Be my Valentine: First date disasters

Uh, I don't swing that way

Gossip Girl

This particular date was one I have tried hard to stash in the darkest recesses of my mind.

Dating disaster: PDA alert!

Heart

We went to a cafe and got a drink, then slowly crept towards me and started trying to give me an arm massage.

Cognac calls curtains on date

cognac

DAVID GOULD

My love of cognac was well and truly aflame. My acquaintance with Helen would be much shorter.

Raining on my date

rain

LAURA PAYNE

Laura Payne wasn't thrilled when her boyfriend offered to take her to the rugby on her birthday.

Dating from the gutter

mattress

AMANDA HANAN

Despite being rejected on the first date, Amanda Hanan's suitor had to be shooed away with a broom.

I love you, on the first date

Lal Reddy

MICHELL REDDY

She had romantic fantasies about their first date. But it was exquisitely awkward.

Elvis always on his mind

elvis

MARGHERITA CLARKE

Margherita Clarke found out her date was already in love - with the limp-hipped King of Rock'n'roll.

Dating with Mum

nude

IAN ROBERTSON

When Ian Robertson met his date, she brought her Mum - an avid nudist - with her.

This isn't dinner conversation

wine

MONIQUE SIGLEY

Monique Sigley's date asked her a question during dinner that shocked her so much spat wine.

Dating disaster roller coaster

rollers

LORRAINE ANDERSON

Lorraine Anderson got an interesting surprise when she went away with a man whose hair she was in love with.

My date stole my phone

bad date

ZOE LEACH - © Fairfax NZ News

Zoe Leach's date turned out to be more interested in crime, and less interested in love.

Dutch courage gone wrong

Timaru’s Stephen McLachlan

DIANA MACRAE

Diana MacRae couldn't help but giggle when her date turned up drunk, and had one thing on his mind.

The pain of dating karma

kick

PENI TALIA'ULI

When Ben Talia'uli went on a blind date arranged by friends, it turned out it wasn't a set up of the romantic kind.

On a date with Dad

Cinema popcorn

EVE WILLIAMS

When a Stuff Nation reader went on a movie date with her new man, she was horrified to be offered a child's ticket at the box office.

First date fibber

Love song

JO GILBERT

An encounter with a friendly guy in the supermarket turned in to a nightmare first date for Jo Gilbert.

Fined on the first date

parking warden strap

LIZ BUCKLEY

When Liz Buckley's date returned to his car and found he'd clocked up $400 worth of parking fines, he demanded she pay them.

No clothes? No, thanks

towel

CHRIS IRELAND

Chris Ireland got an unplanned - and unwanted - eyeful in this dating disaster.

Dating the daughter too

date

BRENT PARTRIDGE

Brent Partridge went on a date a few years back, and was surprised by who ended up asking all the questions.

First date disasters: Off to a false start

first date

KIMBERLEY CODY

Kimberley Cody had such low expectations for this first date, she wore her running gear so she could go for a run afterwards.

A 'snuggle' he won't forget

boxing gloves

REBECCA LLOYD

Rebecca's Lloyd's dating disaster ended with her date flat on his back, and not in the way he expected.

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