We’re so excited for our new release, Love at Stake as it deals with something near and dear to all our hearts.. Dating. *Shudders* It got us to thinking. Everyone has a worst date story, and so we are challenging you to share that story. The worse the better, hold no punches……
As a thank you for joining in the fun, Victoria will send a signed bookmark to anyone who shares their worst date story HERE. Plus you’ll also get 10 extra entries in the rafflecopter below.
We’ll be posting your stories here on the Entangled in Romance blog, starting 2/3, so make sure to check back and commiserate.
In the meantime, I’ll be kicking things off with my worst (and last!) first date story. My hubby and I have the fairy tale romance story. We got engaged after only 13 days of knowing each other, married six months later, had our first child two years later, and our youngest following up eighteen months later. We just celebrated our 9th anniversary, but by all rights, we shouldn’t be together.
And here’s why…
So we met, flirted and hit it off, setting up a date for the following night. We weren’t sure what we wanted to do so we decided to meet at Wendy’s and go from there. (Talk about a romantic setting right?) He came straight from his job at a window manufacturing company so he was wearing a dirty muscle shirt and cut offs, whereas being a female, I dressed nice. So there was Small hiccup #1.
After eating we decide we want to head over to a dance club we both had heard of. So we set off to K-mart to get him appropriate attire. 😉 Problem was that while we were there the girl he went out with two nights prior on a date called and was trying to get him to go out again. To this day he maintains that it wasn’t obvious he wasn’t blowing her off in case our date went bad, but it absolutely was. Hiccup #2
So then we head off to the dance club, and pay to get in. (He was a gentleman and paid for dinner and the club entry.) We get 2 feet in the door and realize our mistake. Everyone in their was 40+ wearing odd almost fetish leather and head banging like it was going out of style. I already had a headache, so that just wasn’t going to work, and we left right away. Hiccup #3
So after we leave, his buddy calls and says there’s a party in their apartment complex and we should stop in. I figured at this point why not and see where things will go. As at this rate it’s all an amusing mix, and well he was pretty charming. So we get there, and as we are walking in the neighbors greet him and wind up accidentally slamming the door in my face as they didn’t see me behind him since I’m only 5 ft. I could hear on the other side of the door him yelling; “DUDE! My girl’s out there.” And then they laughed saying “Haha, yeah right… Sure.” Hiccup #4
Door slamming incident over, I walk into a whole new world for me. See I’ve always been the good girl and despite being in college, I was too busy working to go to parties etc. So the sight of beer pong, and other less than legit substances all around, unknown substances everywhere, and people all but going at it in corners, well I was a bit horrified. My would-be-hubby must have sensed my panic and tried to offer me a drink. But as I had said previously I had a headache, and wasn’t really keen on the underage drinking thing. So while he coaxed me to play beer pong, he had to drink my “mess-ups.” Let’s just say that to this day I’m still terrible at the game and you can guess what happened next. Hiccup #5
So he’s drunk. I mean drunk – drunk. Granted I should mention here that a lot of the drunkenness came from him being nervous. he kept being worried I would leave or ditch him because of how bad the date was going. I could tell he wanted to impress me, and that’s probably why the drinking started in the first place as he was nervous and things just weren’t going right and it kinda spiraled. Anyway we decide to walk back down the hill to his apartment with his roommate. We get in there, and there is NO furniture. EVERYTHING is gone right down to the silverware as his roommate’s girlfriend left and took everything with her Except for a bare mattress. Turns up my would-be-hubby was newly moving in as a roommate, so he didn’t even have anything there but some clothes. AND the carpet had just been shampooed to boot, so the floor was damp and made for a wet tush while sitting. Hiccup #6
But lo and behold we brave the damp carpet to sit around with his two friends and despite everyone else being drunk, I was having a pretty good time. (Granted their drunkenness was a bit hilarious.) Anyway, so he winds up going outside to get sick and I decide to take a bathroom break. I’m in there minding my own business when one of his friends comes in because the door didn’t have a lock on it and starts saying: “So what do you think of my dude huh? Isn’t he awesome?” I of course shrieked and the guy blinked and realized he probably should have waited until I got out of the bathroom to ask me and ran out the room. MAJOR Hiccup #7
