Dates, especially first dates, are pretty awkward. How could they not be? We’ve all had our fair share of embarrassing moments on first dates. I know that when it happens to you, it can feel like the end of the world. You can’t help but wonder, “how am I ever going to get over this?!” Well, good news girls: you will get over it and one day, you’ll even laugh at it.
Just take our own stories as examples. Here at Gurl, we’ve had more than enough embarrassing date moments to go around and we’re happy to say that we lived through them. Plus, they now make seriously amazing stories to talk about with our friends. Read our embarrassing moments on first dates and then tell us yours!
I Made Things Harder For Myself - JessA few years ago, a cute guy I met in class asked me out. I was pretty excited to hang out with him outside of school and so obviously I added him on Facebook and then stalked him on there as I was getting ready for our date. By the time he picked me up, I knew everything about him, from where he had gone to high school to the names of three of his ex-girlfriends. Things were going pretty well, until we started talking about vacations for some reason. I mentioned that I knew he had gone to California a few months ago and said how much I wanted to go there. It only took him a minute to be like, "Uh, how do you know I went to California?" I, being a total space cadet, forgot that I had only seen that on Facebook. Instead of joking about how I had seen it online (which I should have done), I went red and mumbled something about how he had mentioned it before, how did he forget, haha! So awkward. Source: ShutterStock
A Comedian Tortured Us - MegOn one of my first dates with my now-boyfriend, we went to a comedy club. Everything was great - the comedian was really funny and we were having a good time... until the guy started ribbing on us! He kept asking my boyfriend all of these weird sexual questions about me while I was sitting right there. Luckily, he didn't answer any of them. But it was still so awkward with everyone staring at us and laughing at our expense. I'm never going to a comedy show again. Source: ShutterStock
I Looked Like A Little Kid - JulieOn one of my first dates with my high school boyfriend, we went to see a movie that was rated R. I was only 16, but I didn't think it was a big deal. Until it was… I got carded and they wouldn't allow me in unless my date could prove he was my legal guardian. (He was 17.) He obviously couldn't do that, so we had to go see a Disney movie instead. I felt like such a little kid! Source: ShutterStock
My Parents Crashed - Jess SMy major high school crush finally asked me out and I was so excited. We made plans to go to the movies and I was literally counting down the days. I was pretty embarrassed to be going on a date and didn't want anyone annoying me about it, so I kept quiet in front of my parents. Imagine my unpleasant surprise when my parents walked into the same exact movie theater to see the same movie as us five minutes after we got there. How are you supposed to cuddle with your crush while your parents are sitting behind you? You're not. It's impossible. Source: ShutterStock
I Forgot Where I Lived - JulieI went out a date with a guy when we were both 15 and couldn't drive. My mom agreed to drive us there and his parents were going to drive us home. This was my first date EVER and I was so, so, so nervous. I got directions to his place and made my mom take me an hour early because I thought we'd get lost and I really didn't want to be late. We got there super early and my mom and I passed by his house a few times, just to be sure it was the right one, and then drove around the neighborhood killing time. When it was finally time to pick him up, he came out and was like, “Um, did you guys drive by here a few times like an hour ago?” And my mom and I both lied and said no. After my first date (that same one) my date’s parents came to pick us up from the movies because neither of us could drive. They started leaving the mall parking lot and asked me for directions to my house. I was so nervous that I couldn't remember how to get to my house. We drove around for hours until we found it. Source: ShutterStock
I Didn't Know It Was A Date - DanielleI once went on a first date without even knowing that it was a date. I thought I was just hanging out casually with a friend! Maybe that's why things were going so well... although I still didn't see the guy as anything more than a friend. Things got awkward at the end when he tried to kiss me. I said, "Wait, you thought we might KISS at the end of the night?" He was like, "Um, yeah," and then things just got weird. Source: ShutterStock
Which of these moments did you think was the most embarrassing? What’s your embarrassing first date story? Tell us in the comments.