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Dating is a tricky place. Whether it's online, blind, or a witty pick up line at the bar, the ways to start that dance are nearly endless. Unfortunately, some people still don't manage to navigate its nuances, and end up a lesson what not to do.

20 times people discovered their partners were not bright: 'She thought the Statue of Liberty was made of plastic'

20 times people discovered their partners were not bright: 'She thought the Statue of Liberty was made of plastic'

There comes a time in everyone's dating experiences when you realize that the person with whom you have been spending time is a complete and total doofus. When this happens, you have three options. First, you can give them the benefit of the doubt. You let whatever silly comment they made slide, you try to explain why they are mistaken, and you move on. Sometimes, people simply do not know things because they have yet to be exposed to them. You taught your partner something. Isn't that a produc…
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The Most Entertaining Dating App Posts of the Week

The Most Entertaining Dating App Posts of the Week

Swipe left, swipe right, but whatever you do, don't stop swiping.
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'We know you're single. Can you come in [for] an extra shift tonight?': 15+ Valentine's Day dinner disasters, as told by servers

'We know you're single. Can you come in [for] an extra shift tonight?': 15+ Valentine's Day dinner disasters, as told by servers

Everyone knows that there are just as many disastrous Valentine's Day dinners as great ones. Something about the commercialism of the fake holiday creates a bizarre mix of emotions, unrealistic expectations, and a weird amount of stakes despite, you know, the meaning of the holiday to be virtually empty. However, instead of hearing about all the Valentine's Day fails from the perspective of the couples themselves, let's looks at these dinners gone wrong from a more objective viewpoint. These se…
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'We were on a break!': 15 newly single people share their ex's version of the breakup

'We were on a break!': 15 newly single people share their ex's version of the breakup

Everyone wonders what their ex is saying about them to their group of friends, so it's not uncommon to imagine what those conversations might sound like. Sometimes, your ex was so “in the wrong” that it will take a tremendous amount of creativity to fabricate another reason why things fell apart. Other times, the reasons behind the split remained nuanced, and both parties may still have wildly different perspectives years after all the drama went down. These newly single folks shared what they…
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‘He made an idiot of himself’: Boyfriend tries to take revenge on girlfriend's roommates via social media, girls band together and kick him out

‘He made an idiot of himself’: Mooching boyfriend tries to take revenge on girlfriend's roommates via social media, girls band together and kick him out

It's 100% normal to date the wrong person many times in your life. That's how dating works. You start to see someone you like, until you realize you actually don't click at all. Eventually, you find someone you click with and all the ups and downs of the relationship are worth it. That's when you are able to look back at past heartbreaks and wonder, “What in tarnation was I thinking??” Hindsight is 20/20, after all.
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DnD player gets banned from sessions for trying to slide into DM's sister's DMs: 'I told him not to come to any more sessions'

One of the great things about playing role-playing games—apart from the suspense of disbelief—is taking massive, audacious risks and watching them pay off in real time. This is both thrilling and rewarding, as there's really no real-life risk involved. However, it would be foolish to think that just because there's no real-life risk in the game, you can translate your character's behavior into real life. Basically, just because you're roleplaying as a charismatic womanizing bard doesn't give yo…
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'I still cringe': 20+ online dating mishaps from hopelessly single folks

'I still cringe': 20+ online dating mishaps from hopelessly single folks

Without physical and social cues, dating can get lost in translation really quickly. When written incorrectly, a joke can get easily misinterpreted, sarcasm can remain unclear, and the potentiality for a first date can go down the drain in an instant. This is the reality of how most relationships begin in this day and age. It's sort of like how actors and performers discuss the differences between auditioning and working on a play or film. Mastering the art of auditioning is its own craft, sepa…
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'You love me? You don't know anything about me!': Top Tinder Moments of the Week (January 12, 2024)

'You love me? You don't know anything about me!': Top Tinder Moments of the Week (January 12, 2024)

This one goes out to people who are trying to put themselves out there this year! It's not easy to get on the apps and start swiping, especially when the other singletons on said apps are ridiculous humans who need to be called out on their nonsensical behavior. From people who are strangely into the fact that their potential date has other single roommates to folks who boldly acknowledge that their love language is “manipulation in all its forms,” the wild world of Tinder has continued to main…
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'Quit being such a big baby': Woman gets even with ex-fiancé by pranking him with a box of mice

