It’s bad enough that your nerve endings are already itching and the butterflies are all frenzied in your stomach – fate just loves to throw banana skins your way when it comes to first dates. Ugh! So much potential for uncomfortable and awkward situations. I wonder how many of these you have experienced?
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Messed up Greeting
One of the most awkward first dates moments can occur at the very beginning. Do you go for one kiss? Two kisses? Just a handshake? If you both have different ideas then it could be a disaster!
If this is a blind date or has been set up online, you might not necessarily realize that there is an awkward height difference until you get there. You don’t want to look like mother and son!
There are so many potentially awkward possibilities from a toilet trip, such as getting paper stuck to your foot or having a tap that gets water all over you!
Food in Your Teeth
It’s a classic but it's still mega embarrassing and awkward! Best way to get past it is to laugh about it.
Forget Their Name!
This might be the second or third different date you’ve had in a short space of time, Heaven help you if you forget what this one’s name is!
When you accidently bring up a detail about your date that you can only have known from creeping through his Facebook before leaving! Uh oh!
It’s mega awkward when one of you gets a little too nervous and ends up drinking way too much. It’s not sexy and it could be a disaster.
The first really isn’t time for a deep conversation about either of your exes. Save that for down the line when it won’t feel so awkward.
If you have dressed up for an elegant night out he takes you to McDonalds, then there is only one word for that, AWKWARD!
If he mentions wanting to introduce you to his parents on the first date, the speed of the ‘relationship’ might make you feel a bit awkward.
It can be really awkward if they are running late and you’re at your phone typing “igubeiprnuitubgi” to make yourself look busy!
It can super awkward if you accidently reveal that you are a secret freak, either in life or in the bedroom, on the first date. Save that for later!
The end of the night is always awkward. Are you splitting the bill? Do you expect him to pay? There are so many options!
Bad Meeting Place
He wants to meet at the busiest location in town? Oh cool, that won’t be awkward at all when you’re lost and trying to find him in a crowd!
They’re Super Late
They might be genuinely sorry and on their way, but it doesn’t make you look any less like you are being stood up!
You Realize They’re a Mess
It can be really awkward when half way through a meal you realize this person isn’t ready to move on from an ex, and all you can think about it getting the hell out of there!
If you’re one of those polite people who can’t make an excuse to leave a bad date, you end up staying for extra drinks as things get more and more awkward.
The Friend Call
It’s great if you can pull it off, but if the classic ‘friend emergency’ call goes wrong, you’re in for even more awkward evening than before.
You’re Being Played
So, so awkward when your date suddenly had to leave and you realize that YOU are the one who is being escaped on!
It’s really awkward when there is disconnect in the fact that you are ready to cut your losses and move on but he thinks the date is going really well.
Trying to Arrange a Second Date
There is always a moment of awkwardness when one of you ventures the possibility of a second date. The risk of rejection is terrifying!
Bumping into Friends
Going on a date is tense enough, but when you bump in to friends who revel in the awkwardness, it can make for a super long night!
They Catch You Texting
When they come back from the bathroom and catch you frantically texting your friends to let them know how it’s going.
Your Place or Mine?
Hey, if the date goes super well, you might want to extend it, then comes a few awkward moments of deciding whose place to go to.
The Morning after
That awkward moment when you wake up in the morning next to them and start to see everything in a clearer, less romantic light!
What awkward first date moments have you had?
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