Ditch Disposable Dating

Love is about connection, fulfillment, and so, so much more.

We’ve compiled some of the most cringe-inducing stories from the casual dating scene.

If these hit too close to home, your solution is clear:  Slow it down, delete those swiping apps and try a more mindful approach when looking for love.

 

Bowling Ballerina

Bowling Ballerina

I went on a great date with a funny guy, but things went wrong when I tried to show off. This is, without a doubt, my most embarrassing Tinder story.

How I Narrowly Dodged a Workplace Affair

How I Narrowly Dodged a Workplace Affair

Sometimes, the worst thing about dating app culture is when it all goes so right and so wrong at the same time. Someone should make an app that cross-checks where you work. Here’s how I almost accidentally had an affair with my new employee.

The Date that Never Left

The Date that Never Left

We all want one fantastic date that never ends but … not like this. This is how a down-on-his-luck man lied to me and used me just to make ends meet.

Something’s Just, Off

Something’s Just, Off

Everything went wrong on this date, from a messed up Uber ride to an embarrassing picture. Disposable dating leads to awkward nights like this.

We Went … Earthing

We Went … Earthing

He said the electrons from the Earth would realign our souls. I just think he had dirty, gnarly feet. This is how I ended up on a date with a man with no shoes.

My Weird Date to a Mall

My Weird Date to a Mall

I didn’t know malls – like big, neon 1980s malls – were still around, but I went on a Tinder date with a guy to one. Too bad he was a loser. Here’s the story.

Guess I Didn’t Make the Cut

Guess I Didn’t Make the Cut

Football Sundays are sacred to me, so I thought things were going to work out when he took me on a date to a game. I just didn’t make the cut.

Nope. Nope. Nope.

Nope. Nope. Nope.

I got bed bugs from a date. Bed. Bugs. I can’t live this one down. Thanks, Tinder.

Mr. Old Fashioned

Mr. Old Fashioned

I thought I wanted an old-fashioned, romantic date. I got more than I bargained for. Here’s how I handled a doomed date.

Tinder Birthday Bash

Tinder Birthday Bash

Did you know some people use Tinder as a birthday party service? I didn’t either. Here’s how I got duped into the most awkward party of my life.

Pity Party

Pity Party

I went on several great dates with a woman I met on Tinder. Turns out, I was part of a social media, challenge. Against my will.

How I Catfished Myself

How I Catfished Myself

My friends will never let me live down this total failure of digital dating. This is how I catfished myself.

Momma’s Boy

Momma’s Boy

I wish this was fiction, but I once went on a date with a man who snuck his mom along.

Never Date a Comedian

Never Date a Comedian

When I was invited to a comedy club, by a comedian, I didn’t realize I was going to be the joke.

High-Intensity Heartbreak

High-Intensity Heartbreak

I thought his idea of a ‘fun, fitness-focused first date’ was a great idea. I was not ready for what happened next.

Prince Not-So Charming

Prince Not-So Charming

I thought his love of cartoons was cute. I thought wrong. This is how I got out of the weirdest date I’ve ever been on.

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