5 People share their terrible first dates which turned into relationships
Unless you're in that incredibly lucky minority, first dates tend to unpleasant experiences. While Hollywood movies lead us to believe that they will be dimly lit, romantic encounters that inevitably unfold into healthy, loving relationships – in most cases, you'll find you either have nothing in common with your dinner date, or that they are downright weird. But we live to tell the tale, and they certainly do make for amusing stories to tell your friends and colleagues the next day.
But while we tend to assume that first dates can only go two ways: disastrously, or surprisingly well, it turns out that there's another middle ground. These five people have spilled the beans on how their terrible first dates turned into long-term relationships...
1. This story is super sweet
"This girl I knew called me out of the blue one day. She and I dated off and on during college, but it just did not work. She called to tell me she had just gotten laid off. Since we were in the same business, she figured she would get the word out that she was looking for a new job. She sounded so sad that I just asked her out to dinner. No intention of ever seeing her again.
"We got married the next fall. 27 years ago."
2. Sometimes it's just a case of first date jitters