19 Disappointed People Share The Worst Date They’ve Ever Been On.
People on Reddit were asked: "What's the worst date you've ever been on?" These are some of the best answers.
1/19 Wasn't necessarily the date, which was bad on its own, but the fact that she hung out in my parking lot for two hours after she dropped me off "incase I changed my mind about doing something after dinner".
2/19 I went on a Tinder date with a guy who is now in my contacts as "Donotanswer Penispic."
Prior to the date he seemed normal. We texted and talked on the phone then arranged to meet at a restaurant/bar. He was cute but definitely bitter about something. He was from California and apparently didn't like this new city we were in. He started talking about sex and blow jobs and complaining about how uptight everyone here is about sex.
He invited the waitress to a party his company was throwing, after sending back the French fries he ordered. I showed him a picture of my dog on my phone; he took out his phone and showed me a picture of his penis.
We walked out of the restaurant together to get our cars from the valet. My car came first and I left. He texted me later that he had my sweater (apparently I dropped it on the way out) and if I wanted to see it again I'd have to hang out with him. RIP, sweater.
3/19 Once I went out with this guy I had just met the night before and he wanted to take me out to a 'nice' dinner. When we left the bar/restaurant, he needed to stop and get gas. At the gas station there was a black bum asking for change and he rudely told him to go fuck himself. Once back inside his shitty truck, he went on a rant about 'dirty niggers'. At that point I asked to be taken immediately home. On the way, he was trying to keep conversation with me and was barely looking at the road. I got really nervous and told him to pay more attention to what's in front of him and he tried to play it off like I was too pretty to pay attention (in a really cheesy, not suave way).
Almost immediately after that, I saw a small dog run into the street and screamed WATCH OUT!!! He hit it and kept driving. I started crying my eyes out and he obviously didn't know what to do.
After a few moments of being home, he promptly called me and said he returned to the scene of the crime to make sure the dog was OK because I was so upset about it, then said he didn't see anything so he assumed he didn't do much damage and the poor thing must have fled. Told him not to ever call me again.
4/19 He was more than three hours late, and was texting me telling me that he was 20 minutes away for two of those hours. As soon as he arrived he tried to tell me to leave the part of the venue/dive bar I'd already paid in to so we could go where he wanted, tried to start a fight with a friend I'd happened to run into, and called my aunt (who'd talked me into going out with him in the first place) a "cockblocking bitch".
I just walked away from him after that last one, and we never spoke again.
5/19 Made plans with this guy I knew from a charity I was on the board with. He takes me a chain Mexican restaurant. I pull up a few minutes early, but my dad flies a plane and was going to be flying overhead of the restaurant and I wanted to see him fly over. At 8:00 sharp, the guy calls me and tells me that I am late. I try to explain the whole flyby thing. He isn't having it.
We go inside and I try to order some food and he tells me that we are not getting food and that I can't eat. Then he starts going off on major political rants which I'm completely opposed to. I ask him if this is all a joke or if he really is he is being serious. I finally convince him to at least get an appetizer. I was not allowed to choose. He got guacamole (table side) but only had them put onions in the avocado. I was planning my escape when he asked, "are you figuring out how you are going to leave?" Yep. Thanks for the one domestic beer. Bye.
6/19 Guy told me he just recently got out of a long term relationship so he wasn't looking for a commitment but asked me if he could be my "maintenance man" as he stroked his penis through his jeans.
7/19 Went on a date with a guy who seemed really cool. He used to race bikes until he landed on his head after attempting a jump.
During the date he told everyone we were on a date. Everyone. Told me he wanted to kill his ex roommates. Asked the waitress to make the date more romantic, so she brought out a giant ice cream sundae (meant for 2 people to share). He ate it all by himself, and spilled ice cream all over himself.
Bragged about beating the world record for the jump on which he landed on his head. Kept asking me if I was a gold digger, because he makes tons of money and needs to protect himself.
Demanded separate bills (no big deal). All 4 of his credit cards were declined. Asked me if I didn't mind paying and he would get it next time. (not that there would BE a next time ever) Told everyone that the date went "splendidly". Gave me stickers to his welding company as a thank you for paying since his credit cards must have some kind of error.
8/19 I had a very disappointing date in highschool. It was the dead of winter. Like - 40 Celsius. We had gone to a movie, and the whole thing was really awkward. She didn't really seem to want to be there, was very detached. After the movie, and the bus trip home, she admitted that the only reason she even agreed to the date with me is because my friend had turned her down a few days earlier (I wasn't aware of that at the time) That a pretty big let down and waste of time.
