your plight, but he bails, after he realizes that you're not what he was hoping for. He is even of the opinion, at 3:00 a.m., after you have travelled five and a half hours to meet him, that you might be "chemically altered". And he's home, and fine, ten minutes later, while you're still standing in that parking lot.


trials and tribulations that he had nothing to do with!!..those travellimg companions could have stopped at a casino on their way back from dropping this girl off..
This guy was a gentleman in every sense of the word for putting up with this womans crap!..Alot of men wouldnt have given her this much...
The 5 and a half hour trip to meet him..should not have been 5 and a half hours..if it had been a direct trip!..
This woman deserves what she got...and she is lucky to have gotten that much out of this man.
As for not being what he expected physically.....If Pam Anderson stepped out of this truck with her bunch of friends after all this.....she wouldnt have deserved anything less!!
 molly__blooming
Joined: 4/6/2006
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Posted: 7/2/2007 10:49:52 AM

I think you went above and beyond for the first date.
If a guy kept changing the times on me like she did with you, after the second phonecall I would tell him he was taking the piss and if he didnt give me a realist time for when he was going to arrive i would be going home.


i agree with londonbabe here.

being on time for a first date (and generally speaking) is important. it's one thing to be a few minutes late, it's another to leave a person sitting someplace waiting for half an hour, an hour, and certainly for hours on end.

she sounds like really bad news. i am surprised that didn't show up at all in your conversations? or e-mails?

anyhow, OP, i agree with the others, you are really patient, which is a true virtue.

better luck next time!
 ketch
Joined: 8/24/2006
Msg: 36
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Posted: 7/26/2007 3:28:02 PM
You should have bailed at 9:30.

If she can't be less than an hour late, it's not worth the effort.

Ketch
 redstarcookie
Joined: 7/18/2007
Msg: 42
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Posted: 7/26/2007 4:49:36 PM
Socrates,

After laughing at your story and tripping because you went way above and beyond what someone should do to wait for a date, I wish you leaved nearer to me because you have to be extremely patient, flexible and have a great sense of humor! [ ] I think I will have to drive out to Arizona and "stalk" you as well!

Thanks for the great laugh! [ ]
 whisper67520
Joined: 9/29/2006
Msg: 44
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Posted: 7/26/2007 9:53:47 PM
Socrates.....I just have a couple of questions...1. knowing how large Phoenix and the surrounding cities area is......undoubtedly you encouraged her to come on to Phoenix when she called you and said she was just leaving, headed that way, was that the case? 2. Second when she called you and advised you her friends were stopping at the casino....did you offer to get on your bike and met her there? 3. Also, was she aware that you didn't own/have a car and only a motorcycle? 4. Undoubtedly with all the continuing phone calls between the two of you throughout the evening, I can't phantom that she would have gone ahead and come to meet you at that late hour, unless you had encouraged it. Actually the gentlemanly thing to have done, would have been to take them to the bus station and let them catch the next bus back home, if you didn't want to spend 8 hours doing the deed. And finally, this site has the block feature....so if you didn't want to continue the drama....just use it. Allowing the continued drama and posting here, must be feeding a need you have in some way.

Would have been nice if you had advised her, when making the arrangements for this first meet.....I hate for you to have to rely on friends to get here....why don't I drive there and meet you at a local place.

Just another view point....
 El_Mariachi
Joined: 4/21/2007
Msg: 45
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Posted: 7/27/2007 7:10:38 AM
Not EVERYONE has a car. Geez, grow up.

OP, you have too much patience, I think. Just the first hour she was late would've sent me packing.
 lovableladywanted
Joined: 5/14/2006
Msg: 47
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Posted: 12/25/2007 6:04:05 AM
I think its safe to say their brains are STRANDED somewhere
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