Fibernet’s Worst First Date Story Contest

We want to hear the story of your worst ever first date! Celebrate Valentine’s Day by reliving your least romantic memories with us!

Submit the story of your worst first date for a chance to win a $20 gift card!

Here’s how it works:

  • Submit your story in the comments below. Please include your email address! (Without an email address, we will not be able to contact you if you win!)
  • The more embarrassing, the better!
  • Keep it clean, folks! (You know what this means. We won’t publish anything we wouldn’t want our grandmothers to read!)
  • The contest ends Tuesday, 18th, at 11pm.
  • A panel of Fibernet employees will pick the worst story and announce it on Facebook on Wednesday! The winner will receive an email on Wednesday so we can collect their address and mail them the gift card!
  • Good luck!

Congrats to our winner, Michelle!

Michelle won our Worst First Date Story Contest!

21 comments on “Fibernet’s Worst First Date Story Contest”

  1. Julie

    My worst date was my first date. I went on a date with a guy who went school with me (and was a year ahead of me in school). We went to the movies, which he made me pay, and then in the theater he put his arm around a different girl. If you think that’s bad enough, after the movie we went to a friend’s party, where I slipped and fell in the wet grass. I ripped my shirt and my pants got covered in mud. It was so embarrassing and I never wanted to see the guy again,but I had to (we went to school together and we were neighbors…)

  2. Kim

    While I was in college, a good friend of mine, Joel, set me up with one of his friends from one of his classes because his friend, Joe, like I, was Asian so Joel thought we would be the perfect match. The day of our double date (Joe and I and Joel and his date), I had lost my voice completely but I went on the date anyway to get it over with (I mean, how good is the blind date really going to be when the only qualifier for two people to go on a date together is their race?).

    Joel lived in the same apartment complex as I so he walked over to pick me up and he drove us to pick up our dates. One thing that you should know about Joel is that although he was my really good friend, he was completely random and awkward and is really good at making anything really odd. On the flip side, it also makes it so that anytime we’re together, we spend almost the entire time laughing. So when we arrived at the restaurant to begin the date, I sat down and Joel sat down right next to me. It was sort of odd that my date didn’t sit next to me but then when I looked up and saw that Joel’s date had already sat down right across form me and mine was sitting diagnol from me, I looked at Joel like “please fix this!” but he just looked around the table, laughed, and said something like, “hmm, oh well.” The whole dinner was pretty awkward as I seemed to be on a date with Joel and Joel’s date seemed to be on a date with no one and no one seemed to be able to hear me well (all I could do was whisper and even that wasn’t very loud). Joel and I told stories and laughed as usual but our dates thought we were anything but funny.

    There were apparently plans to go do something else but as the dinner thing didn’t go well and I couldn’t talk, it was sort of a mutual agreement between all four of us that we should just go home.

  3. Michelle Hornsby

    I went on this date with a guy I had liked for a while. He took me to a very fancy restaurant. Everything was going good until the waiter came up and started hitting on my date, who flirted back. Well then my date got up to “go to the bathroom” but ended up ditching me with the bill which was about $120. I also had no ride home and had to call several friends until someone finally came to get me.

  4. Ally Grigg

    Did he think he was putting his arm around you??? That’s so uncomfortable!

  5. Erin Smith

    One night my roommates and I decided that we were going to go to a party our church was putting together (aka ward social for you Mormons out there). It was all fun and games until the end.

    I met an English boy there who the only thing he had going for him was his amazing accent. He had poofy blonde hair, rather overweight, bright red cheeks, and dorky glasses. Hopefully he isn’t reading this! We were talking about accents and he gave me 9 out of 10 for my English accent and I gave him a 2 out of 10 for his American accent. Then I never saw him again until the end of the night.

    The roommates and I were in the gym with a group of about 20 people and we were passing the volleyball around. All of sudden English boy comes into the gym, spots me and continues to walk through the middle of the circle and gets whacked in the head. (He’s horribly unathletic to say the least) He stands in front of me and asks, “Erin may I phone you later?” And everyone stops to listen and stare. At the time I had no idea what “phone” met so he repeated, “May I phone you later and call on you?” Then it dawned on me what he was really saying was, “Hey can I get your phone number so I can call you later and ask you on a date?”