So there I am back in the living room on the damp carpet, mortified, while everyone else is outside either getting sick or helping the ones who got sick. Then I hear the friend who barged in on me saying “Dude! I think she likes you! She’ll kiss you. You better go brush your teeth!!” By this point I’ve decided the man needs a little payback and when he’s all cleaned up etc I tell him that yes I will give him ONE kiss, but first he must walk a perfectly straight line from one end of room to the other without taking one step out of line. Let me tell you folks, watching that poor man try over and over and keep falling made the entire disaster night worth it, and he eventually earned his kiss from sheer determination, which was probably the very start of falling for him. NOT so hiccup #8
So after the kiss, our ages somehow come up and I say that I’m eighteen. He turns white as a ghost and demands to see my ID. I laugh and ask him why and he says that he’s 19 and that he’s not going to jail for anybody, no matter how much he may like them. And when a girl says she’s eighteen many times she really means she’s sixteen. And he literally started panicking and did not calm down until I showed him my licence. Of course then he had to do a lot of backtracking on his presumptuousness that something would even happen that could get him in trouble. And right then and there I knew some more payback would be coming, I just didn’t know when I would implement it. Hilarious hiccup #9
So now, let’s just get this out there. The night never ended. Now ladies and gents, before you go getting any ideas and winking at me, remember how I said I was a good girl? I was. It was just already very late, and we were about an hour away from my home in an area that I wasn’t too familiar with. It was foggy outside and I just didn’t want to make the drive. This was before GPS was in every car. So we wound up curling up on the floor, me under a blanket on the damp carpet and him on top of it to be a gentleman. Another not so hiccup #10
So finally morning came and he woke up and looked at me saying “You stayed! I can’t believe you didn’t ditch after how bad things went last night. I think I may just love you.” And my response? (If you remember back to the idea of payback, well I decided to have a little more fun.) “Good, because tonight you get to meet my parents.” His eyes just about rolled back in his head in terror and he turned green. It was hilarious, but I stuck to my guns, and well, as you say the rest is history. I win #11
Looking back, the story does seem a little bit sweet and not so terrible first date after all, but for a very inexperienced dater that I was, it was pretty insane, and to this day I’m still not quite sure why I stuck around the whole night, but I’m sure glad I did.
About Love at Stake
Abbey is the lone human working for Fated Match, a company that pairs members of the supernatural community with their eternal mates.
To snag a young vampire socialite as their next client, Abbey journeys to the home of Lucian Redgrave, the oldest vampire on the East Coast. But he’s not willing to allow his vampire daughter to use the agency… unless Abbey can first find his perfect match in a month.
As Abbey coaches Lucian through his dates, she can’t deny the chemistry between them. But humans are toys for vampires, and risking her heart isn’t a part of the plan.
LOLOL! That’s a lot of hiccups! 😉
I really don’t have a bad date to share..married hubby young and been together 23 years. We did get a flat tire once…LOL
Thanks for sharing your story!! 🙂
I can honestly say I’ve not had a horrible date. I only ever dated my husband.
My worst date was short and trust me i will never forget! Was talking to a guy for a while and we started to hit it of and i though he was a nice guy then we went out on the date. We went to a small local restaurant where it was lovely, he ordered a chilli and i was worried cause we were going to the cinema after but i brushed it of. When it came for paying the bill his wallet was “left in the car” so i said okay i pay for it. Then we walked over to the cinema (small walking distance) where he walked with his phone in his hand an staring at every hot girl that walk past like a kid in a candy store! We got to the cinema were again he had no wallet so i paid AGAIN, but he promised to give me it back whenever the movie was over and he would give me a lift home.. in the cinema he was eating so repulsively loud and texting ( i looked like a complete idiot!) then the chilli made an appearance with a disgusting fart i thought i was gonna vomit but pretended i didn’t notice. Whenever the film was over he walked on ahead and then he said “oh im sorry babe my mum isn’t well i need to rush on can you get a cab home” completely concerned i thought of nothing else but worry and sympathy for his mum.. so he ran to the car and left so i thought a walk home would clear my head then i realized he never give me money for the meal or the movie ticket and it had been stranded late at night walking home. Whenever i went to cross the road at a pair of traffic lights there he was in his car with another girl. I just walked on after flipping him of (not lady like but i was fuming!) So i gather he’s a cheapskate and was texting her the entire way through our “date” some sick mom he had!
