People Share Stories Of Why They “Ghosted” In The Middle Of A Date

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Dating isn’t easy and even when you land a date, things don’t always go the way you expect them to. There are some instances when a date is going so badly that one party wants nothing more than to ghost the person on the other side of the table. Here a few stories about people who have walked out in the middle of the date, sometimes without paying their portion of the bill.

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55. When The Cat Is Away, The Mouse Will Play

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“A guy from OkCupid a few years back. He took me to a 5-star restaurant, I tried to stick to the middle of the road drinks/food as it was the first date. The dinner went really well, so we decide to go for post-dinner drinks.

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I got to the point where I felt like I should stop drinking since I wasn’t really ready for him to see me trashed. He ordered me another drink and then invited me over to his house because his wife was out of town. I excused myself to the bathroom and noped the hell out of there.”

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54. That Just Toe-Tally Weird

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“I met a guy who seemed to be decent. We went to see a movie, and he kept talking about my feet — how ‘beautiful and sexy’ he thought they were. I was like, ‘Thanks…?’ Later, during the movie, he asked if he could lick on my toes. I said, ‘Definitely not.’

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A few minutes later, he dropped something on the floor, and while retrieving it, he tried to put the toes in his mouth. I accidentally kicked him in the face. I was so shocked! I excused myself to go to the restroom and just walked straight out the door and left him in the theater.”

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53. The Mama’s Boy

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“It was my first date with this guy (we’re both 23). So he decided to take me to a movie. He let me pick the movie. When we arrived and he found out it was rated R, he freaked out and told me he had to get permission from his mom. So he called his mom, and she said, ‘No.’

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I then asked him if he was being serious. He told me ‘my mom knows best.’ I then told him I had to go to the bathroom in the theater and I ran out the back door and hailed a cab. We never saw each other again. What a mama’s boy!”

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52. Playing His Sausage

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“I met a guy on a dating site a couple of years ago, and we met up for a date in a pretty nice restaurant near my house. About 30 minutes into dinner, I dropped my napkin on the floor, and when I bent down to pick it up, I noticed he had his manhood out and in his hand.

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He was just sitting there, with his junk in his hand under the table, talking to me like everything was normal. When I sat back up, I threw a $50 on the table and left. I didn’t respond to his texts after.”

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51. The Worst And Longest 10 Minutes

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“It was a blind date. We met up at a coffee shop close to our university. He was definitely under the influence of something, and it was hard to get a normal conversation going. He just kept telling me I was as beautiful as the brick wall we were sitting next to, and that my skin looked soft enough to be made into a nice silky robe.

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It was really weird and awkward, so I excused myself for the bathroom and decided to just leave him (including the bill). The date lasted a maximum of 10 minutes and that was the worst and longest 10 minutes of my life.”

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50. The Red Wig

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“Oh, yes. Blind date. This was years ago, but I won’t forget this guy. My well-meaning cousin set this one up. It was supposed to be dinner and a movie date. Pretty typical stuff. He picks me up and looks mildly annoyed. I greet him happily and attempt to engage him in a conversation. He seems very distracted. We get to the restaurant, and he pulls this red wig from his back seat and asks in complete seriousness if I’d wear it. I stare at him in confusion. No idea where this is going.

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He goes on to explain he’s trying to make his ex-girlfriend jealous and has been telling everyone he’s dating a redhead. I’m a brunette. He was unhappy I wore my hair down as that would mean it would take longer to pin up under the wig. I step out of the car, walk to the bathroom in the restaurant, and call my friend who is my emergency bailout. She arrives, I get in her car and leave. I never saw him again.”

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49. Talking About Her “Business Deals”

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“It was an online date. She has sent me several pictures, all of which are of an extremely attractive young lady. I was hesitant, but after a few emails, I was convinced that she was actually who she claimed to be. She was a little over the top flirtatious, but honestly, I was pretty lonely at this point and didn’t mind. I arrived at the bar, and holy crap, she was super hot. We had a few beers, she laughed at all of my jokes, and it seemed like she was into me more than I was into her. She asked if I was ready to leave the bar and spend some alone time with her.

