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(Daily Mail)   If you fail to impress your date on a first date within the first 12 minutes, you might as well go home... 'cause they're gone   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 322
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2014-04-18 10:16:32 AM  
Meanwhile, one in 20 singles researches a potential date

By "researches" do they mean hires a private investigator to follow them for a week beforehand? Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.
 
2014-04-18 11:01:32 AM  

Sybarite: Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.


And you would be wrong. While a very small minority, there are people out there that prefer not to go into a first date situation with a head full of preconceived notions about their date.

/not saying one is better than the other
 
2014-04-18 11:01:48 AM  

Sybarite: 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.


Well, I'll never get another date once they see my mug shots
 
2014-04-18 11:02:54 AM  
Lemon law?
 
2014-04-18 11:03:41 AM  
This research was not carried out in a nudist camp.
 
2014-04-18 11:04:21 AM  
This is why you need to immediately tell her about your sexual prowess.
 
2014-04-18 11:07:05 AM  
That's barely enough time to administer Sonny's Door Test.
 
2014-04-18 11:07:12 AM  
'It's a shame if she rarely smiles, doesn't like the same music or orders the wrong sort of drink" Good ol' Daily Fail. Nobody finds vapid coonts like that pack of vapid coonts.
 
2014-04-18 11:08:43 AM  
Remember all that stuff I said the first 12 minutes of our date about being a neurosurgeon and volunteer fireman?  In truth, I am a lowly computer programmer...
 
2014-04-18 11:08:47 AM  

Pokey.Clyde: Sybarite: Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.

And you would be wrong. While a very small minority, there are people out there that prefer not to go into a first date situation with a head full of preconceived notions about their date.

/not saying one is better than the other


didn't Ted google a date and have it turn out less than awesome?

static.hypable.com
 
2014-04-18 11:09:15 AM  

Sybarite: Meanwhile, one in 20 singles researches a potential date

By "researches" do they mean hires a private investigator to follow them for a week beforehand? Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.


I'm am only recently back into the dating world - god help me - but I just don't have the energy to search for someone online. It's all I can do to not just say, "hey, we gonna fark or what?" and  As long as they fark on the first date, I could give a shiat.


/ not really
// well, kinda
/// no, not really
/// you're not single, by chance? :-)
 
2014-04-18 11:09:26 AM  
But if you fark them before the first date, you don't need to do all the wining and dining, unless you want a girlfriend.

Roundin' up tail, and making em' wail.
 
2014-04-18 11:09:57 AM  
I have no worries there.  Broads are impressed the moment they lay eyes on me.  I usually can't get them to stop staring at and begging for my junk.
 
2014-04-18 11:10:20 AM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: Sybarite: Meanwhile, one in 20 singles researches a potential date

By "researches" do they mean hires a private investigator to follow them for a week beforehand? Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.

I'm am only recently back into the dating world - god help me - but I just don't have the energy to search for someone online. It's all I can do to not just say, "hey, we gonna fark or what?" and   As long as they fark on the first date, I could give a shiat.

/ not really
// well, kinda
/// no, not really
/// you're not single, by chance? :-)


How YOU doin'?
/Single female, but old.
//(Uh, you're a guy, right?)
 
2014-04-18 11:10:43 AM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: Sybarite: Meanwhile, one in 20 singles researches a potential date

By "researches" do they mean hires a private investigator to follow them for a week beforehand? Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.

I'm am only recently back into the dating world - god help me - but I just don't have the energy to search for someone online. It's all I can do to not just say, "hey, we gonna fark or what?" and  As long as they fark on the first date, I could give a shiat.


/ not really
// well, kinda
/// no, not really
/// you're not single, by chance? :-)


Aw, WTF, you're a dude. I feel like I just grabbed some dude's balls under his skirt! I suck at this.
 
Skr
2014-04-18 11:11:09 AM  
So it doesn't matter if she don't like you as long as she's impressed?
 
2014-04-18 11:11:34 AM  
Hey shouldn't she be trying to impress me? I dont want to date a woman that cannot hold a convorsation.

I did have one woman google me and found very little on me. I told her I'm boring like that.
 
2014-04-18 11:11:43 AM  

mama2tnt: TrainingWheelsNeeded: Sybarite: Meanwhile, one in 20 singles researches a potential date

By "researches" do they mean hires a private investigator to follow them for a week beforehand? Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.

I'm am only recently back into the dating world - god help me - but I just don't have the energy to search for someone online. It's all I can do to not just say, "hey, we gonna fark or what?" and   As long as they fark on the first date, I could give a shiat.

/ not really
// well, kinda
/// no, not really
/// you're not single, by chance? :-)

How YOU doin'?
/Single female, but old.
//(Uh, you're a guy, right?)