My now husband and I were going to do dinner and a movie, but after the dinner while at the movie my husband got VERY sick in front of everyone while at the movies. He got food poisoning, I guess. The rest of the night he was stuck in the bathroom, after he puked all of the movie theater and my car! YUCK. Guess is really was love! LOL
Can’t say that I’ve had a horrible date. But my date from this past weekend comes to mind. I showed up early at the club, my date arrives 10 minutes later only to find out the placed closed a couple months ago (his suggested location). We drove to a lounge only to be able to find parking. Went to another lounge, now it’s about 10pm, and there’s no setting at this place. Finally. we decided to drop my car off and head to another place for dinner.
I don’t really have a worst date story. I only dated my husband and we have been married for 28 years. Of course for our first date he was 30 minutes late getting there.
The worst date I ever had was a guy I dated in college (can’t even remember his name now lol) anyway he took me to the beach. We’d been on a few dates before and he was cool we had fun but on this particular date he wanted to lay in the bed of his truck and watch the stars. We were near the beach, at night, and it was really cold so I wasn’t too excited about laying in the bed of a truck and freezing my a$$ off but I didn’t say anything just went along with it. So he jumps in the back of the truck and helps me to get up and into the back but first, he didn’t even clean it out. And second he had one flimsy blanket which we would’ve had to sit on and not cover ourselves with. So I sat on the little seat portion he had and he tried to come over and sit with me then decided it would be better if I just sat on his lap. I got up and attempted to move where he wanted me to but he tripped me instead and I ended up twisting my ankle. It hurt sooo bad and I was pissed because he actually laughed! Anyway needless to say, we didn’t go out anymore after that lol
Wow, that is a lot of hiccups but I’m glad it turned out so great for you! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
I only have an “almost a date” bad story. It was about 9 months after I had left my (now EX) husband and I was working retail after moving back home to my family. A repeat customer, a gentleman older than my 26, that I had been flirting with asked me out for the next week. I gave him my number and said to call and we would set up something. Unfortunately a couple of days later, after we made plans for the next week and I gave him my address, I spasmed my back muscles and ended up a giant lump of pain. My Dr. told me to take a couple of weeks off and when I got home, after calling in to work, I realized I didn’t have this gentleman’s number. I tried to find his number which was when I realized I didn’t even know how to spell his last name! lol Eventually I gave up and hoped he would call before our planned date unfortunately he didn’t. And when the day came that we were supposed to go out, I was so doped up on pain killers and muscle relaxants that I FORGOT! So this poor guy shows up with flowers in hand only to be told by my sister that I had injured myself and was unable to get up to see him. HOW EMBARASSING – especially since I could hear everything but didn’t want to see him because I hadn’t showered for a couple of days (difficult to do with all the pain) – and he was an absolute sweetheart about it. He gave the flowers to my sister to give to me and said he would call to check up on me.
And he did call. EVERY DAY for the next two months. Solicitous and sweet and always offering to do anything he could – meanwhile I wasn’t getting any better physically and was depressed and angry at the world. The last time he called was the same day a very special family friend – who had the same first name as this poor soul – had passed away from cancer. I was even MORE of a basket case and went off on him.
Needless to say that was the last day he called and the next time I saw him – years later – he refused to even look me in the eye or acknowledge I existed and really, can you blame him?!?
Story submitted! Thanks for the opportunity to share one of the worst evenings of my life. Appreciate it! Really! 🙂
I don’t really have a bad date story for me and my boyfriend. We were friends for several years before we started dating, so we hit it off pretty quickly.
