Man Goes On a First Date With a Woman, She Brings 23 Family Members Along For the Meal

If one thing is certain, it’s that 2020 has been a bad year for singles on the dating scene, and that’s especially true for a man in China. The story begins in Zhejiang Province, where a 29-year-old man was set up on a date by his mother. He was looking forward to the date, and arranged to meet the woman at a restaurant for a meal together. However, when he got there, he discovered that she had brought along 23 of her relatives. “Let’s all eat together,” she said. Despite being given no warning that the party of two had turned into a party of 25, the restaurant accommodated the large group. As they ate, the table filled up with expensive meals and alcohol, and at the end of the meal, the man was given the bill — 19,800 Yuan ($2,962). Unable to pay the bill, the man snuck out of the restaurant without anyone noticing and returned home, leaving the woman to foot the bill. Asked why she brought her family members with her first date, the woman said, “I was testing whether the man who might potentially be my boyfriend would be generous enough to pay for all 25 people.” Let this story be a warning to anyone thinking of “testing” prospective partners — if you do, you’d better be prepared for it to backfire spectacularly.