The whole point of dating is to play the field, figure out what you're looking for in a relationship, and find someone who's right for you. Not every person you date is going to be the right one, though, and you might not see that right away. But then there are the dates that are so bad there's no denying it.
Going on bad dates shapes character (or at least that's what your dad told you), and it makes for great anecdotes to tell on future dates.
Well, That's One Way To End A Date
This man dodged a bullet with this one. No one wants to date the person who posts their life story on Facebook on a daily basis, so it's better to know about it at the beginning.
Time To Hop Right Out Of This Situation
We're less concerned this man bringing his pet bunny with him on a date because bunnies are cute and cuddly, so we support that—but why did the bunny have a hat?
Delete Her Number Before You Trash-Talk
Ladies and gentlemen, it's the 21st century. We should all know by now to double-check we're texting the right person before we start trash-talking someone, especially if it's someone we're with at the time.
Respect The Hustle
How would this woman have even known who to sit down with? Does she just sit down at random tables where only one person is sitting and hope that everyone is too awkward to challenge her?
Keep Your Passions To Yourself
We love a passionate man, but if your passion is going to be offensive to us, then we probably don't want to hear about it on our first date—or on any date, quite frankly.
We Rank This Date 0/10
Pro-tip: Even if it's a lie, if you're on a date with a classmate and you decide to rank the girls in the class, you should at least put your date in the top 5 if you want any chance at a second date.
There Will Be A Test Later
Having standards or a clear idea of what you're looking for in a partner is one thing, but maybe stick to having a mental checklist or leave the printout at home.
A Ribbitting First Date
Not even his ex-wife, his actual wife showed up on your first date. It was already bad enough considering he took you to a frog jumping festival, but then it just got worse.
Age Gap Love
Setting a friend up on a blind date with someone you think they'll vibe with is nice, but setting up a stranger on a date with your grandma? That's a new level, and we don't know what to call it.
A Different Type Of Double Date
Shoutout to the waiter for having the decency to save this woman from having to waste any more time on a date with a man who was more concerned with his juggling act than with his actual dates.
These Kids Don't Need A Health Lesson
There's a time and a place, and if this is why you're taking your date to the movies, that's okay, but don't pick a kids' movie or a movie that you'd been waiting a solid decade to see.
A Poor Start To Her Date
Everyone should be required to work in some sort of customer service job for at least six months of their life, and this man is the prime example of why.
Speeding Towards The End Of Their Relationship
This would make for a great story to tell the grandchildren or to tell at your wedding in the future, but we're guessing that since it counts as a terrible first date, they probably didn't make it to a second one.
This Does Not Instill Confidence
If you weren't concerned about getting killed by your Tinder date and no one knowing where to find your body, you would be after this. Time to hop out and take your chances hitchhiking.
Mother Knows Best
It makes sense that the girl wanted to end this date after that interaction, but you'd think the boy would've at least tried to suggest another movie after his mom shot down the first one.
A Woman's Place Is Anywhere But This Date
The fact that this person even stayed on this date long enough to make it to the end remarks is impressive. We would've been asking for the bill when we were told women shouldn't work.
She's Just Looking Out For You
And this right here is why, if you tell your sister what theater you're going to so that you don't get kidnapped, you don't tell her what movie you're going to see.
You want to be with a man who has dreams or aspirations, but those aspirations don't need to be incorporated into your first date activity. You can work your way up to this one. Leave it for a third or fourth date at least.
We're Guessing They Didn't Go To The Wedding
The fact that the pair ended up getting married almost makes it hurt a little less because you could argue you didn't want to stand in the way of true love... It's still not great, though.
Burn It Down
Instead of setting the restaurant on fire in order to get out of your bad date, just have your friend phone with an "emergency" like the rest of us do.