I do have bad date experiences with my idiot guy friends though. Yeah, figure that one out…I was with them during the dates, why?! One friend decided he wanted to get to know a girl better so he invited her to a movie. Well she isn’t a geek so deciding on a midnight release of Thor: The Dark World wasn’t the smartest. Also the fact that midnight releases of geeky movies are something we do as a group…so he decided to just combine the date and the group thing. (First dates are not meant to be group things…) So we had to put up with awkward conversation, while trying to smooth over his mistakes without being too obvious. The whole group was on their best behavior, which means we were really quiet because we tend to speak our minds and that doesn’t go over well with some. It was just awful, but the plus was that the movie was awesome.
There was also a date that we had no idea was a date until he showed up with her…and her kid. (Different friend) That was…unpleasant.
Oh my, I haven’t got a worst date story, but I love yours. Thanks for the chance.
The worst date I had was when I was 15. I got tricked into going out with this guy I didn’t know because I was doing a favor for a friend who sat this whole horrible ordeal up as a double date with her and a guy she didn’t know very well. I opened the door to a guy who looked like ‘Weird Al Yankovic’; he had the fuzzy hair, goofy glasses and craziest clothing I have ever seen. I thought I was going to cry! When we went to eat he asked me to order from the dollar menu ( can you believe that!) and what was worse he made me pay for my half! What a loser! Later we went to see a movie at one of those theaters that get the movies after the had already been out on DVD. You know the type of theater where you’re afraid to eat the popcorn in fear of seeing roaches in it and who knows what you might find in the bottom of a soda cup! It was gross! I just wanted to go home! When they finally took me home I hurried to the door to escape this nightmare. I wasn’t quite fast enough! He stood between me and the door where he proceeded to ask me I wanted his regular, deluxe or his super-duper kiss! By the time I was totally discussed by this jerk I kneed him in the groin, pushed off the porch and told him, “Back off Jack and don’t you try this again! That was the last time I saw him! Lol! I was a feisty lil’ thing back then. But that was the worst date I have ever been on!
Worst date ever will date me but he took me to see Jaws…not good, 1) afraid of water, 2)don’t’ like sharks 3)it was at the drive in, big screen and I freaked. So embarrassed, i never wanted to see that guy again 🙂
My junior year I want with a nice guy that I barely knew. I was recovering from a serious sinus infection and taking an antibiotic that made me feel sicker than the infection. We went out to a very nice steak house and sat with a couple that I didn’t know who were going to a different prom. So super awkward. My steak came out practically still mooing — at the time I could only eat well done meat. I couldn’t even look at it without feeling sicker. Date tried to be a gentleman and send it back, but it was still bloody. The second time he sent it back, I got a different cut of meat that was also bright red in the center, so I gave up on having meat that night.
When we got to the dance itself, I discovered that he had watched Saturday Night Live a few times too many and thought he could dance like John Travolta. He was wrong. He alternated the dancing with attempts at being Romeo and sending what he thought were seductive looks my way. If I hadn’t felt so horrible, I would not have been able to keep from laughing at him. The night finally ended. I made it home. And, thank you Lord, my parents were still awake – so I escaped a good night kiss!
Did I mention he drove a Gremlin?
Thanks for sharing, that sounds like it was quite an evening! Good luck on the release, looks like an intriguing story.
This guy had been asking me out repeatedly. I kept coming up with excuses on why I couldn’t go out. My best friend told him I’d go on a date with him. I was newly divorced and she was trying to get me back out there. So we go on our date and within the first hour he has ditched me and started talking to another group of women. Then the next time I saw him he asked when we were going out again that he “Really liked me”. Needless to say I threw my coffee on him.
I really liked this novel!! Can’t wait to see where this series will go!
I shared my worst date ever story on the form. Thank you for the giveaway!
My worst date story begins with me being 25 years old and very cute at the time, and having a blind date set up by my sister who was younger than I. We met up at the local restaurant/bar and went in and started ordering our food, had a few drinks while waiting for it. Everything going ok. The waitress brought our food and we starting eating. This is where everything went into the toilet. He started eating and every bite of food that he took, he grunted! Seriously! He grunted. I couldn’t even finish my meal! I left, right in the middle of dinner. Went home and called my sister. I never, ever let her set me up again!