Older the berry the sweeter the juice.
 
2014-04-18 11:12:39 AM  
12 minutes? Why so long?

Because if she's not going to town on my manmeat within 5 minutes, then get out of this car, baby, because you're wasting my time.

Also, my girls have to have very attractive tops of their heads.
 
2014-04-18 11:12:40 AM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: mama2tnt: TrainingWheelsNeeded: Sybarite: Meanwhile, one in 20 singles researches a potential date

By "researches" do they mean hires a private investigator to follow them for a week beforehand? Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.

I'm am only recently back into the dating world - god help me - but I just don't have the energy to search for someone online. It's all I can do to not just say, "hey, we gonna fark or what?" and   As long as they fark on the first date, I could give a shiat.

/ not really
// well, kinda
/// no, not really
/// you're not single, by chance? :-)

How YOU doin'?
/Single female, but old.
//(Uh, you're a guy, right?)

Older the berry the sweeter the juice.


Man, it's the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.
 
2014-04-18 11:13:02 AM  

Pokey.Clyde: Sybarite: Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.

And you would be wrong. While a very small minority, there are people out there that prefer not to go into a first date situation with a head full of preconceived notions about their date.

/not saying one is better than the other


back in my un-married days, i would not research people before a first date.  for a few reasons:

1) I don't care for social networking
2) I usually did not know the person's full name
3) I care what they look like in real life, not personally edited selfies.

however, afterwards, if I liked the person and learned their full name, i would google them.  I guess it boils down to, effort's not worth it until there may be potential.

/ i also wasn't a great dater.  i usually just met people and tried to be interesting and not unattractive, and it worked.  i think i've only been on a couple of actual dates where you met someone and go to dinner or whatever.  I usually reserved that kind of classiness for once we were "dating".
 
2014-04-18 11:15:18 AM  
I guess some people need to be told not to be a scruffy downer on a first date.

"Hon, that's really more of a third date kind of thing."
 
2014-04-18 11:16:48 AM  
Potential partners take just minutes to decide if they like date


Me like date.  Me like date real good.
 
2014-04-18 11:16:54 AM  
If I don't have my thumb up my date's butt within the first 10 minutes of the first date I leave.
 
2014-04-18 11:17:12 AM  
I've only made one exception, ever, to my usual 'if I'm not getting any on the first date, fark 'em' rule. Not exactly the relationship type, you can tell.
 
2014-04-18 11:17:17 AM  

Cymbal: TrainingWheelsNeeded: mama2tnt: TrainingWheelsNeeded: Sybarite: Meanwhile, one in 20 singles researches a potential date

By "researches" do they mean hires a private investigator to follow them for a week beforehand? Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.

I'm am only recently back into the dating world - god help me - but I just don't have the energy to search for someone online. It's all I can do to not just say, "hey, we gonna fark or what?" and   As long as they fark on the first date, I could give a shiat.

/ not really
// well, kinda
/// no, not really
/// you're not single, by chance? :-)

How YOU doin'?
/Single female, but old.
//(Uh, you're a guy, right?)

Older the berry the sweeter the juice.

Man, it's the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.


Older the plum, wrinklier the prune?
 
2014-04-18 11:17:29 AM  

Gulper Eel: That's barely enough time to administer Sonny's Door Test.


Ha!
 
2014-04-18 11:17:52 AM  
I've solved this by being unable to get a date. Sorry ladies, I win again.
 
2014-04-18 11:17:55 AM  
Deep down, I'm a really shallow person. It took my wife 27 years to figure that out.
 
2014-04-18 11:18:18 AM  

mikewadestr: If I don't have my thumb up my date's butt within the first 10 minutes of the first date I leave.


So that's why you work at the airport.
 
2014-04-18 11:19:04 AM  

Deacon Blue: Sybarite: 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.

Well, I'll never get another date once they see my mug shots


Sure you will. It might actually work in your favor!
 
2014-04-18 11:19:56 AM  
I'm pretty slow on the uptake, so generally by the time I figure out that I SHOULD ask a woman out, she's already pretty well made her mind about me weeks ago.  The upside to it is that I don't have to focus on making a huge, flawless impression right out of the chute.  I don't think I'd be particularly good at it.
 
2014-04-18 11:21:05 AM  
Fark that spendin' money on a ho bull shiat.

I make a meal and toss it down her throat.  If she responds well, she gets tube steak desert.  If she responds poorly, she does the dishes and gets the fark out.

My wife doesn't necessarily like it, but she gets the leftover food and doesn't have to do dishes.

/Just kidding, darling.
 
