Most people term the first few months of a relationship as the 'honeymoon period' as they are the best days in a couple's life. They are more romantic, spend a lot of time together and fight the least. We all have been there--trying to go the extra mile just to please our 'new' partners.
Sadly, first dates don't always go well for all of us. Sometimes the other person just isn't compatible with you, and other times they're just a straight-up jerk. This conversation started on Twitter when a lawyer named Eli McCann Tweeted saying: "For my second date with my husband we met in NYC and went to a party and ended up at a McDonald's at 3:00 AM where he reached across the table, grabbed my hands, looked at me adoringly, and said "I hate this. I wanted to go to bed at 9:00. Do not expect this of me again." The whole thought behind having a horrible first date, yet getting to be with that person for the rest of your life sparked an online thread of stories.
For my second date with my husband we met in NYC and went to a party and ended up at a McDonald's at 3:00 AM where he reached across the table, grabbed my hands, looked at me adoringly, and said "I hate this. I wanted to go to bed at 9:00. Do not expect this of me again."— Eli McCann (@EliMcCann) August 2, 2020
Soon after this Tweet went viral, netizens lost the plot and started talking about their own first date stories. The tweet has received almost 1.5 lakh views already and over 9 thousand retweets since August 2.
Before we knew it, the thread was filled with people sharing their terrible first date experiences. However, the positive spin to each of them was that all these first date 'fails' actually turned into a successful relationship for each of them!
We have made a list of one of the best replies that are so funny yet super adorable. Read on to know more.
I told my husband that he wasn't allowed to ask me out until he'd beaten me at a video game of my choice.— EllenEAndersen (@EllenEAndersen1) August 4, 2020
14 rounds of Frogger later, he finally won a race.
My girlfriend & I experienced all of our early dates through Animal Crossing while I was in solo quarantine with Covid. After 3 months apart, we finally saw each other in person...& now, 6 wks later, she’s sick in quarantine awaiting test results, so we’re back to virtual dating. pic.twitter.com/lDcai1mBzB— Nicole 🌏🚀✨ (@NicWritesBooks) August 4, 2020
On my 3rd date with my fiance I told him I needed surgery for a severe case of uterine fibroids and I'd have to have children sooner rather than later. I thought for sure I would chase him away. But it's a year later and we welcomed our first child into the world on Friday. ♡ pic.twitter.com/7cG0rWLX20— Keyanna Butler (@foxghostgoddess) August 4, 2020
1st meeting: at a Halloween party I got drunk and shared my life story; bad break-up, rehab the works. When she went to leave I jumped in her car and said I wasn’t getting out with out her number, got the number and texted back and forth for months. Multiple attempts to get 1/— Anthony (@Sjchiver007) August 4, 2020
My partner and I used to be long-distance, and on one of our first dates when they drove to visit me, they said "I'm sorry, I'm so fucking tired," and we just took a nap. That was the date. It was great— Lisa (@lapshaffer) August 4, 2020
I'd tell you how my husband and I met, but after the mirror stalking it's X rated. That was in 1991 on May 1st. We only got married on May 1st 2013. It was a very long wait!— wolvesforsanity #TeamPete 4 ever (@WolvesforP) August 4, 2020
I love the honesty in this. On our first date I told my husband that I was wearing my cute shoes and they were killing my feet. He drove me to my car so I could swap out for my comfy shoes. By the end of the night I knew he was the one.— Christa MacDonald (@CricketMacD) August 4, 2020
My wife has anxiety and was so nervous for our first date that I suggested we stay in instead of going out to eat. We ended up watching 8 episodes of Buffy and then making out for 5 hours. The perfect first date. (Buffy is still our favorite show to watch together)— Amy (@catladylol17) August 4, 2020
The first time I met my partner we were battling each other in inflatable sumo suits while rip roaringly drunk and he defeated me and I screamed 'I AM GOING TO EAT YOUR TEETH IN VENGEANCE'. 5 years together in June <3— Dr Joan Passey (@JoanPassey) August 4, 2020
I knew my partner was the one when he asked me to create an Irish exit sign before we walked into a party. If that ain’t love I don’t want it— Dana Parisi (@DanaParisi) August 4, 2020
Well, on my first date, we both talked about our exes and decided to get back together with them. For whatever reasons that didn't work out for either one of us. 6 years later, I call him my husband.
While romcoms have probably spoilt us with perfect dates and happily-ever-afters, real life isn't always like that. Humans are complex beings with complicated emotions, and the idea of 'perfection' that we tend to chase honestly doesn't exist.
Real love is a mix of the good and the bad--but that doesn't mean that it isn't absolutely worth it.
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