18 Awful Dates So Bad, You’ll Be You Grateful For Your Own Dating History

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So much of modern, unmarried life revolves around dating, yet it can be a harrowing experience if you end up paired with the wrong person. And you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t had at least one bad or crazy experience while just trying to go out to a nice dinner to suss out the potential for a future relationship.

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But some experiences are wilder than others, and tales from Reddit fulfilling the prompt “what’s the worst date you ever had?” might make you feel better about your own less-than-ideal dating experiences. And give you some red flags to look out for in the future.

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It was with an undertaker’s assistant. He’d circle every topic of conversation back to corpses.



He was over an hour late, no text or call, and when he finally showed up, his excuse was “sorry I’m late, my mom had to take a sh—t.”

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I had a date send her drink back several times and eventually had our server bring out all of the ingredients in separate glasses so that she could mix it herself, the “right way.”



Had a girl openly flirt with the bartender in front of me. She says she wasn’t. But handing him her own phone and asking for his contact info in front of her date seems like it to me.



It was a double date. She was more interested talking to the other girl throughout the whole thing. Found out later from the other guy that his girl cheated on him with my date.

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We were out on a date, we had been seeing each other for a while, close to a year maybe. She gets a phone call. Suddenly she looks destroyed. Her fiance had just died in a motorcycle accident.

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Drive home he starts apologizing out of no where..i thought it was because of the bad date. Until the smell hits me. He passed gas and i had to legit pull over and roll the windows down a while.



She started talking about her lifestory from childhood to that day. Year by year.. with every single traumatic story and emotions. That was our first ever date and she didn’t even let me speak for that duration.



Went to get drinks with a girl. Talk for about 20 minutes when she says “I have a boyfriend, but I’d still like to have sex with you. My boyfriend only lets me have sex with black guys though, so we’d have to film it and you’d have to edit it to make yourself black.”

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Went to brewery, date said I had hairy arms and that meant I was horny, said “you look really awful in this light” and then tried to dig out of that hole by saying in his native language that was a term of endearment long term couples said to each other.

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I went to a new years eve party with a guy I had been chatting with for months. When we get there his friends asks him where his girlfriend is, and they were not referring to me. I went out for a smoke at that point and he went after, saying she was boring and he was gonna break up with her.



Literally sh—t myself on a date once….wasn’t technically a date, but the guy had a farm. He took me to see the animals, feed, ect. I walked away for a few minutes and overtrusted a fart. I just looked at him and asked if he could please take me back to my car…he wanted to know why and I said “because I pooped in my pants.”

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I told my date before we went out that I was divorced, just as a heads up. She pried for more information and I tell her my wife had an affair. She starts joking about it then asks to see a picture of my ex and the guy she left me for. Then she called her affair partner cute. Oh and she spent the other part of the date calling me fat.



I lived in a small one bedroom apartment at the time and the bathroom door was right next to the kitchen. [My date] excused himself before dinner and proceeded to take the loudest, and what I presumed to be, the most massive shit this universe has ever seen. The sounds of the toilet carnage still echo in my nightmares…Anyway, we’ve been married a year now and he still takes the nastiest dumps known to mankind.

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Not necessarily a date but a person I was dating invited me to his parent’s house for the afternoon…His entire family was there. They traveled from hours away too. This was not just meeting the parents, it was meeting the ENTIRE family. Even worse? At some point, this jackass told his parents that he had proposed. We had been dating TWO months. I spent the entire afternoon dumbfounded and just playing along.

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Came out from a movie, late at night, and date’s Camaro was stolen. Apparently, he called his WIFE (that I did not know he had) and let her know where he was and what happened. She showed up and realized he was on a date! She started chasing ME around the parking lot telling me she was going to kill me. Saved by the cops who showed up just in time to take the auto theft report.



At Applebee’s…Not 3 minutes into meeting and sitting down [my date] says she has to use the restroom. She doesnt come back for 30min+. The waiter comes up and says he has seen her here multiple times and she has been known to shoot up heroin in the bathroom and pass out. Im very not into this at this point but for her own safety i ask if a waitress could peak in the bathroom and see if she is okay. She was not. She OD’d and died. 



Met her at a bar. She ordered food but didn’t eat it since it “looked disgusting” (it looked fine). So we left to go to a different restaurant and on the walk there, she kept ducking and glancing at the sky like she was being attacked by bats. She hardly said anything over then whole date, it was like pulling teeth to get her to talk about herself. At the second restaurant she took forever ordering and again didn’t eat because the food looked disgusting. Emailing about the date afterwards, she admitted that she was high on “ice”, which I guess is some kind of meth?