Eight Awkward Online Dating Moments And How to Get Out Of Them
We’ve all been there… Here’s a few of the best online dating awkward moments:
1. The Neighbor Make-Out Sesh
You’re on a lunch date and things are going smoothly. Suddenly the couple next to you starts making out passionately. You’re suddenly filled with awkwardness and doubt. Should you be making out too? Is this normal in a daytime cafe? Your date has noticed too and now she’s deep in thought about it as well. You’ve just met…you can’t be thinking about making out yet!
OR MAYBE YOU CAN! The best solution? Outshine your neighbors with your own mid-day make-out.
2. The “I thought this was just going to be a hug” goodbye
You’ve had a very nice first date. He was an absolute gentleman and damn cute as well. On saying goodbye, you lean in for a ‘see you later’ hug, only to see him closing his eyes and puckering his lips! He’s going for a kiss! What do you do in a situation like this? Should you reciprocate or dodge? Think quickly, you only have a split second!
Our answer? Skip first base! Go for the full home-run.
3. The I-think-I-kinda-know-you hello.
You’ve spent two hours picking out your outfit for the night. You have thought out every possible conversation and you are sure that you are ready to rock this date. Suddenly the unthinkable happens. When you meet your date, you realize that he was that guy in your finance class. You know, the one who you saw everywhere but never really talked to. THAT ONE GUY. You just went from confident to completely uncomfortable.
Best Choice? Get to REALLY know them. *wink*
4. The “Who are you again?”
You’re halfway through a great date. The conversation has been phenomenal; she shares all the same interests as you and even had a dog of the same breed as yours. It could not be a better match. You open your mouth to say something, but your brain fails you! What’s her name!? You don’t know! What do you do?
We know what we would do. Use nicknames like Honey-Bear, Sugar-Booger, and Frank.
5. The surprise third-wheel.
You’re on a first date at the park and suddenly an old friend comes up to you. You haven’t seen her in years! She joins right in the conversation and asks how you know your date. How do you know him? Do you say it’s a date? Will that be uncomfortable? If you say he’s just a friend, is that friendzoning? How do you make it not awkward while still keeping the date in play?
Ask her to join in! #threeway #AWWWWYEEEAH
6. The dress code violation.
You’re meeting up with your date for a classy wine-and-candlelight dinner. You’ve put time into your look and you look damn fine. You show up at your arranged meeting place only to find your date completely under dressed. We’re not talking like he wore a sweater instead of a blazer, but like, he wore a brotank to a five-star. Who is this guy? Do you still go to dinner?
Our style tips? You guys will still match if you’re both undressed *wink*
7. The declined credit card.
You’ve finished your meals and are ready to leave for the theater when suddenly the waiter comes back to the table and informs you that your credit card was just declined. It’s the only card in your wallet and you didn’t bring cash. Should you ask your date to pay for you? Can you really pay off your bill by cleaning dishes? Will the waiter still want a tip?
If you never intend to pay, you can never be too poor! Just dine ‘n dash at every meal!
8. The lack of conversation.
It’s a nice day out. Your food has been delicious. Your date is cute. Even your hair looks good today. Everything is great, but you can’t think of a single thing to say to your date. Worst part? He has nothing to say either. You both just sit there, uncomfortably sipping your orange mocha frappuccinos and avoiding eye contact. You’ve been racking your brains but no good question has come up. Should you just say the first thing you can think of? Should you just wait for him to say something? Maybe you should just get up and leave? Is there anything you can do?
If you can’t think of anything to say to your date, then talk to someone else. Our personal favorite? SIRI. “Siri, why is my date looking at me awkwardly?”