If there’s anything we can learn from The Bachelorette, it’s that dating is always, with very few exceptions, a complete sh*tshow. Even if you do meet someone great, there's always the possibility that they'll ghost you, cheat on you, or be a pathological liar who completely misrepresented all the facts about their life. (Extreme, but it happens.) We hold out hope that the next one will lead to a new relationship because, well, rent is expensive and we don’t want to die alone. But sometimes, as Twitter user Lisette Plyant learned, even when dating is the worst, it can lead to amazing new relationships — platonic ones, that is.
Monday night, Lisette, who tweets under the handle @LisettePlyant, shared the amazing story of going for a date with a guy she’d been set up with by a friend of hers. The story is so wild that it has already racked up 10K faves, and enjoyed its own Twitter moment. It's a classic tale of a date gone exceptionally, exquisitely wrong — and lucky for us, Lisette detailed every moment of it.
At first, the D.C.-based barista and office manager was skeptical of the date’s potential, but when his second date showed up about 45 minutes into their meet-up, she completely wrote the situation off.
I show up and he sucks but I figure I'll stay because my friends are working at the bar— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
So 45 mins in his next date shows up because he double books himslef and he decides he's going to friendzone me to get out of the situation— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
Kind of a garbage situation, obviously. But what happens next is not just iconic, but a testament to the ever-enduring power of sisterhood. Lisette decided to act the friend in the situation just so the new girl didn't feel awkward, but as soon as her — sorry, their — date ducked out, she brought the second girl up to speed on what was happening.
We'll call this girl katie - katie gets in on my quest to make this guy feel like the fucjboy he clearly is and we chat for 30 mins— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
Then the third girl shows up - we'll call her Riley. The guy leaves again and Riley, katie, and I team up and decide to JT Must Die this sit— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
Pause for a moment, because A THIRD GIRL, Y'ALL. This guy TRIPLE-BOOKED HIMSELF. How did he actually think this was going to work out?
The three ladies decide to make the best of this situation—namely by putting this guy in his well-deserved place.
He's now explaining why he broke up with his ex and Riley asked if he also met her on a "group date" 😂— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
The Bachelorette may have only ended last night, but this guy clearly got plenty of (extremely misguided) inspiration. After the women thoroughly roast this guy for being a complete idiot, the three of them — strangers until fate intervened — bounce for another bar together, leaving their date with the check.
The two girls and I decided to be best friends, left together to go get drinks and dinner at another bar and left homeboy with the bill 👌🏽— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
BUT WAIT! There's more. (How could there possibly be more, you ask? I know.)
JK ITS NOT OVER! The bartender just texted us to tell us homeboy is on another date so I sent my friend over to retrieve his 8pm date— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
Quadruple-booked, y'all. I can't. But there's an extreme silver lining:
We're now all hanging out at another bar together pic.twitter.com/jasDbaDQCL— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
Can we just all congratulate these girls on destroying a f*ckboy with the power of friendship? I am so here for this.
MRS. STEAL YOUR GIRL OVER HERE pic.twitter.com/27rY4QJ1EF— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
Ultimately, it turns out that the guy, who has throughout this saga remained nameless, had tried to set up SIX dates for himself at the same bar over the course of the night, and every single one went over to join Lisette's girl gang. At one point, Lisette runs into him again outside the original bar, and he tries to explain his intentions.
Went outside to make a call and ran into him leaving #5. He then tells me I'm the only one he wants to get to know still but that I should— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
Tell him if he should just fuck off. I tell him there's a difference between being efficient and being an asshole and he goes into "well im— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
"...A project manager, I manage my time efficiently." And I say there's no way to know someone in 40 mins of you have 5 dates lined up— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
He tried to say he was looking for love and his future wife. These "weren't dates" they were apparently "pre-date conversations"— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
I don't know what's more iconic, these girls' newfound friendship in spite of this guy, or his unbelievable audacity. Wait, no, it's definitely the friendship.
You win some, you lose some - but hopefully you make three new best friends in the process 🍾 cheers ladies 💪🏽 don't fuck with us pic.twitter.com/lxQ3f6Km2P— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
Three cheers for new friendship, and for taking down a garbage date in the process.