But I figured whatever, I'll head home, and find something else to spend time on, I'll get over it eventually. I got off the bus and just wanted to get home as soon as possible. At the bus stop there is a thigh high railing around the front of the nearby parking lot, instead of walking around it, I decided to step onto, and then over it.
The second I stepped onto it, i realized it was coated in ice. I Charlie-Browned the fuck out. Just flipped through the air. Lost everything in my pockets. Ripped my pants from asshole to zipper. And then came down hard right onto the railing with my shin, fracturing it.
It's still - 40 out. I can't just lay there till help comes. So I fish around in the snow, grab my stuff, try to stuff my balls back into my pants, and stagger home.
9/19 We spent most of the date going shopping for clothes for another date she had later that week. It's kinda funny seeing as how she was the one that asked me out.
10/19 I went out with a guy that my roommate set me up with a few years ago:
-first, he was vocally irritated that I wore heels bc it made him less taller than me. note, he was still taller than me by a few inches, but just less taller.
-dinner went alright, although we didn't have a whole lot in common.
-after dinner, we met back up with my roommate and her boyfriend and we all went to a house party of their friends (I basically knew no one).
-at the party, my date's (somewhat newly) ex-girlfriend was there. to summarize, she called me a whore, spilled my drink on me, threatened to fight me, told me she gave him herpes, left, came back an hour later looking for me, hugged me, grabbed my ass, and apologized and told me I was hot.
11/19 I was on a date with this girl who seemed great. Good looking, funny, shared similar interests. First date, and we're sitting in some bar that she's a regular at discussing ourselves, when it starts getting to the basic first date questions.
"So, you said you work in an office but is that what you really want to do?" I asked. "Did you go to school for it?"
"Actually..." She says, reaching into her bag. "I'm currently going to clown school."
I shit you not, this girl had pulled out a red fucking clown nose and put it on. Now, if this was our third date, I would have been less shocked. However, we had been talking for a week and this is the first date. We are supposed to IMPRESS each other. But she was good looking, and I wanted to hook up.
"Oh! That's so cool. I didn't know clown school was actually a thing." "Oh, no, it's competitive!" "I had no idea. So are you in clown university, clown college, clown technical school?"
And then she took my joke as an attack. For a clown she had a terrible sense of fucking humor.
12/19 Went on a blind date with a lady who wouldn't stop picking at her scabs. Just made a pile out of them on the restaurant table. I excused myself to use the washroom and when I came back my soup was there but the pile of scabs wasn't. No I didn't eat the soup.
13/19 I was really young, probably about 15 or so. I was boy-crazy. I had a crush on every guy who even remotely expressed an interest in me, but this guy...there are no words to describe this guy. His name was Jesse. We met through a mutual friend, and while he wasn't exactly my type, he told me he thought I was pretty and so, I wanted to give him a chance.
A couple weeks later we decide to meet up at the mall for our first official date. He was very sweet, we were holding hands, you know typical teenage bullshit. But then he got weird. VERY weird.
We're sitting on this bench and he turns to me and stares at me right in the eyes and says "Wow, when I look at you, and I look into your eyes I feel like I'm looking into your soul." Okaaaaay. I'm fifteen and desperate for an epic love story so I just smile. He goes on "I know this seems soon but... I think you might be my soulmate. I can't wait until the day we can get married, and have babies and live together. We're going to have such an amazing life together."
So let me recap. I'm fifteen, I'm on a FIRST DATE, and my date just essentially proposed to me. I noped the fuck out of there and never talked to him again.
14/19 I went on an online date with this guy when I first moved back home from college. We met up and I have a habit of telling my parents "I'm going out, I'll be back later" w/o specifics, etc. Anyway, this time, she says "Just be careful and if he can't drive, get out the car."
We were en route to our first destination and it was closed. So, he asked me where I wanted to go and I said, "Hooters and bowling." I know, keep it classy right here.
His driving was so reckless... I mean, REALLY bad. Anyway, we ended up going across town because he wanted to take me to this one place. By this time I've determined I'm not into him and I want out, so I just go along with it, maybe we can be friends, right?
His breaks give out and we end up having an accident. We ran into the back of a truck pretty hard and I jerk forward, glasses flying off. After the smoke settles, when I'm nervous, I start laughing. He asks if I'm okay, I said sure and I'm looking for my glasses and he goes, "Oh this is bad, really bad." So, I said "Why? No insurance?" He says, "No, I have a warrant for my arrest". He gets out the car and runs. As he's running into the sunset, he's yelling back at me "I'm really sorry, I can't afford to go to jail again."
