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 pretty good story on womenshealthmag.com that I’d like to share with you all.
This Story Was Submitted By Rosalva W., 34
“On our first date, my now-husband showed up late and drunk! Two no-nos. He came into the restaurant about 40 minutes past the time we were supposed to meet and smelled like tequila. His face was flushed and his eyes were droopy. We could barely hold a conversation because he couldn’t keep his eyes open. When he asked me what I did for a living, I told him I was a nurse and he thought I said that I worked at a nursing home—so he was asking me questions about old people. Since he was so wasted, I ordered three shots and tried to catch up. I wasn’t quite on his level, but I was definitely drunk and stopped caring about how terrible the date was. Though the date was terrible, we ended up sleeping together that night. I woke up the next morning in his apartment and I swear he was so confused as to who I was. He remembered like 20 percent of the night. He apologized and we went on our second date that night. We have been inseparable since. He explained that he was so hammered because he was drinking with clients all day at work to impress them. We’ve been married for five years and laugh about that date. He has never been as drunk as he was that first date.”
This story started off a little rocky, but it had a pleasant and positive ending. Have any of you ever been drunk on a first date? Is that a turnoff if your date is drunk? I must say that I would be very turned off if my date showed up or became drunk, as I might think he needed to drink to get through the night with me. But maybe the man was going through a tough time and got a little carried away. I admire Rosalva for not being judgemental and allowing him another chance. It truly goes to show that sometimes people are worth second chances because they just may be your true love. I love that this story ended in a successful marriage and a funny story that they can look back on and laugh at.