    As everyone is staring at us I felt obligated to give him my number so he could phone me later. Then he pushes his glasses back up on his nose and walks out of the gym with everyone watching him leave.

    He called me the minute I got home and asked, “Can I call on you to go to the cinema?” I was able to translate this time, “Hey do you want to go to the movies with me sometime?” Since I usually gave most guys one date to impress me and I didn’t want to be shallow I said yes.

    He called me 5 times that week before our date to talk about our date. He said he had some theories to pan out about me. Then he said that he would like to walk to the cinema (which was probably about 5 miles away in the middle of the snowy winter at night) so that we could spend more bonding time together. I told him if he didn’t have a car I really didn’t mind driving.

    I pick him up at his apartment and he comes out without his hair done and wearing a nasty pair of sweats that really didn’t fit him well. When we are walking into the mall he asked if I was cold and I said yes actually I’m freezing. He takes off his zippie and hangs it over his arm and says that he’s really hot. (Not that I wanted to wear his zippie anyway!) And he doesn’t open my door and stands next to me awkwardly waiting for me to open the door.

    We go to the ticket counter and the movie he wanted to see was sold out and the next one wasn’t for another 3 hours, and he said that we could walk around the mall and hang out. I said I would rather watch a different movie. We decided to watch the Shaggy DA with Tim Allen (that right there might qualify as the worst first date ever) and he bought his one ticket and stepped aside, expecting me to buy mine. Apparently he was really poor because when we got inside he couldn’t afford to get any popcorn or soda because he asked if I wanted anything and got us both waters. I don’t mind poor people dating me but I think he could have handled it better.

    After the movie he said he wanted to watch the credits. We sat there through the entire credits and the cleanup crew was all around us by the time we left. At least he didn’t try to make any moves on me!

    When we go back to the car, it took 15 minutes to find the car because it had snowed so much you couldn’t see which car was which. On the way home he expressed to me how much he liked me and that he missed me terribly during the week we were apart. He then psychoanalyzed me since he apparently knew everything about me in those few hours.

    To make matters worse I found out that he had the same major as me and so I saw him all the time on campus. It was impossible for him to see me and not ask me out or ask if I had a boyfriend or was married yet. It got to the point where I would turn around and run when I saw him walking down the hall toward me.

  6. Alyssa Vincent

    My worst first date was with a kid I met on the Interwebz. He was 19, I was 22. I didn’t realize how young he was until I had already agreed to go on the date. If I had known before, I probably wouldn’t have talked to him in the first place.

    Anyway, he asked if I’d like to meet him for ice cream. I said, “Sure, let’s meet at Marble Slab Creamery at 7.” When meeting people online, I liked to meet them at a neutral place for safety reasons. He said, “Uhh, I don’t have a car, can you come pick me up?” Awkward moment #2.

    Anyway, I go pick him up and we go get ice cream. I find out the kid has never had a job in his life, doesn’t go to school, and basically spends all day playing video games and mooching off his mom. Here I am with a degree, full-time job, living on my own. He had never had a girlfriend before, I had just ended an engagement. Needless to say, I was looking for someone with a little more life experience.

    As we were leaving, around 8 p.m. and I started to take him home, he said, “The date’s over? It’s so early! Let’s go do something.”

    I had to politely say, “Sorry, I work in the morning. Date’s over.”

    If that weren’t awkward enough, he awkwardly kissed me before he left, and then proceeded to tell me I was his first kiss. and that he was looking forward to more dates/spoiling me. I felt horrible.

    Needless to say, I didn’t agree to go out with him for a second date.

  7. Ally Grigg

    It sounds like he had absolutely no experience with dating. Sorry you had to go through that!

  8. Rebekah Perkins

    From his perspective he was probably thinking, “Jackpot!”

  9. Rebekah Perkins

    I’m gonna channel Elizabeth Bennet on this one. Insufferable! Except not Darcy insufferable; this guy’s a Wickham for sure.

  10. Ally Grigg

    I’ll share my worst first date since so many people are sharing! They’re awesome! Keep them coming!

