15 Hilarious Examples of Dating Gone Wrong

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Dating these days is not for the faint of heart. Whether you meet someone online or off, sometimes it seems like it’s the luck of the draw. The Awl and “It’s Not Me, It’s You” websites have received numerous submissions of dating horror stories, as well as some that turned out downright hilarious. These fearless daters may not have been lucky in love on these dates, but they came away with some pretty funny stories. Here are the top 15:

1) The IKEA Cafe Date with Spongebob

She met a handsome poet who piqued her interest. He offered to take her out for dinner and a movie so that they could get to know each other better. She accepted — and that’s where everything went wrong. For dinner, he took her to the local IKEA furniture store’s snack shop to share a $5 platter of Swedish meatballs. (Yes, the IKEA snack shop — that little “cafe” located somewhere between the pre-fab office furniture and the kitchen cabinets that never turn out how they look in the in-store demos…) As for the movie — lo and behold, it was one of those free movies-in-the-park screenings, and the feature film was “Spongebob Squarepants.”

The park was overrun with small children and stressed out parents. (By the way — she hated Spongebob Squarepants in any form of media.) On top of that, he had only packed a very small blanket for the screening, then had the gall to ask why she hadn’t brought a blanket for herself. Her reply: “Umm… because I had thought we were going to… oh, I don’t know… a movie theater?!”

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