A woman has told how she was left “creeped out” after a man sent her a lavish Tesco home delivery of her favourite foods – after they had been on just ONE date.
Mum-of-one Lindsay Jones was avoiding the man’s requests for another date when she receive a home delivery from the supermarket.
Knowing she hadn’t placed an order, the mum was stunned when the van arrived on Saturday morning, and unpacked the groceries with growing shock.
The 33-year-old from Cardiff found fillet steak, mussels, Hendricks gin, tonic water and a box of chocolates – all items she’d mentioned to her date when they discussed their perfect ‘last meal’ days earlier.
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Despite Lindsay’s friends calling the gesture ‘cute’ and ‘romantic’, she found it a turn-off and now plans to block her date’s phone number.
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Lindsay said: “I met the man for lunch last week and it was perfectly fine but I didn’t really want to go ahead with a second date .
“I hadn’t yet responded to his request to go out for dinner, so I was a bit shocked when a Tesco delivery driver walked up the driveway holding a crate of food. I told him he must be mistaken, but he said it was the correct house number.
“As I rifled through it and saw the steak and mussels, I suddenly remembered the conversation I’d had with my date two days earlier. We’d been comparing all the things we’d eat and drink for our last meal.
“I suppose it was a lovely gesture, but the sentiment was obviously ‘are you going to agree to a second date or not?’ I found it quite weird, to be honest. I was a little bit creeped out. I’d only spent two hours with the man over lunch!
“My friends have said they think it’s adorable so I’ve said they can date him if they want to. For me, it’s going to have to be a case of block and delete.”
After chatting to her date online, he visited Lindsay in the Welsh capital last week for lunch, after which he started to ‘bombard’ her with messages.
The older man, who has two grown-up daughters, said he wanted to send Lindsay something in the post, so she provided him with her home address, expecting a bunch of flowers or something similar.
Lindsay hasn’t yet tucked in to the unusual grocery order, possibly designed for a romantic night in for two, but plans to share the food with her ten-year-old son.
Lindsay said: “Our date was last Thursday and he travelled up from London to meet me for a two-hour lunch date.
“It was the first time I’d met him, but since then I’ve not stopped receiving messages from him saying things like ‘I’ve been waiting for you all my life’. I’ve been absolutely bombarded.
“He even said he wanted me to meet his grown-up daughter, which also freaked me out. He messaged me saying he thought he could be the one for me. It was all very intense after one meeting.
“I was very surprised to receive the order. I’d been expecting flowers or something small. It was made even weirder by the fact that the delivery driver was dressed as a bear for charity!
“When they arrived on Saturday I had kept it vague with my date and hadn’t turned him down yet for a second date. He knew I’d seen his messages on WhatsApp and was asking why I hadn’t replied.
“It was a nice enough date but purely platonic. I am fiercely adamant that I want to remain single at the moment. I even have a two-date rule.
“If someone asks me out I will accept and happily go for a drink, but I won’t go out more than twice with the same person as that will give them false hope.
“Men are pleasant enough for a couple of hours but that’s about it. After separating from my son’s dad, who I was with for 13 years, I had one other year-long relationship but I think that’s enough for now.
“I’ve had quite a lot of dating disasters and have considered writing a blog about them called There’s Something About Lindsay. I once came home from a trip abroad with a date to discover he already had a girlfriend. I don’t have the best luck with men.
“We haven’t eaten all the food yet but my son has helped himself to the Cadbury’s Roses and I’ve opened the gin. We’ve got our priorities right!”