Some dates are incredible and lead to lasting and loving relationships (or at least a hot fling), while others go down as horror stories to be told at happy hours for years to come.
While the storybook dates are far more pleasant to experience and look back on, the nightmare dates are way more entertaining stories to share with the world. Sometimes the best distraction from the abyss of life stress is a good old laugh over the horrible dates of yore.
In a popular Reddit thread, people shared their absolute nightmare dates, and it just confirms that the road to love is paved with dinners from hell.
So I've known this guy for almost a year now, not really good friends or anything, more of casual acquaintances (we have a bunch of common friends and see each other from time to time, parties etc). A couple of months ago he started messaging me, first on Facebook, then by text (he got my number from a friend, he didn't ask me for it) and most of the time I responded just to be polite. He's nice enough, but not really my type.. so when he started dropping hints about 'meeting up', I just turned him down and said I'm busy, or we'd just catch up the next time there's a gathering with our friends, that sort of thing.