Most embarrassing dating stories
He showed up in a suit with a massive posh umbrella, and immediately I could tell we both weren’t into each other.He seemed to want to leave with the belief that I fancied him, though, as some sort of ego boost.When I showed up to the bar he’d chosen, he was already pretty plastered. Finally, I managed to get small talk going and it came up that I have a short list of things that make me instantly not trust someone: If you don’t like pizza; if you wear socks to bed every night; if a mustache is your only facial hair; and if you don’t like dogs.Then he said, ‘Would this be a bad time to mention I hate dogs? This isn’t going to work.’ And I got up and left.” –Cynthia, 26, Brooklyn “I went on a random Tinder date with a guy whom I had little to no chat with beforehand.
When I showed up, he decided he didn’t want to drink, so we took a walk and then ‘ended up’ right by his place.
Dating is tough—the nerves, the outfit selection, the small talk, the nervous drinking and over-sharing, and that bit of spinach you didn’t know was in your teeth! And as the digital age continues to reign supreme, things have only gotten harder: There’s swiping and last logins to think about, and seeing exes pop up in eligible matches are just a few of the fun new challenges we face.
That said, the silver lining of a weird, funny, or just plain bad date is that it always makes for a great story.
“On my first date with my now husband, we went to a local pizza place and sat on the same side of a booth because it was really busy and loud.
We had a great time, but when we were waiting for our check, he let out a huge fart that I couldn’t hear or smell—thank goodness—but I definitely felt the massive vibration.