'Quit being such a big baby': Woman gets even with ex-fiancé by pranking him with a box of mice

Who doesn't love an epic revenge tale 32 years in the making? This woman got back at her ex-fiancé, who once took advantage of her fear of mice. Well, as it turns out, he was not exactly immune to the same fear. Now, there are far too many people I wish I could get even with, but I simply do not have the pettiness or energy to follow through. In fact, it took me several hours of talking myself up just to convince myself to confront an ex about him using my family's cable subscription. If I had…
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‘I don’t really like committing to labels’: 30 dating red flags people wish they noticed when they were younger

‘I don’t really like committing to labels’: 30 dating red flags people wish they noticed when they were younger

Does anyone else wish you could sit down your younger self and talk some sense into yourself about your unfortunate dating taste? I certainly do, and if you have no regrets, congratulations. You’re a unicorn individual. The rest of us will be sulking in the corner cringing at our prior mistakes and hoping to never run into ~certain~ people ever again. Everyone says it takes experience to know your habits (both good and bad) in dating and relationships, but if I could sit myself down and say, “D…
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'Let's try this again': 20 Worst Dating App Bios and Profiles

'Let's try this again': 20 Worst Dating App Bios and Profiles

Who hasn't come across a bizarre dating app profile in this day and age? It is an unfortunate part of contemporary culture that when we have to resort to re-downloading the apps in order to “put ourselves out there,” that means we also have to be bombarded with cringeworthy, creepy, and straight-up odd profile descriptions. It used to be that only certain apps attracted these kinds of weirdos, but they're just everywhere at this point. People aren't even masking their controversial opinions, pr…
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'You don't think it would be weird being my boss?': Surprised dude gets offered job by desperate recruiter on Tinder

Thirst traps on LinkedIn and now job recruiters on Tinder? What on this gosh green earth will we come across next? It's almost as if we've stepped out of the bounds of reality and now are hurtling forward on some alternative bizarro timeline in which the rules of the universe have been completely flip-flopped.
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'Hi, I'm rich': 20 bad pickup lines that surprisingly worked

'Hi, I'm rich': 20 bad pickup lines that surprisingly worked

Almost everyone has been both the giver and receiver of a pickup line. What's most surprising to us here at FAIL Blog are not necessarily the pickup lines that failed or even the ones that worked. We're curious about the pickup lines that should never have worked but somehow did. What does that say about the state of dating culture in 2023 and what does that say about how we have lowered our collective standards? On a positive note, it's nice that we have normalized the concept of taking big sw…
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'When I text you good night later, what phone number should I use?': 20+ bartenders share the most memorable pickup lines they've heard on the job

'When I text you good night later, what phone number should I use?': 20+ bartenders share the most memorable pickup lines they've heard on the job

Here's a friendly reminder that when you approach someone at a bar with a bold pickup line, chances are there is at least one other person who is hearing everything you say: your bartender. If this list serves one productive function in this world, let it be something that motivates you to always tip your bartenders generously because you know they have to hear a ton of nonsense on the job from singletons attempting to flirt. Sometimes, as these folks from r/AskReddit shared, people were trying…
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'She let me walk around with my wig lifting, on my birthday': 30+ People who suddenly realized their friends secretly don't like them

'She let me walk around with my wig lifting, on my birthday': 30+ People who suddenly realized their friends secretly don't like them

These people realized that their friends actually weren't their friends at all. Sometimes it takes a pattern of behavior to realize a person doesn't have your best interests at heart. Other times, a single incident can send the friendship spiraling. Twitter users shared the incidents that made them finally realize their friends were actually bad friends (and sometimes even their enemy). Reading these tweets is like a cautionary tale of spotting and then avoiding red flags . That can be difficul…
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'I clogged the toilet in Hawaii': 20+ anonymous secrets from men who can't confess to their partners

'I clogged the toilet in Hawaii': 20+ anonymous secrets from men who can't confess to their partners

Everyone has secrets, but have you ever kept one from your partner for so long that if you reveal it now, everything could unravel? Perhaps your first thought to this question might make you think about someone having an affair or lying about where they're from. However, more often than not, it turns out people keep small truths hidden from their partners because they either don't want to hurt their significant others' feelings or they don't want their significant others to think differently of…
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