Oh man. This guy had a marlin at the end of his rod. But instead of reeling it in gently, he tugged violently and lost it to the big, bad ocean.
That's a metaphor for how badly he screwed up in getting with his crush.
He was trying to play hard to get, which, as a rule of thumb, usually works. But he pushed it too far.
I mean, he was doomed from the get go. But he probably couldn't have salvaged it at any point.
It started with this exchange:
Pretending to be your own girlfriend: punchy. This is arguably the most dangerous of tactics. Only true masters can pull it off. This guy is a complete novice.
OMG. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Please, Dave. Don't make me cringe any more.
THROW IN THE TOWEL. TAP OUT.
That's it. Game over, man. GAME OVER.
The crush wins, after Dave goes down due to a technical knockout.
What a douche. Seriously, improve your pick-up lines or sit on the sidelines, Dave. The world has no time for this.