Dating can be stressful, even under the best circumstances. Between worrying whether or not you'll hit it off and worrying whether or not you have salad in your teeth, usually you're just hoping to get to the good part...whether the "good part" is the goodnight kiss or a goodbye forever at the end of the night. Either way, you just sort of want it to be over. We've all had a bad date or two in our lives, but have you ever had one worse than the doozies these people confessed to in a viral Twitter thread over the weekend? It started on Friday, when writer and humorist Maura Quint (who goes by @behindyourback on Twitter) asked her 69,000 followers to share their worst dating experience. OMG, Twitter, yes, please do! Hold on to your dance card, folks because you're in for some serious dating twists and turns.
First things first, though — if you saw the thread yourself, you might be wondering if anything came of Quint's uber-meta reply to her own tweet.
As lovers of all things meta (and all things that make us LOL on Twitter), we reached out to Quint and made her an offer — in the form of a donation to the charity of her choice.
Fittingly, because the thread’s all about dating, Quint chose RAINN as the beneficiary. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE) and helps victims of sexual violence.
If you enjoy this thread as much as we did, consider donating to RAINN alongside 22 Words, and help make some good come from all these terrible, horrible, no good, very bad dates.
But for now, belly up to the bar because we’re serving up some delicious dating disasters.
People were on board with Quint's request immediately, for obvious reasons.
There’s just so much potential for drama here.
So. Much. Drama.
People didn't hesitate to respond, and the bad dates they recounted ranged from straight-up hilarious to downright scary.
Because some people aren’t very good at getting dates.
Others aren’t very good at ending them.
And apparently, lots of people aren’t good at being on dates at all.
Some just make you scratch your head.
Is this like that whole, “If you ain’t first, you’re last” thing from Talladega Nights?
Because it almost sounds like it makes sense at first. But it most definitely does not actually make sense.
Still, that's better than being stuck on a date with someone who, frankly, probably shouldn't be allowed to speak at all.
Um, say what?
The fine people of Twitter tried to soften this guy’s harsh, but I’m not sure if they made it better or worse.