What was your worst first date experience? Presumably it was worth grumbling about more than this picky lady’s anecdote.

The popular girls’ Internet forum, Girls Channel, is a place where many women congregate to chat about all kinds of topics: not only date talk, but pop culture, hobbies and health as well. It’s simple human nature to share your dating horror stories on a site like that, hence multiple contributions of dates where would-be romantic interests showed up in uncool cars or — gasp! — the nightmare of being taken to somewhere like Saizeriya for a romantic dinner for two.

One woman seeking validation for her bad date experiences took to Girls Channel to write out the sordid details.

Title: Is it OK to wear cheap fashion on your first date, or no good?

I went on a first date with a guy yesterday. When we got inside the cafe, I sat on the sofa seat and he sat on one of the regular chairs facing it. He took off his coat and overshirt, and so I offered to take it so I could hang it on a hook on the wall. When I checked the tags, I saw his coat was H&M and the overshirt was from Uniqlo! I was kind of disappointed he wore such casual fashion even though it was our first date together… Oh, by the way, I couldn’t tell how much his shoes cost but they looked like cheap leather ones.

I know it was a hot topic here at Girls Channel recently about giving up the sofa seat to your partner, so I was happy he did that, but still… How would you feel going on a first date with someone who put together a whole outfit of cheap stuff? It’s no good, right?”

▼ “Hey baby, check out my jacket: it’s 100-percent denim.”

Girls Channel operates on an “upvote” system, so the most approved comments quickly rise to the top. At the time of writing, the top comment is a curt one:

“I can’t stand people who only care about top brands.”

The other high-ranked comments are similarly damning, and definitely weren’t rushing to validate the woman’s hasty judgement about her date’s style choices.

“And who are you to judge, exactly?”
“If it suits them, I don’t really care at all.”
“I don’t like people who check other people’s brands that thoroughly.”
“I actually prefer people who aren’t concerned with fashion, haha. But guys who are obsessed with brands are kind of a turnoff.”

Perhaps the most cutting remark was “What, and you were dressed head-to-toe in Chanel?” which drives home the point perfectly. Most of the commenters seemed to agree that so long as their date was clean, dressed appropriately and an all-round nice person, they really couldn’t care less how they were dressed. As another commenter mentioned, “sounds like you care more about the way he’s dressed than the guy himself”.

The original poster didn’t seem to stick around to provide any more information about how the date progressed, other than this snap judgement, but it’s safe to assume that no kisses were exchanged.

Source: Girls Channel, Livedoor News/Career Connection News via My Game News Flash
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