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Wow, she must really be into me, I thought. I’d never seen a chick move that fast. She stood up, grabbed my hand, and all of a sudden, her face took a very serious business-like expression. She said, ‘Here’s the deal, it’s $150 if you want to do it in my mouth, or $200 for a full-service half-hour.’ I noped the heck outta there.”

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48. Wake Up, Snorlax!

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“I went out on a blind date to dinner and a movie. Dinner was okay, conversation a bit stagnate, but I thought he was just a bit nervous. However, during the movie, he kept falling asleep and snoring LOUDLY. The first couple of times, I just nudged him, and he woke up.

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The next time, I actually grabbed his arm and then whispered, ‘You’re falling asleep and snoring very loudly, would you like to leave?’ He declined. The next time he fell asleep, I just grabbed my bag and left. I figured someone else could wake him up at the end of the movie.”

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47. The Level 100 Clinger Guy

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“Oh man. My friend wanted me to have a date to homecoming so she set up a blind date with her brother’s friend. We decided to go to the movies first to test the waters. This guy showed up wearing a Canadian tuxedo and leather wristbands. I was like, ‘Oh no, this won’t be good.’ I gave him the benefit of the doubt, though. We got into his car and I asked him where he was planning on going to college. He said that he was planning to go out of state, but now that we were “together” he would stay home. Oh no, I’m stuck in the car with a crazy.

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We got to the movie theater and he said he would wear his nice black jeans to homecoming and I said I was just going to go with friends. He got visibly angry but once we were in the theater, he would not stop talking the whole time about how amazing I am. I said I felt ill, got up and left and walked the two miles home. He called me for months and I saw his car outside my place a couple of times. I later found out that he had a shrine in his house with barbies (thought they looked like me) and the movie ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ (the movie we went to). So creepy.”

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46. Date To Convert

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“This was ten or so years ago. A cute girl I sorta worked with asked me out to dinner. Halfway through she said, ‘I brought you a gift,’ and pulled out a Book of Mormon. She came to convert, not for a date.

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I then excused myself for a moment, walked up to the bar and told the bartender what’s going down. He bought me a shot and walked me through the back door.”

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45. The Killer Smile

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“We’d matched on Tinder and arranged to meet. We’d chatted a fair bit, and he seemed like a nice guy and pretty funny, but we’d not gone as far as exchanging Facebook names or Instagram.

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So we finally met. He smiled at me and I was completely taken aback – he had no teeth! I was like ‘I gotta go’ and left. When I reached home, I checked his Tinder profile again. He hadn’t been smiling with his mouth open in any of them.”

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44. The Hair-Eating Man

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“I was set up on a blind date with a co-worker’s friend. We met at a popular Mexican restaurant, sat down, ordered waters. Everything was totally normal until he reached over grabbed a fallen strand of my hair, and ate it.

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I asked him why he did that, he replied he just liked eating hair because it’s delicious. I was so disgusted I couldn’t bear to sit there any longer. I got up and said I was going to the bathroom and I just casually walked out the front door.”

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43. Fake Abduction Is Her Game

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“I met her online and she wanted to go fishing. While we were on the way to my dad’s place where I kept my boat, we started talking and we started to hit it off. We arrive at my dad’s to pick up my boat. My dad was there to help me hook up the trailer. When the girl and I got out, my dad’s eyes went wide but he acted normal and I introduced him to her. He immediately took out his phone and started typing something. After a few minutes, I received a text from my dad. He has been a cop for almost 25 years and he said to take her home, fake that I’m sick and he is going to meet me there. He would explain later.

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So, trusting him, I started faking terrible stomach cramps and asked her if we could reschedule because I wasn’t feeling well. We drove back to her place with my dad following to make sure we made it since I was “sick.” After I dropped her off, my dad walked over to my truck and explained that this girl had faked three different cases of guys trying to abduct her after meeting them online in the past six months. They found out because she admitted to her dad, who was also a cop. She only did this because she thought it was fun.”

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42. What?! Salmon Is A Fish?!

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“I stayed for the full date because it was at my favorite place. She was so stupid, all she would talk about was how she ate salmon a lot, and that’s why she had good hair — she said this 4 times.

