The idea for this series came from the fact that I have never met anyone without at least one hilarious or horrible (or both) dating story. There was the time I was set up on a blind date with an incompatible psychopath who put a damper on the romance when he accused me of stealing his wallet... And so many others! So why not turn our stories into a TV show? If you have a memorable dating story to share, post it here!
A Participant says:
What I am amazed is how 20 people can rate a script, that was only downloaded 6 times...
I am kind of disinclined to start reading it, because my grade or critique (even if I liked it a lot) would be worthless to you.
I have the feeling some people are only reading the plot description, but I promise they are all real reviews.
There is a notebook icon that appears in the center of the picture on the main page. If you click on the icon, it opens the script right in that window (where the picture previously was) and you can read the entire script there. That's how I read it and didn't even realize that there was a download option until I was done.
Huh interesting. I haven't rated the script yet (so no blaming me for your mismatch!) but I did just download the script myself and it still says only 6 downloads. I wonder if it depends what browser one uses. (Mine's firefox fyi).
Nobody's posting dating stories! Oh well, I've had some bad experiences. I went on a date with a guy who was completely pretentious and started arguing with me about the littlest things. Not to mention, he judged the outfit I was wearing and was completely rude. Never again!
Ha Amanda, outfit judging by a GUY on a first date is definitely a problem. Although probably more for him than for you. ;) I had a fun little bad date a few months ago...
It was a third date actually. On date 1 the guy, let's call him Andy, showed up with a book in hand-- the lean start-up I think it was called. Or something to that effect. Excellent jumping off point for conversation, I thought, so much better than "so how may siblings do you have" etc. So I sipped my coffee and happily soaked up some start-up starting strategy.
On date 2 I get more details about how Andy recently left law to work at a start-up. What a passionate and interesting fellow this guy must be, I thought, to leave a boring but comfortable career to follow his dreams. So, I got comfortable somewhere between the middle and edge of my seat and dug into my burger with gusto as Andy's heart-warming story unfolded.
Date 3 rolls around and at this point I'm really feeling pretty well versed in both how to start a start-up and in how Andy started his start-up. But before I can start us off on a new scintillating topic of conversation Andy launches in to a soliloquy about the trials and tribulations of continuing a start-up once the fun of starting a start-up is over. I nodded, I smiled, I soothed, I consoled. But as my pad thai started to become a distant memory and his plate was still almost untouched I couldn't take it anymore. I resorted to interrupting with long complicated questions that went nowhere just to get him to pause long enough to take a few bites, meandering us that much closer to getting the bill.
When Andy called a couple days later I didn't pick up. I didn't want to deal with explaining that I wasn't up for a date 4. Turns out I needn't have worried. I popped a few grapes in my mouth and smiled as I listened to Andy's voicemail-- he needed to put "us" on hold. I was too much of a distraction from his work. Start-ups are very demanding you know.
That is too funny! I know all too well how frustrating it can be to finish your meal and the guy is still rambling with a full plate. That would cue me to start talking incessantly about myself, long drawn-out stories, until he was forced to pick up his fork and chow down.
I've had some good dates though. But, honestly, those are not nearly as interesting. ;)