17 Weird Things You Thought Only You Did When You’re On A Date

Anytime that you go on a date, you can pretty much expect that you will do some weird things. Not sexy-type weird things (although, sure, whatever, that might happen at some point too). Just, like, straight-up, socially awkward dead-ass weird behavioral issues-type things.

Or, at least, this is what I have basically resigned myself to accept at this point in my life. I think that, in the past, I have made it pretty clear that I–like most sound-minded people–absolutely hate datingI think it is a rigged system and that no one should ever have to do it, though, unfortunately there isn’t really an alternative yet (so far, no one I’ve pitched my modern-day “Yente the Matchmaker” idea to has seemed particularly enthused with it). As such, on dates–and before them–I tend to act a little strange. I hide it well, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not actually happening, you know?

The thing is, I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone. (At least, I hope I’m not.) To find out if people really can relate, here are the weird things that you thought only you did when you’re on a date:

1. Plan out your outfit weeks in advance:

picking-out-outfit

 

 

2. Only to change it the day of:

nothing-to-wear

 

 

3.Figure that you can “get ready later” during the whole day:

do-it-later

 

4. Until you realize that you only have, like, thirty minutes before it starts:

five-minutes

 

5. “Adjust” some details of the date for your hyper-attentive parents:

chill-pill-parents

 

6. Like saying that you’re “hanging out with some friends” and there “might” be a boy or two there, too (it’s not a lie, technically):

delaying-the-truth

 

 

7. Plan on making a gorgeous, seductive entrance when your date comes to pick you up…

stairs

 

8. But end up bungling it. Big time. Ah well:

falling-down-stairs

 

 

9. Play some songs on the way that you think will help set the mood:

turn-up-radio

 

10. Like “Night Changes:”

night-changes

 

 

 

11. And “Take Care:”

take-care-drake-rihanna

 

 

 

 

12. And “I Really Like You:”

i-really-like-you

 

 

13. Send your friends constant updates throughout the night every time your date goes to the bathroom (or just kind of looks away for a second):

texting

 

 

14. Tell one of them to call you with a “dire emergency” if the date isn’t going well:

texting-friends

 

 

 

15. But ignore them if the date is going super well:

shut-up-phone

 

 

16. Just, like, generally make a fool of yourself the whole time:

jess-new-girl-awkward

 

 

17. But (sometimes) still manage to end the night with a kiss:

kiss-wet-hot-american-summer

Only weird if you want it to be.

 

Do you do these weird things? Were there any I forgot? Let us know in the comments!

You can reach the author, Sara Hendricks, on Twitter and Instagram.

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