Stories of failed romance are better than any meet-cute.
Someecards reached out to staff and contributors to ask them what they would consider their worst first date. Some of the stories are funny, some are bizarre, some are sad. Some sound like maybe it was actually the other person's worst first date. Enjoy deciding who had the most horrible experience! Hint: not anyone who still managed to get laid, somehow.
Right before freshman year started, I took a girl to see American Pie in theaters. I wanted to kiss her but could not fathom the physical geometry needed to smoothly initiate it (“just put your face on hers” never occurred to me). Planning to at some point turn around and I guess come at her from the front, I spent the whole movie hunched forward with my elbows on my knees and my chin in my hands, causing her to think I was disinterested (“or,” she said, "really, really into the movie”). Movie ended, I did not kiss her. It was ok, though, because we made out in a park later before her mom had to pick her up. Sorry that's my worst story. My first dates are on point. I save my flameouts for date two. -Johnny McNulty