There are some things in life that you hope will never happen to you. Dating your third cousin is one of them. Thankfully, the odds of that happening are slim, but it does happen. On one of this person’s first dates, they found out they were about to go on a date with their third cousin.
Honestly, it’s better late than never. If the two had fallen in love, there could’ve been a lot of problems. If they had found out after they had kids, there’d be even more problems. It’s better it happened this way and not any other way, although it’s still unfortunate that it happened at all. They’re probably going to be a bit more cautious about who they date from now on (via Nature World Today).
Going on one of your first dates ever can feel scary. You’ve put in a position where you have to entertain the opposite sex and make sure they’re having a good time. It’s especially true if you’re a man, since, by societal standards, you must court the girl and treat her to a nice evening.
No one taught this guy how to court a girl on a first date. Instead of taking her out, he decided to serve her saltine crackers and play Mario Kart with her. Even though that sounds like a fun night, it’s not something you usually do on your first date with someone. On the other hand, it could’ve been one of the best first dates ever. It all depends on who you end up with (via Nature World Today).
Dating someone who’s extra paranoid isn’t ideal. When dating a conspiracy theorist, things can feel interesting for a while, but after some time, it can get pretty annoying. On one of Klara’s first dates, she discovered her date’s phone was taped up.
Without hesitation or making any assumptions, she decided to ask him right then and there why his phone was completely taped. He told her the government is always listening. Even though that’s a bit creepy, at least he was honest. He allowed her to decide whether to stay with him or not. It’s likely she didn’t stay with him. Everything about that conversation is certainly suspicious (via Nature World Today).
Setting low expectations for a date makes it a lot easier for them to leave room for an impression. This guy set low expectations for his date. He didn’t expect her to be intelligent. When she was able to hold a conversation about religion and humanity, he was blown away.
Maybe he never dated an intelligent woman, so he didn’t expect her to be one. Either way, kudos to her for surprising him. Still, it doesn’t seem like he’s worthy of a date, since she had to work her way to get him to have a conversation with her. Honestly, she needs to date someone as open as she is, not someone who doesn’t think she’s smart enough to hold a conversation (via Nature World Today).
Trying to kiss someone with a mouthful of Ranch dressing is usually something that happens later on in the relationship. That’s when you’re so comfortable with someone, that you don’t feel a need to impress them anymore.
When it happens on a first date, it’s a little different. You don’t know the person at all and don’t even know if you’re attracted to them. Bennett had to endure his date leaning in for a romantic kiss, with a mouthful of dressing. That’s just nasty. No one wants to taste someone’s chewed-up ranch dressing. Still, it could’ve been an honest mistake, or she was just trying to be funny. At least she wasn’t pretending to be someone she’s not (via Nature World Today).
You’d think that getting elbowed in the face would turn you off of a date. It almost seems like a warning sign from the universe, saying, “don’t date this person.” It’s a hilarious story that could’ve ended horribly. Surely, it seems like a disaster and is one of those first dates that make you grateful for your simple, yet boring dates.
It ended up working out for this guy, since not only did he get a second date, but he ended up marrying the girl. It’s a cute love story, and because it worked out, it’s one of the best ways to start a romance (via Nature World Today).
When a date is going well, it’s hard to know when to say goodnight. After this Reddit user had one of those wonderful first dates that make us believe in love, it went south. His date asked him if he’d ever seen A Clockwork Orange, to which he said he hadn’t.
Without hesitation, the girl suggested they watch the movie. After watching the gruesome movie, the girl was in the mood for some “sloppy toppy.” He was not. His mind was full of horrible images. Maybe she’s into BDSM and felt turned on after watching the movie. That’s a person to reconsider (via Reddit).
When you go on a date, you don’t expect them to bring their mother. That’s something that happens months into the relationship after you’ve set a solid foundation and like each other. For some reason, this person thought it was a good idea to bring their mother along on one of their very first dates.
It could’ve been a cute evening, but this person thought it was incredibly awkward. We’re not sure we’d want our parents on any of our first dates, or any of our dates, ever, but this person did it without hesitation. At least he knows she and her mother have a good relationship (via Reddit).
Todd mistakenly didn’t ask his first date for the correct address. If this happened nowadays, it wouldn’t matter since something like that could be fixed with a quick phone call. Unfortunately, this happened before cell phones were a thing, so Todd had to go the difficult route and ask a friendly neighbor to help him find his date.
He must’ve gone to the wrong house because the elderly couple made him watch TGIF while they searched for a phone book. That’s one way to kill some time while you wait. It’s a funny story to tell on one of your first dates, though. Let’s hope she was understanding and found the whole thing hilarious (via Nature World Today).
Parallel parking is stressful. If you have a bad temper, it can make it even worse. This guy was a big jerk and left his date stranded on the side of the road after he couldn’t parallel park. Instead of trying to find another parking spot, he drove off and left her there. Maybe he was so embarrassed that he didn’t want to face it.
Because of this, she had to walk home alone. That’s not a great way to spend one of your first dates with someone. As we’ve said many times before, it’s better to happen on the first date instead of months into the relationship (via Nature World Today).
There are some people out there who leave impressions, and others who don’t. This guy certainly didn’t leave an impression on this woman, since she forgot what he looked like. After she walked around the entire restaurant looking for him, he finally flagged her down.
The best part is that he allowed her to walk around and look for him. He sat there, thoroughly amused, as she wandered around the restaurant, lost and confused. Even though that’s harsh, it’s quite a hilarious way to start the first date. At least it ended in a beautiful romance, and the two of them ended up getting married (via Nature World Today).