Being in love is the best, but going on dates? Well, it's kinda the worst.
Ask pretty much anyone who's ever gone on a date, and they're likely to tell you that they have a bad first date story. I once had a date exclaim in surprise, the phrases, "You're pretty funny for a girl" and "Dang! You can eat!" As you can imagine, there was no second date.
If you ever find yourself needing to read other people's experiences with bad first dates, I recommend going to Twitter and combing through the hashtag #WorstFirstDate. Jimmy Fallon has even used the hashtag a few times to feature funny tweets on his show.
There's something very hilarious and oddly comforting about reading through other people's negative experiences — perhaps because we know that even though they had a bad date (or several of them), they turned out okay. Maybe they've even found the love of their life since then!
Trying to get over your own awkward first date?Then read through these stories! They should make you feel better. But, they also might make you want to give up dating altogether.
How about some tunes?
#WorstFirstDate So when I was 18, my mom set me up on a blind date with her friends son. He picks me up. I get in t… https://t.co/Oc4bXu2NvD— ash (@ash)1539283170.0
What an honest mistake.
#WorstFirstDate I thought he was into fitness because he had on an ankle weight. He was actually on parole and it was an ankle monitor.— Linda Childers (@Linda Childers)1469666261.0
He had a $35 steak and several drinks. I had a $8 salad and water. He demanded I split the check 50/50. #WorstFirstDate— K. (@K.)1469656340.0
Quick, grab a dictionary.
I really thought that as a society we were past “oh you’re a feminist? So you hate men?” but apparently not. #WorstFirstDate— Poli Sci Bitches (@Poli Sci Bitches)1526039964.0
"I have options."
Him: so is this gonna become a thing? Cause if not, there’s a girl at work who’s pretty interested. Just letting yo… https://t.co/d2wTvtgdm1— 𝕂𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕖𝕟 𝕄𝕔𝔾𝕦𝕚𝕣𝕖 (@𝕂𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕖𝕟 𝕄𝕔𝔾𝕦𝕚𝕣𝕖)1515686134.0
Did he really think this would work?
He bought us a cheap takeout dinner then tried to bring it in to the vastly more expensive restaurant where he'd ma… https://t.co/Wtm5C28MIs— Zimminneecricket (@Zimminneecricket)1539212648.0
OK, this one is hilarious.
#WorstFirstDate @jimmyfallon I was 16 years old...ordered steak tartare, thinking it was steak with tartar sauce (… https://t.co/ekIJ2HbyU6— Liz Ann Sonders (@Liz Ann Sonders)1515784030.0
Green or red?
A guy once asked me why I wanted a red salsa taco vs green salsa taco repeatedly after I just kept saying I preferr… https://t.co/OXgMIS6a6d— Dover (@Dover)1515692004.0
The grand tour.
#WorstFirstDate he talked about himself all through dinner, then drove me around to show me where all his ex gfs lived. #truestory— Kim C. (@Kim C.)1469669628.0
Reluctantly went on a blind date through a mutual friend. Halfway through the date, we discovered that we are related. #WorstFirstDate— Chris Konya (@Chris Konya)1469656508.0
If you thought that last one was bad, check this one out:
My friend set me up with her boyfriends best friend so that we could go on a double date. I was kinda exited to go… https://t.co/Bd1ptwF02x— Tess Chaney (@Tess Chaney)1515696363.0
Parental guidance suggested.
#WorstFirstDate He picked me up to go see a movie. I picked the movie. We arrived and he found out it was rated R.… https://t.co/kb5B2jpmK8— Jojo (@Jojo)1515645733.0
Reasonable.You can forgive a lot of things in the name of love, but not liking pasta or garlic? That is not one of those things.
The circle of life.
Back in the 90’s, a guy took me to Arby’s and they had one of those TV/VCR combos in the dining area playing “The L… https://t.co/LWSofqKHFv— Rita Ballou (@Rita Ballou)1515667045.0
It could've been worse.Thank you for clarifying who the dog had bitten. Sounds like this was a pretty bad date for him, too!
Um, excuse me, what?That is when you should get out of the car! In case you were wondering.
Oh wow, that is a lot.
@_ItsMissBre He jumped on my back for a piggy back ride (without permission or warning), threw up after one shot an… https://t.co/mPw11gFpvi— aa (@aa)1535612447.0
What a cool guy.
@_ItsMissBre We were going to an arcade but he wanted to walk around instead?When questions came up “what’s your fa… https://t.co/yJs5gdhgRQ— MindyThompson (@MindyThompson)1535580532.0
Planned on just us two going to a movie together. When I showed up she had brought her mother, her sister, her sist… https://t.co/yRtop7hya6— Campbell_arell (@Campbell_arell)1531710377.0
Was it a good picture?
“And then he pulled out his phone and he had a pop socket with a picture of himself on it” HAHAH #WorstFirstDate— Jessica (@Jessica)1527569900.0
What a gift!
He brought me a gift, and asked me to open it on the spot. It was a 15 minute hourglass timer that he demanded we u… https://t.co/JC4sY0zajD— justilanao (@justilanao)1527556043.0
Happy ending alert!
#worstfirstdate took me to a pub; ditched me to play pool with his mates and left me with the bar tender. I'm now e… https://t.co/gfOJzltK5K— Queen Goth (@Queen Goth)1526867255.0
Sounds like a keeper.
#WorstFirstDate after learning I did not like wine or beer, he took me to THREE bars that ONLY served wine and beer… https://t.co/GANCtTxreO— cat mom (@cat mom)1526699200.0
I have so many #WorstFirstDate stories. One was when the guy tried to impress me by counting to ten in Spanish. He didn't get passed six.— cat mom (@cat mom)1526699084.0
This is amazing!
He wouldn’t stop bragging. Once he said—and I quote—“I wish people would see past my $7000 suit and my Rolex,” I le… https://t.co/mu5Sd46pm5— Jen (@Jen)1526521936.0
What a coincidence!
#worstfirstdate I had a great date, good food, nice conversation. I escorted her home via a taxi. Or I was going to… https://t.co/qmtcOpE0Zg— Arye 🇪🇺🏴🇩🇰 (@Arye 🇪🇺🏴🇩🇰)1525030372.0
The Other Date
She picked me up at my house and when I walked to her car, she told me to get in the back because her "other date"… https://t.co/qrInjgjCBq— Mr. Meech (@Mr. Meech)1521169698.0
I went to a fancy place. He ordered, & ate,the most expensive food on the menu.He went to wash his hands and never returned. #worstfirstdate— Michelle (@Michelle)1469655700.0
#WorstFirstDate going to a restaurant where his ex was a waitress and he burst into tears begging her to take him back is up there.— Candy Dax (@Candy Dax)1469656473.0