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My Awful First Date What You Can Learn From My Mistakes and Experiences

I am the poster child for bad dates. I think the bigger issue is not the bad date but rather the changes in men and how they are willing to treat women. In case you are wondering what in the world I am talking about. Let me explain my most recent bad date to you. This was months ago and since I have not had a date since, that is how traumatized I was.1st-date-drunk

I had go to a school conference. There I saw a man that I met at a previous school conference and I will be honest at the fact that I was not really feeling him then and I did not see any reason to change my opinion. However, I tend to be very picky and he “appeared” to be a nice man so when I met him this time he offered to take me to dinner later in the evening, I agreed.

Now just to give you a word of advice ladies, if a man offers to take you to dinner wait for him to call. That is his job. A list of things that you do not do are:

  • Call him all day to make sure that he did not forget about you.
  • Offer to go dutch.
  • Offer to drive.
  • Meet him after work or class in a designated spot at an exact time.

It is okay to set up a time that you want to meet for the date. Like in this case I knew he wanted to meet after class. But after class I went right up to my hotel room. If he called then great, if not then I was not stuck in the lobby looking crazy because he stood me up. I was not going to go to his class and wait outside his door for him to come out so that we could go to dinner. Because what if he changed his mind then you would be looking dumb waiting for him. I feel that you can weigh a man’s seriousness about you when he follows through on the things he said he is going to do. And it just so happened that this man did that. After class I got a text asking me was I ready to go to dinner and I agreed.

From there I met him in the lobby where we proceeded to go on our date. He opened up the car door and “appeared” to be very sweet.

This is a disclaimer:

Women that even if a man appears to be nice, things can change because they may have an anterior motive on their mind as you will soon see in this case.
tnmcouplebaddateAfter we had dinner everything was all good. We had normal conversation and even talked about church. He seemed like a “good man,” that is until after dinner he tried to convince me to come back to his room so that we could drink wine together. To be honest this was not a terrible request that he asked me to come to his room because men typically will try their luck. What was terrible was that even after I said I was not going to his room, he still decided to take me to his hotel anyway. I already knew I was not getting out of the car. I knew I was not going to his room to drink wine, for what?

There are several things wrong with this picture:

  • I did not know him.
  • That drink could have been drugged.
  • He was more than likely trying to get me drunk to have sex.
  • He was being way too pushy by disregarding my statement and trying to make me go to his hotel after I told him no.

There are always red flags with people if you really pay attention. Now some women might have said,

“He has a very good paying job, he took me on a pretty good date, he showed interest in me, and so I mine as well go to his room on the first date.”

WRONG! Just because a man is a good man on paper does not mean that he has all rights to your body and your vagina. I do not care how much money he has or what he drives (In this case he had a Range Rover in case y’all wanted to know).

After him seeing that I was not getting out of the car to go to his room, he then decided that HE wanted to go to a club. We settled on going to a club/bar. I personally do not think that a club is good to go to on a first date. How can you get to know one another over the music while bumping and grinding against one another. Needless to say, we went to the lounge, the place was nice, we decided to sit and have some drinks. We only had two drinks but then the real him came out. This is when I had to fight against a sexual predictor.

bad_date_escapeFrom this point on he tried to kiss me several times even though I turned my head to show him that I was not trying to kiss him. He tried to get me to sit on his lap.  Give him a little dance. And he snuck feels on my butt and other parts of my body several times, which pissed me off even more. What gave him the right to touch me without my permission?

Needless to say it was 12 am and I was ready to go. We did have to go to class in the morning. He did not want to leave. As a matter of fact he wanted to dance. I love dancing by the way, I was just not going to dance with him. He already showed me he had some boundary issues. And so I stood there telling him I was ready to go which he ignored and simply got behind me and began grinding his pelvis against my butt as I stood there.

So lets recap.

Me saying that I did not want to dance was not enough, me standing there and not moving was not enough. He chose to actually push up against my backside and he was dancing all his own because I was just standing there irritated. This happened perhaps about 5 times as I tried to make my way to the door.

Then as we went back to the car, he opened the door and decided to feel me up and down at this point, literally, HE SLID HIS HAND FROM MY THIGH TO MY BUTT, as I was getting in the car. And I guess he wanted to try his luck again because at this point he invited me to go back to his hotel to take a bath, and spend the night. Which of course I said. NO.

Please tell me I am not the only women in the world that thinks that this man is crazy!

After getting back to my hotel. Which I would have been happy if he dropped me off in the front of the hotel and went on his way. But he had to walk me into the hotel were he tried to kiss me again, which I refused. He then followed me in the elevator, to try to molest me again. But he never got the chance because a third person got into the elevator with us. THANK GOD. And that was the end of our date. Over the weekend he proceeded to want to take me out again, but to me that was a no thanks. I do not like feeling violated when dating someone.

The real issue here is why did he feel that this behavior was acceptable? He must have tried this behavior on a date before and it worked out for him. That is the only reason why he would try it again, and think it was okay. My message to women, is to not accept this type of behavior. This man made six figures, drove a range rover, had two homes, and was getting a PhD. But so what? All this does not give him rights to your body. And it does not mean they have the right to disrespect you. Therefore, under all situations weather we are lonely or not, we must not let go of ourselves or our dignity and allow men to treat us any kind of way. Know what I am saying. I hope you do. Until next time folks.

An added bonus, if you want to see my video recap of this date, check below:

 

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About Sophia Reed (293 Articles)
I am a single mother of one, Christian, and Lover of Life. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy, I am a National Certified Counselor, and I am currently a PhD candidate in Human Behavior. I love motivating others and encouraging all women to be beautiful from the inside and out. To get in contact with me, you can email me at sophiareedsbook@gmail.com

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