“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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IcyRedWaffle
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1 month ago

What the actual hell

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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
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1 month ago

That is beyond awkward

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Nadine
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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
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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
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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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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

First date? Try never!

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Nadine
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1 month ago

Love the profile image! Dorothy Zbornak!

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Ian Milne
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1 month ago

Is that a euphemism?

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Wyn Williams
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1 month ago (edited)

Hitler was right.. Out of his goddamn mind

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Rob Dabank
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1 month ago

Drew doesn't like this one.

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Hooked
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1 month ago (edited)

That escalated quickly !

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Rob Dabank
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1 month ago

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

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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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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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Mrs_ Possum
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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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Rob Dabank
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1 month ago

"How I met my stalker..."

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Juvenile!

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Vic
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1 month ago

Wow!

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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
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1 month ago

on.. a first date? wow..

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Hans
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1 month ago

I guess things did not get dirty after that.

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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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Capelli rosa e patate
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1 month ago

I actually gagged a little just now.

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Alex K
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1 month ago

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now that's a proper man

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

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

Katherine Boag
Community Member
1 month ago

It'd be fine, if he wasn't trying to do it to HER steak.

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David Retsler
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1 month ago

I took a woman to a high-end steak house in the 1990's in honor of her completing her master's degree. She put ketchup on $75 prime rib. Ketchup.... on prime rib. People at neighboring tables were rolling their eyes in disgust at this troglodyte's disgusting behavior. So, I ruined my steak by putting ketchup on it and choked it down while maintaining eye contact with the neighboring eye-rollers. She married me anyway and now both of my daughters put ketchup on their steaks... at home because there's no way in hell I am paying that kind of money for a ketchup covered steak again.

Swanky Coconut
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1 month ago

Lol this is amazing

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Gosh, I LOVE it when men order dinner for me, in front of me. Like I cannot speak. I am a 52 yr old Biz Woman in a major US City.

Chris Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

Fair enough but even if you were in a job that wasn't high powered the man shouldn't do it. It's weird.

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Lynn Dougherty Quin
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1 month ago

While her date was a patronizing jerk, I think it's wrong to vilify someone because they like a well-done steak or burger. I don't care for 'pink-in-the-middle steak. It actually makes me feel queasy. I like my steak or burger extra-well done and love me some A-1 sauce. I've had friends who acted shocked when I'd order my favorites, an extra well-done NY strip ir ribeye but it's my money, my preference.

Chris Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

Cooked meat is easier for humans to digest. A lot of people disagree with this and what you are used to eating can have a big impact. I'm also not talking about chemicals and anything else that cooking might do to food - https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/03/20/why-cooked-meat-is-easier-for-humans-to-digest-than-raw-meat/?sh=6e25d0eb7215

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Ryan Deschanel
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1 month ago (edited)

He is the man, and you are the woman, so he knows what you want better than you do (for the record, it was sarcasm).

JessG
Community Member
1 month ago

What a douche! Did he insist on cutting it for you and drowning it in steak sauce too?

Michael Green
Community Member
1 month ago

If you like your steak above medium: "Yeah...this just isn't gonna work out.."

Lúthien
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok, so he shouldn't have overridden her order, but: Must all humans like the same thing? Why this almost arrogance among people who like their meat rare? , I like it medium -to well done, but that is my preference, and I do not expect every other human on earth to have the same preference as me. PS Humans cannot properly digest raw meat. I get that are isn't raw, but still, stop making fun of people for wanting their meat well done.

Carrie Laughs
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1 month ago

True but people always seem to disagree. I mean eat your steak how you like but, it is a fact that meat is easier to digest for the majority of us omnivores if cooked thoroughly (not overcooked/burnt) than rare meat is. Not sure if it's just decades of celebrity chefs telling us how we should eat steak so that everyone feels affronted when hearing a different message alongside this not being taught in schools. I did learn about it in school, then again in catering college and finally when seeing a dietician because of my own health issues and I even double checked it just now in case new theories have sprung up and changed things as I've not been on the cooking scene for a while. They haven't. We'll probably both be downvoted for sharing facts that go against preferences. As someone with a compromised digestive system I know it pays me to cook things all the way through - done properly (because I'm a trained cook) it is still extremely tender and flavoursome.

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BorPand8
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1 month ago

Oh man I would have walked out right then and there.

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

When I was in college, I lived in a student apartment with my husband and son. The neighbor was a young married couple (husband was a tight end on the football team.) We'd have neighborhood cookouts with burgers or steaks and she would always ask for hers well done, almost hockey puck style. When we would sit down at the table to eat our medium rare items, she'd get up and leave. She stopped coming to the cookouts after a while. Finally found out she becomes physically sick at the sight of anything bloody. We changed our cookout menus after that. Some people just can't handle it. Doesn't make them rude. But if this was the case for him, why take her to a steakhouse?

Rae Black
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1 month ago

He deserves to be cooked well-done for mansplaining.

Iggy
Community Member
1 month ago

What a patronising git! I hope that steak was shoved right up to his t-bone!

Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I would explain that I find that unacceptable and that I think the issues involved in it will not match my personality and hope he finds someone he doesn't feel the need to do that to.

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 month ago

That steak hating bastard! LOL

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 month ago

Would leave as soon as he tried to correct me. No one corrects Baby!

KT
Community Member
1 month ago

no one effs with my steak!

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 month ago

Shoe leather isn't fun to eat.

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

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

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
1 month ago

Control issues? Sounds plausible!

Toasty
Community Member
1 month ago

Smart move, Kate.

tomruns12
Community Member
1 month ago

Anyone who orders a well done steak should have their carnivore care revoked and be forced to eat Grass for the rest of their lives.

Chris Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

We're not carnivores though, we're ominvores.

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Julius Martin
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1 month ago

medium well is perfect for burgers, steak- medium rare-medium well

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Not know what medium rare meant seemed too trivial a reason to me. I would expect moral or behavioural inadequacies not knowledge gaps to be more useful criteria in such scenarios. I bet he’d know a thing or two that she has absolutely no idea of.

Signe Manat Hansen
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1 month ago

What are you trying to say?

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Vic
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1 month ago

Was it Paul the wine guy or Fun Bobby?

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Rob Dabank
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1 month ago

Hostess demonstrated worst chat up line ever too!

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Vic
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1 month ago

I one is a little sad..

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Tomas Holicka
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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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Arctic Fox Lover
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1 month ago

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

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OpalTheRainwing
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1 month ago

0.0 O.O

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

And these people don't even have proper healthcare

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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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James016
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1 month ago

That's just weird.

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Anne
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1 month ago

Could be nerves though..

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Sanguinius
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1 month ago

oof

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Harrison Miller
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1 month ago

ummmm.... ok then.

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Dave In MD
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1 month ago

I bet he gave you a bad review.

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USMCFelicia
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1 month ago

She should have said something, definitely not on you

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Lydia Shen
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1 month ago

Well? Did you go to date 2?

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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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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

To be fair... Rolling stones had some bangers

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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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