Most of us have been there…
You go on a first date with someone and not too long into it you say to yourself, “what am I doing here? This is a disaster!”
When did you realize you shouldn’t have shown up for a date?
Here’s what AskReddit users had to say.
1. Let’s get to know each other.
“An alleged friend told me her coworker and I would be great together and wanted to do a double date at a festival with her and her husband.
Date suggested he and I meet up the night before to get to know each other and I suggested a gaming bar I’d wanted to try. Date time arrives and he’s not there. He finally shows up and tells me he had to stop home to let the dogs out so they don’t s**t all over the floor. He then proceeds to show me a picture of a floor covered in dog s**t and says guess it didn’t work.
He is still wearing his work clothes. It has been three hours since work ended and he went home to deal with the dogs but didn’t change. He proceeds to eat the rest of the charcuterie plate I ordered by himself and then orders wings for himself.
We decide to check out a game since I have now paid for more game time. He wants a mall madness game that is not designed for two people. We settle on a playable game. It’s not great. As we are wrapping up he tells me the last date he took here f**ked him in the parking lot he stares at me expertly.
I tell him that’s not going to happen. I tell my friend I’m skipping the festival. He’s shocked and thought we had a spark.”
2. Way to go, Mom!
“My mom met a nice girl during the day, unknown to me. My mom and I were supposed to go out for dinner that night.
She invites the girl, unknown to me, then ditches the dinner once she knows she has set me up on a date. My mom was very worried I was gay at the time.
The girl and I get to chatting over drinks, she’s fun, flirty, cute – and a m**h-addicted p**stitute who thought it was some weird kink game that she was being hired to get into the middle of.
So…YEA. She was understanding when we realized the mix-up, but I gave my mom s**t for that one for years.”
“When she told me my English accent was dumb, and then repeatedly shouted out that everyone else in the bar had a dumb English accent.
FYI, it was a bar in England.”
4. Not a great night.
“He was picking me up and texted me “here” a little early so he had plenty of time to do this before I got down to his car, but he waited til I opened the door and there was about a dozen magazines (like rifle mags) on the passenger’s seat.
He said “hope you’re not some crazy liberal! dont mind these mags” and then brushed them onto the floor. It was super awkward / cringy.
Also it was my first date since I rough breakup and the rest of it was just as bad if not worse, I ended up crying in the bathroom halfway through.”
5. Worst date of your life.
“I was supposed to pick him up at his air bnb so we could go out for dinner and drinks.
Turns out the air bnb was actually his parents house. I thought it was weird that he lied about where he was staying but figured he was just embarrassed so I didn’t make a big deal about it.
When I suggested a place I wanted to go for dinner he told me his parents made dinner so he wanted to stay there to eat and go out for drinks after. I felt super awkward about having dinner with his family on our first date, but it got worse.
He made me a plate of food, and had me sit at a table in the garage, and told me he’d be right back. Then he went inside and had dinner with his whole family while I sat alone in the garage.
I wish I could say I noped out of there, but unfortunately I stuck it out for the worst date night of my life.”
6. Should have stayed home.
“I went on a date a few months after me and my college gf had broken up.
I had matched with this girl off of tinder and we messaged a bit, but she was relentless about wanting to know more about my ex and how I felt after the break up.
I looked past this and met her for dinner a couple nights later. I walked in the restaurant and my ex is sitting at the table under that girls name. I turned around to walk out and got a tinder notification from the girl I had agreed to meet “you’ll never be able to get away from me”.
Should have stayed home that night, and steer clear of blind dates.”
“When he said he was actually from an entirely different state, looked completely different from his photos and then asked if he could borrow $400 for Methadone before we even ordered.
I left immediately.
Been stalking me for over ten years. Fun times.”
8. That’s not good.
“She was a kleptomaniac. Thought she was exaggerating or maybe just went through a tough time.
Then she showed me the pile of legal paperwork. She was on 1st name terms with the judge she had been to court so many times. Then she asked me to touch her back. Said she felt super sweaty from the MCAT she’d taken and then showed me how she disposed of her used needles because she was a heroin addict.
Should have noped out sooner but she was sweet but yeah, she needed a therapist, not a boyfriend.”
9. I love you…
“Drove 50 minutes to her small town to watch a movie, turns out she meant at her place, and it was a sequel to a trilogy I had never started.
She was pretty awkward which was fine but then she started REALLY over sharing saying she was a crack baby, and telling me all her trauma. That was the point I knew it was a mistake considering she had fibbed her way into the date.
By the end of the night she was telling me she loved me. I left shortly after that and I let her down over text once I was home. Cherry on top- she got pregnant three months later from her boyfriend of 5 months.”
10. One and done.
“Had a great time at dinner, and went for a walk through a park afterwards.
We’re walking along and talking and she mentions to me that she is still “technically” engaged to a guy, but she was only marrying him because he had gotten her pregnant.
But she had had a miscarriage a few days ago (had not told him yet), and now that there was no baby and she had met me she was going to tell him and break up with him.
There was no second date.”
11. He’s a keeper!
“When he didn’t let me look at a menu, ordered for me (a water and a kids chicken tender meal- I’m 24).
Ate half my meal, and was talking so much about himself he spit pieces of chicken at/ on me.”
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