Working out where to go on a first date is not the easiest of tasks, especially when you hardly know the person.
Now, say you met someone you wanted to date, how would you go about making plans for that all important first meeting?
Have a quick Google search? Revert to past experience and go somewhere you've been before? Pick a date with an activity, so there is no awkwardness? Or go for the obvious option and send the person a Powerpoint, complete with pictures and dot points, detailing all the possible options for the date.
Well, when Ben Velzian from London sent potential date Tom a fully-fledged Powerpoint with outing options, he was abruptly deleted from Whatsapp without a reply.
A guy asked me on a date today & said "any suggestions where to go?".
Because I'm a full time weirdo I sent him a PowerPoint of ideas.— BV (@velzzb) July 31, 2017
He blocked me.— BV (@velzzb) July 31, 2017
I didn't even know you could block people on WhatsApp.— BV (@velzzb) July 31, 2017
The actual ideas Ben put forward were pretty good, and after reading some of them through, a date with him sounds like something many of us would be happy to commit to.
Here are some example options. I think they are splendid ideas pic.twitter.com/uyz9Ef33RO— BV (@velzzb) July 31, 2017
Options 2&3 pic.twitter.com/CMJvYMivxl— BV (@velzzb) July 31, 2017
Yes, splendid indeed Ben and plenty of other people seemed to think so as well.
Ben, this was amazing and hysterical. 😂 He is obviously a bore. Snooze.— Christopher Golds (@chrisgolds) July 31, 2017
I'd kill to get a PowerPoint of date suggestions! Did it have animations too?!— Andy (@andyedmeads) July 31, 2017
This is incredible. I hope he proposed immediately.— A🐝 (@husseybyname) August 1, 2017
Ben seems to think he dodged a bullet and he's not wrong. A sense of humour, dedication and organisational skills are all must-haves in a relationship.
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I think I dodged a bullet because OBVIOUSLY this is tongue-in-cheek and I don't want someone who has 0 humour— BV (@velzzb) July 31, 2017