I need some advice, fast! I have a first date with a girl I haven't met in person yet on Sunday night. I really like this girl (found her on eharmony), and she's eager to meet me, but there's one problem... On New Year's Eve, I was very unfortunate to get into a verbal argument with a stranger. I'm never one to initiate physical violence, so I was quite surprised when some cowardly friend of this person decided to crack a bottle over my forehead after approaching me from behind. Needless to say, I was walked to the hospital and received several stitches and suture tapes. I lost a lot of blood, but I didn't lose consciousness or get hit in the eye or nose, so I'm very lucky. I'll post a photo when I get home from work. I haven't told her that this happened, and the doctor told me to keep the stitches in until Tuesday. Should I just go on the date and tell her when I get there? I don't want to freak her out, though, and I won't exactly look 'polished' in the sort of attractive light a woman might expect. Then again, I don't want her to think I'm canceling the date with what sounds like a made up excuse - I've heard plenty of them myself, and this definitely seems like one of them, although it's true.