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Then, she told me in the way that made me think she only discovered this fact earlier that day, ‘Did you know salmon is a fish?!’ I just kept nodding she would also say this 3 times like I didn’t believe her. My friends worked at the place, and I tried so hard to get their attention to help me escape.”

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41. Tinder Terror

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“Back when I was on Tinder, I was chatting with a guy who suggested we meet at a local pub. Something seemed off about him from the beginning, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. We sat at the bar to order drinks, and there was a simple misunderstanding between him and the bartender about our order. My date reacted by telling the bartender off and saying the bartender could kiss his butt. Then, he proceeded to lecture me about my career field as if I’m an idiot.

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Meanwhile, I got a text from a previous creepy Tinder date who I had ghosted saying he was in the bar watching me. That was the final straw. I said I had to go to the bathroom and actually ran out of the pub as fast as I could.”

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40. No Jokes This Time

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“The guy I had been seeing for a while, and I spent an afternoon at a festival about two hours away from home. We had a great time and had a wonderful day until we headed home. I don’t remember how our fight started in the car, but he threatened to break my nose.

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I then pulled the car over and made him get out. He thought I was just joking around by leaving him there and assumed I’d be back in a few minutes to pick him up. NOPE! I left him there on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, with no money and no cell phone (this was before everyone owned one.) I drove to his place, taped his apartment key to his door, and lived happily ever after.”

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39. His Boldest Move

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“On a first date, Starbucks was super crowded, so we sat in his car and chatted. He asked if I wanted to watch a movie in the car, I said sure, but I wasn’t really paying attention.

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We talked some more and suddenly I started hearing moaning. Yep, he put on an adult movie. I was shocked and asked him what he was thinking! He then whipped out his junk and asked me to touch it. Nope, done. He called me two weeks later and asked why he hadn’t heard back from me.”

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38. “What’s Between Your Legs”

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“A very nice guy asked me out on a date. He was 6’7″ and, being a tall girl who doesn’t meet many tall guys, I thought I’d give him a chance. He was pretty shy, so in an effort to make conversation, I asked him what his favorite food was.

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He responded with, ‘What’s between your legs.’ I even gave him a chance to change his answer before I had my friend come to rescue me.”

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37. Hey! It Was Me!

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“I don’t do anything expensive for the first dates. My go-to is walking around a public lily pad garden, then playing mini-golf around the corner. Sometimes, based on the interests in her profile, I’ll do something different like going to a museum or the planetarium. I met this great girl, and we really hit it off. Based on her profile, I thought she would love the South American exhibit at the local museum so we went there for our first date. We got banana splits afterward and I thought it was a pretty good date. I was looking forward to seeing her again. She had some work stuff then I had some work stuff, but after like three weeks, we made it happen.

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We were going to see a movie and eat at a little restaurant, but she was 30 minutes late, so we just went to eat. She spent the first ten minutes talking trash about the last guy she dated that took her to a stupid museum then out for a banana split. She complained that her last date was too cheap to buy her dinner, ‘like a real man.’ She kept talking and talking and talking… about me. I excused myself from the table, paid for my drink and half the appetizer, and left. I blocked her on the app and my phone.”

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36. Get Over Your Ex!

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“She wasn’t over her ex. A week after first meeting her, I picked her up for our first real date. The entire drive to the restaurant consisted of her pointing out locations that she and her ex used to frequent and how she loved going there with him. It was all, ‘Oh, there’s the park me and Mike used to go to and do blah, blah, blah,’ — ‘Oh, there’s the hamburger place me and Mike used to always go to,” — “Oh, that’s the movie theatre me and Mike always went too,’ — ‘That’s the Best Buy that me and Mike got our TV from.’ It was pretty bad.

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While at dinner, she called me her ex’s name. The first time I let it slide; the second time, I corrected her; the third through sixth time, I again reminded her that Mike was not my name. The last time she did it, I excused myself to go to the bathroom and walked out. She called me about 15 minutes later, I picked up the phone, said, ‘Sorry, Mike’s not here,’ and hung up. I never heard from her again.”

