Woman’s cunning plan to test a potential boyfriend backfires in spectacular fashion.

2020 has been a bad year for singles on the dating scene. Lockdowns and social distancing guidelines have really put a dampener on finding the perfect partner, but things aren’t all bad — at least you’re not this man in China, who went on a first date with a woman who brought along 23 of her relatives.

The story begins in Zhejiang Province, where a 29-year-old man who’d been having trouble finding love during the pandemic was set up on a date by his mother. He was looking forward to the date, and arranged to meet her at a restaurant for a meal together.

When he went to the restaurant as they had planned, he walked in to find his date had turned up with 23 of her relatives. She said, “Let’s all eat together”, and despite not receiving any advance warning that the party for two had turned into a party for 25, the man sat down and ate with the family.

As they ate, the table filled up with expensive meals and alcohol, which his date and her family members devoured happily. At the end of the meal, the man was given the bill by restaurant staff and he was gobsmacked to find it came to a total of 19,800 Yuan (US$2,962).

Unable to pay the bill, the man snuck out of the restaurant without anyone noticing and returned home, leaving the woman to foot the bill.

▼ Money doesn’t grow on trees and it doesn’t grow in wallets either.

When she realised her date was nowhere to be found, the woman was reportedly surprised and attempted to contact him, to no avail. She then had no choice but to pay for the meal.

Asked why she brought her family members with her to the first date, the woman said:

“I was testing whether the man who might potentially be my boyfriend would be generous enough to pay for all 25 people, including himself and myself.”

She went on to insist that she was the victim, as she ended up having to pay for the meal.

People online weren’t sure about that, commenting that regardless of who pays on a first date, ambushing the other party with 23 of your family members is never going to go over well.

So let this story be a warning to anyone thinking of “testing” prospective partners when meeting them for the first time. If you do, be prepared for it to backfire spectacularly, just as it likely will if you turn up in a wedding dress to the wedding of your ex and their new partner.

Source: Gogotsu via Hachima Kikou  
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