"You win some, you lose some—but hopefully you make three new best friends in the process."
It’s a tale of one city, one guy, six women, and 140 characters.
A man who has asked to be identified only by his first name, Justin, was exposed on social media after attempting to try his own version of speed dating. But, this was no ordinary speed dating event, because Justin actually scheduled subsequent dates on the same night with six random women, in the exact same Washington, D.C. bar.
And you thought your blind dates were bad.
Meet the first woman: Lisette Pylant. Fresh off the heels of her 26th birthday celebration, Pylant was introduced to a random guy in the bar—Justin. He bought her a celebratory drink, and the two made plans for a follow-up date on Monday, August 7.
Fast forward to Monday evening, Pylant showed up at Truxton Inn to meet Justin for dinner. In spite of her friends warning her that Justin was no Prince Charming, Pylant decided to go through with the date as planned. When she got there, however, she soon discovered he had at least five other women waiting in the wings. The D.C. native memorialized the night in a series of shocking tweets that have since gone viral.
So 45 mins in his next date shows up because he double books himslef and he decides he's going to friendzone me to get out of the situation— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
About 45 minutes into the conversation, when Justin tried to preemptively end the date, the second woman arrived. According to Plyant, Justin introduced her to Kristen Incorvaia aka date number two as his “friend.” Plyant, not one to make things any more awkward, decided to wait to inform Incorvaia of what was going on when Justin stepped away. Before she could finish, though, the third woman, Raven Manigault, showed up.
I decide to play the friend in order to help the girl feel less awkward until he exits for a moment and then I tell her what's up— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
"As soon as Kristen and Raven showed up, we decided it was too ridiculous not to share, and if this was happening to us it must be happening to other people too," Plyant said in an interview on Good Morning America. "And we just figured this guy needed to be called out."
"The three of us quickly realized we were on a 3-on-1 date, and we decided to turn our date night into a girl’s night and left him with the tab," Incorvaia added on Good Morning America.
The ladies managed to turn their lemons into lemonade (or some very pricey cocktails), and Justin learned a valuable lesson about double-booking. No harm, no foul, right? Wrong. Justin’s serial dating continued well into the night, and the girls found out about date number four, thanks to the bartender.
JK ITS NOT OVER! The bartender just texted us to tell us homeboy is on another date so I sent my friend over to retrieve his 8pm date— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
When Plyant’s friends headed to the bar to rescue the fourth damsel in distress, Kali Bowers, they bumped into his fifth date of the evening—Alex Woody.
"You guys girl number FIVE just showed up BEFORE going to meet him because my friends intercepted her and told her not to waste her time," Plyant wrote on Twitter.
But it didn’t stop there. Justin attempted to meet with Jessica Free or date number six, if you’re keeping score.
While he didn’t join the women on Good Morning America to tell his side of the story, he told ABC News over the phone that these were only "preliminary conversations"—not dates. Of course, Justin should leave the serial dating to the professionals on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but at least something positive came out of this disastrous situation.
"Life is too short, so we took a negative situation and turned it into a friendship and it’s just funny," said Free. "You can’t treat people like that."
We think Bowers summed up the situation perfectly: "Girl power."
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The ladies, reportedly, have since started a "sister wives" group chat and plan to meet up for brunch. All the girls around the world will certainly toast their mimosas to that.