What makes a good date? Surprise, good conversation, a little romance, and some degree of superior making out. A bad date? That’s usually a combination of poor decisions and even worse chemistry. That said, some of my best dates were one-off affairs while some of the worst led to long-term relationships. I’ll leave it to you to guess which ones led to love.
My 5 Worst Dates
- The guy who started calling me by a name that was not mine because I had the same name as his sister, which just wouldn’t do. He called me Sam. That is not my name.
- Going to see The Blair Witch Project when I had said I cannot watch scary movies. I really wanted to walk out, but I was too afraid to open my eyes.
- The time I wasn’t able to take a sip of my wine before being kissed. Badly.
- The guy who claimed to speak Spanish and promised to take me to a Guatemalan restaurant that was really a fried chicken restaurant run by Guatemalans. I do speak Spanish and understood what pollo frito meant.
- A salmon dinner served with a glass of milk. Salmon and milk? Not a good combo. I have no idea why he didn’t just buy a bottle of wine.
My 5 Best Dates
- The guy who took me on a spring picnic for which he had home-cooked everything and purchased a bottle of some of the best wine I have ever tasted.
- Getting lost in Buenos Aires with a cute Canadian.
- Going to the opera and not really watching the opera. It’s like making out at the movies, only classier.
- Two days spent on an island in the middle of a giant lake in Canada on which the previous campers had left behind their hammock.
- A whiskey tasting. Scotch is one of my favorite things. Combine that with a cute companion? Heaven.
So tell me, dear readers, what are your best and worst dates? Did they lead to love?