On Tuesdays, I thought it would be fun to share some dating disaster stories. A few of the stories will be my own and others will not. When browsing, I came across a funny story on theguardian.com that I’d like to share with you all.
This story was written by Kay, age 30, from London, England.
‘My date started doing his daily meditation in the middle of the restaurant’
“The last date I went on wasn’t exactly the worst I’ve ever had, but it was definitely one of the funniest. I went out with a guy I met at a singles event. We chatted a bit and he seemed nice, so we set up a date. We ended up at a restaurant, but opted for drinks and dessert rather than a full meal.
On the date it soon became clear that we were very different. He’s really into new-age philosophy and I am much more grounded. But the best part was when, about half an hour into the date, he started to meditate in the middle of the restaurant.
It was part of his daily routine and he didn’t want to skip it even though we were having dinner. He did inform me in advance and I didn’t object. I was too shocked. I tried to be very polite and withdrew to the ladies’ room when it was time for his meditation. I came back to the table in time to save our waiter who brought us dessert and clearly didn’t know what to do with a meditating guest. After dessert, he said he was available for a second date. I was left contemplating how best to tell him I wasn’t keen.
In the end we ended up going Dutch on the bill. I was glad, because that way I knew I didn’t owe him anything. He never called, and I haven’t tried to get in touch either.”
Just visualizing this story made me laugh out loud! I commend the man for his dedication to his practice. I’m sure many individuals would be caught a little off guard if placed in the same position as Kay. I commend her for respecting his choice and being polite about the situation. Oftentimes, spirituality can be a bit “much” for others that do not understand the practice. It is helpful if your partner is able to not only understand your journey, but to help you and encourage you along the way!