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Scariest First Dates
In honor of Halloween, we thought it would be fun to share some of favorite first date horror stories!
The beginning stages of a new relationship are filled with all sorts of fears. Will he or she like me? Do I look OK? Did I talk too much? Too little? The list goes on and on. Rarely, though, do we stop and ask, “Will my date turn out to be completely deranged?” As writer Diane Mapes learned, that should be the real scary quality to look out for in a new date.
Mapes was friendly with a guy who seemed to share similar interests. Their first date out to a movie was fine. It was the second date that had her totally spooked. Upon entering her new love interest’s apartment, she was enveloped in a shrine to serial killers. Her date tried to reassure her that his fascination was totally harmless, but when he showed her a painting he received from John Wayne Gacy (who killed more than 30 teenage boys) while Gacy was in prison, she knew it was time to flee the scene.
In another story Mapes shares from a woman’s first date, a gentleman met her at the restaurant...with his mother. Another woman admitted that she’s a terrible first date because she’s the one that scares away all her potential partners. She says she can communicate with the dead, and whenever she goes out with someone new, she “meets” their deceased family members as well and is compelled to pass on their messages.
What’s your most frightening dating story? [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]