I am so, so glad that none of these happened to me.
Today I stumbled into an internet hole of browsing those sites where people share their mortifying true stories of dates gone wrong. Maybe I was subconsciously inspired by @JonPatrickHyde's bad date challenge. I don't know about you, but I could spend literally hours cringing over these horrifying moments – there's just something so comforting about the fact that they haven't happened to me. Makes you feel lucky, you know?
Check out some of the absolute weirdest bad dates below, and celebrate with me the fact that no one has ever tried to photograph your feet. Yay?
Hold the Carrots
They say that guys take a lot longer then girls to mature, but I never knew the full extent of it until I went on a random date with a boy I met at a bar one night. When we ordered dinner, he asked for no carrots. The kitchen forgot and gave him carrots with his dinner, and he responded by CRYING like a little baby.
I actually saw real tears pouring out of his eyes. And it wasn’t like a quiet weeping. It was full on temper tantrum crying. People stared, and he just kept going on and on. Only once the waiter had switched out his plate did my date stop his obnoxious sobbing. It was the weirdest thing I have ever witnessed from any grown person. Not only that, but at the end of the night, he realized he had forgotten his credit card, so I had to pay for everything.
That's Called a Foot Fetish
I went on a date with a coworker, and things were going nicely for the first hour or so. We got drinks, talked a while, and then decided to grab a late snack at a diner. We'd had a few drinks, so we were both a little tipsy. And this is when things get WAY weird. While I’m eating my burger, he mentions that I have “real pretty feet” – I was wearing strappy sandals. This would have been fine, except he then starts to take pictures of my feet with his phone. And he doesn’t take just a couple photos. He takes like 10 pictures, and just keeps snapping away. I asked him to cut it out, but he wouldn’t stop. So then I finally just got so weirded out that I threw down my burger and escaped! The next day at work was totally awkward. And I could basically never look at him again without remembering his weird foot fetish photo session!
Please Give Me Back My Tampon
I had just gone through a bad breakup. A friend set me up with someone from her office, just so I could have some healthy distraction. Upon meeting him, it was immediately clear to me that he was total weirdo. Insted of a “Hello, nice to meet you,” he wrapped his giant arms around my whole body and proceeded to lift me up off the ground. Then because of this, all the stuff in my purse fell out of my bag. We’re talking lipstick, tampons, wallet, birth control pills – everything was dumped out on the ground for the whole world to see. And as if things couldn’t be more embarrassing, he “helped” me out by picking up a tampon and saying, "I hope you're not wearing one of these tonight! Hahaha." So after getting all my stuff back into my bag, I was so weirded out that I just ran away. That date lasted literally 8 minutes.
Waiter From Hell
I met this guy online, and after some nice chatting, we decided to meet up for dinner at a nice restaurant. Little did I know, my ex-boyfriend had recently got a job there... and HE WAS OUR WAITER. I didn't want to make a big deal about it, so I decided not to say anything – and it was literally the worst experience ever. My ex made every mistake a waiter could possibly make – and got away with it. The poor guy had no idea what was going on, but once I told him, he didn't seem too keen on going out again.
FME (F My Ex).
Do you have any horrifying date stories??
Make sure to participate in the Bad Date Challenge if you haven't yet, and share your mortifying stories with your sympathetic fellow Vinglers!!
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and my personal story, That time my ex ruined everything.