Blind Date Horror Stories
"I met a cute guy on Match.com and we decided to meet for dinner. Things were going well until he said, 'I'm from Staten Island...we don't pump our fists, we pump our chests.' And then he squeezed his pecs." Kate N.
"My roommate set me up with her friend, who I thought was cute. We went to see a movie, but by the time we left the theater to grab a drink, the mood felt a little off. It got even weirder when my date mentioned that he'd also been out on a date with my roommate's friend…who is a guy. He then started flirting with the man at the table next to ours, telling him he had beautiful eyes. Yeah, we didn't make it to a second date."
Surprise! I'm Taken
"My mom once insisted that I meet her friend's son for drinks. I didn't want to go, but I was surprised when we ended up having a good conversation. Plus, he was pretty cute. And then…he told me that he had a girlfriend that he was keeping a secret from his mom. Awesome." Ginny M.
He's Just Not That Into YOU
"My best friend kept insisting for months that I meet her cute, single guy friend. Finally, I caved. She was right—he was cute and single…and totally obsessed with my friend. All he did was talk about her. I finally made up an excuse to end the date early after he asked how happy I thought my friend really was with her boyfriend. Ugh." Sara W.
A Walk to Nowhere
"One guy I was set up with thought it'd be a good idea to meet at a park and go for a walk on a Sunday afternoon. We wandered around, with no clear destination in mind. About half an hour later, I asked if he had thoughts about what to do next, since I knew of a cute outdoor café a little ways up. But before he listened to my suggestion, he started freaking out. He was like 'I'm so stupid! This was such a dumb idea. I knew I should have planned something else. Ugh. I hate myself.' Um, wow." Kathryn D.