Tweeting About Bad Dates Is Therapy, Right?

The Internet seems to think this is a bad date.
Here's something fun in so much as it makes you feel better about the time that chemist asked you out and stipulated he had "some time available between 7 and 7:45 p.m. on a Thursday, if that worked for you." Or the time that you went out with your parents' friends' son's friend, who stole your credit card, but at least he paid for dinner. Or the time that "date" meant "I'm going to come over to your house and drink all of your wine, 'k?" Or the time...well, anyway, sharing our bad date experiences -- oh, and there are many! -- is super-therapeutic, which is why we are thoroughly enjoying this list of bad date tweets, inspired by Rhodri Marsden's (@rhodri) tweet about a bad date.

That first tweet, here...

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...Led to ever so many more. As these things are wont to do. Everyone has a bad date story! And, after all, reading about and sharing bad date stories is ever so much better than reading about and sharing good date stories, which is just obnoxious. That's why we all secretly despise our happily coupled friends, and why they fear us and are always trying to set us up. But we digress! Read the hilarious array of bad date tweets on Storify. Some personal favorites...

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But, really, why would you even go on a date in this day and age if you can't get a hilarious tweet out of it? Can we start up the American version of this? It's, like, a community-building exercise!

Hm, wonder if that chemist is still available.

[JDoll / @thisisjendoll]

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Rhodri Marsden
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I have a theory that British daters have more excruciating stories because we're just more socially inept, more apologetic, more likely to put up with bad behaviour. We'll sit in bars for hours with people we detest, because we're scared of the consequences of saying to someone's face "I'm leaving now." Without wishing to stereotype anyone – and feel free to shoot me down in flames – Americans have always seemed to me to be more breezy in their attitudes to this stuff. Although I base this judgement entirely on one date I had with an American woman who left after 20 minutes, saying "OK, lovely to meet you, I'm leaving now."

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