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People Are Sharing Times When A First Date Ended Almost Immediately

April 8, 2021 13.5k votes 1.5k voters 98.7k views16 items

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First dates have the potential to spark a beautiful connection between two people. They also have the potential to go horribly wrong. Reddit user u/Itz_Syth asked: "You have five seconds to ruin a date, what do you do?" and the responses had us waving for the check.

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    Two Packs of Pork Rinds

    From Reddit user u/Reave1905:

    My sister told me about a quiet pub date she had with a guy recently who bought himself 2 packs of pork scratchings. He opened both bags and separated them by most crunchy to least crunchy and then would pick 2 up at a time and ask her which one he should eat next. He did this for the whole date.

    They didn't have a second date.

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    Having A Paper Checklist

    From Reddit user u/sqqueen:

    While gazing at a 2-page 10-point font checklist.

    Reddit user u/TheGratePumpkin replied:

    That happened to me. I was in my 30s. She had a checklist. An actual paper checklist, and a pen where she scored my answers on a 10 point scale.

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    A Lock Of Hair

    From Reddit user u/LydiaAgain:

    One time a guy leaned over and deeply smelled a lock of my hair within the first couple minutes of our meeting for the first time. I made up an excuse and left.

    Reddit user u/OrangeCreeper replied:

    Nope nope nope nope nope nope.

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    Saying 'I Love You'

    From Reddit user u/hotsingleinyourarea1:

    "I love you" learned that the hard way. I was in high school and I asked a girl out, we went to this burrito place and my mind was like "aight, ima leave," and I accidentally said "I love you" we both looked horrified and I just slowly left. 

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