Date Arrives 40 Minutes Late, But Did He Go Too Far? 😲

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We've all had our fair share of dating mishaps, but this story might just take the cake. Our protagonist, let's call him Mr. Punctual, had been chatting with a girl from Hinge (we'll call her Carol) and they decided to meet up at a fun-themed restaurant/bar. Everything seemed to be going well, with the two texting back and forth throughout the day. Little did Mr. Punctual know, Carol was about to throw a wrench in their plans. 😱

The Big Night Arrives 🌃

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Date Night Plans 🍽️

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Mr. Punctual Arrives ⌚

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The Tipping Point 😤

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Not Buying It 🙅‍♂️

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Carol Apologizes 🥺

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Pizza for One 🍕

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Moving On 🚶‍♂️

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Edit: Clearing Things Up 📝

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The Real Issue 🤔

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Caught in a Lie? 🕵️‍♂️

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The Verdict: Justified or Overreaction? 🤷‍♂️

So, was Mr. Punctual's decision to call off the date justified or an overreaction? On one hand, he had every right to be frustrated with Carol's tardiness and apparent dishonesty. On the other, could he have given her a chance to make amends? Whatever your opinion, this story is sure to spark some heated debates! 🔥 Let's dive into some top responses from the internet to see what people think about this situation... 🍿

Arriving 40 minutes late with no prior notice is a deal-breaker. NTA

HapaMari | HapaMari

Being upfront and honest, NTA for using time as desired 👍

PandaS0ck5 | PandaS0ck5

First date arrives 40 minutes late, but OP is NTA. Dodged a bullet with a girl who wanted to push limits.

neoKushan | neoKushan

Woman stands up for herself after date arrives 40 mins late 😍

shmookieguinz | shmookieguinz

Dodged a bullet! First dates are important 👍

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Commenter rightfully calls out flaky date excuses 🙄

FinalFeeling | FinalFeeling

Commenter defends being late, but gets called out for manipulation.

salukiqueen | salukiqueen

Respect for time is non-negotiable. NTA made the right call.

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Late friend shows lack of respect, NTA for sticking up.

hannahsflora | hannahsflora

Being fashionably late is not always a good idea 🤷‍♂️

Negative-Swordfish-9 | Negative-Swordfish-9

Communication is key, being late is forgivable with prior notice 👍

Froggetpwagain | Froggetpwagain

NTA. Carol's bizarre behavior and sudden interest in the date raises questions 🤔

lucia-pacciola | lucia-pacciola

Late to a first date? NTA says leave, and we agree 😍

HiddenFigures72 | HiddenFigures72

Booking a 'fun' themed restaurant leads to a hilarious date. 😂 NTA

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No-show date? NTA! Don't waste your time 👍

Squid0s | Squid0s

Deposits for restaurant reservations becoming more common due to COVID-19 🤔

Evaderofdoom | Evaderofdoom

Late or controlling? The real reason behind the delay. 🤔

TheMostBrokenBoy | TheMostBrokenBoy

No excuse, no match. NTA according to commenter.

nister0 | nister0

Commenter calls out Carol's behavior with a cringe factor 😑

willow-bee | willow-bee

Don't wait for someone who doesn't value your time 👍

brownshugababy | brownshugababy

First date, 40 mins late? NTA. Communication is key.

cmonmaan | cmonmaan

Being late is not cute or quirky, it's rude and inconsiderate. 😒

youknopeit | youknopeit

Don't let anyone disrespect your time 👍

toblerone_777 | toblerone_777

Late date? NTA says 'F*** that' to excuses.

TheCodeMan95 | TheCodeMan95

Refreshing self-awareness in a sea of self-justification 😊

RedOaky | RedOaky

Being late without a valid excuse is always wrong. NTA.

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Late date turned into 15-year marriage. Graciousness pays off. 😍

rbaltimore | rbaltimore

Commenter blames woman for being late, calls it a "shit test" 🤬

Skoodledoo | Skoodledoo

Date arrives 40 mins late, but excuses fall short 😐

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40 minutes late? Not cool. NTA for not waiting.

