If you have dated a bit in your life, you reach a point that you know when the date is over and you know there won't be a second date. Here are a couple of mine.

In TV, it's called "jumping the shark". A point that you know a show has run its' course.

There's a similar point in a date where you know that nothing is going to come out of it.

My first example comes from when I was around 26 years old. A young lady and had seen me on the local public TV auction and called the station to see if I wanted to meet for drinks. That went well so I asked her out to dinner and she said yes. The point where I knew the date was over was almost as soon as she got in the car. On the way to the restaurant, she told me about how excited she was that an ex boyfriend was coming into town, and she hoped that he would call her. Not what a guy wants to hear.  I did take her to dinner, though. What the heck, I had to eat anyway.

The second one was a little on the sad side. I found myself single after ten years of marriage, and was just getting back into the dating scene. I met a woman who happened to be a young widow several years younger than myself. I took her out for coffee. Here's where the sad part comes in. One of the first things she said to me was "I just don't feel a spark with you like I did my husband." I don't know what she was expecting, but I was just looking for a little company. Maybe she just needed a friend. I hope she found what she was looking for.

By the way, the last date I went out on as a single guy was way back in 1995. That beautiful lady and I will celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary on September 2nd.

What are your "I knew the date was over when" moments?

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