My Gawd! You’ve struck gold! Your crush just asked you out on a date! A DATE!!!!! Never in your mind did you think that would be possible!!! Okay, now breathe in, and breathe out. Do not panic. You’ve got a few days to get ready. You rush to buy a new outfit (cost you a whole week’s salary), endure a facial with agonizing blackhead removals (arghh…the pain!) and on the day itself, get your hair done (that set you back by another hundred bucks). But it’ll be worth it, right? RIGHT? After all, your first date is going to be THE MOST WONDERFUL DATE EVER! You’re both going to fall in love, and end up living happily ever after…..
Except that only happens in fairytales. Time to step back to reality my friend. Here we present to you some of the funny realities that many lovestruck millennials have faced.
EXPECTATION: You had me at hello.
REALITY: Eww! Stay away from me, you weirdo!
Check out a first date gone wrong when the girl ditched the guy for being a weirdo. And it was all documented live by the guy who happens to be a Youtuber!
EXPECTATION: You’re going to dine at the finest restaurant in town.
REALITY: You end up at a mamak stall.
Some girls really dislike going to mamak stalls. Recently, a Malaysian influencer went viral on Twitter for saying that she prefers not to date Malaysian men, because they tend to take girls to the mamak on the first date.
EXPECTATION: You guys are going to have so much in common, you won’t even realize that the night is over.
You: How’s the weather today?
Your date: It’s cloudy.
Your date: Do you think it will rain?
Your date: Oh. Awkward silence………
EXPECTATION: You sizzle. Ohh yeah, baby.
REALITY: You fizzle. Cringe.
AT THE END OF THE FIRST DATE
EXPECTATION: You make out and become a steady couple.
REALITY: You ain’t gonna see him/her again. Ever.
Well that being said, don’t give up hope just yet. First dates might be uncomfortable just like many other firsts you’ve had (riding a bike, going to the dentist or starting a new job) but hey they’re not that bad if you go into it with attainable expectations. If you keep an open mind and judgement out, you could just have the best time of your life.
However, don’t beat yourself up if you guys aren’t compatible, life is all about trying and moving on when it doesn’t work. Love is not about finding your happily ever after but finding someone who is willing to work towards that fairy tale ending with you. Just keep in mind that it takes two to tango and you gotta go looking for your person, they won’t come knocking at your door. So, what are you waiting for? Go out there with confidence! Need for tips on finding love check out WTF episode 18 below.