DogsReadingBooks | DogsReadingBooks

Dodged a bullet 💥. No excuse for lateness in 2020 📞

capricorn40 | capricorn40

Late date pushes boundaries, NTA for not waiting. 🙅

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Waiting for someone who's late is a waste of time 😒

BisquickNinja | BisquickNinja

Late date? NTA orders, eats, pays, and leaves before arrival 😂

Summoning-Freaks | Summoning-Freaks

NTA stands up to late date, suspicions of test arise 🤔

broadsharp | broadsharp

Curious about why she thought the date wasn't happening. NTA.

einois | einois

Arriving late? Ain't nobody got time for that! 😂

DraculasSecondCousin | DraculasSecondCousin

Don't play games, NTA stood up for himself 👏

Gooch_Rogers | Gooch_Rogers

Punctuality is important, but did he confirm the date beforehand?

stardew618 | stardew618

Bad first impression on first date, but NTA.

AKneelingOx | AKneelingOx

Demanding respect in dating 👏

cantankerouswhale | cantankerouswhale

Respect your time, NTA. Waiting 40 mins with no effort? 🙄

ohhlookshiny | ohhlookshiny

Cutting ties early? NTA comment suggests bad date behavior.

Koreanboie156 | Koreanboie156

Dodging a bullet 💥: Commenter explains why unapologetic tardiness is a major red flag.

TheBrassDancer | TheBrassDancer

Being late is not always a deal-breaker. NTA, but introspect.

Crolleen | Crolleen

Late on purpose? 🤔 NTA for cancelling the date.

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Different regions have different etiquette, but miscommunications happen. 😕

StatusSnow | StatusSnow

Respect your time, respect yourself. NTA for standing up.

shaylaa30 | shaylaa30

No excuses, no second chances. NTA made the right call. 👍

proassassin00 | proassassin00

Punctuality speaks volumes. NTA for not waiting.

mymonstersarereal95 | mymonstersarereal95

Friends won't let it go? NTA, move on 🙌

StainlessHinge | StainlessHinge

Late for a date with no good excuse? Not cool 😒

sockmaster420 | sockmaster420

Late date and miscommunication leads to NTA verdict 😕

DizzyHeron3 | DizzyHeron3

Arriving 40 minutes late for a date - NTA or not?

Dacookies | Dacookies

Not the a**hole, but what happened next? 🤔

Dovahkiinkv1 | Dovahkiinkv1

Avoid being walked over on dates by setting clear expectations 😊

greenrosepdtl | greenrosepdtl

Don't be late and blame it on me! NTA 👍

seba_make | seba_make

No heads up? No problem. NTA for being upset 😏

erin_notaaron | erin_notaaron

Respect your time and ditch those who don't value it 💪

DyingDarkness | DyingDarkness

Arriving late? Not the a**hole according to this commenter. 👍

jessikatnip7 | jessikatnip7

Dodged a bullet 💥, no chance for someone who doesn't care 🙅

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No harm, no foul. Being fashionably late is overrated. 😎

kellyhitchcock | kellyhitchcock

Late date and weak excuse, commenter says NTA 😎

ms-anthrope | ms-anthrope

Respect your time and don't bother with those who don't. ⏳

Vagrant123 | Vagrant123

Been there, done that. No need to waste time. 💪

verygayumbrella | verygayumbrella

Setting boundaries is important. NTA for valuing your time 👍

hristory | hristory

First impressions matter. Being 40 minutes late is not cool. ⏳

llorandosefue1 | llorandosefue1

Dodged a bullet with a flaky narcissist 🎯

SpartEng76 | SpartEng76

Respect is key. Being late is unacceptable. 👍

juniper_berry_crunch | juniper_berry_crunch

Commenter is not the a**hole, but why? 🤔

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