Posts tagged "bad dates"

“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 flash drive in your vagina. If you are reading this, you know who you are. I don’t think this is a…
By: Simcha / April 22, 2010

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 of them got lucky, even with a puffy face.
By: Pam Gaulin / March 30, 2010

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 of nine months. "I just wish I had met him when I was younger, like 18," I enthused. "It seems like such a waste of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2010

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 am not a superficial broad and I can usually find just about any dude attractive if he has a good personality. Based on the few…
By: Anonymous / November 17, 2009

Dating Disaster: He Said I Looked Like …

I had known Billy for five years through mutual friends, and at some point we started hanging out independently. I was still sailing on the friend boat when Billy indicated his winds were now blowing from a different direction. I wasn't interested in him romantically then, but we did seem to get on quite well.
By: YourTango.com / November 8, 2009

15 Signs You’re Bad At Dating

I’m bad at commitment. Heck, I can barely spell it. However, I do know I'm good at dating. I've never said I love you, but last week I gave three guys my number. Don't come to me looking for solutions to your relationship dilemma, but if you wanna know how to hook up o…
By: Simcha / September 24, 2009

13 Reasons She Doesn’t Want A Second Date

In the dating world especially, first impressions are lasting ones. So it’s always rough when you thought you wooed a dude and he never calls you again. Sigh. Luckily, this week, one of our Frisky gentlemen clued us in to the 10 Reasons He Didn't Ask You Out On A Second Date. Eye…
By: Simcha / August 27, 2009

Top Ten Bad Date Behaviors

We've talked a lot on The Frisky about first dates and what not to do on them, but apparently not everyone is taking our advice. A recent article in the Daily Mail claims that first date behavior has gotten so bad that at least a third of all 18 million first…
By: Wendy Atterberry / June 1, 2009

Six Places To Confess Your Relationship Sins Online

The internet has proven to be a great way to get rid of a lot of junk. I’m not talking about eBay. So many forums have popped up for the lovelorn to confess the tangled sex webs they have woven. The net is a perfectly anonymous way to publicize the party in your pants, and…
By: Simcha / May 19, 2009

Do Normal People Have Dates This Bad?

I have had some bad dates. Not the yelling or fighting type. Not the kind where anyone gets left in a restaurant. No, my bad dates are the ones you don’t want to tell anyone. You know you could win the prize for worst date, but the prize is not worth your dignity. In fact,…
By: DivineCaroline.com / March 26, 2009

Fake It With A Phone Call!

On a bad date with a guy who insists on impersonating Austin Powers? Stuck in a boring blah, blah, blah kind of meeting? Got a friend dragging you through every store in the over-crowded mall? Well, now you get out of whatever hot mess you’re in with a fake phone call! Both Blackberry and iPhone…
By: Simcha / December 5, 2008

Dealbreaker: Mr. Work Obsessed

There are some dates that make you want to open the freezer and drink straight from the vodka bottle the minute you come home. Last Saturday night was one of those dates. He was cute, blond, dimpled; he screamed Abercrombie and frat houses. After numerous conversations with girlfriends demanding I open my world and date…
By: Esther Sosis / November 10, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Lightweight

The Brit was someone I can describe only as Lord Marcus on "Gossip Girl." Well, except for the title and the vast family riches. Nine years older than me, the Brit was a U.K. transplant in the banking industry and a sweet, sweet man. Not only did he own a house across the pond, but…
By: Jessica Bartlett / October 20, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Bad Wedding Date

The next best thing to having your own wedding is getting invited to one by your boyfriend. There’s something about a man who wants you on his arm at a celebration of love -- with the added lubricant of an open bar. So when my boyfriend Mike asked me to be his date to hi…
By: Jacqueline Frankel / September 16, 2008

The Frisky TV: What’s The Most Irritating Thing A Person Can Do On The First Date?

Personally, I think the most annoying thing a person can do on the first date is talk about money. I also think that's the most annoying thing a person can do on the 59th date, but that's just me. We asked tons of peeps on the street for the most annoying thing they've encountered o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2008

Handle This: Nine Ways To Ditch A Bad Date

When “It’s just one drink” turns into “I would rather have a root canal than another martini with you”, it’s time to devise a plan to ditch your dead-end date -- fast. While making a swift departure without coming off as a total jerk is tough, it is possible as long as you’ve got…
By: Chelsea Kaplan / September 5, 2008

Dealbreaker: Ditching Out On Your Birthday

Your Birthday: it’s the one day a year you are guaranteed to have someone trying to do you. Even when you’re single, you can line a little somethin’ somethin’ up. But sometimes another candle on your cake is the only thing you can count on. I had been dating this dude for what I considered…
By: Jacqueline Frankel / August 25, 2008

Ringtone Promotes Safe Sex In India

There are many ways to let people know you're into having safe sex. The easiest being to verbalize your needs: "I will not sleep with you unless you use a condom." If you lived in India, you could always let your phone tell people for you. A cell phone ring tone was launched August 8…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 20, 2008

Thoughts From Gals On Our IM: First Date Don’ts

Today in our "Dating Don'ts" column, Judy McGuire gave some tips on how NOT to act on a first date if you don't want your companion runnin' for the hills. But we decided that there must be things guys shouldn't do on a first date either that set women off. We decided to ask…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2008

Bad Date Hall Of Fame: The Nosy Psychoanalyst

Bad dates suck. But let’s face it, after a certain length of time, they can be pretty funny in retrospect. In honor of the grand tradition of laughing uproariously at disastrous dates, we’re taking submissions for The Bad Date Hall Of Fame. Send yours to tips@thefrisky.com – and if we publish yours, we’ll send you…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2008