“It’s Hashtags time!” Jimmy Fallon’s collections of hilarious real-life stories are back with a bang. Twitter users are having lots of fun sharing their personal stories with the 46-year-old comedian and the host of The Tonight Show. This time, everyone’s opening up about their very worst first dates by posting under the #WorstFirstDate hashtag.

First dates are supposed to be a tad awkward but fun. Unfortunately, that’s an overly romantic view of them. Reality shows us that first dates can be utter disasters—as bad as they are hilarious! Take a look at our collection of the funny and unbelievable stories that Twitter users shared with Fallon, give the ones that grabbed your attention an upvote, and share your own stories in the comment section.

Having a weird feeling of déjà vu? When you’re done with this list, check out our post about Fallon asking his fans the very same question nearly 3 years ago. Time flies, but people will never stop going on dates, so there’s an inexhaustible supply of future awkwardness.

Mike Sington, a former senior executive at NBCUniversal and a celebrity and pop culture expert based in Los Angeles, detailed to Bored Panda how shows like Fallon's work, how late-night shows have been adapting to the pandemic, and what the purpose of hosts asking questions on Twitter is. Check out what he had to say below.

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TheDanEtheridge Report

Sanguinius
Community Member
1 month ago

*Jazz music stops* ..... *Banjo music begins*

Harry Potter
Community Member
1 month ago

SWEET HOME ALABAMA!

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean, if you're like 6th cousins you're not going to get mutant flipper children unless your gene pool is bred too close (like an isolated village). In that case, you're still more likely to get mutant flipper children no matter who you procreate with.

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

You don't even get mutant flipper children between first cousins... unless families keep marrying among cousins for several generations.

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Kimberly Young
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1 month ago

At least she wasn't checking her phone during the date!

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 month ago

That is the truth...

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IcyRedWaffle
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1 month ago

What the actual hell

earringnut
Community Member
1 month ago

Dating in Utah?

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Sue van Dis
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1 month ago

Oh that's kinda sad, you had such a lovely time and then got a cold shower for desert!! Makes a great story though :)

AliceInWonderland?
Community Member
1 month ago

My friend used to have a crush on her cousin before she found out they were related and he knew so when she confessed to him it was just a tiny bit akward

AliceInWonderland?
Community Member
1 month ago

awkward*

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cheezydinosaur
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1 month ago

But what kind of cousins

KT Pinto
Community Member
5 days ago (edited)

Wow... you know, if you actually read other comments, there wouldn't be a hundred Alabama-bashing comments. And honestly... if they don't know they're cousins (and neither did the mother until she googled), they're not close enough for it to be a problem. You all need to get a grip.

Dino Wecke
Community Member
1 month ago

😂😂😂😂😂💯

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

Unless you're first cousins or first cousins once-removed, it's not as big a deal as people might think. Second and third cousins don't share much DNA at all.

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

This is ridiculous. A relationship between cousins might be a bit weird, but it's not incest.

John Bell
Community Member
1 month ago

Where I live that wouldn't be much of a problem

JessG
Community Member
1 month ago

Dang! Mom did the google stalking for you. If you don't know eachother, and you're not first cousins, it's fine really. And I would think if you were first cousins, surely you'd know one another anyway....I would think

satan's girlfriend
Community Member
1 month ago

Alexa play Sweet Home Alabamaaa

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Sweet home Alabama 2

dido74
Community Member
1 month ago

Depends on which generation of cousins! if you don’t already know this person ... it’s probably not a big deal!

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
1 month ago

Oops!

Simzabandz
Community Member
1 month ago

Thank goodness you never went on to sleep together...

David Lee
Community Member
1 month ago

So he banged her anyway!

CynderAce
Community Member
1 month ago

SWEEEET HOME ALABAMA!

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 month ago

nothing wrong at all with cousins dating go for it

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
1 month ago

My cousin twice removed (Daughter of my father's cousin) is actually married to her own cousin twice removed. They have two boys together. 🤷‍♂️

NaruTheCollective
Community Member
1 month ago

How do you not know your own cousin?!!

Martha Higgins
Community Member
1 month ago

What's the problem?

Id row
Community Member
1 month ago

Of all the reasons she could have been blowing up her phone, I did not see that one coming, lol.

