If there’s any one universal experience in Western civilization, it’s the bad first date. Everybody – or close enough to everybody – participates in a bad first date once in their lives. Chalk it up to inexperience, bad timing, social anxiety, differences of opinion, or just a lack of sparks, it happens to everyone. Chemistry is tough, and not just in school.
But there are bad dates, and then there are some awful, horror show first dates that, if nothing else, make for entertaining stories. And sometimes, that’s the only silver lining to that particular cloud.