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Serial Daters Reveal The Biggest WTF Dating Moments

Dating is hard. Dating is expensive. And tales of disastrous courtships never get old.

Musicferret asked, What is the biggest dating WTF you've experienced?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

Bold...can't deny the guy credit for trying.

Had a Tinder date and the guy brought his gf and asked for a threesome without saying a word about it in advance.

The straights are at it again.

Girl told me within 15 minutes of our first meeting that she was having sex with a married coworker and her favorite part was seeing him cry in guilt after it was over.

When your catfish meets you under the gaslight.

I once got catfished on Tinder. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Here's the catch: this person had me meet them and acted as if they were not a different person. One of the craziest experiences of my life.

The crowd was mad at the wrong person, me thinks.

A girl I had been seeing for a couple of weeks or so asked me to go with her to a funeral of some guy I didn't know. What I didn't expect was that the funeral was for her fiance. Got out of there real quick once I realized why everyone was shooting me glares the whole time. I was the side b****.

He probably got out of there at the right time.

She seemed nice, but when the dinner started, she was controlling. She tried to order my drink, told the waiter what I'd be eating (I was astonished by her audacity), and tried to make me ask permission to go to the bathroom.

I humored her and asked, and she gave me permission. I just went out through the employee exit through the kitchen, got in my car and left.

As I always say, stick it out for the story or subsequent Reddit post.

Beehive girl.

She had a Marge Simpson hairdo. About 18 inches high. She was an actor and couldn't understand why roles would demand she cut her hair, so she turned them down.

I went on 3 dates with her just to hear her stories. She was totally oblivious SHE was the problem. It was like I was watching a soap opera or something. But she was serious.

Disaster? That's putting it mildly.

I went on a Tinder date with this one girl whose bio said something like, "you won't like me, I'm a disaster." (spoiler alert, she was right) But she was pretty attractive so we went to get tea at a local hipster joint. She was obviously depressed. She told me about her hyper-competent other personality that she sometimes slips into and how her current life goal was to move several states away from her family and work at a gas station (even though she was a senior bio major).

As the date was ending she freaked out, saying that she forgot her backpack in her last class but doesn't have a car to get back (apparently her mom dropped her off and then went home... half an hour away in the suburbs). So I took her to get her backpack. Then she told me that she needed me to drive her to her house because it was late and no bus was running out there. So I drove her half an hour back to her parent's house in the suburbs. On the way, she told me that she actually has a boyfriend but sometimes likes to "see what's out there" and that this what our date was. Oh, and she also is pretty sure she's a lesbian but likes the power involved in getting a guy to like her.

Not today, Norman Bates.

I had a guy ask me out on a date, and he suggested a Japanese restaurant I liked. After I ordered, the server asked him what he wanted, and he said he wasn't hungry. I asked him if he wanted to wait until he was hungry, but he said nah, he just wanted to watch me eat. I laughed nervously, thinking it was a joke, but his expression said he wasn't joking.

The sushi was good though.

Edit: Because people were asking, I paid for my food at the end and he didn't offer. If he paid I would've felt crazy guilty rather than being weirded out.

Leave the eyebrows so I can see how uncomfortable you are.

My ex in HS asked me to shave every last hair on my body. Like, everything except for my eyebrows. I refused so she dumped me. She is now married to a guy with alopecia. No joke.

Yeah this is infuriating. ASK A QUESTION.

I once went on a date where I probably said like five words.

Girl just talked for over an hour and a half, without ever including me in the conversation. Just reminisced, complained, and bragged about her life for over ninety minutes straight. I was so taken aback that I just kind of drove home wondering if that experience was real or not.

This is when you call the police.

Some guy took my glasses, ran out of the restaurant with them. I got a text like 15 minutes later of him taking a selfie in them at his place. He said if I wanted them back I would have to come over to his.

Well, he officially turned into his mother.

On a third or fourth date, I went back to his apartment to have a glass of wine. We had a great evening until near the end he said: "wow I can't believe you passed almost every test!". Turns out he set up his apartment with small "girlfriend" tests. He made sure there was little to no toilet paper to see if I would change the roll, if I rinsed my dishes, if I turned off lights behind me, where I put my jacket and shoes.

