Most of us have some pretty horror dating stories to tell but this may just be one of the worst.
Diane Guilmette was looking forward to her date with a guy who she met on dating app and website Plenty of Fish.
After coming across Diane’s profile, he had immediately messaged her asking her on a date at a steakhouse in Los Angeles.
Flattered, she duly accepted despite admitting that the restaurant was a ‘little pricey’ for her.
And all seemed well and good during the dinner – until it came to the end of the meal.
She told CBS2: ‘When we got near the end of the meal, not quite finished, he said he had to go make a phone call.’
He never returned.
She said ‘lots of women’ have come forward and said he had done the same thing to them.
Police have since identified the man as Paul Gonzales, from Alta Loma, who was also accused of failing to pay for a haircut in February.
Gonzales reportedly faces two pending cases of petty theft.