5 Dating Horror Stories To Make You Feel A Little Bit Better About Your Love Life

5 Dating Horror Stories To Make You Feel A Little Bit Better About Your Love Life

Number four is just plain cruel!

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The holiday season is approaching, and often times, showing up to family get-togethers "dateless" can be quite depressing. Your old friends from high school are posting pumpkin carving pictures with their sweethearts, romantic kissy pictures under the mistletoe, and even GETTING ENGAGED TO WED AT NINETEEN. It seems as though everyone around you has already found their special someone, but that's the catch...social media is only the "highlight reel" of relationships. The uncomfortable first dates are hardly tweeted about, the 2 a.m. fights and disagreements won't show up in a Snapchat story, and the devastating heartbreak is off limits to a picture-perfect Instagram feed. Over the past week, I've had the pleasure of interviewing individuals about some of the worst, breakup-inducing moments in their past. Some of their responses were amusing, some were disgusting, and many were cringe-worthy, but they are all worth the read. Take a look!

1. A bad case of the dumps

"I dated a kid during my freshman year of college who would constantly convince himself that he was terminally ill. Once, he had a migraine after attending a rock concert and was certain he had a brain tumor. He made me call his parents in Colorado, take him to the ER, and contact his professors about his absences, all to discover that it was just a headache. A few months later, he found a bump on his thigh which, according to him, "was a textbook definition of what melanoma looked like". After an urgent trip to the doctor's office, he was told it was just a spider bite that would disappear within a few days. Yeah, following a few more instances like this, I couldn't take the drama any longer, so I ended things."

- Anna, 22

2. What's mine is not yours

"Early into our relationship, I'd noticed that a few of my sweatshirts and boxers were missing from my closet. Since I live with two other guys in my apartment, I just assumed that some of my clothing would mix with theirs while doing laundry. I then began to notice that my brand new headphones were nowhere to be found, and a lot of my kitchenware had been taken from our cabinets. Later, I discovered that my girlfriend of four months was not only stealing my personal belongings, but re-selling them on eBay for profit. Needless to say, I never got my stuff back, but I did completely cut any ties between the two of us."

- Patrick, 26

3. Cheating on the test

"I went on a date with this dude I met through an online dating app. When we first met at a coffee shop, he had printed out a copy of my Tinder profile and was using it as a reference during our conversations! Like WTF???"

- Alyssa, 18

4. Happily never after

"Over the summer, I took my then-girlfriend to see the new romance film, "Crazy Rich Asians," for our 5 month anniversary. We walked up to the window to purchase our tickets and noticed that her ex-boyfriend was the one working behind the counter. It was a bit awkward at first, but we paid and went into the theatre anyways. About a quarter of the way through the movie, she got up to go refill the popcorn. I waited 25 minutes for her to return before I walked to the concessions stand to see if she was okay, where to my surprise, there was no sign of her anywhere. Then, an employee had kindly informed me that her ex had ended his shift a little while ago. It didn't take me long to put the pieces together."

- Chandler, 19

5. Stalker alert

"I don't even want to categorize this as a date, but for the sake of telling this story, I will. One of my coworkers had set me up with her boyfriend's cousin because we had both been single for a little over a year, and at the time, seemed like a good match. We went on our first lunch date at Chick-Fil-A (I know, how romantic), and then he drove me home. When I stepped out of the car, he handed me a bouquet of flowers... it seemed very strange at first, but I thought maybe he was just being a gentleman. Boy, was I wrong. I agreed to a second date to go bowling with some of his buddies, and he arrived at my door with a Pandora necklace. Awkward. Then, he came to my apartment over the weekend (uninvited) and pronounced his undying love for me saying, 'You're the one I want to be with forever' - mind you, we had just met like two weeks ago. So, I did what any freaked out girl would do: I blocked his number, bought some pepper spray, and haven't spoken to my coworker since!"

- D'nae, 21

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To The Boy Who Made Me Love Again

Thank you for loving me and showing me how to love myself.

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To the boy who made me love again:

From the very beginning of our relationship, you showed me you were different. You showed me how I should be treated.

After dating someone for three years, falling in love was the last thing I wanted to do again. I did not want to grow close to anyone and fall in love with every little aspect of someone, but with you, it was so much different. You were different from other guys I had talked to. You have done small things for me that make me so happy. From offering to order me pizzas while I'm working to ordering me a key chain that says "drive safe," it's the little things you've done to make me love you.

During my previous relationship, I had come to a custom of pulling out my card to pay for dates and thought it was okay to accept the fact that good morning text did not exist. Every morning since we started dating, you never forget to text me good morning. We almost fight over who is going to pay, because I can't expect you to pay for every date. You have shown me what to expect in a relationship.

You never fail to make me happy. Whenever I say I'm hungry, you get me Mexican. When I want to watch Netflix, you immediately put on The Office. I can mention one thing I want and you buy it because you know it will make me happy. You give me forehead kisses and it puts a smile on my face. Whenever I am upset, you won't get off the phone until you figure out what is wrong and make sure everything is okay.

You make me feel beautiful. I can come over in leggings and socks and Birkenstocks or I can come over in a nice shirt and booties, but either way, you tell me I'm beautiful. Whenever I just wake up and look a hot mess, you look me in my eyes and tell me I'm beautiful.

You always tell me to be careful whenever I'm driving and you make sure to tell me you love me every night before you go to bed. You remind me of things I know I'll forget and you literally read my mind. You motivate me with my schooling and tell me how proud you are of me when I make a good grade.

