Everyone’s had a bad date in their life. Maybe you just didn’t connect, maybe he ended up talking about his stamp collection for three hours, or maybe she believes the Earth is flat and made you watch YouTube conspiracy theory videos all night. Everyone has a story that can be not-so-fondly remembered over a few drinks.
Thing is, though, what follows do not even qualify as “bad” dates. These are epic disasters. These redefine awkwardness and take social dysfunction to a whole new level. These will have you cringing and thanking your lucky stars that they didn’t happen to you.
After relationship blogger Dami Olonisakin asked Twitter users to recall their worst date stories, people came out in droves to share the creepiest, weirdest, and just plain awful things that have ever happened to them. If this thread doesn’t make you appreciate your normal, stable, usually not-freaky SO, then nothing will.
It's a simple question...
So honestly, no one could have seen just how horrible this was going to get.
One of the more popular answers surrounded Mrs. Jay-Z. As you can tell by the Twitter user’s name, this was absolutely the wrong thing to say on this date.
Some people had experiences with dates who moved a little too fast.
And some people had to step in and diffuse dangerous situations. What the heck?! Get out of there, girl, and run!
You can’t talk trash about someone’s financial situation and then complain about the order. This isn’t rocket science, guys!
Honestly, the actual bad date story here isn't the highlight.
It’s the response. So smooth.
This guy had our sympathy until he described his pace and stamina. Talk about a humble brag!
Honestly, we didn't even know people like this existed.
And let’s get real: Everyone knows chicken tenders aren’t as good reheated (even though that’s not really the point). But still.
Who asks for elaborate, expensive gifts on a first date?!
And if you thought THAT was outrageous...
This was bad at the ring, worse at the baby, then downright nightmare-inducing by the time we got to the circus act.
Choosing a budget place to eat isn’t the worst thing in the world. Unfortunately, literally everything he did after that IS the worst thing in the world.
Some Twitter users' experiences remind us just what a nightmare dating can be.
Classic male rejection reaction.
It’s the 21st century, which means many a healthy relationship revolves around splitting the bill. But this situation is just lame on every level.
Seriously, where does one find this type of person?
How do you recover from this? Let’s hope all of those who shared their bad date stories went on some equally awesome ones, too!