I could tell this was a very bad idea, so I gently prodded her to move along. It was no big deal, and outside of the perfume shit, I had a good time. She responded again (after five minutes) saying that she was “almost ready” and would be right down in a “few minutes.” I really considered driving away, but I waited.
She goes in, picks up her stuff, spends a few minutes, talks to someone for a bit, and then comes back out. All the way to her house, she gives me the silent treatment. She had a successful small business, doing biz both in the USA and Russia. I hit her up for a second date the day after and she eagerly agreed.
She had no car, so I picked her up at her apartment which was right by the bar we were going visit. I’ve been on an amount of first dates that numbers well into the triple digits, and I’ve had a woman this brazenly scream a constant stream of negativity like that, not to mention making me wait 40 minutes.
On my way over, she sent me a string of long texts about exactly where I was supposed to park. Needless to say, I never texted her back after that.
I thought it odd, but just shrugged and went with it. Russian Girl 4: I once briefly (you’ll see why) dated a Russian woman who would literally do shots of vodka first thing in the morning, right after she woke up.
I thought it was very strange and obviously a terrible idea, but since I’m outcome independent, it didn’t bother me.