Dating can be hard. Horrible even.We’ve asked BYU-I students to share their bad dating experiences while living in Rexburg. Maybe you’re the lucky person who has never been on a bad date or maybe you can’t seem to escape them. Either way, these bad date stories are extremely entertaining.
“I’m actually scared for my life right now”
“I had gone on a few dates with this guy and realized I wasn’t really feeling it anymore. He insisted we go on another date so I figured this was where I let him know that I wasn’t interested. We ended up just driving around and he tried to propose to me. When I said no way, he told me that I would know that he was right and we should get married if we just started moving in that direction. He started driving towards Las Vegas and told me that we should elope. I convinced him to turn around by Idaho Falls but the whole way home he tried to tell me that this was how all the apostles got their wives. ”
“This is disgusting”
“My Book of Mormon teacher set us up. Should have know, right? He asked me to come over to his apartment and when I got there he had me peel the skin off squid! Squid on a first date?! While I was peeling the nasty skin off he puts his finger inside one of the tentacles and starts stroking my face and talking in a really weird voice. I just laughed awkwardly. While eating our squid fettuccine. I had to drink A LOT of water. The conversation was awkward, it was like ripping off a bandaid trying to talk to him. After dinner he asked if I could stay to play games with him and his roommate. I said no and left. Never again. “
“Stop talking please”
“I had a guy list off all his health ailments, including his infected uvula and kidney stones. Then he insulted my major and me in the same breath by saying only losers read. I’m an English major. Needless to say, no second date.”
“The blind date– literally”
“Went on a “blind date” date with a guy. When he showed up he literally blind folded me as soon as he got to my apt. The date was based off of a fake obstacle course that he was leading me through all while being blindfolded. He wouldn’t let me take the blindfold off for over 2 hours! We went to one of the buildings on campus and he the let go of my arm. He told me to run and jump… So I ran and jumped right into a wall! I bruised up my knee and had a huge goose egg on my forehead and he still wouldn’t let me take blindfold off for another half hour!! I couldn’t wait for that date to be over. “
“You love yourself too much”
I went on a date with someone who is a pretty big actor in the “Mormon” community. The date was at 7:00 he called me at 6:45 and told me he was waiting for me out in his car and that I should come out… The entire care ride he would not stop talking about how great of a ukulele player he was. He said things like, “I tried out for this guys band the other day and when I started playing they were all blown away over how how good I was!” and “You seriously don’t even understand how good I am!” and “I have a ukulele competition coming up, I’m not even worried.” THE ENTIRE CARE RIDE. We got to this dessert place and they were having this thing where if you play two songs on their stage you get a free crepe. So, he decided he would play EIGHT songs and proceed to get really made because the crowd wasn’t big enough… When we went to get the crepes told him I wanted the Nutella one, he said I couldn’t get that one because he didn’t want to have to spend money on two and he couldn’t eat Nutella because his dietitian told him not to. So we had to get the one packed with ice cream instead. He ended up not eating any of the crepe. He dropped me off without a goodbye or a hug or anything. Needless to say, don’t trust guys that play the ukulele.
“Slow down it’s our first date”
“I went on a first date with a guy and he asked me what temple I wanted to get married in, my two favorite colors and my favorite season. Then we went to the mall in Idaho Falls before our movie and he asked if we should go ring shopping… The date lasted SIX HOURS and I did not know what to do to stop it. Then, when he took me back home, he kissed me. It was like a blender was eating my lips. “
“This isn’t fun anymore”
“I once got asked on a date to go golfing at the sand dunes. The weather that day started to get really cold and actually started snowing. I figured he would change the date. I was wrong. We went out to the sand dunes to hit golf balls. He brought glow sticks to pour over the balls but forgot a knife. He literally chewed the sticks open but they were the small ones so nothing really came out. We ended up at the dunes for like an hour trying to get it to work before I was shaking so bad we had to leave. Instead of dropping me off at home, we went to his apartment to play video games with his roommates. It was awful.”
“I had gone out with this guy a couple times before. We decided to go on a group date with my best friend and one of my dates friends. The beginning of the date was normal then we decided to play phase 10. We had been playing for 3 rounds and my date hadn’t moved past phase one. Instead being a good sport about losing he threw his hands up in the air, made a rude comment, and then walk out the door. I never spoke to him again. ”