What's the worst date you've ever been on?
One where there was zero chemistry leaving both of you in total silence? Perhaps they brought one of their friends along, or even worse, booked six other dates in one evening.
All of those scenarios are pretty awful and embarrassing, but a bad date that one reddit user witnessed had an ending so good you could swear it was from a rom-com movie.
During a thread titled 'Women of Reddit, what has been your worst 'nice guy' experience?' user ThrowAwayForPancakes provided this amazing anecdote.
The story goes that he was having dinner with his girlfriend but couldn't help notice a couple near them, who didn't appear to be having a good time.
The man was acting really 'creepy' and allegedly said a number of sexist and derogatory comments, despite her asking him to stop.
When she highlighted his inappropriateness, he responded by doing the following:
Girl goes red and tells him that isn't appropriate, he literally waves his hand in a "shoo" type motion and says "oh calm down I was going to find out in a few hours anyway."
I missed her exact reply as she moved to a hushed tone, but it was fairly obvious what was being said - fuck no, fuck off, fuck this. He responded with "sweetheart I picked you up, I know where you live". She lost the colour in her face and said nothing.
This overheard threat incensed the man, who was prepared to get involved on behalf of the woman, but just before he did so he was stopped by an in-shape older gentleman who proclaimed.
Easy... I've got this one son.
Sensing the other man's confidence, our storyteller listened to the command and promptly returned to his chair to see what would happen.
To his amazement, the man pulled out a police ID and placed it on the table. The guy acting like a jerk looked horrified.
The cop said:
So, I'm quietly celebrating my daughters birthday with my family when I distinctly hear you threaten this young lady, would you care to explain yourself?
That's what I thought. Now see, we take a very dim view of that kind of thing, so right now I'm deciding if I want to have some of my buddies come pick you up.
Not wishing to land himself in any further trouble the man began to act innocently. The cop then asked for his identification and told him to pay for the entire bill.
He obliged and what comes next is the most heartwarming moment of the entire tale.
The cop asked the girl if she wants to have the man investigated any further by the authorities but she politely declined.
The cop then offers her a seat at his table.
Well I'm here with my daughter, she's about your age, perhaps you'd like to finish your meal with us? We can run you home afterwards if you'd like, unless you'd prefer to call someone else?
See graciously accepted his kind invite. Shortly afterward her terrible date returned to the table for his ID.
There you go.. now I have your details right here so I highly recommend you don't go near or contact this young lady ever again.
He left the restaurant in a flash, leaving the girl to enjoy the rest of her night with the cop and his family.
You can read the full account of the story below.
Other reddit users were full of praise for it, even likening the cop to Batman!