When it comes to horrible first dates, they're no different than taxes or puberty: 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-ass date before it goes too far. 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? At the end he tried to kiss me so I dodged, tripped over a curb, and broke my fibula while falling into traffic.
Nick, 28, Guildford
What all the terrible rendezvous I've been on taught me about dating. When dates go wrong, they can go really wrong. We asked for your stories of courtship gone awry, and here are a selection of responses. We wanted to hear your most amusing disaster stories – and we decided to And hats off for keeping your cool during these dating disasters.