Needless to say, there were no further dates.???????

Not all heroes wear capes. Slick.

I had been dating this guy for about a month, and I knew he was pretty fresh out of another relationship. We were having beers on a patio at a taphouse nearby, and his phone rings and he answers it and proceeds to talk to who I realized was his ex. They were arguing, and talking about their breakup, all while he was still sitting at the table with me!! After about an hour and a few beers later, a guy at the table next to me gave me kind of a nod to join his table. I did, we talked about what a jerk the other guy was being. We spent the next couple hours chatting (dude left when his phone call was over.) and my new friend and I ended up dating for a year and we're still friends to this day!

I'm lactose intolerant, and now it's everyone's problem.

Not major. Online match, met for dinner. Tells me she is lactose intolerant, proceeds to order food with lots of dairy products. The restaurant was small and in an old house, so the bathroom was a single closet style that happened to be less than 10 feet from our table. Her food upset her so she uses that, loudly, and leaves the door open after she's done. Yup.

Still asks if we can go get ice cream afterward.

What not to do on a first date 101.

A year ago I met up with a girl I met on a dating site. We went out for coffee and had a good talk about movies and video games. Then everything got weird when she asked if she could read me some of her poetry about her ex-boyfriend cheating on her.

She proceeded to sob in public in the middle of the poem, and wouldn't stop until she was finished with her very long poem despite being a blubbering, sniffling mess.

There was no second date.

This is passive aggressive at its most... aggressive.

On two separate occasions, I've gone home with a guy after a perfectly lovely first date to find an array of adult toys laid out on the bed, ready for use. Don't get me wrong, I'm generally down... but you can't just spring that on someone, guys.

In both cases, there was no second date.

Thanks for literally nothing.

I went on a very boring date with a very dull not talkative girl. I tried every couple of minutes to initiate any conversation until I honestly ran dry of something or anything to talk about and decided, that it really isn't going to work so I sat in silence while I finished my drink with the complete intention of saying goodbye once I'd finished. Two sips left and she said something. I kid you not these were her words. "so are you going to kiss me at the end of this?" I was in shock and didn't know what to say. She then proceeded to cry and get up saying, "I knew I was ugly" and walked away.

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The person on the other end of a 911 call has a truly remarkable job.

For those who don't play that professional role, we hope to never encounter the 911 call interaction. But if we do find ourselves making that call, the moment is an anomaly in our lives.

The chaos, the panic, the racing heart, and the desperation are all emotions we, ideally, don't experience on a regular basis.

But for the operator on the other end, our call is one in a long line of calls they've received all day, and all the workdays before that one.

It's difficult to imagine being embedded in those uniquely urgent, emergency moments all the time.

Some Redditors who are on the other end of that call shared their experiences on the job.

WhimsicalxxButcher asked, "911 dispatchers what has been your most creepy/unnerving call?"

For a few, the most unnerving moments were the calm callers.

There was something just so eerie about how level-headed the faceless human being on the other end could be through such a desperate, tragic moment.

Almost Clinical 

"I had a friend who worked as a 911 dispatcher and he always said the worst call he ever had was a ~20 year old kid who committed suicide by mixing a bunch of chemicals together in his car to produce hydrogen sulfide gas."

"He said that the most unnerving part was hearing him calmly listing off the chemicals, the type of gas produced, and the effects of hydrogen sulfide on the body (namely the almost instant death it causes at high concentrations)."

"He ended the call by providing the address of the parking lot he was in and saying that nobody should approach the vehicle without hazmat equipment."

"Apparently after that there was a whooshing sound as he dumped the last chemical into the mix, and then the line went dead silent aside for a quiet fizzing noise."

"I know that call screwed him up because he almost never talks about stuff that happens to him on the job. He quit a few months later to go into construction management, and frankly I can't blame him."

-- iunoyou

Planned Out 

"A woman called me, saying she was going to kill herself. She was gassing herself. Gave me her name & address then said she was just going to lie down and 'go to sleep.' And stopped responding to me."

