What’s better than a bad date story? A funny date story, because while it can be just as cringeworthy, it usually is also kinda cute. Sometimes, it even has some sort of silver lining – like when you both can laugh about what happened, and in turn find each other more attractive.
Some of us at CLEO are spilling our funniest date stories for your amusement. And if you haven’t already, check out our worst date stories here.
Seizing the date
“We were laughing and joking during dinner when he suddenly froze and stared blankly at me. He started turning pale and jerking uncontrollably. Turns out, he was having a seizure.
Thankfully, a couple of nurses nearby rendered us support till the ambulance came. Everyone was asking me for his personal details, which I couldn’t answer as it was our first date!
I looked through his phone and wallet to retrieve his IC and phoned his parents to inform them of the incident. Total invasion of privacy there! When he regained his consciousness, he couldn’t recall a thing about our meeting. I thought it must be the most horrible date ever and I even gave this guy a seizure!
But he asked me out on a second date, and his excuse was that he wanted to buy me my favourite CHEESECAKE! For a person who did not remember a thing about our meeting but remembering my favourite treat? That guy’s a keeper.
The most horrible date turned out to be the best decisions of our lives. He proposed with cheesecake in one hand and a ring in the other. We got engaged last month after dating for 2 years!”
– Abigail, Account Manager
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“We were dating for a couple of months, and were waiting for the right time to, um, finally do the deed. For some reason, we decided that Halloween was a good time as any.
We went to Zouk for their Halloween party and I was dressed as a ghostbuster with a few of my buddies, and she was dressed as Wednesday from the Addams Family, complete with pasty white skin. It was a super fun night, and we all got pretty drunk.
Around 1am, we abandoned our friends and headed to my place. She had trouble washing off the white makeup from her face, so she kept it on. Let’s just say we laughed more than moaned that night.”
– Syafii, Sub-editor
Pays to be cute
“I always thought that my best date was my first date with my current boyfriend; but actually now that I come to describe it I’m pretty sure that’s rose-tinted because he definitely was 20 minutes late. And he made me choose the restaurant (where he was suuuper awkward) before getting lost on his way to a golf driving range (driving range!) and making me ask for directions in an area where gang attacks had been a growing problem of late… I can only assume he looked REALLY cute.”
– Claire, Editor-in-Chief
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“I once asked someone out by saying, “Hey you wanna go to a Sausage Party with me?” I was referring to the Seth Rogen movie.”
– Sophie, Senior Features Writer
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“I had a plan to meet up with this guy I had just started seeing at a club. I didn’t realise he would be drinking with people twice his size so unfortunately by the time I got there, he was wasted. His friends all decided to abandon him and I had to take him home. But because I couldn’t find his keys I had to take him to mine.
He’d half fallen asleep by that point so when I had to get him out of the cab I pulled him quite hard…and accidentally walked him into a pole. I also had to balance him up the stairs of my three-storey walk-up. It was kinda funny at the time but I made sure he paid me back big time when he was sober.”
– Karen, Associate Editor
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