These Worst First Date Stories Are So Damn Awkward


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By: Korin Miller/Mens Health

Uh, can we not talk about your ex the whole time?

“I can’t wait to go on another first date!” said pretty much no one, ever.

While first dates give you a great chance to get to know someone new, trying to cram the basics of your life into a few hours while getting the 411 on someone else can be stressful as hell.

Of course, some first dates turn into meaningful relationships (it helps when you follow the 5 best first date tips). But it sure can feels like you have to go through some real, uh, winners before that happens. Just remember you’re not alone in this seemingly endless struggle to find an eligible human.

For some reassurance, people on Reddit are spilling details about their absolute worst first dates ever and we are so here for it. Read on, and rest assured.

 

The Relationship Interview That Masqueraded as a First Date

When @KatetheGreat22 went on a first date, she probably wasn’t expecting the crappy experience that unfolded. Instead of actually acting like a normal person, her date treated her like she was applying for a job…as his girlfriend.

Literally we sat across from each other at a table at a coffee shop. He did not order a drink, and he fired questions at me like it was a job interview. Then he ended the date after a half hour. But he texted me later wanting to see me again. I guess I made it to the second round of interviewing?

The Girl Who Just Wanted to Freeload

Sure, there are some things you want to know about your potential partner upfront, but one girl made it very clear to @LikeAstonEdMonkey that she was just looking for someone to take care of her. Just a tip: Asking about someone’s credit score on a date is a really, really bad idea.

We met online and she was cute and charming online so I asked her out. Over dinner, I remember being asked what my job was, if I ever had been arrested, how was my credit, and how many “partners” I had in my life. She was angry that I didnt want to go out with her again and I ended up having to block her number. I know she found out that I made really good money and she was basically a gold digger looking to get married.

He looked hot and fresh on Growlr 

You can never be totally sure online.    His online pictures looked crisp and hot.  But what made him stand out to @Urbanbear916  was his intellect, he had more to say than most online.  They learned they had a lot in common, from vintage cars to Reality TV.

We talked online for about three weeks before agreeing to meet for coffee.     A man in a dingy blue shirt entered Starbucks and asked for a cup of water his body odor was strong I assumed he was one of the unfortunate homeless who lived downtown.   When he turned around it was HIM, everything about him was dirty, his clothes needed washing and his nails was filthy.  Under the dingy was a handsome man.  He wanted to talk, I wanted to escape, his odor was so sharp it burned.  We still talk and he wants to go out, but I can’t bring myself to tell him he stinks. 

 

The Guy Who Read Way Too Much Into Things

People can get so nervous on dates that they talk a lot, but asking the other person questions and actually interacting with them is what makes this whole thing a “date.” Apparently, @AmyLovesTheOrioles’ date didn’t get the memo.

The guy spent the entire time talking about himself and his accomplishments and never asked me a single question about myself. We finished our meal and I said that I had to go home. When I got home, he texted to see if I wanted to go out again. I declined. He then continued to text me long strings of insults because I didn’t love him. After the first [painful] date.

The Guy Who Was So Not Ready to Be Dating Again

Getting back out there after a breakup is tough. But it’s probably a good idea to make sure you’re over your last relationship before you try to start a new one. Apparently @MyCatsRock’s date wasn’t quite there yet.

He got drunk and cried about his ex gf that dumped him for some douche.

 

The Guy Who Thought ‘Date’ Meant ‘Free Advice’

Showing someone you’re interested in their career is important. Blatantly trying to use them for free labor — on a date — is pretty much the worst idea ever.

 I went on a date with a guy & in the middle of dinner, he asks me “you’re an accountant, right?” i say that i am. he pulls out a folder & says “this is my tax return from last year. would you mind taking a look at it? i want to know if the guy i paid prepared it properly.

The Guy Who Set the Bar Too High

When you make first date plans, it’s generally expected that you’ll stick with them — or at least clue your date in if things change. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen with @Chop117.

