Tailgate

Another month means another dating disaster my fellow twenty-somethings. If you want to  catch up on previous months, you can read First Date Disasters and I Was Stood Up

This month I am going to tell you about a close friend’s dating disaster. I was actually a witness to this one. My friend, we will call her Sarah, was dating a guy she met online. They seemed to really hit it off and started dating for a couple of months. It wasn’t very serious, but I could tell she had a lot of fun with him. 

One day, she called me up to see if I wanted to go to an LA Galaxy game and tailgate with him and his friends. The guy she was super into, we will call him Andy, was a huge soccer fan. He told her to bring some friends. The more the merrier, right? I told her to count me in because, who doesn’t want to see David Beckham, plus I really wanted to meet this guy. 

We headed down to the soccer game on Saturday afternoon and brought some food and drinks to share with the group. When we got there Andy comes over and greets us all and starts taking us around to meet some of his friends. He grabs us all some drinks and says he will be right back, leaving his friend to talk to us.

At first, it seemed like everything was going well. But then we started getting this death stare from some girls who were with the group. I figured they were just “hating” on us because we were outsiders talking to their friends. It happens all the time in the girl world, unfortunately. But then they started whispering to each other. That was when we really started feeling uncomfortable. 

Andy did not come back over to us for a while. He was all over the place and I was not sure how I felt about him. Thankfully his friends were nice and welcoming. Eventually, we asked his friend what was up with the girls staring us down. He told us that he used to sleep with one of the girls. I could see my friends face drop. After some more drinks, and the girls ended up talking to each other and learning more about their situations with Andy. The girl told her that they were still sleeping together and then my friend told her they have been hanging out for a couple of months, too. 

Andy saw them talking and steered clear of both of them until they went their separate ways. My friend and the other girl were both annoyed. Andy tried to play the field and failed epically. 

Why would anyone think it is okay to invite both people you are hooking up with to the same event? It was like he thought one of them wouldn’t show, but when they both did, he just avoided the situation altogether. It shocks me people think that they can get away with things like that. 

My friend was not mad that he was seeing someone else because they were not exclusive so he didn’t do anything wrong in that respect. But he was wrong to invite them both to the same event. Needless to say we left after that and ended up going to a bar and meeting some really cute English rugby players. But that is another story for another month. 

Have any of you ever been side swiped by the person you are/were dating with an awkward situation?

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