Most of us are familiar with awkward first dates, and if you’ve ever been set up on a blind date you are probably well aware of just how nerve-wracking and disastrous this type of arrangement can sometimes be. A recent SheSpeaks poll finds that many of our members have bitten the blind date bullet and agreed to be set up with someone they have never met before.
While 36% admit to having gone on a blind date, around 37% have not, and 26% have the good sense to never even consider it in the realm of possibility.
Okay…maybe blind dates are not all that bad, after all member HazelCCobb has a blind date success story. She writes, “I met my husband relatively young, but if I were older and had the opportunity to go on a blind date, I would try it out. My sister met her husband on a blind date and they're still happily married after 20 years.”
But for the rest of us who carry an arsenal of disaster first date stories to tell as anecdotes at parties, a recent article from the Daily Mail reports about a new place we can go to share these juicy nuggets with anyone who will listen.
Columnist Rhodri Marsden recently took to his Twitter account to relay a story about an awful and boring first date he had once been on. His account was soon inundated with hundreds of his Twitter followers tweeting about their painful first-date stories.
Marsden eventually had to set up a Twitter page called First Date Hell and a website called CrapDate for others to share their stories- like one woman who confesses to showing up at her blind date’s house to find him wearing a dressing gown and an electronic monitoring device.
Have you ever been set up on a blind date?
Share your blind date disaster (or success!) stories here!