The dating world can be so tough. Sometimes you end up the happiest you've ever been, and sometimes you end up with heartache. Also...sometimes dating can be just plain odd. Pretty much everyone has that one story of the weirdest date ever.
So, the good people of Reddit decided to share their personal experiences with the dating game, and they are just as wonderfully (and horribly) unorthodox as you would expect. From sketchy Tinder meetups to a meal at the actual Church of Scientology, these dates are seriously strange and worth the read. You won't believe that some of this really happens to people.
Check out this compilations of the weirdest dates to ever happen!
Shortest. Date. Ever.When I was 15, a girl asked me to the movies. It was I Love You, Man. Her parents decided to attend too. Then one of the characters cursed like 10 minutes into the movie and the parents told us we were leaving. They took me right home and that was that. -EpicSchwinn
Scientology is so unromantic.
We went to the church of Scientology, roped in with promises of free food. We were on a date for Christmas. So, so odd.
Edit: they had us take the personality test and tried to break us up. They said we were completely incompatible, to the point of being toxic. We've been together 10 years lol.-SuperNovaPangolin
Well, that's just a bummer.I was going to go to a bar with a girl I met on tinder. She showed up 15 minutes late, which wasn't that big of a deal. She got out of her car, crossed the street, and then awkwardly shook my hand. Told me she forgot her ID at home, apologized, and then left. :/ -The_Blind_Ashland
This bizarre story starts out with a Tinder date...
I went on a date with this girl from tinder. She "super liked" me and messaged first, so I was really happy to have someone interested. I asked if she'd like to go for a walk sometime and she said she'd love to.
So we get to walking and like 5 minutes in, she asks if I have roommates. I said yes, I live with 5 people and tell her about a few of them. "There's Max, Matt, Mark,..." "Wait, Mark Smith? I know him! What's he been up to..."-irrelevant_usernam3
But the date got weird really fast.
So we start chatting about my roommate and she knows a lot about him. His family, the sports he plays, his girlfriend. Every time I try to move the conversation somewhere else, she brings it back to Mark. She's not even pretending to be into me anymore, she's just fangirling out over my roommate. "I just love him, his hair is always so shiny and he smells so nice!". She spends the full 2 hours talking about him and asking all sorts of questions. I didn't really know what to do, so I just keep answering, bored.-irrelevant_usernam3
And then, it gets downright creepy!
When we get back to our cars, she shifts gears again. "Hey, so I had a really great time. Want to go back to your place to have some fun?". She's really creeping me out at this point, so I tell her I have homework to do and maybe later.
I get back and tell Mark about the date and he knows exactly who she is. He picks up his phone and immediately calls the police. They show up at the house find the girl outside in the back yard and arrest her for violating a restraining order or something.-irrelevant_usernam3
The truth came out:It turned out she was super unstable and had stalked my roommate since they went on one date almost a year prior. She recognized from photos she had of him and used me to find out where he lived. -irrelevant_usernam3
How awkward!I went on a date with a girl to a bar and grill. The girl just got set free from a bad relationship. The bartender was her uncle, the server was her sister, and her fresh ex-boyfriend was there on a date with another guy. -AtomicMojave
That's the curse of small towns!Back in highschool me and the boys were getting food in the next town over, and one of my buddies thought it would be funny to order a "fur-burger with a side of thighs". I get to the window and the older lady didn't think that was funny at all, but that made us laugh even harder. Then very next night I go to pick up my date for the Homecoming Dance and of course, it's the fast food lady who answers the door... -An0regonian
This whole thing is just...NO.
Third date with a guy from hinge. Started of completely normal- went to a pub for a few drinks. Pub closes. Guy invites me back to his.
We get back to his and have a few more drinks, he then asks if I'd like to smoke a joint. Hadn't smoked for a few years but thought "hey it'll be fine". End up feeling very sick and unable to move. The guy doesn't have a bucket or bowl so brings over the entire kitchen bin and places it next to me. He then suggests we watch a movie.
Guy puts on American Psycho and I sit there for the next two hours paralyzed and paranoid completely convinced he's going to murder me.
Also, he lived on a boat.-amberlumps
This date had a few red flags.
I went on a date with a guy from tinder 2 years back. Met up at a coffee shop and things were going alright, not great. But he seemed nice just didn't look like his photos.
Got to talking and said he didn't know his age? Who tf doesn't know their own age? I asked him how and he said his parents never told him. I somehow skimmed over that real fast because he invited me to his place and out of politeness I say yes.-mklintare
...And got WORSE.
We go to his room. And its pokemon EVERYTHING. I'M TALKING EVERYTHING. -Posters -blankets -bedsheets -figurines -curtains. You got the gist... everything.
There's zero chairs or elevated surfaces, his twin bed is on the floor and he is sitting on his knees and I sit from across the room. Suddenly he's knee-crawling towards me and I sprung up on both feet and walked out the door.
Thank gosh I found the love of my life. I can proudly laugh about this but looking back one of the oddest creepiest things I have ever experienced.-mklintare
Grandma said so!
