It's natural and easy to point the finger at other people's dating gaffes. Most of us have a few stories of dates with people who totally missed the mark in both nightmarish and run-of-the-mill ways.
But it's far more humbling to look back and recognize the times we were the weirdo villain ruining someone else's chance at love or physical intimacy. At the end of the day, someone has to take responsibility for ruining the date, and we can't always be the innocent or cool one in the story.
So, in a popular Reddit thread, people shared the times they were the dating horror story, and it's deeply entertaining.
Oh my gosh, this is so embarrassing. I had recently broken up with a guy who I was convinced was my true love. An acquaintance asked me out to dinner and I reluctantly accepted although I wasn’t interested. This poor guy picked me up and was so nice and kind as I spent the entire evening talking about my ex and how much I loved and missed him. I couldn’t stop! He dropped me off at home and gently said he hoped I found happiness.
I looked him up a few years ago and he’s happily married with three kiddos so I don’t think I broke his heart!