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35. Faster Than Flash

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“Mine didn’t even turn into a date. I bowled on a team once a week and chatted with a guy that came on the same nights with his family.

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We finally made a date and as soon as I got in his car, he asked me to marry him! He even pulled a ring out of the glove compartment and said he was in the Navy and he was scheduled to be relocated to Germany in two weeks. I was shocked and scared, told him he was nice and I would write to him but it was just weird, I never heard from him again.”

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34. You Had Fun, Really?

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“I ordered a steak for lunch and he tells me I shouldn’t be eating steak, I should get a salad so I don’t get fat. Freakin’ serious? Then we went across the street to a bar where he totally ignored me and started talking to a guy about baseball. Like, COMPLETELY ignored me.

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So I grabbed my keys and said, ‘I’ve got to use the bathroom, I’ll be right back,’ and Irish goodbye’d him. The next day he texted me, ‘I had fun. We should go out again sometime.’ Like you didn’t notice I went to the bathroom and never came back?!?!”

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33. I’m Not A Feeding Program

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“We were already dating, but I thought it would be nice to take her for a meal one evening. She walked in, followed by her sister, then her best friend. And their respective boyfriends, all of whom had no money.

She got upset when I said I didn’t have enough money to feed six when a meal for two would have set me back $40 or more, so I left. She sent me a text on my way home saying we were over, I didn’t bother replying. To this day, I have no idea why she thought it was socially acceptable to bring four more people to our date without telling me first.”

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32. Five Minutes More No More

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“I had tickets to see the musical “Cats” in Louisville. I stressed to her that I’ll be at her place at 7 p.m. that evening, sharp, and we need to be on the road by 7:15 due to traffic, parking, lines, etc. I arrived on time. She answered the door in bra and panties, holding a shirt in front of her for additional cover (second date, no hookup yet). I reminded her about leaving on time and she swore she would be ready.

At 7:15, she came out in a bra and skirt, saying she needed just five more minutes. At 7:30, she came out in a dress and asked how she looked. I said it’s fine, so she decided to change clothes. At 7:45, I walked out and headed to the theater. The next day, she called me and screamed into the phone, ‘I was ready at just ten minutes past eight! You could have waited!’ Needless to say, there was no third date.”

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31. The Guy Full Of “Compliments”

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“I had to leave in the middle of a date once because the dude just started being so freaking creepy. He started out relatively normal, but after a couple of drinks, he said, ‘You’re so beautiful. You’re like a china doll.’ A little weird, but I thanked him and moved on.

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The next ‘compliment,’ however, was something along the lines of, ‘I could just keep you in a cage in my living room,’ which progressed to, ‘You’re so beautiful I just want to beat the crap out of you, but in a good way, ya know?’ I had two of my bigger, male friends come and escort me away from that date.”

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30. What’s The Big Deal?

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“I once had a girl get a number from a guy when we were on a date. I didn’t even give her five minutes. I asked, ‘Did you really just get another guy’s number right now?’ Her reply, ‘Uh, well, we aren’t exclusive and this is our first time out, what is the big deal?’

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I immediately turned to the bartender. He had heard us talking and was already on his way to the register before I could finish asking for my tab.”

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29. The Most Demanding Girl In Town

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“I didn’t even get as far as the date. I met a girl over the weekend at a quiz in a pub. She was a friend of my cousin who I was there to fill out a team with. We swapped numbers and got to talking during the week and I asked her on a date for coffee, scheduled for the Saturday.

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On Friday before, she told me that if I loved her and wanted this relationship to work, I should bring her on vacations and to hotels and stuff. I told her I wasn’t going to be meeting her for coffee the following day and haven’t seen her since.”

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28. That’s Not Hot, Really

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“The girl shows up an hour late. She spends the first 15 minutes talking about a “really hot” 15-year-old guy she knows and wants my opinion on whether she should mess around with him. We are both in our mid-twenties.

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She then started chatting on her phone for 15 minutes. I got up and left without saying a word. Never spoken to her since. I now no longer wait for an hour for people to show up.”

