Another Dead-End Date

“I had a date the other night.”


“Don’t sound so surprised, Fred. It’s been known to happen.”

“I didn’t mean it like that, Bob. I haven’t had a date myself in over two months.”

“You haven’t?”

“Nope. I’m not exactly a pimp. But anyway, how did your date go?”

“Pretty well.”

“Did you get some?”

“Nah. It was just a first date, but I think we got along pretty well.”

“That’s a start. Did you text her back the next day?”

“I did.”


“I haven’t heard back from her.”

“When was your date?”

“Last Tuesday.”

“Ooh… That’s not good.”

“Too long?”


“Should I text her again?”

“Sure. Just don’t expect a response.”

“Dammit, Fred. Why does this have to be so hard?”

“I don’t know, Bob. I just don’t know.”

“So what do you think I should do next?”

“Find someone else, I suppose.”

“I don’t know. Sometimes it seems like every girl in this town is taken.”

“I know the feeling. Like I said, I haven’t had a date in months.”

“Yeah, what’s up with that?”

“I just haven’t met anybody. I’m sure I’ll meet someone eventually.”

“Will you? I’m starting to worry that there’s just nobody out there for me.”

“Try not to worry so much, Bob. After all, you’ve got me.”

“Sorry, Fred, but there are some things you can’t give me.”

“Obviously. I’m not suggesting that you give up on dating. I’m just saying that even if you don’t have a girlfriend, you’ve still got someone to hang out with on a Saturday night.”

“Good point, Fred. Do you want another pitcher?”

“Sure. Why not? I’ve got nowhere to be tomorrow. Let’s drink to being single.”

“Amen to that, dude.”



Have you ever been on a date, thinking things are going well, only to find that your date disagrees? Tell me your stories, good or bad, in the comment section.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs regularly at

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