"Your name is Alex, right?"
“It was a lackluster OkCupid date. At the end when we were leaving the bar, she turns to me and says, ‘Your name is Alex, right?’”
-- Kyle, 29
"Apparently my grip is stronger than I thought."
“A friend of mine texted me from the hospital late at night. Message loosely read, ‘at hospital with my date.’ I asked for more details and got back, ‘Well, he’s getting stitches on his dick. Apparently my grip is stronger than I thought.’ I went back to bed.”
-- Amir, 31
"He tried to tell me how he’s 'racially colorblind'”
“I had just started using Bumble and was trying to be more flexible about my superficial dating preferences (distance, age, height, etc.). I’m in the city and he lived in West Chester, so we decided to meet in Media (a 45-minute drive for each of us). He seemed nice and functional, but within 15 minutes things got weird. He tried to tell me how he’s 'racially colorblind' (for context, this is a cisgender white guy who works for a wealth management firm). He then proceeded to show me photos of himself with 'some brown friends' he had recently made on a trip to Ireland to somehow prove his colorblindness. At that point, I knew I needed to tap out and stop trying to educate this guy. It was a long drive home, during which time he texted to say how amazing he thought the date went.”
-- Rachel, 28