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27. Losing The Weight

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“It was our third date. On our walk to dinner, he directly asked if I ‘would be interested in losing weight’ because he was attracted to ‘the physique of tall and very thin models.’ He even recommended several books and diet plans during this talk. So very nice of him. I am 5’2″, 120lbs.

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Apparently, I need to buy one of those medieval stretching machines while I am at it. I kindly excused myself to the train before we got to the restaurant. I have since gotten about 10 emails apologizing and telling me about his daddy issues. I have ignored all. Wow. Just wow.”

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26. It’s Not “Fart” Of The Plan

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“Halfway through this date I had in high school, I was extremely gassy and trying so hard to keep my composure. If I didn’t let one out, I would be miserable the entire date.

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Well, I definitely should have held it in as the gas was far better than the outcome. I basically sharted on my way to the bathroom. I stopped mid-step, turned around, put money on the table and left in a hurry with my cheeks clenched and a very baffled date behind me. Let’s just say we never went out again.”

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25. The Touchy Guy

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“We were sitting in a movie and he put his hand on my thigh. I didn’t want him to put his hand on my thigh, so I very gently took his hand and removed it. He moved it back. I moved it away. He moved it back. I told him to stop touching my leg. He laughed and put his hand even higher on my thigh.

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I grabbed my stuff and left. He followed me into the lobby of the theater, acting like he had NO CLUE why I was upset. I had to raise my voice and cause a slight scene to get him to stop following me.”

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24. The Man With Straw Achievement

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“We went to the movies in the morning and were the only ones in the theater. He stole 650 straws from the candy stand and connected them all during the film until it was long enough to reach the screen. I wasn’t sure what he was trying to do.

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He then told me he wanted to be in some sort of record book for making the longest straw? Yeah, I’m as confused as you. I immediately got up and left. He followed me to the concession stand and I told him I was getting picked up. That was the end of the night.”

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23. Change Of Plans

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“He picked me up. The first thing he said to me was, ‘You really don’t look good. Can you go change?’ I said, ‘Sure,’ and went back inside, took off my makeup, put on my pajamas, and got out the take-out menus.

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A few minutes later, he came knocking at the door and seemed genuinely surprised that I didn’t want to continue the evening with him.”

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22. So What’s Your Talent? I Can Get Mad For No Reason

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“I ditched the date at the bar we were at after she told me she got mad at her ex over nothing and then proceeded to ruin his classic car. She also casually mentioned being arrested over something else related to aggressive behavior – I would have remembered what it was she did had I not checked out right then and there.

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I faked going to the restroom, then promptly paid my tab and left. Why would you think that that’s even a thing to tell someone on a first date?”

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21. Hey, Feet-y Feet-y!

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“A guy from the gym asked me out for coffee. We hit it off and walked to the beach afterward. We were sitting on a wall watching the ocean and he told me he gives amazing foot rubs and insisted on giving me one.

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He then took off my flip-flop and was REALLY into my feet. Then, my toes went into his mouth, and I noped out. To top it off, I was somehow ridiculed for it. Somehow, I was the chick that liked getting her toes sucked.”

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20. The Date that Ended Before It Started

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“Not actually a date, but it was the worst pre-date ever. So I met this guy online, and he asked me if I like heels and when I said yes, he then asked if I would wear them to our date along with high-waist jeans, full face of makeup, and lip gloss like ‘he likes.’

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It wasn’t a big deal until he followed up with ‘Are you gonna look good for me? If not, then forget about me. You aren’t worth my time.’ Ok then, date canceled!”

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19. She’s Proud!

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“It was toward the end of the date. She decided to confess she was a convicted offender who had two months earlier been released from prison after two years.

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According to her, she got busted giving hummers to teenage boys in a group home. All of a sudden, I had to go and noped the heck out of the coffee shop.”

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18. Junk On Hike

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“The guy took out his junk, randomly without warning, while we were hiking at 2 pm, on a Sunday, on a busy trail, with lots of families around.

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I was just like, ‘I gotta go,’ and he was genuinely curious why, so I had to explain to him as we were hiking back up the trail towards the parking lot, about how indecent exposure is against the law. I cringe so hard thinking that this is a real person out in the world.”

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17. “Well, I Just Bought You Two Drinks!”

