dating

All about dating. First dates, three years into a relationship, Tinder, and more.

  • Jenna Paoloni
    Published 2 years ago
    LITERAL. WORST. DATE. EVER.

    LITERAL. WORST. DATE. EVER.

    It all started with the Bumble era. Although I had been single for almost 7 years, I was living my best life. Then, society was like “You’re single? Oh, honey, you’re not happy” and I was like “Omg, you’re right, I’m going to be 30 in a couple years and I want to have a husband to like subsidize the rent and kill spiders and stuff.” Ya know, all the normal things that millennial girls dream about. So, there I was, downloading this new app called “Bumble,” which my friend called “the classy Tinder.” I would come to learn that no such oxymoron exists.
  • teisha leshea
    Published 2 years ago
    Plenty of (Dead) Fish

    Plenty of (Dead) Fish

    I made it to 31. One year older and another year wiser. I was out enjoying drinks with my younger sister, and after many laughs and shots she suggested that I join a popular dating app that millions of people use. She stated that she knows couples who have met through the site and some have even gotten married. I was unsure about it. After reading countless stories of dates going wrong, I dismissed her sentiment. As 2018 approached I thought of all the countless things I want to carry out in the coming year. One of those accomplishments is to discover love and happiness.
  • Samantha Baker
    Published 2 years ago
    Tinder Date Gone Wrong...

    Tinder Date Gone Wrong...

    *names have been changed in this story*
  • Deborah Portillo
    Published 2 years ago
    Red Flag Date

    Red Flag Date

    Have you ever been encouraged to go on a blind date? Maybe you were merely pressured to join an online dating site, because you friends felt as though you were alone on the weekends while your children were spending their weekends with their father.
  • L P
    Published 2 years ago
    WorstDateEver

    WorstDateEver

    Well here goes. I have been single for almost 11 years since my first late partner passed away. I have been going on dates here and there but nothing was ever serious. I guess after being single for a long time the thought of being committed would be very hard for me to adjust. One day, I decided to download the app Grindr which is an app for gay men to meet other guys around them and after uploading my profile, I received a message from 3 guys and they were all seemed desperate so I thought this could be a bad idea and deleted the app after 2 days as messages I received was very bizarre. One day, I was at Starbucks and I ordered myself a caramel frappe with whipped cream and requested for extra caramel on top of it and I heard a voice from behind me saying "isn't that amazing to have more caramel on top of it?!" I thought to myself that the person behind me is probably talking to his friend but I turned and he was actually talking to me! I was kind of a surprise because nobody talks to me in public like EVER! But spontaneously, i responded with " It's the best feeling EVER!" we both smiled and I said, "I thought you were talking to someone" and he said "Nah, I was talking to you because I order the same thing and i feel like I was the only one who orders that but its good to know I'm not weird and there's someone out there having the same as me"
  • Ms. Wright's Room
    Published 2 years ago
    My Most Embarrassing Date

    My Most Embarrassing Date

    We've all done it. Went on a date with someone who we met online or even a blind date, and then once it finally happens, you're regretting every second of it. This happened to me not too long ago. I met a decent looking guy online, who was capable of having a respectful conversation with me (which is hard to come by these days with no forward questions or pervy comments). So we decided to meet up at a pizza shop.
  • Phoenix Roronoa
    Published 2 years ago
    What A Complete Disaster

    What A Complete Disaster

    I think everyone at one point and time can say they have had some pretty lousy dates with some unappealing human beings. I think I may have the story to beat all stories.
  • Shelby Weimer
    Published 2 years ago
    #MyWorstDate

    #MyWorstDate

    It was a lovely Spring day in Savannah, Georgia. I remember it vividly although I wish I could forget. I had just recently gotten my undergrad and moved to the South where my family had been living for nearly two years. Fresh off the boat (or janky Jeep Liberty) with a film degree, I figured I could get a good start in good ole' Georgia. I mean they filmed Magic Magic 2 there, for goodness sake!
  • Peter Ellis
    Published 2 years ago
    What Could Go Wrong? #MyWorstDate

    What Could Go Wrong? #MyWorstDate

    What really constitutes a bad date? Is it the person you go with? Is it the choice of where you go/what you do? Is it a combination of the two? I'd lean towards the latter myself. In today's world, with the rise of Tinder and online dating, it's never been easier to connect with people and get a sense of who they are before meeting for that nerve-shredding first date.
  • Brianna Penrod
    Published 2 years ago
    My Worst Date Ever

    My Worst Date Ever

    I’ve pretty much been swiping on Tinder for a whole year until I met my cute dumpling that I have right now. Unfortunately, I met a few bad eggs along the way, and I regret them so. The worst date I’ve ever had consisted of me meeting this Korean guy that I'd been talking to online. His name was Min, and he was rashly handsome and sweet, based on his profile and our conversations. He ended up asking me out, and I agreed to go driving with him and have dinner. Well, these are not the events that occurred that night. First of all, when he arrived, I opened the door to find him way shorter than he said he was, but I’m no newbie to online dating so I always suspect it. Anyways, we greeted each other awkwardly, like any first online meet-up, but then things changed. I was getting ready to walk out the door and this dude just goes in my room and gets comfy. My first immediate thought is, “WTF, I wanted food,” because I hadn’t eaten yet. Second thought was, “why TF is he in my room?” but I’m no idiot. Eventually, I walk in the room and see him watching Rick and Morty, I had left it on when I was waiting for him; this was not a part of my plan. I was honestly a little irritated because this dude starts talking about Rick and Morty and laying on my floor like he’s not going anywhere. Soon enough, I gave up and just told myself that I’d eat when he leaves, because he started to talk to me vigorously with very bad breath and I wasn’t having that. So he’s laying on the floor and I just go to lay on my bed—I have a Korean-style futon that sits on the floor—but then he gets up! He gets up and lays next to me in my bed, and I’m just like, “ew, no,” and I kinda move, but he moves closer. I then realized what he wanted and I honestly wasn’t into it because he just had really bad breath and began to be really clingy. He already lied about his height, didn’t take me out to eat, and to make things worse, he wore hiking boots with joggers when he came over. As I’m growing more and more irritated, this little man decides to make a jump on me and he starts taking off his pants and I’m just frozen like a statue because in a flash, all I saw was a pubic bush the size of a volleyball. With his giant bush, you couldn’t even see his penis, and I was trying so hard not to laugh because I’m not the type of girl to make fun of a guy, but then he said it.
  • Farzad Fardanesh
    Published 2 years ago
    My First Date Ever...
  • The European Experiment
    Published 2 years ago
    I've Had It: No More Sex Before Marriage!

    I've Had It: No More Sex Before Marriage!

    No sex before marriage! As a feminist this statement would have driven me insane a couple of months ago. I'm in my late twenties (just to avoid saying that I'm actually into my early thirties), I'm smart, I'm fun, I'm driven, I'm independent, I have some money saved up, and I'm usually pretty laid-back. Also—because otherwise none of this is relevant in our society—I'm quite charming and pretty.