Katherine Boag
Community Member
1 month ago

If you are more distant than 1st cousins then genetically it's probably fine

Chris Challis
Community Member
1 month ago

just as well she knew your true and proper name... Were you first cousins? You can marry you know. What was the panic??

Phoenix
Community Member
1 month ago

Was this perchance in Alabama? Just asking

Mike_Thaimei
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1 month ago

Sweet home Alabama!

Yup
Community Member
1 month ago

Aaaaallllaaabbbbaaaaammmaaa!!!

James T
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait. So before google millions of people could have married their cousins...

Sarcasm101
Community Member
1 month ago

Sweet home Alabama

Roe Rainrunner
Community Member
1 month ago

Some countries it's legal to marry your cousin.. ;)

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 month ago

If it's good enough for royalty it's good enough for you

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 month ago

off topic - do people actually read all that text between posts

Allison Woodfill
Community Member
1 month ago

😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

unusual spider
Community Member
1 month ago

Sweet home alabama

YellowOchre
Community Member
1 month ago

Hopefully, they didn't have too much fun! ;)

AlexG
Community Member
1 month ago

🤣🤣🤣

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
1 month ago

YIKES!!!

Merrill N. Munro
Community Member
1 month ago

Ouch.

Forrest McCanless
Community Member
1 month ago

Are you in Iceland?

Sophia
Community Member
1 month ago

...sweet home alabama

Yeah, you heard
Community Member
1 month ago

How can you not know who your cousins are?

Dan Buczynski
Community Member
1 month ago

Remember when Leia kissed Luke? It's like that.

Sarcasm101
Community Member
1 month ago

Nah they were bro and sis

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Teresa Thomas
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1 month ago

Yikes!!

James016
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1 month ago

WOW!!

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago (edited)

It's a good thing that you didn't cancel the date. He sounds like he has a good sense of humour.

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Nadine
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1 month ago

LOL!

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According to Mike, Hollywood's Ultimate Insider, hosts like Fallon ask questions on social media to better connect with their fans. "TV hosts are sourcing material directly from social media because it’s a great way to engage with their audiences and stay connected with them," he said. "Each show has a staff of writers, so there’s no lack of content, but nothing can top the personal, and often very funny, contributions of the fans themselves."

For some viewers, the endless lockdowns seem to have taken some of the wind out of Fallon and other late-night show hosts' sails, removing a chunk of the energy and comedy from their work. However, Mike believes that the situation is quite the opposite. In his opinion, Fallon and the others have been doing brilliantly this past year, going as far as calling them heroes of sorts, while pointing out that it's natural for the hosts to have a different type of energy because they've had to adapt to the new normal like everyone else.

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Pink kitty
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1 month ago

Awkward!

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

That is beyond awkward

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Nadine
Community Member
1 month ago

Um... Trying to BREAK IN? Call the police!

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"I commend the late-night hosts for soldering on during this months-long lockdown. So many people are isolated and alone now, and they are welcome and familiar faces we can safely bring into our homes. I would even say what they have been doing over the past several months has been somewhat heroic because it hasn’t been easy for them. They knew early on though, the need was there, and they stepped up to the challenge," the expert explained to Bored Panda.

"I think their material has been better than ever. Over the past year, there’s been a wealth of material in the news to utilize. The energy is there, but it’s a bit different. They’ve had to adjust to trying times and having no audience, but have done so admirably. What they’re doing is paying off in the ratings which have been stronger than ever. They’ve been providing much-needed comfort and familiarity that people are craving now."

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Nadine
Community Member
1 month ago

lol This is the type of stuff you put your partner through after years together, not on a first date.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

It's a good thing you avoided the second coming of Hitler.

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
1 month ago

Why not say something the first time? "Ehhh hello? GIMME MY MONEY BACK!!"

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A lot of us know Fallon from our TV, computer, and phone screens. However, the man’s more than just a comedian and a host. He’s also a loving dad of two girls, Winnie and Franny. Fallon also has a dog named Gary. He also admits that he forces his family to listen to holiday music all year round. Imagine the fun/horror!

