Emer's Date: ‘He Thought I Looked Like I Was Abandoned And Felt Sorry For Me’
Story 7 in our Dating Tales competition – see below for details on how to vote!
This month, we're giving away an amazing weekend away for two at the Dunboyne Castle and Spa. To find out more, and to vote for this story to win, see below
I was completely head over heels about this guy, and we finally got chatting one night.
One thing led to another, and we arranged to meet the next evening for a romantic ‘proper’ first date in town at a fancy, posh restaurant.
I arrived in good time, but I waited and waited for him to show up – no sign; it was not looking good. After 30 long, mortifying and painful minutes of agonising and trying to look busy with my phone, I realised he would never come.
I felt like such a fool – everybody staring and feeling sorry for the pathetic girl who was stood up. The wild night before had just been a dream – too good to be true.
But then, next thing I know, the waiter brought me over a delicious looking steak...
... compliments of the guy with the book at the seat on his own over near the window.
He thought I looked like I was abandoned and felt sorry for me, and the next thing you know, I did end up having a very enjoyable first date over a lovely meal... only with a completely different guy to what was originally intended.
It was so much fun, so spontaneous – and the best part?
I’m still with him two years later!
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Check out the other stories
Fiona's story: ‘A Part Of Me Thought I Was On A Hidden Camera TV Show’
Niall's story: ‘Mine Is A Short, Brutal Story’