Tired of dating duds
and then he LOOKED AT MY SHOES TO SEE IF HE WAS RIGHT.At that point, I realized I didn’t need to wait for three strikes.We did not go on a second date.—My foray into online dating wasn’t exactly what I expected.Prior to this particularly horrendous date, I’d only met someone from Tinder once (he was a bouncer at a club I frequented and we played Mario Kart for two dates before calling it quits).From not-so-discreet hook-up requests to poop-stained PJ pants, here are tragic things that have happened to us IRL.You’re welcome, and no, we’re not sorry for sharing.
I agreed, and started talking about my love of travel—at which point, he interrupted me to say I probably “still owned Uggs though”…
I set up one such first date at the pub down the street from my house. “I’m driving to the subway station,” my date wrote.
In the hour leading up to the date, my phone would not. Fifteen minutes later: “I’m getting on the subway.” Twenty minutes later: “I’m getting off the station.” Two minutes later: “I’m walking up the street.” Cool story bro, just get here.
Between deadbeat dudes, f-ck boys (we’re looking at you, Dean), ghosting and straight-up terrible first impressions, getting to know someone romantically can leave you feeling… Just watch any season of if you need further proof.
If you’ve ever felt like love is a battlefield loaded with shitty dudes waiting to stomp on your heart while making you pick up the cheque (or at the very least waste your precious time), have no fear—we’ve been there. 3, FLARE staff have generously shared their most terrible dating stories.
(I’m 22 now, so I consider myself extremely wise without anything left to learn #Just Kidding).