Rate My Date: The one with the rattail reveal

By SCREENSHOT

Published Mar 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Reading time: 2 minutes

Keep your friends close and your internet besties closer. Introducing Rate My Date, a weekly venting session where indecisive singles share their first-date stories in exchange for some well-needed honesty. Will there be a second date on the cards? Your call.

Name: Robin
Pronouns: She/Her
Age: 24
Occupation: Graphic design
Dating history: Lots of hits, lots of misses
Looking for: My very own Pedro Pascal

I matched with this guy on Hinge. His profile was slightly more unique than the others I’d encountered. You know, none of the classic prompt: “What are you competitive about?”, alongside the even more classic answer: “Everything.”

We got chatting and everything seemed pretty positive. There was some unusual chat about how much he loved frogs, but I thought ‘each to their own’ and after a few days, we agreed to meet at a pub near my flat.

I was running slightly late so when I arrived he was already sitting at a table near the bar. He spotted me and when I got to the table, he hugged me hello. I did find it slightly strange that he didn’t actually stand up to greet me, but I let it slide and pretty soon, we were engrossed in conversation.

Now, it’s your chance to share your initial thoughts:

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After 30 minutes or so, he let me know that he needed to officially break the seal and head to the loo. And then, before I could even reply, he hopped off of the stool—and I mean hopped. His head dropped down about a foot and as I processed his height, he then turned around and I quite literally gasped as I saw a rattail bouncing about at the back of his head.

The long and thin ponytail ran all the way down past his bum and tickled the tops of his trainers. I just couldn’t quite believe it. While he was away from the table, I frantically went back onto his Hinge profile to check and see if I’d missed it somehow. And low and behold, there it was. I must’ve literally just completely skipped past that one picture.

Time to vote again, how’s it looking so far?

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When he came back, we continued chatting but I just couldn’t stop my brain from focusing on his hair style. The height difference wasn’t much of a concern for me, I’ve always been a fan of short kings, however, a rattail might just be a step too far.

Since then, he’s messaged me a few times on the app and we still chat every now and then, but honestly I’m not sure what to do. Is it socially acceptable for me to say that we can go out again if he gets a haircut? Or do I just need to accept we’re not meant to be?

Final say, final vote:

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