In the age of Tinder, meeting up with a blind date has become the norm. But it’s an endeavour fraught with risk. Your mystery date could look nothing like their picture, have bad breath or have an obsession with their mother. But a hilarious social media trend will make you laugh at how awkward online dating is.
Tweeters have been discussing their terrible dating histories, as well as their nightmare scenarios, under the hashtag #WorstDateIn5Words – because, although we love hearing your tales of love life disasters, we much prefer it in extremely brief summarised form.
Even as social media users reveal the most off-putting thing that could happen on a date, and the mental images are hilarious, the trend simply proves yet again how much of a minefield the dating scene can be. Deal-breakers vary from person to person, but whether you're single, in a relationship or adrift in the sea known as 'it's complicated,' we think you'll relate to some of these dating snafus. Try using these on a bad date and you'll find out what we're talking about.
'We're gonna make beautiful babies' #WorstDateIn5Words— Miss Cotton Cupcake (@faiiryfaiiry) December 23, 2014
#WorstDateIn5Words You look like my ex wife— Moon Winx (@_MoonWinx_) December 18, 2014
You're not a feminist, right? #WorstDateIn5Words— Gwenda Bond (@Gwenda) December 19, 2014
You have my ex's name #WorstDateIn5Words— lehmo (@lehmo23) December 19, 2014
#WorstDateIn5Words Not to sound racist, but...— Johnna Mitich (@JohnnaMitich) December 19, 2014
"We're splitting the check, RIGHT?" #WorstDateIn5Words— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) December 18, 2014
Are you enjoying this funeral? #WorstDateIn5Words— Jackie Boy Thanatos (@TheDjinnTrials) December 19, 2014
I'm emotionally available, but married. #WorstDateIn5Words— Becky Griffin (@dorothyofisrael) December 19, 2014
That smell is not me. #WorstDateIn5Words— kim rhodes (@kimrhodes4real) December 18, 2014
'You're different from other girls.' #WorstDateIn5Words— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) December 18, 2014
That's probably my wife calling. #WorstDateIn5Words— Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) December 18, 2014
#WorstDateIn5Words "My parents want to come"— ChilledChaos (@ChilledChaos) December 18, 2014
#WorstDateIn5Words Can we use your car?— Rhiannon (@roscluaran) December 18, 2014
#WorstDateIn5Words Your friend is really hot— Malav Karkar, Ph.D. (@MalavKarkar) December 18, 2014