2014-04-18 11:21:57 AM  
This applies to more than just dating.   An application or resume gets you an interview, but the interviewer makes up their mind about you in the first 10 minutes.  Life is largely a popularity contest.
 
2014-04-18 11:22:32 AM  

fireclown: The upside to it is that I don't have to focus on making a huge, flawless impression right out of the chute.  I don't think I'd be particularly good at it.


I don't think anybody would be particularly good at that.
 
2014-04-18 11:22:36 AM  
Too much trouble, much more expensive and less satisfying than video games.
 
2014-04-18 11:25:03 AM  

rev. dave: Too much trouble, much more expensive and less satisfying than video games.


Video game ever suck your dick?
 
2014-04-18 11:25:30 AM  

James Rieper: I guess some people need to be told not to be a scruffy downer on a first date.

"Hon, that's really more of a third date kind of thing."


I know, WTF. You need to be told not to have BO or bad breath?
 
2014-04-18 11:26:10 AM  
All I know is that one huge qualifier for me is that I would want to totally fark the man for hours and hours. I must be really sexually attracted to him. However, if he is an asshole or not really compatible, I'd move on.
 
2014-04-18 11:26:23 AM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: TrainingWheelsNeeded: Sybarite: Meanwhile, one in 20 singles researches a potential date

By "researches" do they mean hires a private investigator to follow them for a week beforehand? Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.

I'm am only recently back into the dating world - god help me - but I just don't have the energy to search for someone online. It's all I can do to not just say, "hey, we gonna fark or what?" and  As long as they fark on the first date, I could give a shiat.


/ not really
// well, kinda
/// no, not really
/// you're not single, by chance? :-)

Aw, WTF, you're a dude. I feel like I just grabbed some dude's balls under his skirt! I suck at this.


There's no way to know for sure. Just use your imagination.
 
2014-04-18 11:26:32 AM  

Deacon Blue: Well, I'll never get another date once they see my mug shots


I'll usually do at least a Google Image Search. Most of the time it comes back with nothing. One time when it did have a result, it gave me her name. Googling that, I got one of those mug shot websites. Turns out she had been arrested for assault. A bit more Googling lead to a newspaper article about a domestic dispute. Turns out she tried to stab her live-in boyfriend with a knife. That was enough for me to say 'no thanks' and motivate me to Google all future potential  dates. Usually all I find is a LinkedIn profile (seriously people, don't use your photo from LinkedIn on dating sites, there's too much info about you on LinkedIn).
 
2014-04-18 11:26:42 AM  
On a first date, I usually just show it.
 
2014-04-18 11:26:54 AM  
Fleshlight.  That is all.
 
2014-04-18 11:26:59 AM  

mama2tnt: didn't Ted google a date and have it turn out less than awesome?


Yeah. If I remember right, they both agreed not to google each other, but he did anyway. She turned out to be some kind of amazing person, and he was so intimidated that the rest of the date went to hell.
 
2014-04-18 11:27:21 AM  
This is true if you meet someone through online dating. If elsewhere, you have already sorted through the most obvious red flags. The last guy I went on an OKCupid date with, I pled out due to being "tired" after 30 minutes.
 
2014-04-18 11:28:28 AM  

thamike: rev. dave: Too much trouble, much more expensive and less satisfying than video games.

Video game ever suck your dick?


No, but I bet playing it for hours made his ass go numb.
 
2014-04-18 11:28:37 AM  

thamike: fireclown: The upside to it is that I don't have to focus on making a huge, flawless impression right out of the chute.  I don't think I'd be particularly good at it.

I don't think anybody would be particularly good at that.


I always figured that was the trick that guys who were good at picking up women had down.
 
2014-04-18 11:28:39 AM  
I don't need to be overly impressed to still try and close the deal, if you catch my drift.  ABC.
 
2014-04-18 11:28:48 AM  
20 minutes???  Try 30 seconds.  Best to sort all this out in the restaurant lobby, no need to waste a good meal with a loser


Sybarite: Meanwhile, one in 20 singles researches a potential date

By "researches" do they mean hires a private investigator to follow them for a week beforehand? Because I'm pretty sure 20 in 20 singles at least googles the person they're going out with.


Depends on their name and whether you will get back any useful detail

Fissile: This applies to more than just dating.   An application or resume gets you an interview, but the interviewer makes up their mind about you in the first 10 minutes.  Life is largely a popularity contest.


Actually takes less than 1 minute, first impressions are what it is about
 
2014-04-18 11:30:16 AM  
Apparently I've been doing first dates wrong all this time. I usually just show up, whip it out, and say "We gonna do this or what?"

/I don't actually do this.
//I actually do take time to prepare for a first date.
 
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