You probably swapped as many pretty awful date invitations and first date horror stories with your friends as potential mates you've swiped left on Tinder. When it comes to horrible first dates, they're no different than taxes or puberty: everyone hates them, but everyone's gotta get through them. Thankfully, the very worst first dates often become hilarious stories in hindsight, though some remain complete terrors even years after the fact. Plus, many horrible first dates provide you excellent excuses to end a creepy date before it goes too far. The people of Reddit shared their worst first dates and they definitely do not disappoint. You might have thought you had a date from Hell, but did you ever date somebody who claimed to know the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Didn't think so.
A Broken Fibula
I went on a Tinder date in January that ended poorly. At the end he tried to kiss me so I dodged, tripped over a curb, and broke my fibula while falling into traffic. The guy got down in the road with me, moved my hair behind me ear and said, 'We could tell people that we fell in love.'
Takeout To Take Her Out
The girl asked if I could buy her something for takeout, mainly because her boyfriend only lets her see other people if he can get a meal out of it when she gets back home.
"On a first date: 'My great-grandfather's name is Mario, my grandfather's name is Mario, my dad's Mario, I'm Mario, and if you don't mind, I'll be naming our child Mario.'"
Lick It Right Up
From a deleted user:
"When I was a senior in high school, I went out with this guy after school. We grabbed some smoothies, smoked a blunt, and were planning on doing the boop, until: he picked a zit when he thought I wasn't looking, and while his face bled he LICKED HIS FINGER. I thought I was going to puke"