The search for Mr. or Ms. Right is certainly wrought with some bumps in the road - some of which may have daters wanting to take a U-turn.
No matter how often or infrequent a person may hit the social scene, it seems like just about everyone has had a bad dating experience - hey, we all can't marry our high school sweethearts!
Here are some of the worst we've heard of:
Big dreams, bad date
"It started with a chocolate milk at dinner, then came a conversation about how he was going to be the next big WWF wrestler. It ended with him giving me a protein bar as the 'end of the date' gift."
"I said 'yes' because this dude liked me so much I thought I had to give him a chance. I tuned out somewhere between his asking about my favorite movie and when he said he didn't believe in evolutionary theory."
"I once dated a guy without even knowing it - and we still had a sour breakup. I met him through a friend and had coffee with him once. We didn't talk online, but he called me three or four times over the next few months to say he may be partying in the city where I worked and might give me a call to grab a drink.
The thought of staying in the city until 10 p.m. on the off-chance this guy would call me was ridiculous so I didn't take him up on it. After not seeing him for four months, I agreed to a coffee - what a mistake! He went on and on about how I "used him" while we were dating and "strung him along" - and that he had made up all that stuff about being in the city just to see me! I ended the fake relationship and real acquaintanceship right then and there. I found out later he told our mutual friend we were together."
Inbreeding - really?
"I met a girl online and she didn't have a pic. Described herself as 'taller with a few extra pounds.' Turned out she was almost 6-feet tall, about 350 pounds - and wore children's barrettes in her hair.
So I go on this date anyway because I'm not just gonna turn and run. We duck into a bar and before I'm finished one beer she's told me there is actually inbreeding in her family."
What was your worst date?
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