Dating can be one of the most fun pastimes in the world or the source of some of the weirdest things you’ll ever see. And not just weird as in “oh dear, we sat in awkward silence for, like, 15 seconds” weird. We mean weird as in somebody taking a stick of butter out of their pocket and eating it during the actual date. Are you intrigued yet?

When Twitter user Postgrad_barty urged people to share their weirdest dating stories, they replied with gusto. We’ve collected some of their very best responses, so scroll down, and enjoy. Just remember to upvote your faves and share your own weird date stories in the comments.

When you’re done with this article, have a look through our previous posts about hilariously disastrous dates right here and here.

Image credits: postgrad_barty

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Bobert Robertson
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8 months ago

Did not expect that twist at the end

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Night Owl
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8 months ago (edited)

That's a strange bonding ritual :D

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Katinka Min
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8 months ago

I'm pretty sure his version of the date is here somewhere, too :-D

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Speaking from experience, the strangest dates are almost always the very first time you go out with someone new. A lot of awkwardness and weirdness flow from the fact that you two don’t know each other well, aren’t comfortable around one another, not to mention that you’re not acting genuine.

In fact, it would be fair to say that guys and girls who lack confidence don’t start showing their true selves to one another until the third or fourth date. Until then, we’re all trying to impress one another with fake personas: over-exaggerating our strongest features while desperately trying to hide the fact that we have any flaws. (This also applies to starting at a new workplace or meeting friends of your friends—we all want to make the best possible impression, but we think the only way we can do this is by being fake.)

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Demi Zwaan
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8 months ago

But because you didn't tell anyone about this, not even the cops, he now has a nice collection of lampshades made from the girls who didn't escape.

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LuckyL
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8 months ago

so you didn't sprinkel water at her to check???

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Liam Walsh
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8 months ago (edited)

That's a really nice thing to do though, isn't it? I mean if his friend mentioned he also liked them.

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Nerd Fitness has some good advice when it comes to planning out your first date. You know, to reduce the awkwardness. We wholeheartedly agree with their idea that if it’s the first time you’re meeting them in real life, you shouldn’t opt for a long dinner or going to the movie theater. It’s too formal. It increases the chances of awkward silences way too much.

Instead, going for a cup of coffee is way more fun. It’s lively. And if the date’s turning sour or if the other person’s a total weirdo, you can always down your cup of coffee, scald your tongue, and run out the door shouting how you just remembered it’s your mom’s birthday today.

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Marky Mark
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8 months ago

Sorry Grandpa, she's cute and I wanna impress her so you gotta go!

The Cute Cat
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8 months ago

That's cold.. Lol

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Loki C
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8 months ago

One could say he was dead serious...

WilvanderHeijden
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8 months ago

"He says it wasn't planned...." Ok. Sure.

Marcellus the Third
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8 months ago

So in your version he just murders his grandpa? Hm.

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Drew Sauveur
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8 months ago

you make a cute couple...

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Chris Jones
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8 months ago

I'd be confessing that I don't like holding hands with people who don't use utensils.

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Chelsea Bates
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8 months ago

Those who protest the loudest...

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One other important thing is to. Not. Flake. Out. If you make plans to meet someone for a date, follow through. All too often we see guys and girls canceling plans at the last possible moment because of nerves, laziness, or both. Flaking out on plans (any plans) tells a lot about a person—not very pleasant things, mainly. So keep your promises. It’s always better to not make plans than to make ‘em and break ‘em.

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RJ
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8 months ago (edited)

6 😂😂😂😂

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Pittsburgh rare
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8 months ago

Run

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Liam Walsh
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8 months ago

Serious weirdo alert.

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Bobert Robertson
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8 months ago

He was lonely and just looking for someone to enjoy the movie with... kinda sad

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Vincent Philippart
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8 months ago

That's assault.

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
8 months ago

Wait, you still had a date seeing he brought his ex?!?

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Orillion
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8 months ago

That's what they all say.

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Amy Frank
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8 months ago

LOL, nice you got the magic touch

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Amy Frank
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8 months ago

Shoo that went sideways quick

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Orillion
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8 months ago

Suddenly, mispronouncing the word brie doesn't seem that big a problem.

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EtherealSponge
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8 months ago

Well I bet he has a few stories about dating someone who sat by the wrong person.

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Francis
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8 months ago

A 6yo told him "if you like her, pinch her hard"

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LoL.alpaca
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8 months ago

hes probs married

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Lyop
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8 months ago

Why?!!

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RJ
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8 months ago

Did he catch it?

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Ruby
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8 months ago

Thank goodness you didn't list Game of Thrones

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Peter Bear
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8 months ago

To be perfectly fair here... let's not shame the kink unless there's actual behavior involved. A thought isn't a crime, but an action is.

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Tacitus86
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8 months ago

Can't go to any movie anymore without someone being on their phone the whole time or talking loudly. I don't bother wasting my money.

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RJ
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8 months ago

That's what you get when you go on a date with your dentist.

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Lyop
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8 months ago

What is wrong with people? Seriously?

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Giovanni
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8 months ago

but sidecars are COOL!

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