Dates are cringey and awkward. That’s basically the definition of it. No wonder 60% of us admit to having an escape plan to get the heck out of a bad one. Plus, it’s a muddy landscape, since 69% of singletons say they don’t even know if they’re in a romantic outing or not.

But some dates are way worse than others. So when Twitter user miller cycle asked people to share the worst dates they’ve ever been on, the treasure chest was opened. From buying drugs on a first date to hearing someone cough in the closet only to find out the husband was about to shoot some action movie, these stories are what your nightmares are made of. Even if nobody was born killing the dating game, the worst date moments below show how some folks have killed the spark for good.

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Bored Birgit
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1 month ago

I. Have. Questions.

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Clove Kentwell
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1 month ago

That’s interesting.......

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RJ
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1 month ago

That's not a very bright thief.

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Bored Panda contacted Susan Winter, love coach and author of Breakup Triage: The Cure for Heartache, to find out what experts have to say about nailing the dating game. It turns out, even if the impulse to create romantic relationships exists, the skill sets to do so may not. Susan said that there’s been an increasing loss of capacity for clear communication and clarity of "dating purpose."

Susan says that it’s important to know what you want and how you want it: “Without mental clarity there is no emotional clarity.” Firstly, “we must know what we want out of a relationship.” And secondly, “we must define those goals to our perspective mate, using language they understand, for e.g. 'I want a partner,' or 'I'm just looking to have fun.'"

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Clove Kentwell
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1 month ago

Bet that waitress got a good laugh out of it.

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Hans
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1 month ago

Oh the irony...

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Kim
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1 month ago

As an American, I apologize for him. All of him. I did NOT vote for the sociopath with little hands, but I'm still sorry. I tell people I'm Canadian.

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The relationship expert assures us that people still date these days, but they’re not calling it "dating." “This seems to be a resistance to the term itself. 'Dating' may feel too formal a word for some people who'd rather say they're hanging out, or hooking up.”

Interestingly, there’s a resurgence of people who're beginning to do "proper dates." Susan explains: “Old-school protocol can seem interesting and new wave when it's a novel departure from the norm of nondescript get-togethers.”

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Lil_Nothingtodo
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1 month ago

And he sat there for half an hour? I would had left after 5 minutes.

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Giovanni
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1 month ago

maybe it was a plural "you" and she was refering to other guys

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Juririn
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1 month ago

Well, at least he was straight with you...🤡

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Initial dates set a precedent for future behavior. Susan says that “If your partner takes the time and energy to plan a great date, then you know they have the capacity to invest time and energy into a relationship.” Planning a first date shows that you care and that you're invested in making a good impression. “Plan in advance. Know your partner's preferences; their likes and dislikes. Be creative. Be thoughtful. Be kind,” suggests Susan.

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Francis
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1 month ago

you did literally dodge a bullet here...

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Giovanni
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1 month ago (edited)

Immagine being a vampire who spends the nights doing their taxes instead of preying on the living

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kitty.boom
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1 month ago

You should have left him the minute he was insulting you. Excuse yourself to the powder room and never go back.

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There are many things holding us back from finding that true love. But the Singles In America survey from dating app Match showed that millennials are dating less because it’s too expensive. 20% of millennial singletons believe they need to reach a certain income level before pursuing love, and more than 30% confessed they don’t have the budget to go on a date.

One singleton told USA Today that he has stopped actively dating because “it has gotten way too expensive.” He confessed to shelling out hundreds of dollars each month on dates, and “it was a completely worthless investment.”

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JessG
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1 month ago

Sounds like a man-child

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Mac
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1 month ago (edited)

How does anyone think this is even remotely okay to do? Okay yes I understand a person who is buying crack doesn’t have the best judgment.

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Agnes Jekyll
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1 month ago

Is this the same guy who asked if you swallowed or another guy? UGH.

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kurisutofu
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1 month ago

I think is time for her to review her filtering before accepting dates... so far, a kid-like strange guy, a dog kisser and a pervert ...

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Two Silly Pups
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1 month ago

Umm.. he tried or he actually did?

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Samantha Lomb
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1 month ago

that was likely his plan from the begining

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Two Silly Pups
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1 month ago

Swallow the bitter pill of disappointment, obviously

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Aaron Kara
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1 month ago

Sounds like a Joey moment

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Pamela24
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1 month ago

Nothing wrong with polyamory as long as it's consensual on all sides. This clearly wasn't the case.

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Dodged a bullet there mate.

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kitty.boom
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1 month ago

I wonder what happened next. Obviously, she refused. But did she pay for the meal or the guy just signed it anyway?! Hmm...

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Why would you get in the car with a blind date in the first place?

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago (edited)

And she actually carried on with the date (which was awful according to the rest of her twitter comments). 🤦‍♀️

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

Eww nothing says ‘no thanks’ faster than racism and bigotry.

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Noez 🇸🇪
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1 month ago

Arrrrgh! Don't assume every woman has a ticking biological clock!! Not every woman wants a baby!!

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MomaBear
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1 month ago

Poor bee

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

I would’ve got a cab or the bus. No way would I sit in a car with a bigot.

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Pittsburgh rare
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1 month ago

Oh, the exes. A classic. I spent one and a half hour listening to the family story of his ex. I was too polite to tell him to stop, but deeply annoyed. Nobody cares about your goddam ex.

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