Date Lab Rat: Let him down easy (or not)

When a guy says he’s looking for someone “not tall or short,” you probably think he’ll be the one to dismiss his blind date as not up to par. Oddly, though, it’s the girl in this week’s Date Lab who ends up dismissing her date on looks alone. She starts off the post-date interview with the damning, “He’s not the kind of guy that I’m attracted to…I kind of made up my mind that it wasn’t going to go anywhere.” Sure, it’s not me, it’s you.

She takes everything he says the wrong way, and vice versa. She gives the date a 3 but sounds super bitchy about it, while he somehow manages to sound nice even while giving it a 1.

His parting comment? “I think the most off-putting thing was that she made up her mind from the beginning and didn’t even try to get to know me. I wish she had at least tried to make the best of the experience.”

The commenters all side with him, saying she shouldn’t have been so quick to write him off, but I have to disagree. Being led on is way worse than being shut down from the outset. Man up and rip the Band-Aid off.

Rating: 2. Actually being a part of this date was probably more awkward than reading about it, but not by much.

Chances of Success: 1. I mean, she’s 29. Standards have to drop eventually, so you never know.

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