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This lad's awful behaviour on a first date has totally transfixed the internet


sff Source: Time Out New York

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE like a bad first date to grip the internet’s attention.

Yesterday Maya Kosoff shared a screengrab of Time Out New York’s latest installment of The Undateables, which sees the magazine pair up single New Yorkers in the hopes that they find love. Afterwards, each person offers an appraisal of how the date went.

This week, the magazine matched a young woman named Alyssa with a guy named Billy. On the surface, it seemed as though they had plenty in common – they were both 24, single and working in the arts and entertainment. What could go wrong?

Well, Billy could turn out to be a bit of a gobshite for starters.


Things got off to a bad start when Billy immediately laid into Alyssa for being a few minutes late and not having “the goods”.

She was about five minutes late, which annoyed the shit out of me. As soon as she walked into the room, I knew she wasn’t the girl for me. She didn’t have the goods.

He discussed having to be polite to her despite not necessarily finding her attractive. Ugh, manners! Such a chore.

Whether I was attracted to her or not, I still had to sit there for two hours and be a gentleman. We had a nice conversation. She complimented me many times.”

He criticised how she ordered her steak. What a dreamboat!

 She ordered her filet mignon well done. The waiter just looked at me, and I looked at the waiter. I was like, ‘Live your life, but this is not Outback Steakhouse, girl.’

dre Source: Twitter

And ultimately concluded that the whole thing was a waste of his precious time.

There was nothing drawing me in. She was very sweet, always smiling, always bubbly. But I feel like I took two hours of my time and kind of just burned it.

Alyssa was kinder in her assessment, but she did note that he “did a lot of the talking” and weirdly told her “not to be nervous.

I wasn’t nervous, but that made me second-guess myself and get in my head. And then the conversation stalled.

Needless to say, everyone was Team Alyssa.




Last night, Billy sent a number of now-deleted tweets in which he claimed that he was “grossly misquoted” and accused the magazine of taking “full artistic liberty” with his words.

I would swear on my life that I was grossly misquoted. Not for me? Yes. Doesn’t have the goods? Never would I say that. I’m actually upset.
For her part, Alyssa wanted to make just one clarification.


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