Whether it’s a first date or you’ve been dating the person for some time, we can’t deny the importance of these tête-à-tête meetups. Normally, we expect this rendezvous to be exciting, fun, and most of all romantic, but once in a blue moon, a date can be awkward and embarrassing or even turn into a complete fiasco.

We’ve collected stories about some not-so-lucky romantic encounters. They might have been mortifying at the time, but at least they became fascinating stories to remember.


During our first date, he takes a call from a girl and he says to her ’’I’m just in the pub with my roommates.’’ He hangs up and says, ’’that was my fiancée, just one I’m with for her visa. She also lives with me. And we’re getting married in 3 weeks.’’ I decided to leave, and he then said to me, ’’Do you want to help me buy groceries first?’’ © claireinthesnow/Reddit


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We went to see a late-night show. It ended at 2 a.m. We didn’t have a car or money for a taxi so we walked back to her house. We collapsed on her bed and fell asleep. Hours later her dad shook me awake and demanded to know who I was. When he found out I was studying chemistry in college he started questioning me about thermodynamics© ThadisJones/Reddit


After only dating for 2 months, he wanted to introduce me to his parents and show me his childhood home. It was a disaster. His entire family was there. Some traveled for hours. He lied to them and even said we were engaged. I spent the entire afternoon brainstorming wedding ideas and planning a honeymoon in Alaska. We were far from home and there was no way out. Finally, when we got back, I got in the car and got out. © andandandetc / Reddit


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Which of these dates was the most shocking to you? Have you ever had a similar embarrassing romantic story? Share with us in the comments!

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