I should have just given up when I slammed into a tree on the little practice zip line.
But apparently I’m a glutton for punishment and I decided to keep going.
So he decided he was going to stay that night instead of driving home.
Dating apps: Can't live with them, can't live without them.
I bypassed and watched him drink his body weight in shots before he started crying about his ex-girlfriend and then threw up down my shoulder when I was trying to walk him home.
This was around 18 months ago, and he still messages me from time to time with a "hey," or my favourite, "I miss you." Met a guy who seemed to be decent.
You know, like when singles met potential mates at corn husking bees or whatever.
Dating apps have given us unprecedented access to every nut job, borderline sociopath, and bunny boiler in Chicago, and having a nightmarish experience has become some sort of twisted rite of passage. We asked a handful of Chicagoans to share their worst online dating stories, and we were not disappointed.
I could tell he was annoyed that I wasn’t falling all over him after hearing his bragging.
Telling your epic tale bonds you to your fellow bad-date survivors, and somehow makes you feel less alone. We’ve teamed up with NBC's Undateable to collect some stories about terrible bad dates and the lessons we've learned from them.
Spending too much time on Tinder, Bumble, or Ok Cupid will make any sane person yearn for simpler times.
But seriously, sometimes things go so wrong—like endless date with a cringe-worthy guy wrong—that you can't help but wonder why you're on the app in the first place.
Well, SELF asked to hear your dating app horror stories, and you guys answered.