Ramona Singer ordered a bottle of wine on her first (and last) date with Marc on this week's The Real Housewives of New York City... only to discover one glass in they had zero chemistry. But it was also the only way to endure the insufferable conversation without walking out.
Not that Marc's a bad guy — it was just clear from the first second he's not the guy for Ramona. She even walks us through her very clear red flags that he's waving around like he's about to kick off a NASCAR race.
Let's see, they start with an awkward double kiss, and Ramona calls him "educated, successful, and worldly," and says, "I'll give it a shot," but it's clear there's no sexual chemistry on her end from the get-go.
Summing up Ramona's wants and needs:
"The most important thing I’m looking for is a man who’s been married," Ramona said.
Marc: "I have never asked anyone to marry me. I 'almost' got married eight times."
No further explanation on that one. Thank you, Marc.
Ramona: "At this point in his life a man who doesn’t have to work from 8 in the morning until 8 at night."
Marc: "I mean I work, from when I wake up 'til at night."
Ramona: "Someone who likes to be social."
Marc: "So I found this place, 16 acres, in the woods, can't see my neighbors. I love total isolation."
Ramona: "Number three, someone with strong morals."
Marc: "It’s unnatural to be monogamous. People evolve and change."
Ramona: "Red flags are all over the place... these are just huge flags, I’m just not barking up that tree."
It's safe to say Ramona and Marc won't be dating each other again in this lifetime.
Listen, it sucks when you realize on the date, you can't stand the person you're on the date with. No chemistry, don't agree on anything. What can you do to maintain your sanity but not be rude?
But you still have to politely let a bad date know you're not feeling it. Why waste someone's time? The Independent offers up good advice: "Just remember that the other person has feelings too. At the end of the day it’s still real people who are still making the time to meet you.
"When you’re actually on the date, even if you’ve realized they’re not going to be ‘the one,’ try not to completely tune out — you could still learn something or get a valuable connection out of the meeting."
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