The other night, my friend Alex and I went to dinner.
We went to a cramped ramen place and were seated at a small table next to two 20-somethings very obviously on a first date.
Maybe you'll learn that wow, this woman is really cool, and you like spending time with her. ” That way, it's been established, you would like to take her out to dinner.
We can all agree that bad manners can be dealbreakers on first dates.One might describe her face as “upsettlingly patient.”Honestly, I don't know why the woman, or me, or Alex did not stand up, throw a bowl of ramen on the guy and storm out of the restaurant. And talking about it afterward, Alex and I were doubly upset that this was in no way an isolated incident. That way, when she looks at you, she doesn't think “Wow, he's absolutely disgusting.”And while we're at it: Don't put your elbows on the table, put your napkin on your lap and use utensils -- the “fork” the “knife.”Guys. No matter the topic, he had to immediately insert his sh*tty two cents.He explained things to her, critiqued all of her opinions and showed off his obnoxious points of view like a peacock whose feathers just got a subscription to The Economist.And if you catch yourself doing this, please make a change.I'm going to put this one very delicately and very specifically: Unless you've tricked her into going out with you, you both know this is a date. A woman (a woman) decided to spend time with you (you).