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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 19, 2014 - 9:00 am

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

Ami Angelowicz | April 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | December 27, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 24, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | March 26, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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

Ami Angelowicz | March 5, 2013 - 9:00 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 28, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | November 28, 2012 - 11:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | February 9, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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… | September 18, 2011 - 2:30 pm

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,…

The Love Guru | May 24, 2011 - 3:00 pm

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…

Mary Adkins | May 17, 2011 - 1:00 pm

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…

Christiana Yiallourides | March 16, 2011 - 1:00 pm

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…

Dater X | November 30, 2010 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Mahler | September 3, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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…

Margot Leitman Curry | August 30, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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…

Anonymous | August 27, 2010 - 2:30 pm

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…

Anna Sofia Martin | July 21, 2010 - 3:30 pm

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…

The Frisky | July 6, 2010 - 12:00 pm

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…

Lemondrop | June 17, 2010 - 8:20 pm
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