27 stories of terrible first dates will make you feel better about your dating life
I think we can all agree that dating is an embarrassing tangle of awkward attraction mixed with the overwhelming hope that a few hours could possibly turn into something meaningful, something passionate, something that isn’t a complete bore. Since we are currently living in the age of hookup culture, where casual sexual encounters are encouraged and long-term commitment doesn’t necessarily always play a role, traditional dating is a rarity. Because of this, if a date does occur, a lot of pressure is put on the entire night. Too fancy? Too off-putting? Not fancy enough? The list could go on. The pressure and the anxiety for things to go correctly can sometimes steer the outcome of the night and for these 27 hopefuls, their dates most definitely left them turned off and unwilling to meet again.
When a kiss goes wrong
Hint: Don’t EVER do this
When being frugal is taken to a new level
Being humble never hurt anybody
Let them eat cake! And then some
When you don’t have time for shitty people
A little advice? Leave the parents at home, tonight.
Consent is sexy, being a prick is not
Sometimes, less is more
Dating is not a family affair!
We’ve all been there…
This dude needs a wake up call
There’s always a first for everything
When your pickiness has validity
Honestly, this is sad
Might as well show your true colors right away
Pump the breaks!
Make sure to let your date know what your job is since yaknow, that’s important
There are rules to dating and this is a pretty basic one
Promptness is pretty much 100% important
Where on Earth did this dude come from?
Yikes, you may want to save that information for later
Okay, he’s just plain “gross”[/suheader]
Cupid isn’t always on our side
We all want sunsets and fairy tale endings but not after a first date
Hello! Never bring up an ex on the first date
While these dating mishaps may not be the happiest of memories for these hopeless romantics, the sea is wide, the world is large, and there are tons of new fish for you to feast your eye upon.