With Valentine’s Day coming up, many single people might be feeling the pressure to plan a date for February 14.
But if these dates are anything to go by, you might just want to spend the night in watching Netflix instead…
You’ve all heard about Bristol’s notorious ‘Tinder poo’ date, but we asked Bristol Live’s Facebook fans if they’ve ever had a date so horrific it left them running for the door.
And boy, did they deliver.
Here are some of people’s worst date stories. Maybe being single isn’t so bad after all…
The one with the detox
Ever had a one-meal date? Me neither.
For one Bristol Live reader, they experienced this when they found out that their date was on a “detox”.
Now, when you hear the word detox, you may think of healthier diets consisting of greater amounts of fruit and veg and perhaps a cut down of sugary or fatty foods.
However, this was a “fasting detox.”
She said: “I went on a date to a restaurant, as you do, only to be told he was doing a fasting detox and wouldn’t be eating anything… He literally expected me to order and eat in front of him while he sipped water.”
Now if that’s not an awkward encounter, I don’t know what is.
The one who lied about their age
A Bristol Live reader had some trouble when their date turned out to be a ‘little’ older than they expected.
When organising a date with another person, the least you expect is a truthful age.
When you turn up to your date, you are unlikely to expect your date to be at least 20 years older than originally conveyed.
One reader said: “Went to go for a date expecting a 40 year old only to meet someone over 60.”
Let’s just say that this date did not start off well.
The one who shouted at kids
Unprovoked shouting at kids does not seem to be the best way to give a first impression of yourself.
However, one reader experienced this on a nightmare date.
They said: “I was driving down a hill and she leant out of the car to verbally abuse some kids who were doing nothing.”
Needless to say, this really must have been a “big yikes”.
The one with the phone call
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Rule number one of any date: Do not be antisocial.
Unfortunately for one reader, their date did not get this message and they considered a friend on the phone more of a priority than the person sat in front of them.
They said: “He took a call from his mate asking how it was going, he continued the call and answered his questions with me sat there.”
It was therefore inevitable that there would be “no 2nd date for him”.
The one with the dog
Family pets are often the most beloved beings in a house, making it advisable that you don’t run over them on a date.
You know what’s coming next…
The reader stated they had: “Ran [sic] over her parent’s dog and it died.”
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