A TikToker has gone viral for sharing what could easily be the worst first date experience ever in the history of all worst first dates.
Elyse Myers, who is now happily married to a "smoke show of a husband", posted a TikTok video hilariously recounting a dating incident involving paying for 100 tacos and possibly escaping death.
The formerly naive Myers said a man from a dating app reached out to her with the following message:
"I like your face, let's go get some food. I will drive us to the restaurant together."
Without hesitation, she thought, sarcastically, "Um, I love food. Are you my soulmate?"
She agreed to meet but wasn't prepared for the string of wacky events to follow.
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The man asked her to go to his residence and said he would drive them from there to the restaurant together.
"Why did we not just meet there? I have no idea," said Myers.
The man walked up to her car after she drove for 45-minutes and informed her he had lost his keys to the car.
"Should I just have gone home and left him there? Yes," she said, adding, "Did I? Absolutely not."
That was missed red flag number one.
With her behind the wheel, she was given instructions to the restaurant which turned out to be one of the least romantic dining options: Taco Bell.
When Myers asked if he wanted dine-in or drive-thru, he opted for the latter, to which she nervously thought, "great, he has a plan."
"We get to the speaker and he just leans over and goes, 'I would like 100 hardshell tacos. Thank you."
Red flag number two was when he began patting down his body, indicating he was searching for cash that may or may not have been on his person.
So Myers paid for the 100 tacos, and when she asked where they were driving to next, he told her, 'back to my house.'"
"Okay. This is happening. I'm committed to this now. It's happening," she thought to herself.
The third red flag was when they arrived back at his house and she discovered he was living with his dad.
"The hoops I'm teleporting through to convince myself that this decision I have made is okay is wild," she said.
"We walk past his dad and into the kitchen, and he just starts emptying the boxes of tacos, just releasing them onto the table," she continued.
"Puts two chairs at the table sits down and he just screams at the top of his lungs, 'Let's feast!"
She said they both ate their hardshell tacos in complete silence, with only the sound of them chewing the tacos filling the air. She described the awkward moment as "absolute chaos."
The father came over, grabbed one of the tacos, and what he said next was the final red flag.
"He's eating over us, just standing, doesn't sit, stands right next to the table, crunches mouthfuls, and said, 'do you want to see my studio?'"
"I have never wanted to see anything less in my life," she thought, and realized at that moment, she had to flee "or else I was going to be killed, 100 percent."
She collected all the remaining tacos "because I paid for them" and walked towards the door.
Not one to forget her manners, she turned back to her hosts and said:
"Thank you for this experience. You will never hear from me again."
The video went viral and was viewed over 12 million times.
But with the addition of invested listeners came dozens of questions, which she addressed in follow-up videos.
One of the things she confirmed was that she actually did buy 100 tacos and was not "exaggerating for the story" as one skeptical viewer suspected.
"I probably would have bought a thousand if he ordered them," she added.
Myers also informed another inquisitive viewer the total cost of her taco bill was $149.07.
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She posted a third and final installment to complete her "Taco Saga" to answer more questions.
When someone asked, "Why no studio tour?" referring to the father's offer to take her to another part of the house, she answered, "I was not going to walk out of that studio alive."
"I was running every scenario out in my head and not a single one of them did I walk out alive."
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We, too, are glad she opted out of the studio tour and is alive to share her wackadoodle tale of survival.
And it turns out the man tried contacting her again for a second date.