The New Yorker’s also a very popular writer, having published hits like Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA, Everything Is MAMA, and This Is BABY. Most recently, he’s published 5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas. Pleasantly surprised that Fallon has a literary side? So were we. But Fallon's books look like they're aimed at families—something that's difficult to build if all you can't move past your disastrous first dates.

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meralee727 Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 month ago

First date? Try never!

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Skerft1 Report

Nadine
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1 month ago

Love the profile image! Dorothy Zbornak!

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#12

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morganzmimi Report

Ian Milne
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1 month ago

Is that a euphemism?

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carolyong Report

Wyn Williams
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Hitler was right.. Out of his goddamn mind

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kp_momma Report

Rob Dabank
Community Member
1 month ago

Drew doesn't like this one.

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BAMeyers11 Report

Hooked
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

That escalated quickly !

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Kinravip Report

Rob Dabank
Community Member
1 month ago

Are you sure he wasn't just poorly communicating his own incontinence?

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crstravels Report

Linus Nilsson
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1 month ago

I have mentally tried putting on three seatbelts for five minutes, so far unsuccessfully

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GreatSaltFLake Report

Zenozenobee
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1 month ago

At least they let you know right away they were the blackmailing type... Nice to know you escaped the second date

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MRollered Report

Mrs_ Possum
Community Member
1 month ago

Eek, this reminds me of a weird first date I had when I was in my early 20's. The guy brought his mum with him to the restaurant, and she told me that if I had kids "by accident" she would be more than happy to look after them for me while I worked. I still shudder when I think about that evening!!

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FunkyBear22 Report

Rob Dabank
Community Member
1 month ago

"How I met my stalker..."

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#21

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haleysaurusrex Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Juvenile!

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Annemariecee25 Report

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow!

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#23

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emmmmmmber Report

Anne
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1 month ago

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Well.. you the idiot here.. so.. why would you make fun of people in a fancy suit.. If not for marriage, it's for funerals..that's common knowledge..

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Anne
Community Member
1 month ago

on.. a first date? wow..

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HannahHolyoke Report

Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess things did not get dirty after that.

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gumgumerson Report

Paul K. Johnson
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1 month ago

Your first time pumping gas should be with someone you love.

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Jacksnthebox Report

Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
1 month ago

I actually gagged a little just now.

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flowertat2 Report

Alex K
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1 month ago

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now that's a proper man

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collette_andrea Report

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Did he bring her along? Coz that would be a whole different story..

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janenorr Report

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Why? On the second date he would ask for bullets!!

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WriterK8 Report

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe he was a medium.. the ghosts told him what you want.

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LynT0d0 Report

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Was it Paul the wine guy or Fun Bobby?

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kmcquil1 Report

Rob Dabank
Community Member
1 month ago

Hostess demonstrated worst chat up line ever too!

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Kaylinshaye Report

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

I one is a little sad..

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DanAlexSerrano Report

Tomas Holicka
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, if you're late to a date, you're probably not interested and I would not even shake your hand after.

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laurenmslone Report

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, if you wanna play it that safe, you go on ahead lol

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QueenMomofSpart Report

OpalTheRainwing
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1 month ago

0.0 O.O

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MontaFaith Report

wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

And these people don't even have proper healthcare

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ellatheblack Report

K.
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1 month ago

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

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I can't say he isn't right though... equality and s**t

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UrPoopInAJar Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

That's just weird.

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MsYoungProfess Report

Anne
Community Member
1 month ago

Could be nerves though..

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Sanguinius
Community Member
1 month ago

oof

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Harrison Miller
Community Member
1 month ago

ummmm.... ok then.

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DJWellaaa Report

Dave In MD
Community Member
1 month ago

I bet he gave you a bad review.

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AnthonyMustache Report

USMCFelicia
Community Member
1 month ago

She should have said something, definitely not on you

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AndreaGtheRD Report

Lydia Shen
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1 month ago

Well? Did you go to date 2?

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123yeswhy Report

Capelli rosa e patate
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1 month ago

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“No Mathew, that would be considered weird.” 😂

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micahmaso Report

wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

To be fair... Rolling stones had some bangers

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NancyDeVico Report

Natalie Bohrteller
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1 month ago

I don't know, but for some reason I think that's cute.

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