Dated a man who corrected my Polish, because his grandmother was Polish and she told him how to pronounce some words.
Mind you, I was brought up in Poland, went to school and college there, read a zillion books, saw a zillion Polish movies, etc. But this guy was very condescending about my pronunciation of the few words he learned from his grandma.-fantazja1
So...was this a date, or not?
I matched with a Chinese exchange student on Tinder. She asked me to meet her at her apartment, then we'd go link up with some of her friends at the waterfront. We're texting as I'm on the way over, and she says she didn't realize this was a date. Nonetheless, she asks me to pick up dinner for both of us on the way over.
I get to her apartment, and before I can even take my jacket off, she says "So, do you have anything to say to me?" Presumably, because I'd spent 15 seconds in silence. I offer her the food she asked for, she said she wasn't hungry. I try to strike up a conversation, but she dead ends every topic I bring up.-gritwoodser
In retrospect, this guy was really more of a Postmate than a date.
She starts texting and making phone calls. She was speaking Mandarin, presumably, but I was able to make it the name of the place we were supposed to meet her friends. She said something about how plans might change because her friend needs help.
Throughout all this, I just sat by myself, eating my sandwich in silence. When I was finished, I asked if she just wanted me to leave. She said yes, then gave me $20 for dinner.-gritwoodser
This movie date had a fluffy tag-along.
So I was 18, in the Air Force, and living in the dorms.
My roommate set me up with his girlfriend's cousin, and the four of us went to a movie.
She brought a stuffed animal. Not a tiny little thing some (young) women clip to their keychain. It was a gigantic blue rabbit at least as big as a toddler. She said she brought it because she sometimes gets scared in movies (we were seeing a comedy.)-AZScienceTeacher
I think this guy was getting set up with Pebbles!
After the movie, we grabbed some ice cream and drove the cousins home. My date invited me to kiss her at the door but told me I should also kiss Pebbles so he wouldn't be jealous.
Edit: Of course I kissed Pebbles. My date was actually out-of-my-league hot. But crazy.-AZScienceTeacher
Some dates come with ulterior motives.The one where I asked a girl out and she said yes and then brought her friend. And halfway through the date, it dawned on me that she was trying to get me to like her friend. -humunguswot_1
Please tell me she DIDN'T go to Wrestle Mania.I was talking to a dude on Tinder and decided to meet up with him for coffee one day. He only talked in impersonations of WWE wrestlers and then asked me to go to wrestle mania with him and his entire family later that night. -lesbian_moose
Hay, that's a weird date!
I went on a 4-hour date with a woman who rides horses for a living.
The entire 4 hours she told me everything I could possibly want to know about horses and then some.
I learned so much about horses that I done forgot most of the stuff she told me.-Disprezzi
Was this girl trolling him?
I was interested in this girl, and she kind of tricked me into a double date where she was dating another guy and had fixed me up with her sister. Being a good sport, I went along with it and it was awkward but okayish. But then she set me up with her sister again and this time it was just the two of us.
We went to the park. She had filled the trunk of her car with troll dolls (I mean dozens and dozens of them) and spent the entire date introducing me to her trolls one by one. (I should mention we were in our 20s.)-MedusasSexyLegHair
I'm just gonna...go.
She was getting frustrated and angry because I didn't seem all that interested in her dolls. So sitting there, hands full of troll dolls, she exasperatedly asks me "So are we going to sleep together? Do you even know how?"
"Umm, not with you I don't," I said, and got up and walked home. There's only so much one can endure while being polite.-MedusasSexyLegHair
Well, at least he got some quality time with the ex!My first dating app date. It starts off pretty good, we barely put in our dinner order and her phone starts blowing up. Her ex was drunk and causing a scene outside her apt. Her ex kept calling, then her roommate started and then the landlord calls threatening to call the police. We get our food to go and I take her back to her apt. Long story short, both her and her ex are crying messes, she goes inside, leaves me outside with crying drunk ex who starts telling me all about how he messed their relationship. Dude is way too drunk to drive, I end up driving him to his apt, Uber back to my car, realize my date took all the food with her. The joys of dating! -darmenda
Glad this guy was so understanding.
I dated a woman who didn't tell me she needed meds because she was psychotic. In the middle of dinner (at a restaurant) she got quiet and distracted. I asked if she was feeling okay. Apparently one of the voices told her I was a horrible person and she pulled a steak knife on me.
A customer was able to talk to her and got her to put the knife down. The police were called, and she was arrested. I didn't press charges, and about a week later, she sent me a letter with proof that she's been in counseling for a long time, takes medication, and included a heartfelt apology.-_BeKindToAnimals_
Fun for the whole family!On the first date I ever had, my whole family took the liberty to invite themselves. I guess by that point it wasn't even considered a date anymore. It was at the mall and I was 15 years old at the time. I suppose it was more awkward than weird but still. -PudgeTheFish42
This guy is rude and this gal is a BADASS.