Told me we were going to go to this restaurant I really had been wanting to go to in our town. He said he would pay for the meal. The foodie in me was pretty excited to try this place I had never been to before. When we walked right past it I start questioning where this date was going. So we ended up at McDonalds. He ordered himself some food and promptly asked me if I wanted something, which of course I denied. Que the next 45 minutes of almost silence except for him chowing down on French fries.

The Recovering Alcoholic Who Seemed to Have a Test

Addiction is scary, and recovery is tough. But @OhSoEasy made it pretty clear that she would not have ordered a beer if she had known that her date was a recovering alcoholic. Instead, the date ended up being super awkward.

We met at a sit down Chinese restaurant. I ordered a beer. He pulled out a medallion he wore around his neck that was given to him from Alcoholics Anonymous. He told me he was in recovery. It was awkward after that and I couldn’t drink the beer in front of him. I never saw him again after that.

 

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12 Unexpected Struggles Interracial Couples Face


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When it comes to interracial dating, the people who’ve been there will tell you there can definitely be struggles. In a recent Ask Reddit thread, interracial couples laid out the real obstacles they encounter daily that they weren’t expecting before they got together.

1. When literally no one thinks you’re together. “My husband and I went to Disney World with my side of the family. So there’s 11 black people and only one white man. We’re in line and when it’s our turn for the ride, they always cut the line off when it got to him,” says Reddit user captawesome1794. “Everyone had to explain that he was in fact part of our group and no, he wasn’t trying to cut us….”

2. When couple pics require more work than you’re used to. “I am white, she is black. Taking selfies in the sun is a bitch,” says Reddit user ehs5. “The picture either turns out way too dark or way too bright.”

 

3. When you both have to adjust to a few linguistic differences. One white man with a Hindu wife explains that “there’s a word in Tamil [her language] that literally translates to ’useless,’ but the Tamil word is often used colloquially to mean something closer to ’not currently needed,’” says Reddit user YWAK98alum. “But that doesn’t stop my wife from describing all kinds of people (including me, frequently) as straight-up ’useless,’ including to their faces, and then wondering why these people either get angry or just avoid her.”

4. When people make backhanded comments about your significant other’s race. Reddit user PM_ME_UNIFORMS, a white woman married to a Southeast Asian man, explains, “The worst part for me is the number of people (OK, women) who, after learning I’m married to an Asian guy, say something along the lines of ’Oh, I couldn’t, I’ve just never been attracted to Asian men!’ This is way worse than the people who ask things like ’does he speak much English?’ when he’s lived in Canada longer than they’ve been alive.”

5. When you have to deal with “jokes” about your race. Reddit user BananaTwinkie, an Asian woman, describes meeting her husband’s father, who is of German descent. She says he told her, “’You don’t have to squint, it’s not that dark in here.’ This was meant as a joke and I took it as such since there was not malicious intent, just ignorant joking. I replied with, ’Fuck you! Where’s the beer?’”

6. When people try to “guess” your partner’s ethnicity. “I’m a white woman married to a man who’s half Egyptian and half Native … The most surprising was how tactless some people are. ’What is he?’ just sounds so rude and I hear it way too damn often,” says Reddit user CatherineAm. “I’ve had people ask if he’s Mexican, Columbian [sic], Middle Eastern, Singaporean, and at one point someone asked if he was a Syrian refugee. Like I know that Egyptian/Native is uncommon, but it was like the people asking that had never even seen people from the backgrounds they were guessing.”

7. When people hit on you or your significant other because they don’t think you’re a couple. “I am a black woman married to a Korean man … people assume we are never together in lines, at bars, or social events (can’t tell you the amount of times men openly hit on me right next to my husband),” says Reddit user bflowyngz. “Usually only happens if we are just standing next to each other and not really talking. If we are talking, they assume we work together.”

8. When your kids aren’t sure of how to self-identify. “My wife is white, I am Asian. Children go through stages of self-identifying white or Asian,” says Reddit user unreplicate. “When he was young, my son was annoyed when my wife visited him during school lunch because his friends ’found out he had a white mother.’ Now, older, he is not much into Asian culture.”

