VALENTINE’S WEEK CAN be a traumatic time. Hell, ANY week can be a traumatic time when dating is involved.
(Also for loads of other reasons, but we’ll leave them aside at present.)
So in the spirit of mutual support – *sob* – we’re inviting you to share your worst, most painful, most awkward or simply funniest dating stories.
Tell us your tales in the comments below – we’ve rounded up a few of our own to get you going.
Presenting: the worst ever dating experiences of the staff of DailyEdge.ie, TheJournal.ie and TheScore.ie…
On my first date with a boyfriend I was so nervous that I drank a bottle of Cava before going to meet him, and had a few more drinks on top of that.
We went to a gig, and I was so drunk and trying so hard to hide it that I inexplicably burst into tears. At a gig. On our first proper date. We had to leave.
“A friend was on a date with a lady and they ended up in Whelans and were dancing before the first kiss was kissed. During the kiss, this lady’s tooth (must’ve been fake) came out. I dunno what was going through his mind but this legend thought it would be good fun to keep her tooth and leg it.
“He was on his way out the door with his prize now pocketed when a bouncer stopped him and asked for the false tooth back.”
Went on a date with a guy I kind of knew and who I thought was quite lovely. He was so nervous that he ran to the toilet and puked between the second and third course.
“When I was about 15 I went on holiday with my first serious girlfriend’s family, for the first time. I proceeded to contract a TERRIBLE stomach ailment and spent most of the time rushing to the bathroom in the small, creaky holiday cottage where everyone could hear everything. Her mother would nervously call “Are you OK?” through the bathroom door, which only worsened my plight.”
I once went on a blind date with a girl who told me immediately it would go nowhere because she was taller than me, even though she was clearly three inches shorter than me in heels. That, and she brought a teddy bear to the pub with her. It all made me think I was in a strange, parallel Kubrickian universe.
Over to you, guys! Give us your worst…