Posts tagged "bad dates"

8 First Dates So Terrible They Made The News

I once had a first date where the guy made a joke about putting a roofie in my drink before we even met, made loud, nasty comments about everyone else at the bar, negged me, talked about pooping and went on a lengthy rant about hating fat people. I consider this the very, very worst

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 19, 2014

But Did Your Awful OKCupid Date Hijack Your Phone When You Rejected Him?

Online daters are always eager to share their horror stories -- and, oh, do we have them! But, I feel like if your bad OKCupid date makes the New York Post, you've reached a whole other echelon of horribleness. A 22-year-old St. John’s University student, who wishes to remain anonymous, shared the grizzly details of…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 2, 2014

Attention Guys: This Is Not How You Flee A Bad Date

There are graceful ways to excuse yourself from a bad date -- say you're feeling ill, make up a white lie about somewhere you need to be -- but whatever you do, your exit strategy should not end with you getting arrested. Because, well, your date will know you weren't feeling it. That, and the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 27, 2013

8 Terrifyingly Bad Dates That Will Haunt Me Forever

Halloween week is the perfect time to reflect on the things that you find deeply, completely terrifying. For me, this includes mayonnaise that's been left out in the open air for too long, the thought of riding Pirates of the Caribbean alone at night, the TLC special "Born Without A Face" and handful of awful

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 24, 2013

Guys, Please Don’t Fake A Knife Attack To Impress Your Date

On a scale of one to absolutely freaking psychotic, staging a knife attack on a first date so you can play hero ranks, uh, absolutely freaking psychotic. Twenty-six-year-old Tyler Siegel of Jonesboro, Arkansas, went all out to impress his date, but not with, like, flowers and a fancy dinner or something like that. Oh no. A…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 26, 2013

6 Terrible Date Ideas Brought To You By Celebrity Guys

I think we've established that Adam Levine is hot and talented and has a reasonably good sense of humor. So this begs the question: why are his supermodel girlfriends always canning him? I think he might have inadvertently answered our question. When asked to reveal what he likes to do on a first date, he…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 5, 2013

Our Year In Dating As Told In GIFs

Winona, Julie and Rachel spent much or all of the year in serious relationships, but Ami, Jessica and I were on the prowl. Here's what the 2012 dating scene was like for us single Frisky ladies...

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 28, 2012

7 First Dates So Terrible They Made The News

I once had a first date where the guy told me, in this exact order, that he was "under federal investigation," "writing a book for young people about how to live their lives," and that he believed "women should be responsible for changing diapers." I consider this the very, very worst first date I've had…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 28, 2012

Share Your Worst Valentine’s Day Stories!

It's often thought that Valentine's Day is the worst holiday for single people. But not if you have a crappy boyfriend! Then Valentine's Day can suck major balls. Like, take the time I was dating Jason*. We'd been together for several months, and prepared for our first V-Day together. I am not a particularly materialistic…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 9, 2012

7 Things That Make You Undateable

If you're having trouble finding that special person to love or even just have some fun with, you may need to examine how you act on a first date. A first date is generally the deciding factor of whether a person is disgusted or intrigued by you. Here are some things that you may be…

By: YourTango.com / September 18, 2011

The Love Guru: My Terribly Unglamorous Moment Of Clarity

As I got ready to go on my second date with Party Boy, the be-dimpled guy I had shared witty banter and a cigarette with at my friend's birthday party, I was hopeful, grateful in fact, that going to see one of our favorite bands together would be an awesome way to spend a Wednesday…

By: The Love Guru / May 24, 2011

Dealbreaker: The Thief

As a broke, 27-year-old graduate student slowly recovering from a messy break up, I posted a profile on OkCupid in hopes of meeting a guy who did his own laundry and didn’t kill animals. Despite my Baptist parents’ and grandparents’ longstanding encouragement to find a God-fearing gentleman, my standard was slightly lower. A man who…

By: Mary Adkins / May 17, 2011

Dealbreaker: He Made Me Mail My Half Of The Bill

I met Donny* for a drink at 6 p.m. on a Sunday. When I walked into the deserted restaurant, soaked from the downpour outside, I didn’t know he was destined to become the pettiest, stingiest and most pitiable man I’ve ever gone out with.

By: Christiana Yiallourides / March 16, 2011

Dater X: Playing Patti Stanger On A Bad Date

As I leaned forward and sent my 10-pound ball careening down the center of the lane, I could feel Blondie staring at my butt. Normally, this is a thing I love, but tonight, all I felt was supremely uncomfortable. The pins flew in the air in a jumble, but it was hard to be too…

By: Dater X / November 30, 2010

Dealbreaker: Drunk On A First Date

I should have known better than to meet handsome Dan at one of the seediest bars in Brooklyn, but looking into those baby blues that were a good four or five inches above mine, I couldn't help but feel weak in the knees. He took my number and after a few texts we decided o…

By: Jessica Mahler / September 3, 2010

Dealbreaker: The Checkbook Balancer

I was in my early 20s, living in New York City and barely scraping by. Even though I was making ends meet by some combination of waiting tables/temping/focus groups, I still always had enough money to pay my rent and indulge in highly caloric, fruity martinis. Before I was on my own, my father instilled…

By: Margot Leitman Curry / August 30, 2010

Dealbreaker: The “Rate Me” Guy

The first fire-red flag with Jack should have come across loud and clear when he asked me -- in our very first email exchange – to “rate” his online dating profile picture. This is Match.com, I thought, not one of those sort-of-creepy hot-or-not sites. I wanted a guy to take me out for dinner, a…

By: Anonymous / August 27, 2010

Dealbreaker: He Told Me to Lose Weight

Dan had a big grin in his profile picture, like he’d just said something super funny. He liked foreign novels, old buildings, and could spell in complete words. He looked like a cute professor. Could this be … my guy? I’d been online dating for a few months – long enough. There were the guy…

By: Anna Sofia Martin / July 21, 2010

What Was Your Worst Dating Experience?

I'm newly single and definitely on the dating scene. I've dated a couple of guys here and there. Cute, not so cute, smart, not so smart, I consider men to be like ice cream flavors; you can't judge until you've tried them. Well, this one wasn't really worth trying. If I compared this date to…

By: The Frisky / July 6, 2010

Would You Hire An Online Dating Assistant?

In the world of online dating, it's a tale as old as time: You meet somebody online who's funny. Genuine. Charming. Until the IRL date happens ... and you find out that he's not quite the person you found yourself engaging in witty banter with on the Internet. Virtual dating assistants exist exactly for that…

By: Lemondrop / June 17, 2010
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