Have you ever felt as though you must be on an episode of Disaster Date, only to realize that there are no hidden cameras – this is really happening? You get an allergic reaction to something at dinner and need to be rushed to the ER? He shows up to your dinner date with his mom in tow? These awful date night scenarios actually do happen to many collegiettes™. Unless you’re very lucky, or very smooth, you can probably name at least one awkward date situation that’s happened to you. Here, Her Campus lays out what you should do to make these awkward moments pass and save your date from the “Worst Dates in History Hall of Fame.”
Awkward Situation #1: Kissing Crisis
Sometimes, kissing may not be the perfect, romantic end to your date – instead, it’s a nightmare! Kissing crises occur all of the time, on first dates or even the millionth date with your BF. Here are some kissing accidents and how you can fix them!
He is a really, really terrible kisser
Some guys have never learned how to kiss properly. Collegiette™ Lauren once dated a guy who fell into this category.
“Every time we got to that awkward this-is-the-part-right-before-we-makeout moment, he pulled away, but one day, he finally confessed that he was really just insecure about his kissing abilities,” Lauren says. “He explained that the last (actually it was the first) time he kissed a girl he really liked, he froze, and it went badly. I told him it was fine, we’d work through it, and I wouldn’t judge. I thought it would be okay, and I would be able to guide him through it – after all ... it was just a kiss! But when he kissed me, his entire mouth swallowed mine. His open mouth covered my closed one, and I know I said I wouldn’t judge, but I was slightly horrified.”
Mandy also went on a date with a horrendous kisser.
“I went out on a first date with a guy who seemed absolutely perfect for me,” she says. “We had great dinner conversation and chemistry. Well, when we went back to his house to watch a movie, he tried to kiss me, which was fine – until he began to lick my face! He was literally LICKING. I asked him to stop so we could watch the movie, and, needless to say, I didn’t want a second date.”