First dates are pretty much always awkward. You have to get all dressed up, think of some trending topics of conversation in order to appear much smarter and more interesting than you actually are, and somehow convince the other person that they'd like to see you a second time. This is not an easy task, and even if you somehow manage to come off as a normal person, often times the person you're on the date with is anything but normal. But, compared to the idea of remaining forever alone, sometimes it's necessary.
From ridiculously creepy comments to rude waiter interactions to HUGE red flags (#28 should have never even gotten in the car with that guy), the following 30 tweets will make you realize just how brutal first dates can be. And, if you're single, they just might make you feel more than okay about your current romantic situation.
This quick exit
my worst non-sexual-assault related date was the guy who talked about himself for 45 minutes straight and didnt ask… https://t.co/tufT1Pofuq— Talia Lavin (@Talia Lavin)1554135923.0
This absolute charmer
@chick_in_kiev first date. i was 21, he was 32. -meet for drinks at a bar. -pick up a grimaldi's pizza to eat at hi… https://t.co/wpgLtcmZCO— marisa kabas (@marisa kabas)1554136923.0
@chick_in_kiev First date. Met a woman for a drink. Asked if she wanted to grab appetizers. She asked where I had i… https://t.co/amJwRos008— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1554138524.0
This hungry vegetarian...
@chick_in_kiev Invited to dinner at his house. Watching tv, time passing. Me: so... what time is dinner? Him, shock… https://t.co/z7GLIxY2rs— LA Resident Tourist (@LA Resident Tourist)1554132913.0
...that remained hungry
@chick_in_kiev Me: ... Him: [Stomps off to kitchen, pours chips into a bowl, slams a head of iceberg lettuce onto a… https://t.co/3uu7rddqEI— LA Resident Tourist (@LA Resident Tourist)1554133027.0
This excellent timing
@chick_in_kiev My date got so drunk he spilled beer on me and kept falling asleep at the bar. I paid and left while… https://t.co/7Xe5I34gzh— Caitlin Ahern (@Caitlin Ahern)1554136043.0
This Mama's boyWhat a great Mom! Not only does she have an unnecessary hatred for deaf people, but she also clearly still controls every aspect of her adult son's life. So precious!
This hot dog horror show...
@chick_in_kiev Was indecisive and told me to pick, I asked if a place well-known for artisanal hot dogs would be fi… https://t.co/Y31l1g3zFx— Eric, Voting Yes on Austin Props. A & B 🏳️🌈 (@Eric, Voting Yes on Austin Props. A & B 🏳️🌈)1554135174.0
...that just keeps getting worse
@chick_in_kiev After an extremely awkward dinner of him weeping into his poutine after I pointed out they have more… https://t.co/R7xL1zeIyQ— Eric, Voting Yes on Austin Props. A & B 🏳️🌈 (@Eric, Voting Yes on Austin Props. A & B 🏳️🌈)1554135262.0
This famous fat-shamingSee? Even superstar models like Tess Holliday has the occasional bad date every now and then. Doesn't that make you feel better about your own love life?
This unfortunate interview
@chick_in_kiev @Nicole_Cliffe Halfway through what I thought was an interview for a PA/TA position for my 70 yo his… https://t.co/YreOzspGFS— V.S. Holmes BLOOD AND MERCY IS OUT NOW! (@V.S. Holmes BLOOD AND MERCY IS OUT NOW!)1554149867.0
This "body" expert
@chick_in_kiev I'm not sure, but the dude who told me his passion in life was "his body" & proceeded to do a visual… https://t.co/NtTPFReShr— Mangy Jay (@Mangy Jay)1554138026.0
This garbage person
@chick_in_kiev A date that went well til we went back to my place and I played Nina Simone and James Brown back to… https://t.co/9SRnAZDuaj— Inner Ring Suburban Blues (@Inner Ring Suburban Blues)1554131117.0
These "close" siblings
@magi_jay @chick_in_kiev The one where the guy said he just had to pick something up after we had dinner and we end… https://t.co/msC6HWU9sz— Liz (expand the supreme court and fed judiciary !) (@Liz (expand the supreme court and fed judiciary !))1554140488.0
This tragic tale
@chick_in_kiev Had only been dating a week. I introduced him to my best friend and we hung out. I went to the bathr… https://t.co/EOlJLRrEKN— Lucy (@Lucy)1554137707.0
This polite gentlemanIf someone is rude to a waiter during a date, it pretty much tells you everything you need to know about them. Who gets that angry over a single slice of lemon?!
This casual Tuesday night
@chick_in_kiev Watching a movie at a guy’s place on first date (yes I was stupid and in my 20s) and he started doin… https://t.co/O7ilYHJ8uw— Samantha Greenberg (@Samantha Greenberg)1554131228.0
@chick_in_kiev He swerved into oncoming traffic to hit a squirrel. I made him let me out of the car and he hung aro… https://t.co/T1L945Qn0x— Sarah 👻🐈⬛🎃 (@Sarah 👻🐈⬛🎃)1554140025.0
This big 'ol softieLook, I'm all for men being allowed to freely express their emotions, but crying at your own terrible poetry just makes you a narcissist.
This very wrong textThis user later revealed that this was sent to her during the date. While he was at the snack bar. Grabbing a burger for himself without even asking her if she wanted anything.
This major red flag
@chick_in_kiev Most recently, the guy who made Silence of the Lambs "jokes" about turning me into a skin coat, "com… https://t.co/V8OJF2aEuY— Zesty Sunny (Heather) - #BLM (@Zesty Sunny (Heather) - #BLM)1554132411.0
This apparent vampire
@chick_in_kiev went to a baseball game. he told me I was being “too rowdy” when I cheered. I also got garlic fries… https://t.co/f61y05uCkX— c 💅🏻 (@c 💅🏻)1554135404.0
This ungrateful granddaughter
@chick_in_kiev She opened the date by saying A) that she was super high and B) that she was not 24 like her profile… https://t.co/AEegumsqm0— Dan Sheehan (@Dan Sheehan)1554140489.0
@chick_in_kiev The one where the guy described a recent “religious epiphany” in which he tried to drown his girlfri… https://t.co/KADUBGgQgP— Soraya Chemaly (@Soraya Chemaly)1554155423.0
This perfect ending
@chick_in_kiev once on a date that was already going terribly, the restaurant where we were literally caught on fir… https://t.co/5IlzrMmstC— rachie scare (@rachie scare)1554139541.0
These poor couch cushions
@chick_in_kiev 1st date. He picks me up & starts slamming shots of whiskey at dinner, says he got fired that day. G… https://t.co/bgnFH8c2Yz— Rebekah Sanderlin (@Rebekah Sanderlin)1554142684.0
This drug dealer
@chick_in_kiev He bragged about how he didn't use the Vicodin for his wisdom teeth and sold it to some "junkie" ins… https://t.co/Z7n9e1xbBz— Katie Goldin🐛💜 (@Katie Goldin🐛💜)1554140678.0
This creepy cosplayWhen you're on a first date, you want to present the best version of yourself so you make a great first impression. So dressing as Patrick Bateman, a literal serial killer, is probably not the best idea.
This strange tactic
@chick_in_kiev went out with a dj. he brought a kitchen timer to keep himself from rambling. i assured him that it… https://t.co/mfyuVry9HD— Kathleen Regrets (@Kathleen Regrets)1554142824.0