I have been on a lot of bad dates thanks to dating apps and dating sites.
One time, I arrived at the restaurant before my date and got us a table for two. When she arrived, before she sat down, she asked,
Hey, would you mind switching to a table with an extra seat? My boyfriend is coming soon.
So, that wasn't fun. But at least I didn't have to pay for his meal.
Still, it's preferable to what has happened to a number of women in Los Angeles at the hands of one serial dine-and-dasher.
Paul Gonzales has left three women footing the bill after eating a very expensive meal on their first blind date.
One of the women told CBS Los Angeles Paul scarfed down most of his meal, then he got up when he received a phone call. He left "maybe half a baked potato" and said he needed to take the call.
But Paul never came back.
He. Never. Came. Back. For. That. Half. Of. A. Baked. Potato.
The woman said,
The waiter came back and said he's not out there, 'Is this a first date?' And I said, 'Yes, this is a first blind date,' and he said, 'He's gone.'
I feel bad for both this woman and this waiter who had to break the news.
Another woman who experienced his dine and dash said,
[He was] very complimentary, very chatty, seemed to have similar interests.
But then he ordered over $100 worth of food. She told CBS,
This guy is obnoxious. First of all, who orders two entrees? But he excused it by saying he was a bodybuilder.
Then, our boy Paul started to come on to her. When she didn't reciprocate, he excused himself.
He says 'I'm going to the bathroom, I'll be right back,' and he never did.
What a scumbag. If a woman won't kiss me, I at least pay for my THREE entrees I order, not because I'm a bodybuilder but because I want it all.
But he's not just running out on dates. The Los Angeles police say that Paul also did this at a hair salon. After his haircut, he straight-up ran out of the door while still wearing the smock.
This man has no shame -- but he must be a very fast runner.