I saw this guy at my physiotherapy (PT), and we matched the same day on Hinge. We talked about how I had a back injury and had been bedridden for six months, and set up to meet for drinks the next day. Once there, he asked me what my favorite food was there, and I suggested a few things. He said, “You seem to know a lot about the food here,” to which I replied, “Yeah, I’m a foodie.”
Then, he said, “Looking at you, I can tell.”
I was perplexed. Did this guy just tell me I’m fat, especially after I just told him I’ve been bedridden for six months? And he’s seen me at PT in my gym clothes — he knew I was fat! Trying to give him an out, I laughed and said, “Are you saying I’m fat?”
I had my fingers crossed here because I was hoping he’s just awkward. He said, “I mean, no one’s really going to call you thin, right?”
I threw a $20 on the table and walked off, told him to keep the change. His reaction to this was to send me a text later, asking if there was going to be a second date!
— Nibha Parihar, consultant, San Jose, Calif.