I was 18 years old and in my very first relationship. The person I was dating was a year older than I was. Neither of us drove. He lived in the next town. A mutual friend would actually drive us on our dates and we frequently double dated with her. One day, after going to see a movie, my boyfriend thought a romantic place to go would be the McDonalds inside of a walmart. It was not my ideal spot but we all humored him. After he spent a lot of time complaining about his McDonalds not being served to him on the spot and the amount of fries he received my friend and I walked around. He was being a baby and kind of a douche-bag, so we actually left him at Walmart. It was sadly about a forty minute drive away from his hometown. (We basically lived in the middle of no where.) After we left him, we called his mom and told him what he had done and that we had left him there. And his parents had to go and pick him up. We broke up shortly after. Our entire relationship lasted about three months.

I had known this girl Lisa for several months; we met through a friend. We got along good and had fun together, so I finally worked up the courage to ask her on a date. It was the typical uninspired dinner-drinks-movie combo, which I know is lame on my part. Still, the date started off with her complaining about her family issues at home. Okay, not a great start, but I understand having a bad day. We then move on to dinner, have a meal with small talk, and move on to the bar to have a few drinks before the show starts. Turns out, she knows the bartender quite well, and they go on to have a 20 minute conversation as if I’m not even there, despite me introducing myself and trying to get in on the conversation. They were also very familiar with each other, casual touching was going on, etc. At this point, I just throw more drinks down my throat so I can at least try to forget what a horrible date I’m on, lol!

A couple of years ago I got out of a horrible relationship. The relationship lasted 3 years so I was pretty bummed when I was dumped. I decided to start dating again so I recruited all my friends to find me single men. This was a huge mistake, as some of my friends have completely different tastes in men than I do. I went on at least twenty dates, and they all became a blur until the very last one. My friend Cara set me up with her older brother’s roommate, Travis. She told me he was tall and had dark hair, which I’m attracted to tall, dark, and handsome men. I agreed to meet him at the Rec Plex to go ice skating. I drove up to the Rec Plex and waited for Travis by the entry as we planned. I saw someone drop this awkwardly lanky guy off. He had a baby blue scarf and a hat with the ball at the end of it. I thought, ladies and gentlemen we have a winner, as he shook my hand vigorously and mumbled “Travis”. You see Travis was nervous about the date, but he was more nervous about ice skating. He said “I’ve never been ice skating before, and I’ll end up in the emergency room. There will be blood everywhere.” I told him hew was overreacting and to try. We made it one lap and he slipped. A little girl skates right over his hand. I gasped. He was in the fetal position on the ice. We had to rush him to the hospital. The whole ride there he was crying and saying he was right. I felt terrible. When we got to the ER, the nurse asked me if I was his girlfriend, and I said “Hell no!”

I talked with a guy online for awhile and he seemed really cool. We met for a date and it soon became apparent that the vivacious and interesting man online was in reality a major bore. We sat through an awkward meal where he complained about how girls dislike him and usually don’t want to date him. He said he was anxious to find a girlfriend before his deployment overseas, so I felt majorly pressured to make a commitment. On the drive home, he complained at length about the last girl he dated (and rejected him). I felt very sorry for him, but didn’t want to date someone out of pity. When he asked me to be his girlfriend I declined. I’m sure he complained about my rejection on his next date…


September 3rd, 2012 by bklynzgirl11 (Brooklyn, NY)

My best friend set me up with an acquaintance from work. She explained him to me and i said he sounds pretty good, so sure I’ll go on a date with him if he’s willing. Two days later, I get a phone call from the guy. He tells me it would be nice to go on a date with me so we made plans to go out the Saturday night coming up. Saturday comes a long, he picks me up and we go to a restaurant in New York City. We started talking and everything was going good.. until he asks me about my ex. So I tell him why we broke up etc. He then proceeds to tell me that he was a jerk and was stupid to let me go. I was thinking “man this guy is really nice”. Suddenly, I feel something touching my leg under the table. I look up at him and he smiles and tells me he’s a stripper and that we should get out of here and have some fun. I got up and ran out the restaurant. Appalled, I call my friend and tell her what happened, she was surprised to here that and apologized like crazy. All I could think of was thank God we didn’t even kiss because God only knows what he had. NEVER AGAIN will I allow my friends or anyone for that matter to set me up with anyone under any circumstances and I don’t care if he’s the President’s son, I will NOT agree to any more blind dates especially after the “lovely” experience I had that Saturday night. And I will not ever forget that date for as long as I live and neither will my friend because I still complain about it till today.

