Dress Me Up, Shave Me Round

Submitted by Dennis:

Dana and I had e-mailed on a dating website and after a few back-and-forths, we decided to meet up for dinner.

I showed up in a nice, untucked, button-down shirt and dress pants (but not too dressy).  She gave me one look and said, "We've got to do something about your fashion sense."

I asked her what was wrong with what I was wearing, and she made as if she was barely containing a flood of laughter and said, "Just look at it!"

I did.  There didn't seem to be anything wrong with it.  It was maybe a little conservative, but no one ever had reacted in that way to the outfit before.  I'm sure that we could move past it and have a nice time.

Nope.  Not long after sitting down, she leaned across the table and asked, "Can I take you clothes shopping after dinner?"

I told her, "No."

She said, "It'll be fun!  You'll get all sorts of new clothes and advice from a fashion expert."



I wasn't too into her romantically at this point, so I figured that I might as well have fun.  After dinner, we went to a nearby mall and she dragged me into an Abercrombie or Abercrombie clone store and she led the way, picking out shirts, pants, and assorted accessories.  She handed each item to me until I had about a dozen products that smelled as if they were soaked in pine tree cologne.

"Now try them on!" she instructed.

I tried on one set that made me look like a plaid circus clown.  She applauded when I came out of the dressing room.  "You look great!"

"I looked good before," I said.

"You're keeping those," she said, "Try on the next outfit."

I told her that I was done trying on clothes.  She replied, "You looked like a homeless, trashcan bum earlier tonight.  Don't you want to look good?  Doesn't it feel nice to look good?"

I was tired of her and her attitude.  I said, "I feel nice the way I am.  Take it or leave it."

She said, "Suit yourself!"  She extended her hand.  "Nice meeting you."

I shook her hand, but drew the line at saying, "You too."  I didn't want to lie to her.


  1. ok, so people on this site are all over the women who post stories about seeing the date through when they're out with a guy who acts like a jerk instead of just leaving right then. Which would be my first question after reading this pose.

    This woman was a jerk. Plain and simple. Why oh WHY did you go with her to a mall and let her make you try on clothes? You should have told her that if she was more concerned about appearances rather than substance, then she could go find a male fashion model to date and left it at that.

    She was rude. Period.

  2. Dude, you should've drawn the line when she dragged you into Abercrombie and Fitch. That alone shows she's crazy.

    Besides, every woman knows you start changing your man's sense of style once you're actually in a relationship. That's why men always get shirts and stuff for Christmas. First date? Hell no!

  3. Yeah, if she thought you needed to dress in Ambercrombie clothes to be fashionable, you really did dodge the bullet there. You were right to wear normal clothes.

    @1:07, that makes a whole lot of sense actually. I never thought of it that way o_O

  4. First off you can't expect a girl on a dating website to be perfect. Most of the women on dating sites are ones that can't get any guy to come on to them. 95% of women on dating sites meet 2 or more of the following criteria: fat, ugly, mental problems, drug problems, gold digger, baby daddy seeker.

    You make her sound so fun and flirty in the story I don't see what your major malfunction was. It sounds like she was joking around with you and you were taking it seriously. She wanted to make your date memorable and tried to demonstrate her value to you by showing off something she thought was a skill (even though it wasn't.) Was she actually being domineering/snide/nasty to you? It doesn't look like it to me. This just sounds like a date between two incompatible people, one of whom set the bar far too high.

  5. She offered to dress you up, obviously she liked you. I would have to see pics of what you call "nice", before i could pass judgement.

  6. Sounds like she is the one who needs a fashion intervention since A&F is as out of style as Ed Hardy. Gross. Maybe she wanted to make you look worse as a way of marking her territory? A loser either way.

  7. I agree with the earlier commenters--this girl was rude, and you shouldn't have put up with it, especially in a store like Abercrombie, where you can't get the whore-cologne smell off of you for days afterwards. If she didn't like the way you looked, well...date someone else, or do like Anon 1:07 said and wait until you two were in a relationship to give fashion "advice." Judging you on one outfit is...a little harsh.


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