There’s no denying that dating is tough for everyone. Now, in 2017, the world of online dating and dating apps opens up more possibilities for matches than ever before, which can be great, but it also means you’re likely going to date someone you would otherwise never meet. Sometimes, not meeting is actually better.
Regardless of how you and your potential date meet, keeping one’s guard up while dating is a genuine safety concern. Could they physically assault you? Verbally assault you? Follow you back to your house uninvited? Slander you? Well, guess what weary daters. Time to add another horror story to your list of dating fears.
A man in Texas is suing his date because she texted throughout a movie. He. Is. Suing. Her. Where my single ladies at? Friday night to yourself is suddenly looking much better, amirite?
Brandon Vezmar, a fully grown 37-year-old man in Austin, Texas, is taking his date to small claims court in an effort to recoup the $17.31 he paid for their tickets to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Vezmar alleges that the 35-year-old woman, who he met online, texted “10 – 20 times in 15 minutes.” Vezmar asked the woman to step outside to text, which she did. Not surprisingly, she didn’t come back.
Vezmar’s petition states that “While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society.” Anyone else feel like the word ‘threat’ is a bit much in this case?
Calling it “a date from hell,” Vezmar tries to justify his court case by explaining that texting during movies is his “biggest pet peeve.” Where does being sued rank on his list of annoying things?
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director James Gunn poked fun at the situation, making a joke that we’re pretty sure Vezmar wouldn’t get.
Why stop at suing? She deserves jail time! https://t.co/c41MWGz74M
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2017
The woman, who understandably doesn’t want to be named/associated with this man, says she only texted 2-3 times and was consoling a friend who was fighting with her boyfriend. Now the woman is planning on taking legal action against Vezmar, who contacted her sister looking for the $17.31. We’re gonna go ahead and assume there won’t be a second date.
— Loupocalypse Now (@enriqueztwb) May 17, 2017
Next time you’re at a family function and being grilled about your single status, send your relatives this article and remind them that people are the worst.