Title pretty much sums it up. Woman getting ready for her first date with a guy she doesn't know and the guy's future self arrives through time travel and tries to talk her out of going. She believes what the guy is saying but she keeps asking questions. She finds out they have children and a life and yeah things went kind of bad marriage wise. Then they guy from the future has to go back to the future and he leaves her there.

She thinks about what happened and what she had been told. She now knows the future of this first date. She finishes putting on her make up and is waiting for the "first date" to arrive.

Hope I am making sense. Not exactly my most sober post and time travel is confusing.

  • This is a very common trope. Can you offer any more details about where and when you read it, why the guy was so keen to break them up, what their names were, any specific dialogue you can remember? – Valorum Apr 17 '16 at 8:31
  • I just read one like this; it's very recent. If I can dig it out.... – Spencer Apr 16 '18 at 10:26
  • If you told us the story's length and what form it appeared in, that might help. – Spencer Apr 16 '18 at 11:23
  • Maybe this will help. I read the story in an Anthology containing science fiction love stories. I remember 2 of the other stories. One was another time travel. A woman found a like bracelet or something in front of her door. She held onto the token for a long time and wore it all the time and she was given a chance to make a short back trip in time and she used it to find out who had left it for her. – Harry Forbess Apr 24 '18 at 19:58
  • She was the one who left it. The bracelet had no origin in any timeline. The other was about a kid who lives in New England and gets a fever and starts communicating with a girl from the 1600s. There is a rock that looks like a bear. The kid digs up some dirt and sends some info back to the girl to discredit the guy who wants to burn her as a witch. – Harry Forbess Apr 24 '18 at 20:16

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