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My Cringiest Tinder Date in China
Before COVID hit, I was in full date-mode. I love dating, the thrill of possibilities meeting a new person! Most of my experiences were great fun, but sometimes a little bit of cringe finds its way in.
This was one of those dates. A man so cringe, so oblivious to social cues that I had to cut things off mid-pint. It’s all good though, the cringe makes you appreciate the good dates even more!
First at the start of the date he greets me with a chest bump…why?
We will forever wonder. It was not a sporting match. I said I’m a hugger, but he opted for a bump.
Then he proceeds to ask me if I know what Poland is. The country Poland. Have I heard of it?
…yes. Yes, I had in fact heard of Poland because I’m a person on this earth.
He then starts insisting that I tell him a joke and “be funny.”
My guy….I am not a stand-up comedian. It’s not open mic time, we’re having a beer.
Needless to say this arbitrary behavior, apparent doubts about my intelligence and demands on my comedic timing put a crimp in the night.
We hadn’t finished one drink when, as he was half way to to the toilets, I yelled “good night!” from across the bar and cheezed it outta there quick! It was absurdist cringe.
Have you ever been on an awkward China Tinder date?
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