What was your worst date ever? Vlog

The Worst Date. Ever.

February 14, 2013 by Michelle

There are times I’m glad I’m out of the dating world.  Thinking about my worst dates definitely reminds me of how good I have it.  And so in honor of Valentine’s Day today, I asked this week’s #VlogMom question.  I want to know – what is your worst date ever?  Share all the gory details.

My story is from the late 1990s, and the fact that I can remember this much about it says a lot about the uniqueness of this date.  It became legend amongst my friends, lucky me.  And Flower Boy never got a second date.  This week’s vlog is a little longer than usual, but I think it’s worth it.

So if you’re in the dating world now, I have some great tips on what not to do based on just this single date.

1) Do your research on where you’re going.
2) Don’t lie and say you made a reservation if you didn’t.
3) Don’t show off.
4) The topic of children – especially lots of them – is not a good one if you want a second date.
5) If something bad happens, shrug it off.  Self-loathing is not attractive.
6) When a date goes bad, chalk it up to experience and walk away.

So please – share your worst date story.  Because I can’t believe I’m the only one with a doozy of a tale.

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  • [email protected]

    Isn’t it amazing how the worst dates go on and on and on? My “career chicken” video is above.
    I’m so relieved not to be dating anymore!

    • Michelle

      Oh they SO go on and on… I just loved how this one had one mishap after another. I don’t EVER want to date again. Definitely glad it’s over!

  • julie

    it must be so much easier now that there are cell phones!!!!! what a looooooooong date

    • Michelle

      I know. I have a couple friends who are dating in their 40s now, and oh they have interesting stories. I love hearing about the texting that goes on, the weird questions and attitudes and everything else. And YES it was a long date 🙂 But hey – I got the story from it at least?

  • [email protected]

    I’ve only been on a few dates in my life (my husband and I met in high school) and those were when I was young and didn’t know better. I can’t imagine trying to date as an adult! Hang in there 🙂

    • Michelle

      OH I can’t imagine dating as an adult either. The stories I hear are enough for me. I love that you met your husband in high school… those are always stories that make me smile.

  • Debbie

    I’m kind of late to the party on seeing this post. But as one of your “dating in her 40’s friends” I feel compelled to ask you if you remember my date that told me to dress up because we were going somewhere really nice, only to take me to a chain restaurant, then proceeded to go to the bathroom every ten minutes while we were there (I think to snort cocaine), tell me all his horrible family secrets, and closed the date by asking me to go home with him for a one night stand. That is my all time worst date. But there are some other doozies.

    • Michelle

      You are late to see this post, but that’s ok. And NO I didn’t hear that story. Apparently I need to hang out with you more often. Were any of his horrible family secrets at last entertaining – or was the food at least … decent?

  • Anne the SpyGirl

    Excellent story!

    I will have to think a bit to remember my worst date. It’s been a while!
    (found you through Katy of Modly Chic)

    • Michelle

      I’m glad you liked it. It was legend… the poor guy was all I kept thinking. He just kept digging that hole deeper and deeper.

  • Pat

    Yikes!!! That was a doozy of a date. I never had any date that came close to the one you had with Flower Boy. I remember going out with a boy a few times when I was 17 only because I thought it would be rude to say no. I had never gone on a date before and I was REALLY nervous. He was an odd duck and I wasn’t attracted to him at all. And then I even went to the prom with him, feeling awkward and uncomfortable the whole time. Then *gag* he kissed me good night and it was so yucky to me. So my first kiss was from someone I thought was weird and strange and it was horrible. After that I worked up the courage to decline any further dates with him….1965.

    • Michelle

      That’s one skill I want to be sure I teach the wee ones: how to say no to a date. Along with how to choose a date, when is a relationship healthy, why do you want to date people, what makes a good boy/girlfriend, what to do when X and so forth. You poor thing to even go to prom with him. What a memory for you!

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