I went on a first date where someone asked me why I cut my hair so short. I guess I could have lied or blown off the question, but I don’t like to start anything with falsehood, so I told him that I had chemo for breast cancer—that I’ll probably be completely fine now, and we absolutely didn’t have to talk about it. He asked me a few questions about the surgery (single mastectomy), and he said: “I wanna know which one it is, but I can’t look at your boobs NOW!"
I told him if he could guess which boob got the ax, I’d buy the drinks and appetizer. He won, and I never saw him again.
I’m positive I am the weirdest date THAT guy has ever been on.-ThanksCancer_com
It started at a (mostly) normal, below-average date.
Oh god. I've been on a few, but the one that really takes the cake is the time that a guy stole my keys.
I was young and dumb. I started talking to this guy on a dating site. We agreed to meet up at a bar that was about a 5-minute walk from my house.
First of all, the guy is late. Like over 30 minutes late, which almost makes me back out but he keeps texting me updates that he's almost there. I give him the benefit of the doubt since he is driving a long distance to get here. Once he finally arrives (over an hour late) I immediately realize that I'm not as attracted to him as I thought I would be. Nothing I can put my finger on, there just isn't any chemistry between us. From the vibe he gave off, it seemed like the feeling was mutual. We still got along pretty well though and he did drive all that way to see me, so I figured we could hang out for a bit before he went back home.-JesusHoratioChrist
But apparently this guy didn't pick up the right signals!
The bar we went to didn't have anyone in there besides us and after an hour or so the bartender decides to close early. Since I live such a short distance away, I invite the guy over to my place to smoke a bowl and chit chat before he heads home. We stop at his truck to get something out of it before we walk to my place.
We get to my place and smoke a bowl, watch a few YouTube videos, have a fun conversation. Then, out of left field (because he had shown zero attraction to me all night and vice versa), he puts his arm around me and goes in for a kiss.-JesusHoratioChrist
What are you even supposed to do with this?!
I do an awkward shrug out from under his arm and say no thanks. We both sit in silence for a moment until I change the subject and we resume watching a video. A few minutes later he tries it again. I do the shrug again to get away from him.
This time, his response is to do this big, exaggerated cartoonish yawn-stretch and announce that he's going to take a nap on my floor for a bit before he drives all the way back home. He then proceeds to lay down, close his eyes, and not respond when I talk to him.-JesusHoratioChrist
And then...he took her keys.
If this happened now, there is no way I would do what I did then. Actually, if it was now, I wouldn't have done most of the things that led up to this. Remember, young and dumb. I turn out the lights and leave him in my room to go hang out with my roommate in the kitchen. A few minutes later I got a text from this guy that made my stomach drop. It said "Sorry I took your keys, I'm going to leave them in the center console of your car."
Now, I lived in a granny unit unattached from the main house that sat in the backyard. It was for this reason that I did not see him slip out of my room. I run back out and the lights are off and the dude is gone. Sure enough, so are my keys.-JesusHoratioChrist
Meanwhile, his truck is STILL THERE.
I go out and check the center console. No keys. I call and text this guy over and over to no response. I don't know what he's trying to pull but I know where his truck is parked so I run down to it. The truck is still there but he's nowhere in sight. He still isn't answering my calls. So, I start pacing around his truck, my logic being that he's not going to get away with stealing my keys. At this point, I'm completely freaked out thinking he lured me out of my house and he's probably robbing me blind.
I don't dare leave the truck though, in case he tries to make a getaway. After about 45 minutes of pacing and calling him over and over, his phone starts going straight to voicemail and he still hasn't appeared. Again, the truck is about a 5-minute walk from my place, so where he has been all this time is a mystery.-JesusHoratioChrist
Maybe he saw the police and gave in?
Eventually, a police car drives by. They circle the block and pull in, curious why I'm pacing around an abandoned parking lot at midnight. I tell the cops the whole story: the weird date, the disappearance, the keys, the center console, everything. The cops are just as weirded out as I am. I ask them if they wouldn't mind going to check my center console again for the keys because I don't want to leave the truck while he still has them.
They oblige and come back a few minutes later to tell me that my keys are in fact in my car. I ask them if they wouldn't mind giving me a ride home because I'm kinda terrified of this guy now. They kindly let me hop in the back seat. Once I got home and got my keys out of the car I gave them a statement and description and they said they'd be on the lookout for the dude. I go into my room and nothing is out of place, nothing is missing or disturbed. I drove by where his truck was parked the next morning and it was gone. He deleted his dating profile and blocked me on FB.-JesusHoratioChrist
What a creepy mystery!
To this day there is so much I'd like to know about that night. Why did he take my keys in the first place? If he was planning on robbing me why did he tip me off that he took them? Why didn't he steal anything if that was his intention? Most of all, where was he hiding all that time?
I'll probably never find out. He did send me a creepy message on Facebook YEARS later with a half-assed apology and tried to explain that the reason he left was because he "misunderstood something I said," but his excuse was weak and didn't add up and he refused to answer when I asked why he took my keys and where he was hiding. Then he blocked me again.
Needless to say, I was incredibly foolish and also incredibly lucky that nothing worse happened. I used online dating here and there again afterward but was always much more careful about my interactions.-JesusHoratioChrist