Some of these are so bad, they might just convince you to retire from the dating game altogether.
An awkward first date is pretty much a rite of passage for those entering the dating pool. The disastrous combination of nerves, anticipation, vulnerability, and a sometimes desperate need to impress the other person inevitably leads to one or the other doing (or saying) something mortifyingly embarrassing. While one might grow a thick skin to such moments over time, the very nature of dating is so unpredictable that you never know when you might cross paths with someone who surpasses your wildest imaginations of bad first dates. Countless horrible first date stories have come out on the internet ever since The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon kicked off his legendary #worstfirstdate hashtag challenge and many are so bad that they could convince one to retire from the dating game altogether.
Here we have 25 of the worst stories to come out from the #worstfirstdate challenge:
In college, a friend set me up on a blind date. I wasn’t in a great mood because I had received a traffic ticket a few hours before. My day got worse when my blind date turned out to be the cop who gave me the ticket. #WorstFirstDate @jimmyfallon— Linda Childers (@lindarchilders) January 10, 2018
He took me to a restaurant and went to the bathroom a lot and stepped out often to take calls. I thought it was weird, and then the waiter said “you know he’s at another table with a blonde woman right?”. he had 2 first dates at once #worstfirstdate— Kels (@see_kel) January 10, 2018
When a guy who I just started seeing and was a funeral director, picked me up with a body in the back of the car and said "we just need to make a quick stop at my office." #worstdateever— Cwools (@Cwools249) January 12, 2018
As a senior in college, I asked a cute girl out. Halfway through the date, she told me that she was seriously thinking of becoming a nun after graduation in a few weeks. By the end of the date, she told me I helped her decide to take the plunge. ☹️☹️☹️ #worstdateever— Rick (@Rick74666979) January 10, 2018
#WorstFirstDate He picked me up to go see a movie.— Jojo (@Uber4Chocobos) January 11, 2018
I picked the movie.
We arrived and he found out it was rated R.
He freaked and told me he had to call his Mom to get permission to watch it.
She said no.
We were both 21. 😑
I met a guy online & we saw a movie on our first date. At the end of the night when acting like he was going in for a kiss he put his whole mouth over my nose & blew into it- laughing he says he does this to his dogs and calls it a “puppy trumpet”#imnotadog #WorstFirstDate— Danielle Snook (@snooki_cookie16) January 11, 2018
He brought his parents(he was 25)!! If that’s not bad enough half way through the meal his mom asked me if I was going to finish mine, while taking tinfoil out of her bag to wrap up my food, for her to take home! #WorstFirstDate— Kelly Scicluna🌊🏳️🌈❄️ #FBR #FBPE #KavaNope (@KellyScicluna) January 10, 2018
One time, I took a girl to the movies. During the movie, she kept looking at the person behind her. Turns out, her Dad was sitting behind us the ENTIRE time. #WorstFirstDate— Overpriced Kyle Mooney (@BusyWillyBoi69) January 10, 2018
Was out on a date with a guy who said he had no money and borrowed $10 to buy a drink at a convenient store. Came back with a scratch-off, won $60 and took me home since I wouldn’t go to the strip club with “his winnings”#WorstFirstDate— ChelseaThrash (@Chelseathrash1) January 10, 2018
I met a girl for a blind date once. She didn’t say a single word throughout dinner, finished her meal and walked out. I then checked my phone and there was a msg from the girl saying she couldn’t make it tonight... Who the hell did I eat with!? #WorstFirstDate @jimmyfallon— Scott Sedore (@sedore93) January 10, 2018
The guy accidentally texted me instead of his mate about how the date was going, saying he regretted asking me out. We both checked our phones at the same time. There was an awkward silence for the rest of the ride. #WorstFirstDate— Maïté Lombard (@MaiteLombard) January 10, 2018
Tried to be an independent woman by walking quickly ahead of him and getting into the car parked out front before he could open the door for me. He knocked on the window and yelled through the glass, "This isn't my car!" #WorstFirstDate— Anna Kruk Corbin (@AnnaKrukCorbin) January 10, 2018
Stubbed my toe walking into the bar to meet him and had to leave once I realized my shoe had filled with blood. After I couldn't get the bleeding to stop I spent 8 hours in the ER for a broken toe that needed 10 stitches. Still got a second date though. 💁🏻♀️ #WorstFirstDate— Alida Banh (@AlidaBanh) January 10, 2018
Guy brought his 2 kids along so we could "get to know each other a family".Asked when i had eve free to help his daughter with her homework and if we could have the next date nearer where I lived so he could bring his laundry round. #WorstFirstDate— Karma Waters (@KarmaWaters) January 13, 2018
Met this guy online, we meet at Starbucks. He was 10 minutes late, awkwardly paid for my coffee, and I had to coax him into a conversation. We talked about science and religion and humanity, and he said "I wasn't expecting you to be intelligent!" #WorstFirstDate— BLM (@actualjaneway) January 13, 2018
He put his phone down on the table and it was covered in tape. When I️ asked why his phone is taped up, he said because the government is always listening. #WorstFirstDate— klara coku (@klaracee91) January 10, 2018
I once showed up to a date, 10 of her friend’s were there with her & they had no idea I was coming. She was blackout wasted & introduced me as “Tom.” When I corrected her she said “oh yeah Tom is tomorrow night” #WorstFirstDate— Chris Millhouse (@ChrisMillhouse) January 10, 2018
#WorstFirstDate... My Blind Date, Who Was Loud & Obnoxious To The Point I'm Sliding Down In My Chair of Embarrassment, Called The Waiter Over To Tell Him To Book This Table For Next Year So We Would Have It For Our Anniversary. 😕 #NO#FallonTonight— ∼Marietta Davis (@ThisIsMarietta) January 10, 2018
#WorstFirstDate He asked me to dinner but ‘decided to order in’ instead. Then took me(in heels) on a hike of his hilly neighborhood to a dark, empty field to show me where he’d seen deer. Saw no deer but did see coyotes that weren’t scared of us at all. Thought I‘d die that night— Erin Belleci (@erinbelleci) January 10, 2018
I was in 8th grade and at an amusement park with my girlfriend. We went on the Scrambler ride, and somehow my pants became caught on a bolt. By the time the ride was done my pants were completely torn off. #WorstFirstDate 🚫 👖— Dustin Pari (@dustinpari) January 10, 2018