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6 Ways to Have an Awkward Date

Updated on August 10, 2014

Bad dates are out there

There is an epidemic raging throughout America which has affected each of us at one time or another in our lifetime. The epidemic is awkward or bad dating. While many people try to avoid awkward dating there is something to be said for the memories of bad dates which last a lifetime. CBS has even spun a hit series, 'How I Met Your Mother' off of the premise of bad dates and the search for a soul mate.

So here it goes, here are some ways you too can have an awkward date.

Bad dates are out there waiting to happen
Bad dates are out there waiting to happen | Source
Talk about yourself it is all the rage
Talk about yourself it is all the rage | Source

Talk Excessively

First dates, second dates or even third dates if they happen are meant for you to get to know the person you're dating. The best way to get to know someone is to have a tete-a-tete between each other-however there is a limit to talking about yourself.. Talking about yourself over and over an over can cause a date to go from promising to awkward in a matter of words.-especially when you begin each sentence "Well my boyfriend/girlfriend use to like...."

Awkward dates are fun if you let them be.
Awkward dates are fun if you let them be. | Source

Blind Dates Can Be Extremely Awkward

The most awkward date known to mankind is the proverbial 'blind' date. These are the dates so called friends set up with people who they feel are the perfect or worthy of you dating.The problem, the odds of a blind date working out for the best are marginal unless maybe you go through one of the thousands of blind dating services out there.

Bring Along Some Company

Two's a date but three is even better.Remember when we were a kid and wanted to go on a date our parents had to always chaperon the date. Remember how awkward that felt especially for guys who could never make the move and get in the first kiss. .

Well as adults you can relive those awkward moments your remember from your childhood by bringing along your parents or a friend to run interference for you. To make the date even more awkward bring along a past beau who you think can vouch for your integrity.

A date isn't a date till the phone comes out
A date isn't a date till the phone comes out | Source

Text an X

Want a date to get off on the wrong foot take out the cell phone and start to text someone or watch a sporting event or a missed TV show during the date. Better yet if you want your date to to become even more awkward post a play by play of your date on Facebook.

Note to make a date even more awkward text an ex during the date.

Check out other people

We have all been on dates before when the person you are out with starts to ogle other people of the opposite sex. No the subtle type of ogling everyone does now and this this is the obvious ogling where in the middle of a conversation your date's eyes lock on another and they completely ignore you.

So if you want to up the awkwardness of your date check out as many people around you as possible and make it obvious.

It isn't cool to check out another when on a date
It isn't cool to check out another when on a date | Source

Say 'I Love You"

"I love you", three little words which say a lot but are extremely awkward to be heard on a first second, third fourth or any numbers of dates. More dates have been ruined or made extremely awkward by people using the words "I love you" before their partner is ready to hear the words.

If the words "I love you" are used and the result is the sound of silence then it was to early.

Some Closing Thoughts

These are are only six of the ways in which a date can go from good to awkward in a matter of seconds there are many others. .Dating is an art form and must be handled with a lot finesse and care. The best way to avoid an awkward date? Eliminate as much awkwardness as possible before the date and always be yourself.

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      Chris Mills 3 years ago from Missoula, Montana at least until March 2018

      Yes, you hit the nail on the head every time here. I met a woman last spring who, during our first conversation, actually proposed marriage. She was serious. I was dumbfounded. Needless to say, I'm still single.