(NYT) As she nibbled on strawberry shortcake, Jessica LaShawn, a flight attendant from Chicago, tried not to get ahead of herself and imagine this first date turning into another and another, and maybe, at some point, a glimmering diamond ring and happily ever after.
She simply couldn’t help it, though. After all, he was tall, from a religious family, raised by his grandparents just as she was, worked in finance and even had great teeth.
Her musings were suddenly interrupted when her date asked a decidedly unromantic question: “What’s your credit score?”
“It was as if the music stopped,” Ms. LaShawn, 31, said, recalling how the date this year went so wrong so quickly after she tried to answer his question honestly. “It was really awkward because he kept telling me that I was the perfect girl for him, but that a low credit score was his deal-breaker.” ....................(more)
First date, and she's thinking of a diamond and happy-ever-after. First date and he asks about credit. Both seem to be way too far ahead of the game.
He asked about a credit score, and claimed it was "his deal-breaker". This is kind of odd, and could have been an opening for more conversation. Did he pull this question from a web site about dating? Did he get burned in the past? Is his grandmother suggesting the question?
So the music stopped for Ms LaShawn. The diamond turned to coal. No future with Mr GoodTeeth. It's a first date, lighten up. Mistakes happen.