bad dates - Page 2

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

“You Stuck My Flash Drive In Your … ” And More Crazy Dating Horror Stories

Craigslist is a dependable source for roommates, concert tickets, bromancing and, best of all, missed connections! Feast your eyes on how the tale of this date started out:”You stuck my…

Simcha | April 22, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Spring Fever: The Date My Allergies Ruined

Peanuts, wheat, cologne and latex. Any of these seemingly harmless items can be a recipe for a disastrous date. Read how allergies have affected these 12 women’s love lives. Some…

Pam Gaulin | March 30, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Are Bad Dates Teachable Moments Or Wastes Of Time?

The other day I caught up with a guy friend over instant messenger. We hadn’t talked in a while, so he had to be filled in on my wonderful boyfriend…

Jessica Wakeman | January 26, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The TMI Guy

When I showed up at the bar, Doug* had not arrived yet. I had seen his picture (he was an online acquisition), so I knew roughly what to expect. I…

Anonymous | November 17, 2009 - 3:00 pm