Triple M radio producer Jana Hocking, who asked Australians to share their worst dating experiences on Instagram
Australian singles have been scolded, cried and got up in fancy restaurants on disastrous first dates, a question-and-answer session on Instagram shows.
Radio producer Jana Hocking, who works at the Triple M station in Sydney, asked her 13,000 followers to share their worst dating experiences on Wednesday night, sparking dozens of responses that ranged from hilarious to downright horrifying.
The 34-year-old, who writes about her relationships and romantic escapades, recently talked about one of her own insane encounters where her date left the cinema to ‘go to the toilet’ but only ‘ages’ later sushi returned after dinner .
A man said he had eaten with a woman who ordered four dishes, ate every bite without much conversation, and then bluntly revealed that she was pregnant with her ex’s child.
A woman went to a bar with a man who told her he was addicted to prescription drugs minutes after their first drink.
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Ms. Hocking, 34, writes about her past relationships and dating escapades in a monthly column for Whimn
Two anonymous responses to Ms. Hocking’s question and answer, recalling equally disastrous dates when women arrived drunk (left) and were pregnant with her ex’s child (right)
Another was shocked to learn about her date’s ailing family history before they finished their main course.
“I first went with a man who told me that his father was in prison for murdering his mother,” she said.
A man was forced to act as a therapist on a first date with a drunk woman who burst into tears over her appearance.
“She showed up drunk and started crying because she wasn’t feeling attractive,” he said.
A woman went home with a bruised ego after her date and asked how she broke her nose. “I never broke my nose,” she said.
A tormented romantic made a booking at a chic Sydney restaurant dressed to perfection and waited patiently in the lobby – only to get up without explanation.
More anonymous daters reveal their stories of contraction, including a man who drove 90 minutes before his date was canceled (left) and a woman who faced the wrath of a scorned girlfriend (right)
Experiences ranged from disappointing to downright bizarre, with a man shunned in favor of his friend (left) and a woman concerned about her date’s morbid family history (right)
Another made dinner with a woman from abroad and was left alone with a very high bill.
‘Delicious food and drink. I payed. She got up and ran out the door. Backpacker, free meal, ”he said.
An equally unhappy, man in love drove 90 minutes to meet a woman for the first time, only for her to cancel when he was five minutes from her front door.
A man was thrilled with his thriving relationship with a new woman until she started asking questions about his boyfriend.
“It turns out they ended up together,” he said.
Within Australia’s worst first dates
The ego bruises
“She showed up drunk and started crying because she wasn’t feeling attractive.”
“The man asked me how I broke my nose. I never broke my nose! ‘
“I was asked if I knew another guy … it turns out they ended up together.”
“My date ordered four meals, ate them all, and confirmed she was pregnant with her ex’s child.”
‘Delicious food and drink. I payed. She got up and ran out the door. Backpacker, free meal. ‘
The ‘not about the ex’
“His girlfriend came to the bar shouting ‘CHEATER’ because she was following his phone.”
“My date got a call from her ex halfway through the meal … and then left crying.”
“After a bad date, [the] girl followed me home and knocked drunk on my door two hours later. ‘
He drank eight liters of Guinness and then cried [soiled] himself on the bar stool. ‘
The downright bizarre
“I went on a date with a man who told me that his father was in prison for murdering his mother.”
“He lost a lot of weight – great – but then he got up at the dining table to show me his excess skin.”
Those who were never there
“I drove 1.5 hours to meet her, and she sent a message to cancel after five minutes.”
“I booked with [an upscale Sydney restaurant]. She never showed up. ‘
The image in the picture shows a bored and neglected woman as her date buries his head in his phone
Others had insane encounters with men and women who were clearly not about their past loves.
“My date got a call from her ex halfway through the meal and then left crying,” said one man.
An unsuspecting woman was confronted with the wrath of a contemptuous friend who was still in a relationship with her adulterous date.
“His girlfriend came to the bar shouting ‘CHEATER’ because she was following his phone,” she said.
A man was relieved to say goodbye to his date after having an uncomfortable dinner without chemistry, but the feeling was not answered.
“After a bad date, she followed me home and knocked on my door drunk two hours later,” he said.