must love the outdoors

January 12th, 2012 by TonyChiza (San Jose, CA)

One of the worst dates that I had was with a that I of course met over the crazy internet. Did you know that most people put on their internet profiles that they love the outdoors? In an attempt to create the perfect first date I thought of a perfect place to take her was on a hike in the Cache Creek Mountains. So, I go to pick her up and start the almost hour drive to the Cache Creek Mountains and being starting conversation with her. The whole time though all I got was one word answers. I mean it wasn’t like I used a picture that was twelve years old on my profile picture, it was very recent so she knew what she was getting. After we finally get to the parking lot that is close to the trailhead we get out and start walking. From the parking lot, it is about a 5 minute walk to get to the trailhead. Literally, the second that we get to the trailhead she says that she doesn’t want to walk anymore and that I can go ahead on my own if I wanted. As much as I wanted to leave her in the car and go on an hour hike on my own, I could hear my mother chastising me in the back of my head. Needless to say I ended up taking her home and there was no second date.

No Exit Strategy

January 8th, 2012 by white knight (Moreno Valley California)

My date was disastrous for the reason that the girl and I had hyped it up for the longest time. We were in a long distance relationship and had not been on an actual date. I got stuck in a 3 hr traffic jam on my way to pick her up. She spent the entire day being sarcastic and annoying, which really put me off. When we talked to each other, I realized how little I actually liked her. This was a terrible date because I spent 3 hours in traffic just to realize this girl bugged the heck out of me, and I had no bail out plan.

Zoo vs. Swimming

December 21st, 2011 by Slim (Knoxville, Tennessee)

Back when I lived in K-Town I took this really fine girl that I had known since high school on a date. Originally, she had wanted us to go to the Knoxville Zoo. But since zoos stink really bad and if I wanted to watch monkeys mate I would watch the Discovery Channel, I tried persuading her to go on a short cruise on one of K-Town’s riverboats. Immediately after I had suggested it she tells me that she can’t swim and hates fish. I laugh, and say we’ll only be on a boat today and there would be no swimming involved. She hesitates, but caves in. We buy our tickets and prepare to board. At this point I believe she begins warming up to the cruise idea because she becomes really chatty and admires the local scenery a great deal. We go to board and up the ramp we go. About midway one of her heel gets stuck in a hole in the ramp and she just flips backwards right in to an elderly couple. This makes them fall and no longer gives my date anything to brace herself against so she slips under the railing and falls right in to the water. At this point, my emotions are mixed with shock and laughter. I get off the ramp and wade down in to the water to her and she is FURIOUS and says she had known something like this would happen and that we should have went to the zoo instead.


May 22nd, 2011 by so bad (somverville, MA)

I just had a date that was so bad it was almost funny. She did not look like her photo on the dating website, but that wasn’t the problem. Her personality was SO negative. Throughout the course of the meal (which I tried to expedite whenever I could), she managed to insult everything that’s important to me. From the really important stuff (like progressive politics and education) to the simpler things (like caring about how I dress), nothing was safe. She did not even have thoughtful critiques that expressed her own point of view; she just thought everything was dumb. She may have been the most negative person I have ever met.

The Bad Date

May 3rd, 2011 by joey-jo-jo (Boston, MA)

So I met a girl online, and she seemed interesting (cute, smart, etc.). She seemed VERY interested in meeting for a drink, which I should have taken as a bad sign, but of course I didn’t. After 45 minutes of talking down to me, insulting my intelligence, and insinuating that my friends are degenerates (they are, but you don’t have to point it out upon first meeting me) we decided to go our separate ways. I barely got a “goodbye” as she hurried onto the subway.