When it comes to the dating scene, there’s no denying – it’s rough out there. The road to finding your ideal match can be a bumpy one, but take comfort in the knowledge that you are definitely not alone when it comes to horrible first-date experiences – don’t believe us? Read on for 10 cringe-worthy stories from Canadian women who have all been there.
Bad date story: the lazy worker gets a date and a job
“We settled on a place literally next to my apartment — but he insisted on picking me up to walk me there. He arrived in an Audi convertible (which I actually learned was his dad's — not his), we spent 20 minutes driving in circles in Barcelona looking for parking, just so he could look cool. On the date, He proceeded to brag about how his boss has no idea that he plays video games and Facebook all day at work, and he gets away with doing nothing (he thinks this is funny for an ambitious woman like me). Fast forward 1 year, I walk into his office as a new manager…”
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Bad date story: the “accidental” first date
“He didn’t bother with the firm’s (welcome dinner) fare, and instead ordered off the menu, and he was quite liberal with the plates and the wine. From there on in it was one word answers. When the check came, he waived it over to the table.
He insisted on accompanying me home on the subway, and asked for his fare. At my door, he asked for fare home!”
Bad date story: the one where she sent him to the ER
“We had a lavish dinner in the rooftop ballroom of the Hotel Vancouver. There was a big band orchestra playing and, despite the fact that I didn't know a thing about ballroom dancing, he got me out on the dance floor several times. I was having a great time and so was he,” says Karen. Do you feel a twist coming too? “During the last dance, I decided to try and do the swoop with him in my arms. Did I mention that he was 6' 4? Over a foot taller than me. I dipped him down and then I dropped him. And then I fell on top of him. I broke his collar bone. We spent the rest of the evening sobering up in the Emerg at VGH. He kept coming back to the restaurant, but he never did ask me out again.” Let’s not play the blame-game on this one, shall we?
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