"I kept the line open, trying to get her to speak to me, and eventually heard officers forcing their way in to find her body. I guess she just wanted someone to find her body."

-- mozgw4

Before It Set In 

"When I got a call from a 6 year old who got home from school and laid down to take a nap with his dad. His dad never woke up."

"The kid was so calm when calling it broke my heart."

"I ended up leaving dispatch shortly after. I was good at compartmentalizing the job for the year I was doing it, but it would've broken me in the long run."

-- tasha7712

Other 911 operators were unfortunate enough to receive a call from the very last person they wanted to hear from: a loved one.

These dispatchers' unique position gave them the unexpected access to a family member or friend at their most dire moments.

No More of That 

"My family member is a long time first responder, and 'retired' into doing dispatch. He heard the address (someone else was taking the call) and realized it was his daughter's house."

"He rushed over there just in time to see them wheeling her body out. Overdose."

"Five months later, he was called to his ex-wife's place because his grandson (son of the daughter who recently passed) had his door locked, lights on, but wasn't responding to his grandma."

"He broke the door down and found him deceased in bed. Overdose."

"He's very stoic after years of all sorts of traumatic situations but my heart hurts whenever I think of what all of this must have felt like. Like sand through your fingers."

-- bitchyhouseplant

Knowing the Address

"Not me, but my grandma. I was sitting in the dispatch office, (very small one only 2 dispatchers including my grandma) but she put out a dispatch that there was a gun shot from my best friends address."

"My heart sank to my stomach and broke later that day. He committed suicide."

-- OntaiSenpuu

When it Happened 

"My uncle passing away. Worked as a small town dispatcher for a year or so. Had a bunch of messed up stuff happen on shift, but this call came in in the still hours of the night. Small town, so not many calls after midnight."

"I answered and recognized the name and address on caller id. Aunt was in a frenzy so didn't recognize my voice. I remained calm and got ems and fire rolling to them, but by my aunt's own words he was already blue."

"I went thru debriefing and mandated therapy for a couple other things that happened, but never really talked to anyone about this. I just try not to think about it."

"That was the call I figured out I needed to find a different job."

-- dangitjon

Finally, some simply had a front row seat to sudden tragedy.

These operators were flies on the wall when disaster struck. They never asked to witness what they witnessed, but sometimes that came with the territory.

A Holiday Tragedy 

"My mom is a 911 dispatcher. Early on she said one Christmas Eve while working she got a call from an elderly lady who's husband had just collapsed(and died) from a heart attack and in the background Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas music was playing on blast."

"The lady was screaming and crying and begging for her husband to wake up but my mom could hear his gurgling in his last breathes. She doesn't listen to or watch Alvin and the chipmunks since."

-- Blueflowerbluehair

What is it About Christmas?

"Christmas night. 911 call with crying child on the other end. A neighbor had run her car over her mom during a domestic."

"The mom crawled to the porch bleeding and the child saw the car coming back. I had her hide quietly in a closet with the cordless phone."

"The 10 year old child was crying and screamed that she hated Christmas. She was afraid of the police when they got there."

"I kept her on the phone until she felt safe enough to give the phone to an officer. I almost fainted after that call was over. Had nightmares for a while."

-- 2FunBoofer

Close to Home 

"Not a dispatcher but I handle radio communications for the Coast Guard. One night I was on the radio and got a call from an 11 year old kid whose boat had started to sink. He was out with his dad and 6 year old brother."

"They had been hit by another boat and his father got knocked unconscious. I remember the entire conversation up until the radio had gone underwater."

"They ended up finding his dad floating on his back alive but the two boys didn't make it. That one really fu**ed with me because my two littlest brothers were around the same age as the youngest."

-- HIRSH2243

A Horrible Clock 

"Another one that stays with me was the man who called in. It was the anniversary of his adult son having hanged himself. He'd now come home to find his wife had done the same."

"That date is always going to be a black day for him."

-- mozgw4


If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

Again, we hope you never have to use the 911 call in your life. Nobody wants to be involved in a sudden emergency or a tragic incident.

But hopefully, if you do, an operator like one of these thoughtful, sensitive Redditors is on the other end.

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