By: Natasha Archary
Dating in general today can be daunting and Midday Joy with Unathi wanted to know all about it when she asked listeners to share their worst first date experiences.
One can only smile and nod in agreement because chances are it’s happened to us too. From awkward silence to loud chewing, first dates can be awful.
Unathi asked a friend to get her son to call her after 20 minutes to tell her there’s an emergency at home. Her date couldn’t stop talking smack about his ex-wife which just put a damper on the date and left a sour taste in her mouth.
First dates are supposed to set the standard for the relationship going forward. If the date bombs after date one, chances are it’s not going to get any better from there. Think of it like a job interview, that first impression makes all the difference.
Nothing says “no thought was put into this” quite like someone who doesn’t bother to dress up, make a reservation and treat their date with courtesy and respect.
Having an expectation for how you want the date to go is not a bad thing but if things are not going in the direction you like or you find your date rude and you’re not vibing, it’s better to let them know this and excuse yourself.
Remember this cringeworthy Ray J date where his date splashed wine all over him and he pushed her in the pool?
Listen to Midday Joy listeners sharing their worst first date experiences:
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