    Before going on my worst first date, the guy and I texted for about a week. I wasn’t really into him, but I was trying to be open-minded. He kept pressuring me to see a scary movie with him. I’m not into scary movies, so I told him right away that it was a definite “no.” But he wouldn’t stop trying to push me into it, up until we got into the theater. Spending over a week trying to pressure a girl into doing something she’s really not comfortable with is not a good move ever!

    He also crammed too much into one evening. We first went mini golfing in WVC, then went to Draper for dinner, then went to a super long movie in SLC. We drove all over the valley! Of course, all of that driving gave me time to realize that we had absolutely nothing in common. Unfortunately, that did nothing to change his feelings for me, as he kept saying “I don’t know why I like you so much if we have nothing in common!” He didn’t know me. We texted for a week. You can’t “like someone so much” after a week! It was awkward and uncomfortable.

  11. Rebekah Perkins

    I cringed through most of that, but at least there was the accent.

  12. Rebekah Perkins

    “You can’t “like someone so much” after a week!”
    Sure you can, Ally, if you’re the “right one”! Even now, he’s kicking himself that he didn’t at least pretend to like Dr. Who just to get a second date.

  13. Katie Donaldson

    I had a blind date that took me bowling which was super awkward since one of us was always up to bowl so we never talked. We only played one game so the entire bowling thing only took about 20 minutes. After that we went to Baskin-Robbins and he ordered the “Lime Dak-qwar-ree” I corrected him and said its pronounced dahy-kuh-ree. This kid had never heard of a daiquiri before, so when I explained to him what it was he got all nervous and asked me to drive back home. I tried to assure him that Baskin-Robbins wouldn’t sell alcohol in their ice cream let alone to a minor and that it was just a flavoring, and that I wasn’t going to drive his car because I still didn’t have my drivers license. So he took me home. My mom thought it was pretty funny that I was home only a hour after the date started.

  14. Ally Grigg

    I can’t believe he thought there was actually alcohol in his ice cream! That’s too funny. At least the date didn’t last long.

  15. Justin Fisher

    All my first dates are really awkward because they end in the girl wanting to marry me. Worst part is, I can’t say no and break their hearts! So that’s the story of how I became a polygamist.

  16. Nova

    We went to a Halloween costume party dressed as Robin Hood and one of his merry men, Little John. I am a female and smaller so I was the sidekick, Little John. I knew no one at the party and they were all his friends. We went downstairs where he pinned me to the floor and wanted to fool around. I struggled, slapped him, and finally got out from under him. He said if I felt like it to go ahead and slap him again which I did. I stayed down there while he went upstairs. When I finally went up he was telling all his friends what a “B” I was. I confronted him and he said if I didn’t like it to go home. I had no idea where I was, did not bring enough money for a cab, and at that time we did not have cell phones. I was pouring rain out but I decided to leave anyways. Here I was in this Robin Hood looking costume walking in the pouring rain to ‘who knows where’ and crying. He finally came along with the car, picked me up and drove me home. All the way home he apologized but I said nothing. When we got in front of my house he pinned me on the floor of his car and, once again, I had to fight my way out. This was no easy feat since he was a very tall, well built, college football player. He decided to walk me to the door, apologized and tried to kiss me. I slapped him and shut the door in his face. It is pretty scary when I think of it now and what could have happened. This was not a total stranger. I knew his brother who was dating my 2 girlfriends (that’s another story) and one of these girlfriends set me up with him. I often laugh to myself when I think of how funny I must have looked walking down the street, dripping wet, crying, and in a stupid costume!!

  17. Joe Seegmiller

    So this story is not mine, but it’s too funny to not share. I’ll write in first person even though it was definitely not me that had to suffer this experience:

    “I asked this girl out for a date, and she said sure, so I went to pick her up at the appointed time. When we met at the door she said, ‘ Is it alright if my friend comes too?’ I’m thinking ‘weird,’ but agreed thinking her roommate would come along. She goes back inside and comes out with another guy… ‘Um, what the crap?’ So they both get in the back seat of my car, and we drive to dinner, where they sit together and I basically don’t talk to them much and am just thinking, ‘Why did I even come?’ Best part of the whole thing, they expected me to pay for his dinner too. Thankfully I kaiboshed that idea and took them home and never talked to her again.”

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