Thanks A Mill, We're Splitting The Bill: 13 Awkward First Date Moments

'UGH' is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about first dates; awkward, uncomfortable situations. In my case, I turn into a nervous wreck, which makes everything worse. But they can at least be funny, and thankfully if there are more dates, you can laugh about them in the romantic future. If not? Live and learn friends, live and learn....

1) The Awkward Greeting


So it's time to meet and you see them walking towards you. Do you shake their hand, give them a hug or go in for a kiss? There's nothing worse than going in to hug someone and getting banged on the nose by their mouth because they were going to try and kiss you. Don't go straight in for a kiss on the lips (it's weird).

2) The Height Difference



You've never met him in person, so you have no idea what the height difference is going to be. You're quickly realising that you never asked him what height he was because you assumed that he was taller than you. You get a tap on your hip and turn around to see your date standing there 5ft 6 inches tall and you're standing proud at six foot something with stilettos that'd kill a man. RUN GIRL. Although, to be fair, you probably won't get far in those heels...

3) Going To The Toilet


When you have to go to the toilet and you can feel them checking you out from behind and you awkwardly stumble. Sexy AF.

4) Having Food In Your Teeth



You order a salad thinking that it's the most simple thing to eat on the menu. Then when you get home you see some green leaf stuck in your teeth and you quite clearly want to die. Mortification central...

5) When You Forget Their Name


"Ok, this is Mark". "No, this is Harry". "Oh god, what's their name again?" You decide to go with Mark only to be corrected with a Sean. Sorrrryyyy Sssmmarry. *Cringe*


6) When You Mention A Detail About Them That Could Have Only Been Found Out Through Intensive Creeping


You know the name of their Nana's dog who died 3 years ago and you bring up the time that little old Alfie couldn't sleep without his teddy in his bed. Oh no you didn't!

7) When Someone Gets Really Drunk



"Wow! You look just like my ex!" Well, that's just great. This is probably going to be followed by a "want to come back to mine and watch me cry over my long lost love?" I think I'll pass thaaaaanks.

8) When Someone Cries Over Their Ex


At least you know that you're never going on another date with this person again, but it's so awkward and hilarious that they actually cried about their ex that you want to join in to ease the tension. No?


9) The Location

If anyone ever says that they want to bring you to Mc Donalds, block them immediately and move the fuck on. What they're saying there is that you're essentially worth the price of some greasy fried chicken. And they say romance is dead?

10) When You Realise A Screw Is Loose


"Do you want to come and visit my family with me next weekend? They want to meet my potential future wife." No bother babe, just let me launder my twinset and we're good to go. Can't wait.


11) When They're Running Late and You Type Nothingness To Make Yourself Look Busy


Just let me type 'fjewiuhfuwh9he92ibgfjnfcwkajodajifbfwhuifbxmdsnc' until they arrive so that I look semi-important.

12) When You Let Slip That You're A Freak


My Dog and I love watching Disney Films together every Friday night and I'm not even sorry. Actually scrap that, I'm extremely sorry and suddenly filled with remorse. *Tear*

13) The Whole 'Bill' Situation


Awkward, awkward, awkward.

Clara Caslin
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Clara is a self confessed lipstick addict that loves blogging about beauty and fashion on her blog Chatterbox Clara. She loves 80's music and films and is also obsessed with romantic, classic black and white films and Disney films too! She is a major animal lover and aspires to be a broadcast journalist.

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