Win The Cute Girl Network Before It’s Released

I liked reading The Cute Girl Network, a modern romance with some interesting observations on male/female behavior. It will be out in November, but since I have a spare copy, you can win one now!

To enter the contest, please leave a comment below telling me (briefly) about your worst date. (It can’t be worse than some of those Jack’s gone on in the book!) A winner will be picked randomly from all entries on Thursday, October 24.

(U.S. addresses only, please. Winners will be emailed to confirm address. If email is not answered within 24 hours or a valid email address is not provided, a replacement winner will be selected. Your email won’t be used for any other purpose.)


13 Responses to “Win The Cute Girl Network Before It’s Released”

  1. James Schee Says:

    Went to concert with girl, idiot in crowd through beer bottle broke and cut me on head. I went in ambulance my date wished me well but stayed at concert as she just couldn’t miss the band.

    Needless to say I never asked her out again.

  2. SKleefeld Says:

    Always down for comics contests — at least until I actually start making a living on my writing! :)

    Worst date? My history in dating largely involves a great deal of “No, I won’t even go out on a first date with you” responses, so I don’t have much background there. I suppose the worst actual date was back in college. I took her to a party my friends were having and she spent most of her time hitting on one of the other guys there. She didn’t leave with him, but she wasn’t exactly pleased to leave the party with me.

  3. wandering-dreamer Says:

    Well, being asexual I’ve never been on any dates (if you’re not interested in relationships there’s not much point) but I back in college there were a few times when I’d go to a new club (erm, the school kind not the dancing kind), try it out, and leave afterwards feeling horribly awkward and never mentioned them again, that count for anything?

  4. Johanna Says:

    Wandering, that’s just fine. I want anyone who wants to enter to be able to.

  5. Beth Says:

    I’ll try to keep this brief.

    Was going to have a first date with a guy from OKcupid and after he picked the place. He arrived over an hour and a half late. I only stuck around because I kept getting “almost there” and “so sorry, traffic!” texts. We finally sit down and he goes through the menu and declares there’s nothing really good here (a fantastic burger bar) and he orders a Ruben. Asked me if I was a Star Wars fan or a trek fan, I responded Wars, he then spent the rest of the date giving me play by plays of his favorite trek episodes even after I said I had only seen the Tribbles episode. I’m getting ready to leave and he asks what I’m up to for the rest of the day (it was a lunch date) I told him I had to run errands and get some work done. He said “cool, I don’t have anything to do I guess, I’ll just kill some time and come with.” Despite my best efforts to shake him, he followed me around for another hour and 45 minutrs until I got an “emergency call” from a girl friend.

    Sortof put me off OKCupid after that.

  6. colleen Says:

    Agreed to go on a date in college with a guy from my history class- he picks me up in a van with a six-pack of beer, informs me it’s his birthday and he wants to go mini golfing. Then asked if I’d drive so he could drink.
    Get the golf game over as quick as possible, then he says he wants to go dine-and-dash Denny’s. I’m not really cool with that and offer to just buy dinner instead. He gets in my face and starts yelling about “supporting evil corporations that destroy the rain forest”. I end up dropping him and the van off and walking home.
    The rest of the semester was kinda awkward.

  7. kris larsen Says:

    Girl invited me to her apartment, she talked me into getting a haircut from her. She set the electric razor too low and gave me razor burn all on the back of my head. Then went to vegetarian resteraunt where she brought out some of her poetry where she wanted me to read all of them and comment. Then she took me back to her place and brought out some of her paintings and starting telling me, in detail, what they meant to her. Then she pulled out some fingernail clippers and asked me to trim her cat’s claws-please,please,please. Totally exhausted at the end of the ordeal!

  8. M. Link Says:

    Worst date? My first date with my wife. We were 15 and going to the mall for dinner and a movie. Turned out to be Taco Bell and a 5-minute trip to Hot Topic, because her Mom dropped us off late and my Grandfather picked us up *really* early. Our date lasted about 30 minutes.

    15 years later we’re still together… At least it was successful.

  9. Johanna Says:

    Yay for happy endings! And really, for everyone surviving these experiences.

  10. Ursula Says:

    I can’t think of a good bad date story but one prom night we were driving to the event and a tree fell over on the driveway (my date lived in a woody area.) We had to get his dad and his brother to help move it out of the way. It was also storming pretty hard. ):

  11. Rita Says:

    Not sure if I would call it a date…but a friend was trying to match me with another of his friends. I had met him casually in a group once before, and this 2nd time was to be at a Christmas party he was hosting. By this point, my friend had told him about me and he was interested in the potential match. But when I got there, he ignored me almost completely. Only when I decided to leave did he suddenly rush over to escort me out. Left with a migraine, glad that I drove myself instead of hitching a ride…

  12. Johanna Says:

    Thanks, everyone, for participating. A winner has been chosen and emailed.

    I’d share my worst date story, but I honestly can’t think of one. Maybe I’ve been married too long and my memory is going.

  13. Joshua Strasburg Says:

    I met my wife young and we’ve been together for a long time so I don’t have a lot of bad date stories. I’ll choose on from when I was a teenager and too young to do much on my own: I was probably 16 and asked out a girl who was 2 years older. She said yes to the date … and then had to say yes to meeting me there because my mom had to drop me off. Embarassing. Yeah, needless to say that didn’t work out.

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