“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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2 months ago

What the actual hell

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Raine Soo
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2 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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Nadine
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2 months 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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2 months ago

Awkward!

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James016
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2 months ago

That is beyond awkward

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Nadine
Community Member
2 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
2 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
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2 months ago

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

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 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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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

First date? Try never!

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Nadine
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the profile image! Dorothy Zbornak!

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Ian Milne
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2 months ago

Is that a euphemism?

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Wyn Williams
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2 months ago (edited)

Hitler was right.. Out of his goddamn mind

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Rob Dabank
Community Member
2 months ago

Drew doesn't like this one.

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Hooked
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

That escalated quickly !

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Rob Dabank
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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Linus Nilsson
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2 months ago

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

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Zenozenobee
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2 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
2 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
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2 months ago

"How I met my stalker..."

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

Juvenile!

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!

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Anne
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2 months 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
2 months ago

on.. a first date? wow..

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Hans
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2 months ago

I guess things did not get dirty after that.

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Paul K. Johnson
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2 months ago

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

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Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
2 months ago

I actually gagged a little just now.

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Alex K
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2 months ago

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now that's a proper man

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

Was it Paul the wine guy or Fun Bobby?

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Rob Dabank
Community Member
2 months ago

Hostess demonstrated worst chat up line ever too!

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

I one is a little sad..

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
2 months 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
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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OpalTheRainwing
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2 months ago

0.0 O.O

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wandile dludlu
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2 months ago

And these people don't even have proper healthcare

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K.
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2 months ago

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wandile dludlu
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2 months 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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2 months ago

That's just weird.

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Anne
Community Member
2 months ago

Could be nerves though..

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Sanguinius
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2 months ago

oof

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Harrison Miller
Community Member
2 months ago

ummmm.... ok then.

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Dave In MD
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet he gave you a bad review.

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USMCFelicia
Community Member
2 months ago

She should have said something, definitely not on you

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Lydia Shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Well? Did you go to date 2?

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Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

To be fair... Rolling stones had some bangers

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Natalie Bohrteller
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2 months ago

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

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