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07/17/2014 09:37 am ET Updated Jul 17, 2014

It Happened To Me: I Was Wined, Dined And Body-Shamed On A First Date

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Having gotten out of a long term relationship last year, I hadn't been in the single world long enough to have much experience with first dates. So, when the opportunity came about to put myself back out there, I decided to go for it.

I ran into this guy I'd met before through mutual friends, and decided on a whim to say hello. We hit it off almost immediately, and our messages back and forth were charged with chemistry. Going on a date just seemed like a good idea.

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