Aug 28, 2008

Worst First Date #2 - Father Figure


"I met the guy on Match and his profile said he was 45 (I was 33). Since his picture was OK and looked age appropriate, I agreed to meet him in a bar in NYC for a drink.

I arrived and scanned the bar for my date. I had noticed this weird looking guy with a Russian fur hat sitting by the door, but he was old so it couldn't be him.


Sure enough, after a minute I hear my name being called and I turn around and it is the fur hat guy.

Trapped!

Since my identity was blown, I went over to meet this guy - I was hoping that my date had sent his father to tell me that he wasn't coming. Stunned, I agreed to sit and have a drink, where I learned that the guy was 75!!!

Responding to my incredulous question of why he had lied about his age he responded 'Some people can't handle the whole truth!' Turns out the picture was of his son!

Although I wanted to bolt, I heard him out for about 15 minutes. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore and told him that I had stayed that long because 'I was raised to respect my elders.'"

-Betsy A. in Spring Lake, NJ
(from www.datingwithoutdrama.com)


Can't handle the TRUTH??!! I'd say 42 years is quite a thing to wrap one's head around. I say men who do that are looking for a young trophy-GF, which is fine but be HONEST about it! Having purused my fair share of online personal ads and having had my own, I can say that there are a LOT of old(er) men looking for young women. While it's fine for those who want to partake... Not for this girl.

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's a whopper of a lie. 42 years is a whole 'nother adult person. I mean, it's one thing to fudge maybe 5, even 10 years off an age, but 42 of them???

Terry said...

Wow! I'm still laughing and I'm speechless. Some men.......

THE STITCHIN NOOK said...

What is it about men & lying about their age????

Isn't there any man out there that believes in honesty anymore??? If a man will lie about something as simple as his age, just remember he'll lie about other things too!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh Boy........what more can I say?

Beth said...

I dabbled in the personal ads back when they were coming into style, in fact I ultimately met my husband that way. Anyway, I had a guy reply to my ad who wouldn't divulge his age, but he said he had two small children, so I figured, how old could he be? Well after talking to him for a while, I finally got his age out of him, he was 65! I was only about 31, so he could have been my father! He had the nerve to be upset at me! I hung up on him and never heard from him again.

Creative Chaos said...

OMG Meari , your stories are so funny , that i amost whish i was free .. just to piss off some losers !! :-)
Patti xx

Barbara said...

OMG! What a jacka__ this guy was. Amazing how some men think lying is no big deal. I imagine the next date story will be of continuing horror (and funny at the same time).
Barb in TX

Gabi said...

"Raised to respect my elders" - that's too funny. I still can't stop giggling here. What a great answer.

Sharon said...

For lies that was a whopper! Men will try anything-LOL

Katrien said...

wow! That is 'a bit' over the top.