Awkward dating stories
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Telling your epic tale bonds you to your fellow bad-date survivors, and somehow makes you feel less alone. We’ve teamed up with NBC's Undateable to collect some stories about terrible bad dates and the lessons we've learned from them. (The bartender tipped me off to the exact number while the dude was in the bathroom.) I somehow still ended up going to another bar with him, where he proceeded to order guacamole and REFUSE to share it with me, while claiming he was going to 'Throw all the hipsters over the wall and into the street.' The worst part was that he wouldn't share his guac, IMHO."- Kelsea, 28"I once went on a blind date with a man who followed me to the gig I had afterwards, left to pee, came back an hour later very drunk, and revealed in the parking lot he had multiple felony assault charges! The bar we were at was having a trivia night; since we entered a round late, we came in last place.
Catch the special one-hour Season 3 premiere of Undateable on Friday, Oct. Google is your friend, ladies."- Emma, 24"I went on a date with a guy whose idea of romance was taking me to his family's church, where they were trying to break the record for a hymn-singing marathon. At this bar, the losing team (us) and the winning team (a couple on a legit good first date) had to participate in a 'physical challenge.' The announcer made me and the other girl blindfold our partners, and then he handed us gigantic cucumbers covered in peanut butter.
The worst ones leave you seriously thinking, “Renouncing all my worldly possessions and becoming a celibate monk who wears a hair shirt doesn’t sound so bad!
” But for those of us who are too lazy for asceticism, making the most of a bad situation helps, and the value of a cringe-worthy story is a great payoff. That night you spent listening to some stranger talk about his reptile-hoarding proclivities makes you part of a great sisterhood. He 'accidentally already ate.'"- Rachel, 21"I once went out with a guy who had seven gin and tonics in the span of an hour and a half. 'This can't possibly be an attempt at saving my soul,' I said."- Sue, 24"I was on a Tinder date with a guy who had completely lied about himself, so I was already annoyed.
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When my ex left, I turned around to introduce myself to the date and my shoe completely broke. "- Michelle, 28"When I was living in the Netherlands, I went on a date with a guy.
He conveniently missed the last train back to his city, which was 30 mins away.
When you’re online dating, you’ll probably go on a few bad dates along the way.
I once spent weeks talking to a guy I thought was smart and kind — only to meet him and find out he’s dull and narcissistic. He showed up late carrying a bouquet, wearing a tux, and sweating profusely. The waiter gave me pitying looks as I sat in silence while my oblivious date droned on about I-don’t-even-remember-what. At the mention of dessert, I blurted, “No, I’m ready to go” and put down my credit card, paying for the whole meal so we could get out of there faster.
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I stayed for 20 more mortifying minutes before faking a work emergency."- Serena, 24"This was all my fault. *person running away emoji*' which I accidentally texted to HIM.