Dating in India is tough. I do not mean that there are not enough men, but all the good men are either taken, or, well, gay. Most women have complained of having a bad experience on first dates, and all for different reasons.
There are good men out there of course, but, sometimes when I hear about all the dates gone wrong from women around me, I am left with no hope. You don’t want to end up dating the wrong person- that’s why here are some of the disastrous stories that I have heard so that you know what to look out for!
1. Mixed drugs in my drink
Devanjali went out with a guy she had been talking to for six months. It was a well-lit bar, and they had a whisky together and chatted. It was a beautiful night, and the conversation was going well when Devanjali started feeling sleepy.
It was one of those moments when her entire mind went blank. She could not focus on anything, and all she felt was this need to run. She excused herself to the bathroom and spent 3 hours there, crying and trying to reach one of her girlfriends who would come to get her.
When her girlfriend came, the guy had vanished, and Devanjali had to be rushed to a hospital. Two agonising days in the hospital later, she was told that she had been given a heavy dose of sedatives.
When she later told her friends about her date gone wrong, she couldn’t control herself from breaking down. She really suffered mental trauma after the bad date that took her a while to get over.
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She had been in contact with him for six months so she thought she could trust him- but she was mistaken. It was one of those experiences that made her stay away from dating for years afterwards.
2. Kept rubbing my legs
One of the awkwardest moments for Radhika was when the college senior she went on a date with, started feeling her leg from under the table. What’s worse is that about 30 minutes of touching her like that, he dropped a line about sex and started talking about it loudly.
She spent an agonising 2 hours with the senior before a friend arrived to bail her out. She narrated this bad experience to her friend and shuddered at the thought of dating the wrong person. She wondered how long it would be before she found a good guy in India.
3. Felt me up throughout our dance
A prom date is something we all want, right? It was one of those gala nights at a famous club, and Priya came out with her date, a college friend who had been flirting with her for a good two years. She was excited about the night. The first hour was okay and he was nothing but courteous.
The trouble began when they started dancing. She could feel his hands sliding on her body, the entire time. It felt terrifying to the point that she was ready to run. A date gone wrong was a nice way to put it- this date was nothing but a nightmare for Priya!
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From then on, Priya was always hesitant to dance at a club or dance with any guy. The bad experience on her first date left her scarred for months after that.
4. He wouldn’t let me leave the car
Shireen is someone I met on the internet. She is one of those pretty girls I aspire to be. However, this date had her shaken. A guy she had seen for a while, asked her out on a date for a long drive, and she was ready for that step.
It started getting weird when he parked in a secluded place and asked her to kiss him. The car door was locked, AC was running, and she very uncomfortable. It was one of those things that made her innards go cold, so she gave in after a while.
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He was not done though. As soon as the request worked, he was sitting there with his pants open and gesturing. Shireen does not remember how she got back home that night, except that pure revulsion made her open the gate and run.
Before this, Shireen had never had a bad experience on a date, but now she understood the consequences of dating the wrong person and the importance of a good first impression. She cried for a solid three hours after the day ended.
5. He broke my nose
After a whole night of partying with a guy she had seen for a while, she felt like it was going well. However, the guy was drunk, and when the party was coming to an end, he kept asking her to accompany him to the bathroom.
It was one of those moments that made Raji fear for her life, so she shouted. The bouncers came and rescued her. The ordeal didn’t end there. She went outside and called for an Uber. What she did not expect was the guy to come around swinging and punch her in the face.
She blacked out and woke up in the hospital with a broken nose the next morning. The guy was put in jail for the night and bailed out in the morning.
‘A date gone wrong’ would be an underestimation of the horrible experience she had. She recounts this whole fiasco with dread and the reason she doesn’t date anymore.