Think you’ve had a Worst Date? Well, be assured, you’re not alone.

Read Worst Dates stories, created by our team of self-proclaimed dateologists, and discover that it could have been a lot worse.

Also, check out tips for improving your dating profile, suggestions on where to take your next date, and a leaderboard on the best bars to pick up in London. Plus, if you have a dating dilemma, why not send it to our resident agony aunt, Trixy Sánchez, to help you resolve the problem.

Bar Kick

Buried in the middle of Shoreditch High Street; Bar Kick is a fantastic venue with a football theme. It’s two floors house a number of babyfoot, or as we say in the UK - table football tables, giving you the makings for a competitive night. After organising a table...

Swingers: The City Review

Swingers: The Crazy Golf Club has two London locations. John Princes Street in the Westend and Brown's Building The City. This review is from an evening spent in The City Swingers. Swingers is an 18+ venue brought to you by the Institute of Competitive Socialising, a...

Stalker

My worst date turned into a nightmare, and he didn't even turn up. We met on an online dating app about ten years ago in the States. We eventually agreed to meet-up, but he never showed. Afterwards, I started to receive strange messages from him that persisted for a...

Mr Piss

I met a guy on Tinder who promised me a night to remember. Little did I know how true that would be… for all the wrong reasons. It all started well, with drinks in a cocktail bar that eventually took us back to my flat and my bedroom. After a reasonable session, we...

Womb Raided Window Escape

I met a guy on Guardian Soul Mates that sounded interesting and had common interests, especially music taste. He was quick to offer me a ticket to an upcoming gig. Crystal Fighters were playing at Barfly in Camden. However, when I met him, he was much shorter than...

Too Many Drinks Later

So this is by far my worst date story. I started chatting with a guy online...it was so long ago I can’t remember what I had thought about our chat leading up to our date. Or I’ve had so many first date/disappointments that I’ve stopped trying to remember!  I met up...

The Cult Member

I met a guy online while I was living abroad for a few years. I can only speak English, and as I was living in a non-English speaking country, my dating prospects were slimmer. Most people could speak English well. However, I found that not having the same first...

Don’t Wait Too Long for the Toilet

I wouldn’t usually write someone else’s worst date story (at least without permission) however it was about 15 years ago, so I have decided that it's ok 🙂 I was in a bar with friends, and there were a man and woman next to us that were obviously on a date. It must...

Cagey Date

A few years ago I went on a couple of dates with a guy I met on Tinder. He seemed like quite a cool guy, but there was something a little off. After a while I realised I just couldn’t crack the surface, I couldn’t get a sense of his background, friends, family...

Man Mattress

I have a very short worst date story that still leaves me confused with what the hell was he thinking. I was living in London and went on a Tinder date with some guy who worked in the centre. During our date, he thought it would be an excellent idea to tell me he’d...

Disclaimer: The articles on this site are all based on real Worst Dates, but are written from the perspective of one of the participants. This may cause them to read in a bias nature – the other party may remember it differently. For privacy reasons, no one’s real name is used and all content is meant to be entertaining – not embarrassing, hurtful or disrespectful to anyone. Thanks.