I never wanted to date again and I especially did not want to fall in love; however, you are everything I dreamed of wanting. I am so blessed to have met you and fallen in love with you. So to the boy who made me want to love again, I love you and thank you for everything.

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31 Things That Are True When You Date A Guy Who Loves His Car Just As Much As He Loves You

If you know, you know.

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When you date a guy who loves cars, your relationship is NOT a normal relationship. It is always filled with adventure, and there is never a dull moment. This is what happens when the person you love, loves cars just as much as he loves you.

1. You drive everywhere.

Robert Keck

Down the street? Drive. Day trips for the hell of it? He'll be the one driving. Even if it is your car, you're probably going to be sitting bitch.

2. Car meets are a thing.

South Philly Car Meet

Robert Keck

Did anyone know this was a thing? Because before I started dating my boyfriend, I had no idea this was a thing (and it happens often). Yes, all these people just park their cars and everyone talks. It is a sight to see.

3. He will go out of his way to look at someone else's car.

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He will take an extra turn just to see a car. Any dinner reservations you have better account for the 15-30 minutes out-of-the-way driving.

4. There are a lot of late nights.

Hannah Porter

Whether it is holding the flashlight, or just keeping company, be prepared to be outside for a while. Always bring a coat.

5. There are more pictures of his cars/trucks than you.

Robert Keck

Don't get your panties in a bunch. I honestly have no problem with it. He still has pictures of me, so who cares?

6. He has two loves in his life.

Samantha Wylesol

You, and his car(s).

7. Every other sentence has the word "engine" in it.

Hannah Porter

Do you know how many different types of engines there are? Because I did not. Be prepared to learn about every single one.

8. An absurd amount of money is spent on car parts.

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Theres nothing more I can say on this matter. Just know it is an absurd amount.

9. You'll drive hours away for a good deal from Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

Hannah Porter

One day, we drove three hours for an engine at 9pm at night. It is always something.

10.  "I just need to fix this one thing" does not mean he'll be done in 10 minutes.

Robert Keck

Nothing ever takes 10 minutes. It's a trick.

11.  He'll be the first on the scene when you fuck up.

Hannah Porter

Yea, that happened. Guess who showed up first?

12. You will hear him arrive. Or, you will hear him a few roads down.

Robert Keck

Just wait until he fucks up the exhaust.

13.  There is always something to fix. Nothing is ever done.

Robert Keck

You don't even want to know what is happening here.

14. You will be doing a lot of flat towing and rescues.

Yes, we break down. It happens. You know damn well that he fixes it within the next few days. I have to give him credit, I could never do what he does. I can't wrap my head around it.

15.  Prepare to get "The look" if you drop food in the car.

Cary Porter

Don't risk it.

16.  You learn a ton of new terms.

Hannah Porter

I once did not understand something (actually about the above TransAm), and he pulled out a BLUEPRINT of the car. I still don't know what he talks about half the time.

17. You have your own personal mechanic

Hannah Porter

Guess who learned how to do their own oil and brakes? Anything after that he's going to have to handle. He constantly plugs my tires because I somehow find every nail on the road in Philadelphia.

18.  He holds more knowledge of cars than any other topic

Robert Keck

He is able to see a car and rattle off the make, model, year, engine, and all the other shit that goes along with that. He is able to do that with almost every car...how do you hold all that knowledge?

19.  If he is on his phone, it is guaranteed that he is either on Facebook Marketplace, Youtube looking at car videos, or Instagram looking at car profiles.

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Plus: he won't be liking other girl's pictures, unless theres a truck in the background.

20.  Whatever you do, DON'T SLAM THE DOOR.

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I learned this very fast.

21.  Prepare for a lecture if your feet are on the dash.

Hannah Porter

The whole outside of the truck can be muddy, but god forbid there's some dirt on the dash.

22. Cleaning out the car is not just taking the trash out of it.

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Trash out, tools organized, car washed and waxed, tire shine, carpet vacuumed and shampooed, all seats moved, etc. It is a whole ordeal.

23.  Tools are everywhere.

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Whatever you need, it will be there in large quantities. Also, let this go along with the ABSURD amount of money that is spent on car stuff. That ratchet in the middle can cost over $150!

24.  Don't open the garage.

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Just...don't.

25.  He won't go through a car wash.

Robert Keck

Hand wash only. Do not go through the tunnel. It will leave scratches in the paint (obviously).

26. There is always a "project car"...or cars. 

Hannah Porter

My boyfriend at all times has at least 2 project cars, I swear.

27.  Yes, that car has been sitting there for over a year.

Robert Keck

It will be worked on...eventually.

28.  He is a pro-negotiator

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No one knows money better than your car guy. When it comes to negotiating prices, he is the one you want to bring with you.

29.  Most of his friends are car people, too.

Robert Keck and Jake Ryan

All the car parts, car talk, car pictures, and all the shit that goes with it is doubled or tripled. Wait untill there is a car full of them.

30. He'll do some stupid shit.

Hannah Porter

He'll be fine. You learn not to ask questions anymore.

31.  No matter how much he loves his car, he will always make you a priority and love you unconditionally.

Hannah Porter

I must say, all of this stuff can be a lot to deal with. But when you have the right person in your life, you will enjoy every moment of it. I have never laughed so hard in my life than I have with my car-loving boy. Do not let this discourage you. Date a car guy. It will be one of the best decisions you will make.

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