“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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Sanguinius
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5 months ago

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

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months 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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Vic
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5 months ago

I would say this is a best first date. :-)

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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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5 months ago

Awkward!

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

Enemy on the first date.

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Nadine
Community Member
5 months 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
5 months 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
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
5 months 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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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

As a vet he wasn't used to asking for consent..

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Was his name Dexter?

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Ian Milne
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5 months ago

Is that a euphemism?

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Wyn Williams
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Hitler was right.. Out of his goddamn mind

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Rob Dabank
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew doesn't like this one.

Michael Green
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew is humored by this comment

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Troux
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew is still single.

BoredDragon
Community Member
5 months ago

I wish I could upvote this so many more times.

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Robert Thornburrow
Community Member
5 months ago

Time you drew a line under this one ;-)

Iggy
Community Member
5 months ago

Ba-dum-tish!

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

The serial killer vibe is strong with this one

‏‏‎ ‎
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew strongly disagrees Drew would never

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Max L.
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew is creepy af

Brandi
Community Member
5 months ago

Seinfeld episode

Kate J
Community Member
5 months ago

"Jimmy doesn't like misunderstandings"

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew did not like that..

cheezydinosaur
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s creepy/crazy when people talk about themselves in third person

Toasty
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew is getting upset!!!

René Studer
Community Member
5 months ago

I kinda like Drew.

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
5 months ago

I see where Drew is coming from. My little nephew and niece refer to themselves by their first names. It isn't such a bad thing. You get used to it after a while.

earringnut
Community Member
5 months ago

That depends on how little they are.

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Violet Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

Jimmy likes you.

Shannon Parrott
Community Member
5 months ago

This sounds like a Seinfeld episode. Elaine goes to the gym and is talking to a guy who refers to himself in 3rd person. She thinks he's talking about someone else. Why would guys do that

Brivid
Community Member
5 months ago

That is exactly what I was thinking!

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Antonio Gregovich
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4 months ago

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Tom Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

Seinfeld.

CatWoman312
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew is single for a reason

DKS 001
Community Member
5 months ago

I wonder if sometimes they do that TO chase you off because they decide they don't like you for some reason

Lu
Community Member
5 months ago

So strange. Why he talk funny, me no like.

Crazy Meerkat Lady
Community Member
4 months ago

Cringeworthy

Lynn Morello
Community Member
4 months ago

My son's name is Andrew, he hates the monka 'Drew'

Ceri Mcclellan
Community Member
4 months ago

"Jimmy's been watching you.. You're just Jimmy's type"

Sam Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

That’s where you Drew the line.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
5 months ago

Skip the gym...try us librarians...we speak in first person (and if we're close enough, we'll speak to you in second person).

Charlie Anderson
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew saw this

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

Reminds me of that Seinfeld ep.

mooo
Community Member
5 months ago

drew did not pass the vibe check

Samantha Prendergast
Community Member
5 months ago

Sounds like Jimmy from Seinfeld.

Aeon Flux
Community Member
5 months ago

Kind of like The Boulder?

lorrie rothstein
Community Member
5 months ago

Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where the guy said jimmy is not happy

Kainaath Khan
Community Member
5 months ago

My nephew does it all the time, esp when he is angry, ofcourse he is 5y.o.

Paizleypie
Community Member
5 months ago

Reminiscent of a Seinfeld episode.

Luna Wolfblood
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew thinks drew is an idiot

Phantom Captain
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew is lonely and dateless.

Jose Ortiz
Community Member
5 months ago

Where can i find $1 beers???

AlmightyOne
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew is psychotic

MRS FLASHMAN
Community Member
5 months ago

Sounds like Jimmy that Elaine met at the gym in Seinfeld

A.J Milne
Community Member
5 months ago

Sounds like Terry from Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Andrew Belyea
Community Member
5 months ago

I've grown as a person. Please come back.

Joan Humphreys
Community Member
5 months ago

Drew must watch Seinfeld.

David Retsler
Community Member
5 months ago

Was this on Third Person Thursday?

Beverly
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh god, that's disgusting.

Mike_Thaimei
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh Drew forgot to talk about you! So tragic!

Stacy S.
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5 months ago

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He is on the Autism Spectrum.

H Edwards
Community Member
5 months ago

That's a big assumption from a small amount of information.

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Hooked
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5 months ago (edited)

That escalated quickly !

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Rob Dabank
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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Linus Nilsson
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5 months ago

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

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
5 months 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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Mrs_ Possum
Community Member
5 months 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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Rob Dabank
Community Member
5 months ago

"How I met my stalker..."

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Juvenile!

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow!

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh dear!! This should be a, "then I went to live in a cave" stories.

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Anne
Community Member
5 months ago

on.. a first date? wow..

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

I think this lady was offended by not being offered one more than anything

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh, God, that is so gross!

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
5 months ago

I reach a point in my life where I would have stop the date after the dinner. The details about skinning a deer, specialy when I'm eating, no way I'm going anywhere with him after that.

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
5 months ago

No shot gun wedding?

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
5 months ago

Well done? How could he do this to a steak?

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

Was it Paul the wine guy or Fun Bobby?

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Stacy S.
Community Member
5 months ago

That was my 5th date. I met someone much better in bed that night. I have a new boyfriend.

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Konpat
Community Member
5 months ago

Poor Guy. Hej was clearly not ready for dating her.

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
5 months ago

A first date at the movies is odd to me anyway...how do you ge to know one another, other than 'how do they react to this part'?

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Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
5 months ago

0.0 O.O

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Iggy
Community Member
5 months ago

It would have been perfectly reasonable to get a doggy bag for the sandwich and just go.

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Hooked
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I dated this guy once, colleague from work ( I know, a no-go but I really liked him and I was leaving that firm anyway). He was great company at work : funny, helpful, intelligent, charming. But I found out about his gambling habits when we dated. Since he had no money for casino's, he played these games on his phone where you push buttons en see those slot machine thingies turn and turn and turn. And he played them endlessly ! Everywhere we were or went ! Nothing ever happend in those games !! It was just : click and turn, click and turn, click and turn.On and on and on. It did not went well with the relationship

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
5 months ago

What is Lady's night? I've never heard of it before.

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Lu
Community Member
5 months ago

And his mom went along with it? Ok

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Rob Dabank
Community Member
5 months ago

So, what appeals to you about this position?

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Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

"...to whom he is now married"

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Harrison Miller
Community Member
5 months ago

ummmm.... ok then.

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Dave In MD
Community Member
5 months ago

I bet he gave you a bad review.

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
5 months ago

That's her fault for not saying.

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Lydia Shen
Community Member
5 months ago

Well? Did you go to date 2?

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

"I did, but I only got pictures of clowns and some mug shots."

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

To be fair... Rolling stones had some bangers

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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