The person we hit leaves. So, I'm the only one there and police show up. I had to call my parent to come pick me up because I have no friends in the area and of course, I gave the cops his info. I knew I wasn't going to talk to him again. The police gave me a ride to a gas station across the street as I was waiting for someone to pick me up. I leaned back, took a picture in the cop car, posted it on Facebook and tagged him in the picture. Somewhere in between the running he found time to get on Facebook and block me.
Bad part about not just the accident, I didn't even get a chance to enjoy Hooters and wings.
15/19 Meet a guy from OKCupid. He seems nice, but never stops talking. After interrupting me for the 3rd or 4th time, I finally ask him "Do you want to hear anything I have to say?" He apologizes profusely, says "You're right, I'm so sorry!" and pulls out a pad of paper and a pen. He then jots notes as I'm telling him about myself and whatnot. I finally ask him what he's doing and he says "Oh, I'm writing down things I want to tell you when it's my turn to talk again."
16/19 I was on a first date with a girl I had met through doing some community theatre. We'd gone to the movies to see "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs." Before the movie, we were chatting and slowly realizing that it definitely wasn't meant to work out. We just had too many conflicting interests and opinions. It made the experience incredibly uncomfortable, especially because we started lightly arguing over things like politics and religion. I was young and I was an idiot.
Anywho, before the movie started I texted another friend of mine to tell her (the friend) how terribly the date was going. And then I heard that fateful sound. Immediately after clicking "send" on my phone, my date's phone chimed. She pulled it out of her purse and read whatever text had come in. She then slowly turned to me and asked "Did you MEAN to send that to me?"
I immediately realized and explained that I had just opened up whatever the most recent message in my inbox was and replied to that, with the intention of texting my friend. Or perhaps I'd clicked the wrong name in my contacts list. Needless to say, she was pretty upset.
I explained that, despite our differences I really enjoyed her company. I really did, because she was brilliant and beautiful. Certainly out of my league. So we continued the date as friends which was more awkward than we had anticipated.
After the movie, we went our separate ways. When I got back to my apartment, I texted that same friend again about how that date was incredibly uncomfortable and I doubted that there would be a follow up. My phone chimes. "You sent it to me again."
17/19 Meet a guy from OKCupid. He seems nice, but never stops talking. After interrupting me for the 3rd or 4th time, I finally ask him "do you want to hear anything I have to say?" He apologizes profusely, says "you're right, I'm so sorry!" and pulls out a pad of paper and a pen. He then jots notes as I'm telling him about myself and whatnot. I finally ask him what he's doing and he says "oh, I'm writing down things I want to tell you when it's my turn to talk again."
18/19 I paid him $20 in gas money to come pick me up because I lived fairly far away and figured it was fair. I then paid $45 for dinner plus a $7 tip. Then I bought $25 in shisha to smoke hookah together because he loves it, but was out of shisha.
He then demands sex in almost a rapey way and I decline because it was a first date. I wasn't even liking him enough to kiss him. He did this half-cry thing in which no tears came out but he was "sobbing"?
I ended the date there and asked to be driven home. He said he'd drive me home if I had sex with him. I ended up taking a fucking taxi home. I waited outside his house for two hours late at night waiting for the taxi. (That's a whole other story of bullshit, Taxi company every 30min kept saying "we'll be there in 10 minutes! Nope, 2 fucking hours....) Whole trip together cost me over $200 to have the worst date of my life.
19/19 Back in college I was invited to an ice rink with a girl I liked and some of her friends. I did not know how to ice skate and I did not pick it up very quickly but I wanted to try and impress her somehow. Well I hugged the wall the whole time and made a fool of myself. The highlight was when I saw a flash of light as I fell in front of a group of people. Turns out I had fallen right at the moment someone took a picture so my failure was immortalized forever. She took me back to my apartment and ended the relationship before it began.
On a lighter note, the woman who is now my wife was at that ice rink on that night. We didn't realize we were there the same time until a year or two into our relationship and she exclaimed "You were that guy who couldn't ice skate! Yeah, she didn't seem that into you."
There comes a time in our lives when we have to cut people out because of their toxic, negative, or destructive behavior. And there's no shame in doing it - tolerance and acceptance can only go so far, and there is always a last straw.
The785 asked: What was the incident that made you cut somebody close out of your life?
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