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
Community Member
5 months ago

I. Have. Questions.

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Clove Kentwell
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4 months ago

That’s interesting.......

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RJ
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5 months 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
Community Member
4 months ago

Bet that waitress got a good laugh out of it.

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Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh the irony...

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Kim
Community Member
4 months 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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5 months 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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5 months ago

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

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Juririn
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5 months 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
Community Member
5 months ago

you did literally dodge a bullet here...

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Giovanni
Community Member
5 months 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
Community Member
5 months 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
Community Member
4 months ago

Sounds like a man-child

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Mac
Community Member
4 months 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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4 months ago

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

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kurisutofu
Community Member
5 months 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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5 months ago

Umm.. he tried or he actually did?

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Samantha Lomb
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4 months ago

that was likely his plan from the begining

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Two Silly Pups
Community Member
5 months ago

Swallow the bitter pill of disappointment, obviously

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
5 months ago

Sounds like a Joey moment

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
5 months ago

Dodged a bullet there mate.

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
4 months ago

and a few cars and crashes on the way lol

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
5 months ago

This storm saved you

YoyoSthlm
Community Member
4 months ago

If he didn't call her I can understand she was upset. And who drives FOUR HOURS in a DEADLY SNOWSTORM?? Just postpone the date ffs!!

Giovanni
Community Member
4 months ago

Mobile phones have not always been a thing and the guy has a white beard

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Rohan Moran
Community Member
4 months ago

Why did she even bother to wait for you to turn up if she dislikes waiting? Sounds like someone who likes attention...

Full Name
Community Member
4 months ago

For our tropical friends, "black ice" is when the road looks almost normal, but slightly shinier because there's a thin layer of smooth ice on it that can be really hard to spot at night. It's the most slippery condition you can imagine

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
4 months ago

why did you even continue to drive if you knew there was an ice storm going on!?

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
4 months ago

Then why DID she?

deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

She better get used to waiting. She will be doing it for a long time.

Scratch
Community Member
4 months ago

Hopefully she slipped and fell once she got outside.

Full Name
Community Member
4 months ago

That sucks, but I think at some point during the last hour you could've at least texted her. I think you both fucked this one up.

James
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah mobile phones haven’t always been around

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LittleMissPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

Too bad for her. My husband, who is the most awesome guy ever (to me at least :)), arrived late to our first date...

Allison Wood
Community Member
4 months ago

I have no problem with you running behind, as long as you text or call me to tell me. I get it, things come up. But, be courteous.

Sharon Ingram
Community Member
4 months ago

Her loss.

Bored Silly
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh ya dodged a giant bullet my friend, A giant bullet.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
4 months ago

my god.

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
4 months ago

Should have postponed forever . She saved you except for stressand driving. She should have insisted you not drive anyway. Inconsiderate. but she seemed to be planning this

Ann O'Riley
Community Member
4 months ago

Lucky you.

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
4 months ago

Why on Earth would you not have just put the date off because of the bad weather? Stupid stupid stupid.

Carol Emory
Community Member
4 months ago

Real quick question (not defending this girl in anyway) but was this the time of cell phones where you might have been able to call the restaurant to let her know you were running late because of bad weather and she should grab herself a drink. The waitstaff was probably harassing her to give up the table.

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kitty.boom
Community Member
5 months 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)
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
4 months 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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5 months ago

Poor bee

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
5 months 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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