It’s the most dreadful time of the year, especially for those who are single.
For many, Valentine’s Day isn’t always associated with bouquets of roses and promise rings. Instead it’s a reminder of the stark realities of Calgary’s dry dating scene, an opportunity to reflect on the first dates we’ve been on over the past year. And yes, the majority of them were appalling.
We’ve all experienced an awful first date at some point, the kind of first encounter that leaves you eyeing up the emergency exits in order to make a quick getaway.
So, here at Daily Hive we want to hear about your first dates from hell. We know these horrific stories are out there, and now it’s time for you to share them.
Why are we doing this?
Rather than dwelling on the past, we want to give our readers an opportunity to laugh about these horrific first dates. Chances are there’s someone in Calgary who’s had a worse first date than you, and our goal is to find that someone. We’ll compile the ultimate list of bad first date experiences, then you can’t help but cackle through V-Day.
Submit your story
- You can submit your story anonymously; please let us know whether you would like your story to be published anonymously. Otherwise, it will be published with your first name and last initial.
- We ask that you keep your story as short as sweet as possible, to a maximum of 100 words. The goal is to share as many first date disasters as possible.
- Please email your story to calgary[at]dailyhive[dot]com with “Date From Hell” as the subject title.
- If selected, your story will be included in our Valentine’s Day post that will highlight these not-so-special moments and share them with our readers.