First dates can be tough, and one Frenchman has taken to TikTok to explain just how “disastrous” his first date was.
The French actor, Renan Pacheco has been documenting his ‘crazy life’ in LA for his thousands of followers on TikTok after he recently moved to the city, and in a post last week he recounted his first date with an American woman.
Though he sounded excited at first, Pacheco quickly made clear that the date wasn’t going to lead to anything by using the word ‘disaster’ three times in a row.
He managed to get over the fact the woman didn’t have ‘his favorite name’, which was Kimberley, but things only went downhill from there.
Pacheco made a lot of people laugh when he told them about his “disaster” date, where he left because the woman had special dietary needs.
In a TikTok video that went viral, the actor said that Kimberley’s dislike of wine and wheat made him so “confused” that he left the restaurant without even saying goodbye.
Pacheco recalled: “We sit down, we take the menu and she looks me in the eyes and she tells me she doesn’t eat gluten.”
The actor simply could not get his head around this, apparently questioning everything he’d ever known as he commented: “Gluten is my life.”
Now, Pacheco didn’t clarify whether Kimberley’s gluten-free diet was simply a choice she’d made for herself or the result of a gluten allergy.
Because while croissants and baguettes are ‘life’ for a lot of people like Pacheco, unfortunately, those with coeliac disease can experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloating if they eat gluten, so it’s really not worth it.
If Kimberley does have coeliac disease, her choice not to eat gluten is entirely understandable, and not a good reason to walk out on a date.
If it’s a mere life choice, though, it’s obviously an indication that she and Pacheco just aren’t meant to be.
The actor decided to have a glass of wine to help him process the whole gluten debacle, and it was at that point that he learned Kimberley doesn’t drink alcohol.
Again, there is a myriad of reasons that could have been behind this choice, but sadly it was just another contributing factor to the quick deterioration of her relationship with Pacheco.
The TikTok user announced that he left the restaurant without saying goodbye, adding: “I couldn’t stay there, I’m sorry but I can’t have a love relationship with someone who doesn’t eat gluten and doesn’t drink wine, I’m sorry Kimberley.”
Pacheco was flooded with comments after sharing his experience, with some sharing their amusement over his tale while others pointed out that Kimberley likely had her reasons for her diet.
Hopefully, she’ll go on to find someone who welcomes her gluten and wine-free life with open arms.