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“We were on our second date. He bought me two drinks. A slow song was playing and he wanted to slow dance. As soon as we hit the floor, he wanted to shove his tongue down my throat. I said I just wanted to dance and talk, get to know each other. His response? ‘Well, I just bought you two drinks!’ I walked off the dance floor, put cash on the table to cover my drinks, and walked out the door. Yuck. It was disgusting.

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Honestly, I was shocked. Not to sound superficial, but my friend set us up because he was a writer and she knew I liked ‘smart’ guys. I dated enough regular good guys to know this guy was a creep. I went straight to my local bar because I was so mad! When I complained about the incident to the locals there, every guy in the place said, ‘I’ll buy you a drink, no strings attached!’ I forgot how good it felt to have that kind of back up.”

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16.  Boy Bye!

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“My hell date went like this: I got picked up on a blind date, and the guy said, ‘I’ve got soap in my eye so I can’t see if you are hot or not.’ When we get to the restaurant – he throws chicken wings off the balcony. I want to gag. So I went to the washroom.

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The server says to me, ‘Is this a blind first date?’ To which I replied, ‘Hell yes!’ She told me to go down the fire escape and she’d tell him I had gone. I gave her a $10 for a tip. Thank you to that lovely waitress for the escape.”

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15. Ummmm… Soon?

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“I was going on my first date with this guy I had met online. I went out to eat with him, we had a good laugh and everything was going well. He invited me to his place to watch some movies, why not?  Super casual date night with pizza and some movies.

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In the car, he showed me a picture of his son and said, ‘You guys would get along really well. He’d love to have a second mom and maybe we could give him a sibling soon.’ A little too much info on a first date. I pretended to get sick and had him drop me off back home. I never saw him again.”

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14. Hitting Two Birds With One Stone

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“I met a guy for our first date. 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?’ I was so confused!

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It turns out he was on two first dates at the same time! Neither of us girls knew and once the waiter told me I found out where he was. I walked over to the table and threw my drink at him — following my drink was the other first date’s drink. We both walked out and left him there.”

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13. With Her Detective Momma

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“She brought her mother. I didn’t know at first, but she kept looking at this woman at the bar. I finally said something because they were making gestures to each other. They were trying to be subtle, but after I figured it out, it was pretty obvious.

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First, she said it was just someone she knew, but after mom kept giving her the ‘look,’ I knew it was more. I finally got her to admit she brings her mom to a lot of dates so she could get her mom’s opinion later. I left when we were waiting for dessert. Figured mom could cover dinner.”

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12. What A Total Jerk

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“I had plans to meet up Friday night with this guy, everything seemed good. We had been chatting and there was mutual chemistry. We decided to go on Thursday instead since we were both just sitting at home doing nothing. Thursday — we went out, grabbed some drinks, flirted, kissed, etc… It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed myself. We decided to keep our plans for the next night. I worked until 8:30 the next night, but I left as soon as I could, rushed home, quickly changed, threw some makeup on, and headed over to the bar where we were meeting. I got there on time and headed in to use the restroom. In the meantime, he called me to tell me he’ll be a few minutes late because he couldn’t find the restaurant and he was yelling about how I picked this place and we should have gone to another establishment. First warning. After asking him where he was and realizing he was right across the street, I instructed him on how to find the bar. He finally pulled into the parking lot and got out of his car. He was wearing sweatpants! It looked like he just rolled out of bed. Second warning. He started walking over to me and was stumbling. The first thing he said to me was that he’s wasted. Third warning. At this point, I was annoyed and didn’t want to be there. I took a deep breath and we entered the restaurant. We sat down and he ordered a drink and cheese fries while I ordered a water.

