15 Guys Recall Times They Walked Out On A First Date Because It Was So Bad… And Their Stories Are WILD

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I think we’ve all experienced a first date that was less than spectacular before.

Ya know, bad conversation, the guy has the personality of a cardboard box, the usual, run-of-the-mill type things that mean you’ll probably never see that person again in your life.

But, every now and then, you hear about an absolute horror story on a first date that sounds so bad there’s no way it can even be real.

On Reddit, AskMen recently posed the question “Those of you who’ve walked out on first dates, what was your ‘I’m out of here’ moment?”, and some of the responses are downright unbelievable.

First of all, on behalf of girls everywhere, I need to say that I have never once even thought about doing some of the shit these girls did on a first date. I don’t know where y’all even found some of them, but maybe it’s time to give the dating apps a rest for a little while…

Here’s 15 horror stories from guys who were on a first date that was so bad, they jumped ship right there on the spot:

1. “She said she was into pool, so we went to a bar to play a couple of games. It was a bar she was a regular at, and at one point about 4 of her friends showed up. The girl I was there with asked if I wanted another beer while they all went to the bar.

After they got a round of drinks and shots, the bartender waved me over, and asked if I wanted them all on my tab, apparently she’d said I was cool with it. I just laughed and shook my head, he said ‘if you dip right now I’ll handle it, bro.’ Never even turned around to look at her, got some wings on the way home, and had a great night.”


2. “Her boyfriend’s buddy saw us and confronted her about it. It was a huge shock because we’d been talking for a few weeks and I thought we were really hitting it off. I told the guy to tell his friend I was sorry and had no idea, got up and left.”


3. “When I was polite to the waitress and she screamed at me ‘Would you rather be on a date with her then!?'”


4. “Had several like this. One who clearly used some older pictures from before her meth habit or so. Claimed she was 28 but looked 55.

Another who was very attractive but used some college pictures or something out of date. Like if she used a recent picture it would have been no big deal because she was still rather attractive. But I still felt lied to.”


5. “First date, we’re meeting at a new pizza place in town. She tells me to get out of my car first. She then sees me and laughs going; ‘that’s your tiny ass car?’

We’re in line to create our own pizza, we’re talking, mid conversation she pulls out her phone and blocks me on Tinder and Snap visibly in front of me. Walked out in the middle of our dinner as she’s asking me where I’m going Edit: for everyone asking my first car was a 06 Scion xA.”


6. “We were at a restaurant and the waitress came over and gave the standard greeting ‘welcome to….. can I start you off with some drinks.’ I order a water and a drink and then looked at my date and said and whatever she is getting. My date then looked at me, looked at the waitress, looked back at me with a confused look on her face.

So I asked was she okay or need more time to look? My date then clears her throat and ask me if I knew the waitress. I said no why, the date then went on a rant on why the waitress was talking to me and looking my direction when she should only be talking to and looking at her. I was shocked and was like, what?

She then goes on about how if me and the waitress has something going on just let her know now. At this point I looked at the waitress and told her to cancel my drink order, apologized to her, then I got up and left. When I got to my car I blocked the dates number and everything.”


7. “She would not stop texting and taking selfies. After the fifth selfie, I got up and said I’m gonna leave.”


8. “We ended up at the police station. We closed down the restaurant where we were eating, and we were going to a bar for some drinks. She got pulled over on the way, and failed her field sobriety test.

I was waiting in my car, saw her get put in handcuffs, I was in the middle of mouthing WTF when the cop made me get out and do a field sobriety test (which I obviously passed), then made me come to the police station with them. She evidently showed up hammered to the date. There were a couple of red flags but I had chalked it up to first date butterflies.”


9. “When I went to pick her up she introduced me to her 3 year old son as ‘dad'”


10. “She told me she starved her pet hamster so she could get a dog when she was in high school because her parents wouldn’t let her have multiple pets and she laughed while telling me about it…”


11. “I had a woman call me and insisted I gave her my number one night when I was bartending a small music venue during a concert. The name and description didnt sound familiar, but we chatted for a few nights and decided to meet. I will call her Bonnie.

We met up at a bar in her part of town. Bonnie looked a little familiar but not someone I would had given my number to. She was totally not my type. But I decided to not be rude and gave the one date a chance. Somewhere in the course of the evening we started sharing pics from our phone. “here is my dog”, “here is my son”, “here is me in Vegas” etc.

Then Bonnie showed me a pic “this is me and my best friend Sarah”. I looked and Sarah looked very familiar. Sarah WAS my type and I totally remember chatting it up with her and gave her my number. Then it occurred to me that Bonnie was the woman standing behind Sarah the whole time just minding her own business the night I gave my number out at my place of work. Basically her best friend Sarah catfished me in person on behalf of her friend. I left”


12. “Context: I’m 6’6 the girl is 6’3. Yes we’re both tall!

5 mins into the date someone makes the standard “wow you guys would have nba players if you had kids” comment. No biggie brushed off, lol’d and move on.

20 mins later she asks how I felt about that joke. I said I thought it was funny. She goes “I think it’s fucked up you didn’t stand up for me” “how does that lady know we’re having sex?” (We weren’t btw). “What if I don’t want kids?”

I could see this took a turn I didn’t expect so I was trying to be rational and say it was a joke and we’re both giants so if we hang out people are going to make those jokes.

I kid you not, subject changed, we moved on. Date is going great and a customer makes a similar comment and she loses her shit and gets us kicked out of the restaurant.”


13. “Late to the party but halfway through the date (she asked me out), ‘I’m an escort so if you wanted to fuck me I would have to charge.'”‘


14. “After we kissed she said ‘Actually, I’m married.'”


This one takes the cake, though… no matter how bad some of y’all want those Instagram followers, this ain’t the damn Bachelor:

15. “I think I might hold the world record on this one because I once walked out after pretty much one second.

I matched with a girl on Bumble. I talked to her for a week or so about the usual stuff. Plans for the future, interests and hobbies, those things. I had a weird feeling about her but I couldn’t really put my finger on what it was. Anyway, she actually asked to meet up after a week and already had a time and place in mind. I thought “Wow, someone who actually knows what she wants!” and I said yes on the spot. We didn’t make exact plans what to do (she said we could just come up with stuff on the spot because we were in a big city) and I agreed.

Fast forward to that date. I went to the bus and started heading towards the place where we were supposed to meet up. It was a relatively large open space in the middle of the city and I texted her where exactly we’ll meet there and how I’ll recognize her. About 5 minutes before my bus arrived she started replying that she’s waiting near the bus stop. She however didn’t tell me what she was wearing but instead told me she’s “the girl standing with two ore more other guys”.

I didn’t really get what kind of description that was or who those ‘guys’ are. I joked if she joined some kind of city tour or how did she end up waiting there with other people. Then she started explaining that her plan for this date was that we would hang out as a group. And the group was her and several guys she met on Bumble and Tinder. I asked her that I probably misunderstood what we’re doing here and I thought this was a date, not some kind of meetup. But she just replied that it is a date but it’s just with several guys so we can ‘compete’ for her.

I had no idea what the hell was going on. I just messaged her that I don’t get it. She started explaining about some TV show where guys are all into one girl and she would like vote out one guy after another until only one was left. I just starred at the screen for like a minute or so actually contemplating to go to this weird circus shit that was going on here. My bus stopped and I realized I was there. I walked out, I did see a girl standing there with three guys. I don’t know if she saw me or not, but I just turned around, walked back onto the bus. I blocked her on Bumble and just kept riding that bus until I was back home.

TLDR: Girl on bumble wanted to re-enacting some kind of TV show with me and other guys where we compete for her. I noped out of there.”


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