'First Dates' Nice Guy Admits To Cheating On First-Ever Girlfriend
So you're on a first date with someone and it all seems to be going well. But how would you feel if they told you all about their first-ever romance, which ended when they cheated?
Well that's what happened on First Dates. Ben seems nice enough, although opts for a risky conversational gambit when he admits to cheating on his teenage girlfriend, who he dated between the ages of 15-19.
"She was away for six weeks and I was getting attention elsewhere," he admits. "It was extreme guilt afterwards. I felt extremely sad or shocked with myself. I spoke to some family members and they were shocked."
Ben also told the camera that he would be 'livid' if anyone did that to any of his sisters, so at least he seems to have learned from the experience. Personal growth, nice one mate.
"It's not the manly thing to do, it's not the right thing to do," says Ben to his date, Leora, who just chews her food and sits there, as you would when a perfect stranger is telling you they might not necessarily be the most trustworthy romantic partner.
But amazingly, she doesn't seem to be thinking 'Who is this bozo I am eating dinner with?' at all. Instead she turns out to be pretty supportive.
"Hey, listen, we've all made bad decisions," says Leora. "I support someone's bad decision and help them through the position no matter what it is."
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That's a big claim, isn't it? Oh well, it's her funeral.
Apparently, owning up to cheating early on, and talking about how it affected him has impressed Leora. She tells the camera that he's the nice guy that's she's been looking for.
And when they sit down together, Ben doesn't even wait for the question.
"I'd like to see you again," he says, straight off the bat, putting his arm around her. "It was the most perfect first date that I've ever had, so it's looking good from here."
So that's... sweet, I suppose...?
Maybe we're in for another First Dates wedding, assuming Ben really has learned his lesson and isn't trying to cop off with the waitress as soon as the camera shifts its gaze. Good luck, guys!
Either way, it's a brave move to admit that you've cheated on a long-term girlfriend on a first date with someone else - but it turns out that a lot of people in the UK are cheaters.
The amount of British people who have cheated at one time or another is shockingly high. According to a YouGov survey, one in five Brits have admitted to having an affair, and a third have said that they have thought about it.
The findings suggested men are more likely to cheat on their partners with someone at work, and women are more likely to cheat on someone with a friend.
So what's the moral? Trust no one? Probably, yes. Who said romance is dead?
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