9. When people don’t believe your kids are actually your kids. “I’m half-Korean and my wife is white. I have two kids. One kid is obviously of ambiguous ethnic heritage and the other is blond hair and blue-eyed … I never thought I would have to explain to my daughter that she is really my daughter,” says Reddit user gamerplays. “I have had people come up to me and tried to stop me from picking her up. I’ve had people straight out ask me who her father is.”

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10. When you’re surprised by who accepts you as a couple and who doesn’t. A white woman married to a South-Asian woman, Reddit user breakingupishard22, says, “The only thing that’s ever stood out to me is that people are always surprised that her Muslim parents are cooler with us than my white atheist parents. My dad has practically disowned me and hasn’t spoken to me in six years. My father-in-law is just happy his daughter married an accountant with a nice car.”

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11. When you can be harassed just for being in public together. “We were around a liberal town right outside NJ (New Hope) and we were spit on by a motorcyclist on his way out of main street,” says Reddit user Zeroeh, a white man with a black wife. He also added, “I was stopped by the police before and the cop actually pulled me out of the car and asked me if she was a prostitute and would not believe me until I showed our wedding photo that’s in my wallet.”

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12. When you learn that your relationship is so much more than what anyone else thinks. “At the end of the day, you are married to each other and not each other’s cultures or families,” says Reddit user bflowyngz. “You have to respect and love the person you lie down with at night.”

Sex with 2000 Men-What it’s like to have a Relationship with a sex worker


A group of men on Reddit have answered all your questions about what it’s like to date a sex worker.

 

By George Harrison/The Sun uk

 

IF you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to date a sex worker, then a group of men who do just that have answered all your questions for you.

Men took to Reddit to discuss what it’s like to have a partner who sells her body, with some commenters put off by the idea — and others claiming that sex workers make the best girlfriends.

Being in a relationship with a sex worker can create jealousy issues for some fellas, but other men claim that there’s no reason why women working in the world’s oldest profession are any different to be with.

It all started when an insecure man revealed that he is uncomfortable with his girlfriend’s job because he thought it would make her more likely to cheat on him.

However, he did add that “the sex is great,” before asking if anyone could offer some advice on the topic.

Men have taken to Reddit to answer questions about what it’s like to date a sex worker.

One man was well placed to offer some words of wisdom, having dated an escort in the past.

He said: “I dated a sex worker. I used to pick her up from work etc. We had a great and fun relationship with zero negative work-related issues.

“It depends totally on you and your views on sex and intimacy. Intimacy for us was chilling together, affection and talking.

“Our sex life was fun and enjoyable for both of us.

She asked me once: ‘Does it bother you that I’ve had sex with over 2000 men?’

“The answer was no, it actually was rather liberating. I knew she’d seen it all and that I was fairly in the middle of the bell curve.”

From talking about loyalty, to treating sex like cooking or just another activity.

He did add that men dating sex workers should make sure that their partners are safe, and doing it for the right reasons, although he added that “cheating has absolutely nothing to do with her profession. ”

He continued: “You may actually find she’s far more loyal and trustworthy as she completely understands her sexual needs and is comfortable talking about them.

“She may also appreciate your intimacy far more than she would a random sexual encounter.”

And as far as questions about sexual health are concerned, one user claimed that sex workers have better hygiene that the average person.

And a further commenter said: “You need to view sex as an activity like cooking or going for a run. She applies zero importance on the act and you’ll need to be able to do the same.”

‘Her being a sex worker doesn’t make her more likely to cheat. It’s a job.’

Another Reddit user with a friend working in the sex industry also chipped in with some advice, saying: “Her being a sex worker doesn’t make her more likely to cheat. It’s a job.

“If you’ve ever worked customer service, you know that smiling isn’t a genuine thing and that you have to do it to make the customer happy because it’s your job.

“This is her job, it’s what she has to do. I know I never had the urge to go to stores and help people when I was off the clock at my retail jobs.”

They added that jealous or insecure people aren’t suited to dating sex workers, saying: “Those are entirely your issues and if you want this to work, you need to get over them.”