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We got to chatting, I made a comment and he leaned over, acting like he was going to smack me in the face. I looked at him shocked, like, don’t touch me! I told him that it made me uncomfortable and feel weird. My ex-husband hit me and that was one of the reasons we weren’t together anymore. He made a comment about me getting on his level. I said I couldn’t drink a lot because I had to drive home. He looked at me and said, ‘What do you mean, drive home?’ I laughed it off and said I couldn’t get trashed, I have to drive home. This is when everything turned from terrible to even more terrible. He got angry with me that I wasn’t coming back to his place with him and he said to me, ‘But I charged my other controller for you!’ Uh, cool? I told him that I didn’t know where he got the impression I would be coming back to his place but I didn’t even know him. It’s not happening. He then called me boring for ordering water and told me if I wasn’t drinking then, — he points to the door — I looked at him and said, ‘You don’t have to tell me twice!’ I put my jacket on and left. He was a real peach. Ugh. The entire encounter lasted maybe 15 minutes. Maybe.”

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11. What A Coincidence

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“In college, a friend of mine set me up on a blind date. I wasn’t in a great mood at that time because I had received a traffic ticket a few hours before.

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When I arrived at the meeting place, my day got worse when my blind date turned out to be the cop who gave me the ticket. I immediately left him and never respond to his messages again.”

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10. Making Me An Option

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“It was the third date with a girl. We had our second date earlier that morning, brunch and watching European soccer at an Irish pub. She invited me to go out drinking with some of her friends that night, and I agreed. When I got there, I saw her and one of her male friends at the bar. This guy kind of had his hand halfway on her back, which I thought was weird, but maybe they were just close friends. I was behind them so I sat at a table, thinking they’d see me and turn around once they got their drinks. Instead, they slid off to the right and headed through the doors next to the bar to the outdoor area. I went up to the bar, got a drink, and followed them. When I got to their friend circle, the girl barely even acknowledged me when she saw me, which I thought was both strange and quite rude. Eventually, the conversation got going and I was meeting her friends. I looked over and this dude had his arm around her shoulders. At this point, I pretty much realized what was going on, but I rolled with it just in case I’m wrong. We moved inside and she talked to me a little bit more. She was basically alternating between me and this other guy, and she was visibly quite wasted.

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Eventually, we were sitting at the bar. She was talking to me and casually getting close enough that our arms were rubbing together. I thought I might have misjudged the situation and that we were back on track. Pretty much as soon as there was a break in our conversation, she turned to her other side and started talking to the guy while I was watching some hockey game on TV. A few moments later, I turned back and saw her full-on making out with this guy at the bar, and he had his hand down the back of her pants, groping her right in the middle of the bar. Incredulous at what I was seeing, I sort of laughed it off, updated my friends I’d been live texting this trainwreck of a date to, finished my drink and walked out without a word to anyone. The next morning, she texted me and apologized for her behavior, but I didn’t respond back.”

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9. How About No?

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“It was the beginning of the date actually… So the guy picked me up, and when I got in the car, he passed me a Breathalyzer.

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He then said, ‘I had some wine while I was waiting for you to come out, can you blow on this so I can start the car?’ I noped the heck outta there. Oh, adventures in online dating.”

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8. Stop Putting Words Into My Mouth

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“This was the only time I’ve ever let a friend set me up with someone I had never met. My friend knows someone “perfect” for me: smart, funny, “really pretty,” similar likes. She’d gotten out of an abusive marriage about 8 or 9 months prior and was ready to meet some new people. I was a bit hesitant about meeting new people, but figured we’d both be nervous, so why not? The girl and I sent a few brief texts before deciding to meet at a chain bar/grill. The night came and we met. We ordered drinks, started small talk… She was exactly how my friend said she was. The conversation was really good, better than expected. We were hitting it off, so we decided to stay and grab dinner. While ordering/waiting for food to arrive, we started chatting about music, which was something we’re evidently both super passionate about. I told her that I’m really big on seeing live music and that I’m excited because I’m seeing two shows the next week. She then said going to Dave Matthews concerts is her favorite activity and asked if I’ve seen them. I said that I have, as part of festivals and while I don’t really consider myself a big fan, they were good both times. Her eyes got huge and she said, ‘I just told you they were my favorite band, and you tell me they suck?’ I calmly restated what I had said and she quickly apologizes. But, a warning alarm had gone off in my mind. She asked about the bands I’m going to see the following week. I tell her who I’m seeing (Drive-by truckers one night and the next Dälek), and she’d never heard of either, but as long as it isn’t Country or Rap (she clearly pronounced both with capital letters), it sounded like fun.

