This is not to say that a terrible date doesn’t leave you crestfallen.The worst ones leave you seriously thinking, “Renouncing all my worldly possessions and becoming a celibate monk who wears a hair shirt doesn’t sound so bad!” But for those of us who are too lazy for asceticism, making the most of a bad situation helps, and the value of a cringe-worthy story is a great payoff. That night you spent listening to some stranger talk about his reptile-hoarding proclivities makes you part of a great sisterhood.Telling your epic tale bonds you to your fellow bad-date survivors, and somehow makes you feel less alone. We’ve teamed up with NBC's Undateable to collect some stories about terrible bad dates and the lessons we've learned from them.We met up for coffee, and he immediately started shaming me for suggesting Starbucks. He told me that I was confusing, and that he couldn't read me. Team bonding "I was in my hometown, and I was talking to this guy on Tinder and we decided to meet up, and when we did he realized who I was and that I used to date one of his close friends he played hockey with." 3.He asked if I was going to get a dairy free, sugar free pumpkin spice latte (I WISH that existed) and then he ordered a black coffee and walked away to wait for his order. I had to pay for my own coffee, I'm not mad about that. Tilted paintings & toothbrushes “This guy came over to my apartment to watch a documentary, came in and told me that my roommates and I were hanging a painting crookedly on the wall and to let him do it, but he brought over a case of beer so I wasn't completely deterred yet.Then he asked if I wanted to go for a walk, which I thought sounded good, until we showed up at a parking garage. After we started the movie, he promptly asked if I had an extra toothbrush he could borrow, a pair of shorts he could change in to, and if he could stay over. Vine stars “My friends forced me into going on Tinder when I was fresh out of a relationship.
I was the one who drunkenly suggested having sex in a public bathroom.
The world of online dating can be a very dark, strange place.
We hear about the success stories, especially in advertisements, but we could all benefit from some tales of caution.
After being in a relationship for a few years, I've basically forgotten what it's like to date.
In an effort to not be one of those people who's like, "Omg, you're single?