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    This Viral Story About A Woman Going On A First Date With A Guy Who Made Her Pay For 100 Tacos Is Making People Weep With Laughter, Then Say, "See, This Is Why I Don't Date"

    Oh, and his dad also joined in on the date. 🙃

    Hello, friends. We've got a lot to unpack — or should I say unwrap 😏 — in this chaotic video. Watch the madness a woman named Elyse Myers endured on a first date:

    The story is funniest if you watch it — I mean, the 20 million views speak for themselves — but if you cannot, I broke it down below with captions:

    "Before I met my smokeshow of a husband, I was on dating apps — as you do. This man messages me out of the blue and he goes, 'I like your face, let's go get some food.' I say, 'Um, I love food. Are you my soulmate?' He says, 'Meet me at my house, I will drive us to the restaurant together.' Why did we just not meet there? I have no idea..."

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    "I drive 45 minutes to his house. He's standing outside of it. He walks up to my car and goes, 'I've lost my keys, can you drive us there?' Should I have just left him right there and gone home? Yes. Did I? Absolutely not. He gets in and starts giving me turn-by-turn directions. He could have been leading me to an abandoned warehouse and I still would have been like, 'Left at this stop sign?' OK. We end up at a Taco Bell — which is FINE. I'm like, 'Dine in or drive-thru?' He's like, 'Drive-thru.' I'm thinking, great, he has a plan..."

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    "We get to the speaker and he just leans over and goes, 'I would like 100 hard shell tacos, thank you.' We get to the window. He does one of these numbers (as if he's looking for his wallet). I'm like, 'Did you forget your wallet?' He's like, 'Yeah.' I was like, 'Do you need me to pay?' He's like, 'Yeah.'"

    Taco emojis over Elyse's face as she recounts her tale
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    "I buy the 100 tacos and I'm like, 'Where to next?' He's like, 'Back to my house.' And I was like, 'OK, this is happening. I'm just — I'm committed to this now. This is happening.' We get to his house, we walk in, his dad is on the couch. He lives with his dad, it's fine. THE HOOPS I AM TELEPORTING THROUGH TO CONVINCE MYSELF THIS DECISION THAT I'VE MADE IS OK IS JUST WILD. Walk past his dad, into the kitchen..."

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    "He just starts emptying the boxes of tacos, just releasing them onto the table. Puts two chairs next to the table, sits down, and screams at the top of his lungs, 'Let's FEAST!' I am just calmly unwrapping my taco and taking a bite of it. We are eating hard shell tacos in complete silence. You can hear both of us chewing. It's absolute chaos..."

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    "The dad walks up, grabs a taco. There are 100 of them. We have so many to spare. He's eating over us — standing, doesn't sit. Stands right next to the table. Crunches. Mouth full. He just looks at me and goes, 'Do you want to see my studio?' And I was like, 'I have never wanted to see anything less in my entire life.' It was at that moment that I decided this date is completely over or else I was going to be killed — 100%. I am now just collecting the tacos because I paid for them. I walk out with boxes of tacos in my purse, I look back and I was like, 'Thank you for this experience. You will never hear from me again.'"

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    After hearing that wild ride, we knew we had to speak to Elyse to get more juicy details. She told BuzzFeed that the infamous date happened in 2011 — when she was 18 years old.

    She never imagined online dating would lead her to eating 100 hard shell tacos in a Coca-Cola-themed kitchen with a random man and his dad, but it did indeed happen. She said the entire order cost her $147.07, which was pretty much her entire paycheck at the time.

    After hearing the story, I think we are all curious about what Elyse did with all the tacos after she left the date. "I took all 94 remaining tacos home with me and drove 45 minutes back to my apartment. I ate them over the course of two days with my roommate. At a certain point, we were just eating them out of principle," she explained.

    Another thing I think we all want to know is: HAS TACO GUY CONTACTED HER? "Thankfully, taco guy hasn’t reached out. There are plenty of people claiming to be him, but none of them are him," she said.


    Lastly, a lot of people may want to know if Elyse was done with online dating after this experience. Well, she was not. "I wish I could tell you I stopped dating apps after this, but I continued to go on dates. Fortunately, I learned my lesson with the taco guy and I vetted my potential suitors moving forward." (She eventually met her husband IRL at a meat counter in Australia, you can watch the story below.)


    Reply to @shawnathemom There could be 15 parts and I still wouldn’t be able to share it all. #coffeetalk #theadhdway #howimetyourfather

    ♬ original sound - Elyse Myers

    Elyse has some ending advice for people who are currently on dating apps: "Avoid the rush of meeting someone IRL. If you do, make sure it’s in a public place with an easy and accessible escape plan. Also, consider absolutely no one’s feelings but your own. You're uncomfortable? Leave. Have a pit in your stomach and you don’t know why? Leave. A red flag that spikes your attention? Leave. It’s unfortunate that I allowed my fear of how I would be perceived to overshadow my legitimate fear on this date. 'Leave right now' was the only feeling I should have listened to. So, if your gut tells you to leave, LEAVE," she said.

    While Elyse said it was never her plan to become famous on the internet for telling stories about her life, it has become her thing. You can follow her for more hilariously real stories on TikTok and Instagram. And you can buy here merch here!