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First date ends in disaster after woman brings friends along

China - A first date between a man and his online girlfriend turned into a disaster when the woman unexpectedly brought two girlfriends along.

The 27-year-old man, surnamed Cao, worked in a State-owned enterprise in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province.

He came to know the woman, known as Xiao Mei, in early October on the Internet. After chatting online many times they decided to meet in a local Western restaurant.

Xiao Mei brought two friends to the dinner without asking for Cao's agreement and spent more time chatting with them during the dinner.

Cao, who felt embarrassed, made an excuse and said he didn't bring enough cash for the bill, forcing Xiao Mei to pay for her share. They decided to end the romance.

Cao said he was ready for a date but not for a party with the woman's friends, and he actually had a bank card with him, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily, based in Hubei province.

A survey by the newspaper later found that men and women have different opinions on whether to invite friends or relatives to a first date.

Among 3,000 respondents, more than 70 per cent of men objected to third-party companions.

But a majority of women said they usually bring others, only 35 per cent chose to go alone.

A woman, 32, said that in the past two years she always brought her cousin with her on blind dates.

"I was shy," she explained.


readers' comments
never date before
there's a famous joke in spore , actually is real story, became a gossip in raffles place
this lady , a teacher brought her reporter friend along to the date,don't know to write story or wht became a joke because it ended in 3 minutes.....guiness world record
Posted by jameslee58 on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 20:21 PM
Maybe the guy find the ladies not his standard n no wish to waste money so quick disappear
Posted by merlin12 on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 17:16 PM
Either she scared kana rape or they planned to rape him (for free food lah) :D
Posted by maipenrai on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 16:27 PM

I meant from the perspective of her friends. Tagged along the date but bypassed the main date to get hitched up with the man instead.

From the man's perspective, getting to choose the best within a setting which forces all 3 to be at their best is a very good opportunity. :D
Posted by Gerigeriyeo on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 15:36 PM

Thats not potong jalan lah. U pay 3 meals and get to choose, so its wise investment.:D
Posted by Dankoh148 on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 15:28 PM

Good point. Potong jalan.
Posted by Gerigeriyeo on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 15:21 PM
Why I never got such luck? Scully her frds more pretty, can make a change for the better, unless all CMI.:D
Posted by Dankoh148 on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 14:13 PM
One man and three woman, he still complain? More choices mah.
Posted by PowerPeople on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 14:05 PM
Must at least have courtesy to ask right? :D
Posted by mystrawberry on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 14:02 PM

It certainly seems like that. For all you know, they have been doing such stunt on many 'dates':D forever free meals :D
Posted by cashflow on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 at 13:58 PM

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