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She then went on a full-blown tirade about how country and rap were all her ex-boyfriends listened to, and that’s ‘the reason why he was such a crappy person, and that people that listen to ‘that crap’ are mostly worthless idiots who beat women…’ I interrupted her by opening my wallet and put enough money for both of our dinners on the table. She just stared, wide-eyed. I said, ‘In the space of five minutes, you’ve put words I didn’t say into my mouth, insulted me for my choice of concerts, and compared me to your abusive ex. Perhaps you aren’t ready to meet new people quite yet.’ I then went to my local watering hole, got trashed and listened to a bunch of music she probably would’ve hated. I ended up having a pretty good time, post-date.”

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7. Yeah. Uh-huh. Nope. Oh.

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“The classic ‘she wouldn’t put her phone down’ thing. She looked at me maybe once and the only thing she added to the conversation was, ‘Yeah. Uh-huh. Nope. Oh.’

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I sat there for about 20 minutes, just long enough to finish my food. Set enough money down to cover the tip and my meal, then just got up and walked out. She didn’t even notice until I was in my car. She blew my phone up, trying to get me to come back. I eventually had to block her number.”

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6. Don’t Force Me To Love What I Hate

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“We talked for a few days before going on a date and I told him that: one, I’m pretty low key and don’t like being the center of attention, and two, I hate karaoke with every fiber of my being.

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So what did he do? He decided to surprise me by taking me to a karaoke bar. He said that he wanted to push me out of my comfort zone and expand my horizons. Then he signed me up to sing. I walked out as soon as the DJ called my name. I’ll expand my own horizons, thanks.”

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5. A Budget Date

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“I went on a date with this dude who asked me out. We’re seated, he sees the prices of the menu and goes ‘this is too expensive,’ waits for the free water and stuff they give out, takes the free stuff and is like, ‘Ok, let’s go somewhere else.’ I have no choice so whatever.

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He then takes me to another restaurant and told me I couldn’t order anything more than $10 off the menu. I couldn’t believe it so I stopped talking to him and left. He then walks ahead of me and doesn’t even check to see if I’m safe.”

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4. I Unknowingly Dated A Guy with a Girlfriend

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“There was this guy who always messaged me, telling me how much he liked me. He asked me out on a date. I was single so I agreed. Long story short, I ended up having to pay the whole tab (cause he forgot his card) and drive. Ok, no problem.

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Then during the movie, his girlfriend found my Instagram and messaged me telling me how they been dating for 3 years and he always does things like this. I was shook! I immediately got up and left.”

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3. Daddy With No Long Legs

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“A friend set me up on a blind date with her friend who she said would be “perfect for me.” I showed up, and he was literally not even boob-height. As a 6’4″ girl, I’m used to getting hit on by really short guys, and the height difference doesn’t really bother me that much. The problem was, he had a tall fetish. Like, a HUGE tall fetish. I lasted all of 30 minutes of him constantly talking about my legs until he flat out told me that he wanted to tie me to a bed and do a number of other extremely explicit things.

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I just grabbed my purse and left without a word. He left me 20 voicemails apologizing, and my friend claimed she had no idea he was like that, but that was the first and last time I ever let someone try and set me up.”

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2. “You’re Much Prettier Than His Girlfriend”

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“I went on a date with this guy I met at a party. He invited me to a wedding reception, and I said yes, of course. When we arrived at the place, his relatives were there, including his parents and introduced me to them. Then his mom told me, ‘You’re much prettier than his girlfriend.’

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It was the only time I’ve ever thought about faking a phone call and pretend that there’s an “emergency” so I can leave.”

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1. He’s Asking A Different Mode of Payment

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“I went out for dinner and a movie with a guy. I tried to chip in money during both, but he insisted that he will cover it all.

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At the end of the night, we’re sitting in his car in the parking lot of the restaurant we had just eaten at, and he asked me to touch his “down there” and said, ‘I mean, I bought you dinner and took you to a movie, it’s the least you can do.’ Thankfully I lived nearby, I hopped out and walked home.”

Marijean Grace

Marijean Grace

Spreading some good positive vibes!