"What made you walk out of a date?" –– This was today's burning question from Redditor PorridgeBeforeBed, and it's a doozy.

You see, dating can be fun and all, until you run into someone worth running far, far away from. People soon lined up to tell their stories, and let's just say we're personally thrilled not to have run into any of these people yet!


"I instantly got up..."

Took a gal to Starbucks, bought us both a drink so we could sit and talk. About 5 minutes into it she takes a phone call from a co-worker, puts it on speakerphone and begins to savagely sh!t talk everyone the two work with. On speakerphone, in a small semi busy Starbucks, both parties cussing up a storm. The barista at the counter ask her to take the call off speaker as people were trying to study (they were) and she proceeds to argue with the barista about how she can't take it off speakerphone, blah blah blah. I instantly got up and apologized to the barista on my way out of the store. Didn't message her, didn't hear from her.

SmokenCrow

"Had a date tell me..."

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Had a date tell me in the restaurant that her boyfriend never takes her anywhere and the only reason she agreed to come out with me was to make him jealous. This was after we had ordered. Figured she had to call her boyfriend for assistance on that one.

ElectricCD

"She just kept talking..."

She just kept talking about work endlessly. I tried to change topics by asking if she had any hobbies. Nope. just ranted about how work wouldn't let her pursue any. Would just keep on talking about herself, how tired she was because of work, and basically made it seem like she was doing me a favour by coming out on this date, when she could have worked. She did not even ask me any questions. Every now and then would check her phone and would nod in 'hmm' and 'yeah pretty much'. I made up an excuse, and left.

TonyStark39

"She casually..."

She casually referred to our waitress as the N word. I said nothing, stood up and left. Plenty of catches in good ol PA but she was not one of them.

fat_drunk_and_sassy

"Pretty much after greeting..."

Pretty much after greeting she was checking her phone the entire time and only talking about herself. Constantly interrupting me.

kylife

"During the date..."

Matched with her on tinder and we bonded over our shared love of food. She mentioned not having gone to any good restaurants in town and was tired of places like Kelsey's or Lonestar. Decided to take her to a really nice place in town as I had just got my tax returns and could afford a $200 meal.

During the date she talked with me and was engaged right up to when she ordered her food, an appetizer, wine, dinner, a second dinner for lunch the next day and dessert. After her order was placed she took out her phone and spent the next 20 minutes just browsing Instagram while I tried to talk with her. Excused myself to the bathroom and instead talked to the waitress. Got her to cancel my meal and dessert (only had my appetizer at that point). Split the bill and paid what the 20% tip for the whole thing would have been as it wasn't fair for the waitress to loose out on her tip. My phone blew up about 5 minutes later when the waitress told her what was up.

See the funny thing is, I have no problem paying for a date even if there isn't a spark if my date at least is engaging/respectful. But being used for a free meal, nah f that, there are more deserving people with less in the world that I'd rather give back to.

YetAnotherSmith

"I apologized..."

Raged at the waiters and servers for cutting a piece of meat wrong. Raged at me for trying to help. I apologized to the waiters and bailed leaving her with the bill.

j-mac-rock

"She and I were..."

It wasn't so much a date, but I was at a party at a friend's house in my early 20s and hit it off well with one of their friends. She and I were talking and dancing all night. Towards the end of the night we were cuddled up on the couch and I was getting ready to kiss her when she said "I'm so glad you're here to keep me company, I've been so lonely since my husband was deployed." She had not mentioned being married until that point and I literally pushed her off of me and noped right out of there and never looked back.

Massive14

"This was in the space..."

I went on a date with a girl that brought her sister along (she didn't mention she would bring her). Went to a pub and got a drink, sat down next to this girl who was her sister which they just talked to each other. Then her sister got a call from a friend which she said to join them. 2 minutes later her friend turned up. This was in the space of 5 minutes and I had just brought a drink so wanted to finish it but felt it was too weird. Got up to leave and they ask if I could buy both the girls drinks. I said sure, went round to the bar and then just walked out. Didn't feel like i needed to explain myself.

bletur

"I was set up..."

I was set up by an aunt of hers because (I think) I danced with old ladies at a wedding and her aunt must have thought I was nice. Anyways, girl really didn't seem interested in being there. I told her she didn't owe me anything and she shouldn't feel obligated to be here. I then explained lemon laws and applied it to dating. We paid for our own drinks and left without issue.

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Good smells and bad smells are generally considered pretty universal, but there are definitely some outliers.

Most people can't stand the smell of gasoline, but there are quite a few people who find the smell pleasant.

Redditor Psycho_Bunny_Cutie asked:

"What's a weird smell you're willing to admit you like?"

Skunk

"Skunk"

"Not getting sprayed directly because I've never had that happen so I don't know if I'd like it, but the lingering aftermath."

"My friend's dogs got sprayed and I helped get them bathed. It almost drove them out of their house, but I liked the smell. It lingered for months."

- LakotaGrl

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​Disney Home Video

"I remember liking the smell of Disney VHS cases."

- AtlUtdGold

"Omg. This unlocked a memory for me. I also loved this. But I haven’t done it in so long that I had forgotten. But this comment literally brought the smell right back. Thank you!"

- el-mil

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- lubs96

Friends' Homes

"​I dont know if this counts, where I used to live is very common to hug people all the time, and if I have been in someone's home before, the place would have a particular smell, and almost everytime I would hug them, they would smell like their home. It always felt good to make that association, it was comforting somehow."

- Montpierce

"Same for me, and then when you're out and about and you catch a wiff of something that smells the same even if it's been years they pop into your mind."

- loonettt

New Tech

"​The smell of brand new tech gadgets. It smells of technology. Whenever I buy a new mouse or keyboard (it is especially true for logitech products I don't know if it is a general thing) I sniff them as long as I can detect that sweet plastic-y, ultra clean-smelling goodness."

- bobisz

"Back when CD's were the dominant form of data transfer, I would LOVE every time a new one was opened, just sniffing the new CD."

"Years later, I discovered a nearly identical (to me) smell that works just as well... fresh saffron. Saffron smells like new CD's to me, and I love it."

- ConnectionIssues

Mimeograph Solvent

"Ah, back in the old days, the smell of papers that the teacher handed out that were fresh off those old hand-cranked mimeograph machines. The solvent. Mmmm."

- whazzup_b*tches

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Pool Toys

​"Pvc pool toys when you're unfolding them before you blow them up."

- NoticeWhenUAreHappy

"I bought a shower curtain the other day and instead of a light plastic smell it smelled heavily of inflatable pool toys, best shower ever."

- I_PEE_WITH_THAT

Basements

"I love the smell of basement- which I don't know if is weird, but I'm the only one I know who likes it."​

- AmeliaUsesReddit

"Yessss, also sometimes underground parking garages or stairwells have it. Everyone always thinks I’m an idiot when I bring it up."

- Fenzik

​Home Depot

​"The smell of Home Depot"

- lanuevagringa

"I have long been hoping for Yankee Candle to team up with Home Depot to a lumber aisle scented candle."

- MintyFreshBreathYo

​Hot Pavement And Rain

​"Hot parking lot when it first starts to rain."

- TheUSForestService

"The best! I can smell it now. Thanks for that. That smell in a sun shower is like the best feeling you could ever feel."

- uffdathatisnice

​Burnt Matches

​"Matches after the flame goes out."

- makeful

"Ooooh I like the smell when you blow out a candle."

- Kaisa_is_short

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While there are some smells that seem like everyone must hate them, there's always going to be someone who thinks they smell better than roses.

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