I'm sure you can agree with me that dating is *not* easy. And in this week's Time Out New York's "Meet The Undateables: Alyssa And Billy," their date personifies why dating is so challenging, to say the least, and how two people may be on very opposite pages. ICYMI, each week, the Time Out New York column takes two New Yorkers who swear they're undateable and pairs them up. Then, they get a recap of the date, both the good and the bad.
In this week's date, Alyssa said "she’s picky and has trouble finding someone with a good sense of humor," reported Time Out New York. As for her date, Billy, "he has a busy schedule, and it takes more than just a beautiful woman to turn his head."
OK, so they both sound normal, right?! But then let's get into the blind date. Chances are, you and I have been there, too. And you may think your date went well — at least, well enough — and the other person had a totally different opinion.
"I didn't want to be that girl who's late, and I was trying really hard, but I was about three minutes late," Alyssa told Time Out New York. "He stood up, and we hugged. He was really nice and charming." But, what was Billy's POV? "She was about five minutes late, which annoyed the shit out of me," he told Time Out New York. "As soon as she walked into the room, I knew she wasn't the girl for me. She didn't have the goods." (Bustle reached out to Billy and will update the article once we hear back.)
Oh. WOWWW. Not being on the same page is one thing, but there ~are~ nicer ways of saying things, right?! You'd better read the rest for yourself, and see why people on Twitter are freaking out, and understandably so.
Time Out New York, Too, Pretty Much Sums Up Dating, Whether They're Talking About Alyssa Or You Or I
Of Course, People Are Rooting For Alyssa Here
And People Are Wishing They Hadn't Spent Time Reading Billy's Take Of The Night
Some Think Billy's Just Bitter
Some Don't Think Her Steak Order Matters At All
Billy ~Definitely~ Seemed To Have Different Expectations
Alyssa And Billy's Date Is Making People Feel Grateful...
Overall, Many People Can Relate To Their Date
But, Silver Lining: Other People Would ~Love~ To Have Ice Cream With Alyssa
People Really Love Alyssa
Billy *May* Have Just Spoken
Though we can't confirm it's the real Billy Peck.
Here Is What Was Misquoted, Billy Says (Assuming It's Billy aka Alyssa's Date)
And, Allegedly, This
And He Wants It To Stop
However, This Very Much Looks Like ~The~ Billy
Love Connection?! So guess he's on a (public) quest looking for love...!
If nothing else, this reminds everyone that it's ~tough~ out there in the dating world. Though this almost makes me never want to date again, I know for every "Billy" out there, there are non-Billy people, too, so everyone needs to remember that!