The top 10 most embarrassing first date moments
The course of true love never runs smoothly. This certainly rings true if the recent survey by Date With A Mate is anything to go by. Members of the site were asked to share some of their dating disasters and the stats that suggest that first date nerves are common place and can lead to some embarrassing situations. Whilst getting food stuck in teeth or nervously spilling a drink were among the most common faux-pas, saying something inappropriate or even calling your new beau the wrong name featured highly, suggesting that one too many glasses of Chardonnay may have been consumed. Here are two experiences of first date disasters.
The female perspective…
I was struggling to find my date in the Tapas restaurant we were meeting in and I was about to hightail it back to the taxi rank, when I made eye contact with my date. He was sitting in the very corner of the bar, glass of red in hand and gave me the nod that it was he! I felt quite on edge, but it was too late to bail, particularly in my heels. So in I went.
We moved to our table, which thankfully was next to the bar and away from the masses, ideal for first date conversation. We ordered calamari, olives, king prawns and a salad to share. We were two glasses of Rioja down and my date decided white wine would be good with the meal. He then told me that he had had ‘bad guts’ for the past few days. He did look as if he was in a slightly cold sweat and I asked him if he felt fine. He said yes and drank another glass of wine. The food arrived and we relaxed into conversation about work when he suddenly said he needed to get some air.
The next thing I saw him hunched over the fire exit door at the side of the restaurant, vomiting. The restaurant doors swung open and my date returned, no mention of the ‘incident’, telling me that he felt a whole lot better. When we parted compant at the taxi rank and he leant in for a kiss but I dodged him and fell into the back seat. As far as I remember he never did have that mint and I know the saying goes “You’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince” but I draw the line at sick breath.
The male perspective…
I’d arranged a first date which involved both sets of friends… what could possible go wrong? As planned, I met a few mates up in Covent Garden after work. As the years slip by, so does the alcohol tolerance. By 8pm we were well oiled and in good spirits. My internet date rang to confirm she was in another place around the corner with friends, so we all met up. After a couple of hours of decent banter we decided to head to a rather cheesy nightclub and from where I was standing, all was going swimmingly well.
However, we had been in the club no longer than an hour when a commotion broke out behind me as I chatted to one of her friends. As I looked down, I saw my date sprawled out on the floor. I asked the bar staff to alert the bouncers, as all of our now merged party tried to get a response from the clearly distressed young lady. She came round pretty quickly and with the help of the club doormen, we got her outside and into the fresh air. I sat her down on the pavement and asked if she was alright to which she replied through tears, rather angrily: “Why aren’t you showing me any attention?”
I had a fair idea what that episode was all about. “Did you just collapse to get attention?” I enquired. Then she started crying as if I’d just sacked her from a dream job. As most blokes will testify, we’re no good in situations like this. I felt sorry for her but to me the whole thing smacked of total insanity! The only stroke of luck was that her friends were on hand to make sure she got home safely. Most disturbingly, she sent a text the following day hoping I’d enjoyed the evening and we should do it again sometime.
The top 10 most embarrassing first date moments:
1. Got food stuck in teeth – 17%
2. Bumped into an ex -15%
3. Spilled a drink on date – 14%
4. Said something inappropriate/ offensive – 12%
5. Was stood up – 9%
6. Called date by the wrong name – 8%
7. Walked out of the toilet with flies down/dress tucked into underwear- 7%
8. Wardrobe malfunction – 4%
9. Saw parents whilst on the date- 3%
10. Fell asleep whilst on the date – 2%
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