Most of the time, single life is nowhere near as glamorous as it is portrayed on TV. It’s actually a soul-sapping mix of loneliness, self-doubt, and bad dates. But hey, at least the bad dates give us some funny stories to tell.
Recently, the #MyWorstDate hashtag began trending on social media, and the erstwhile daters of Twitter gave us some absolute classics.
They’re always funny when they’re not happening to you!
1. With you? Wouldn’t have thought so!
This is a pretty crushing blow – being that guy who makes the girl go “okay, time to take a step back and reassess”.
2. Sowing the seeds of boredom
They say there’s no ‘right’ approach to dating, but I think that this guy has proved that there definitely is a wrong way. Showing pictures of your pets might go down a treat, but plants? You need to step your game up.
3. It doesn’t work like that
If you have to force conversation to this extent, you can be pretty sure that the date isn’t going anywhere.
4. At last
Now this is just plain rude. I bet poor Nathan didn’t feel like dating for a while after this. I hope it was at least a good song.
5. Bad kitty
I mentioned before that pet talk might go down well, but this is definitely too much. Also, get your cat trained!
6. Damnit, Mark
If it walks like a Mark, and quacks like a Mark, it’s probably a Mark. Better luck next time, Karan.
7. Best space in the lot
Was he really expecting this young woman to be impressed that he had brought his grandma’s handicapped pass? Just walk a little further next time and save your dignity, jeez.
8. Action hero
This was never going to be cool, and was dramatically less cool when it failed miserably. At least he can laugh about it now.
9. This isn’t going to work out
Aside from how horrendously geeky this is, it’s also not a good idea to insult your date’s interests right off the bat. I don’t think Bruce Wayne OR Clark Kent would do that.
10. That’s commitment
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good dessert, and I love free desserts even more, but this guy definitely took it too far.
11. He came prepared
12. You can love your car too much
What’s so bad about this is that he will have been carrying tongs around all day, just for this occurrence. Talk about being anal.
13. Leave my house immediately
This is why you should get to know someone before you take them to bed. They could be an axe murderer, or worse – they could cut their toenails in your bed.
14. A throwback bad date
Well, those are certainly two different movie experiences. These two films were release in 1987, so I hope he’s gone on to have better dates since.
15. In a manner of speaking
Well why are you here then?! I hate it when people want to have their cake and eat it too. I ain’t no cake!
16. Everyone knows it’s Wendy’s
Talk about a cheapskate. You shouldn’t necessarily expect a guy to splash out on a 5-star restaurant on a first date, but there’s a limit.
17. A big bowl of wrong
There are so many things wrong with this that I don’t know where to start. I also wouldn’t now where to end, but I’m glad this date did.
18. How about no
Another guy who wants to have his cake and eat it too. Here’s a better idea, hon: how about you call me a cab, right now, and never call me again.
19. Screw you
We all have our foibles, and I’m willing to put up with a fair bit, but this would have me running for a cab faster than Speedy Gonzalez.
20. A saucy affair
The date was going well enough for Bennett to get a kiss, but understandably, it was not well received. Southwest, on the other hand…
21. A tragedy in three parts
As far as I’m concerned, this is the best of the bunch. Bad enough that they had a date in McDonalds, it soon became the most mortifying experience of her life. But still, she lives to date another day (so it’s okay for us to laugh).
The things people put themselves through to find love! I hope all of the lonely hearts in this gallery find their happy-ever-after soon.