Let's get real, guys. First dates are a genuine pain in the ass.
Sometimes, things end up going well. The conversation is fluid, and you're too busy making eye contact to check your Instagram likes.
Sure, there's something thrilling about approaching a bar or restaurant and meeting a stranger for the first time.
But usually, what ends up happening a lot of the time is that first dates are an awkward hour that you'll never, ever get back.
There's too much silence because you have nothing in common, the person looks nothing like you imagined and the date is an all-around fail.
No one's at fault here, but it's important to roll with the punches and then laugh about it.
Take these daters below, for example.
They took to Twitter to express their feelings about going on first dates. Their tweets will make you laugh, they'll make you cry and they'll make you... want to go on a first date?
Excuse me, but how did you get into my apartment?
If you don't appreciate pleather seats, we're done.
You shut your mouth when you're talking to me.
If you don't eat dessert, are you really living your best life?
A Cheesy Gordita Crunch is a better bae than anyone will ever be.
If only dating came with a salary and health benefits.
I enjoy salmon fishing and long walks to the litter box.
So, how's that mole on your inner thigh doing?
If her face melts off, don't be alarmed.
Aggressively shoving meat in my mouth is usually a turn-on for most people.
The point is, first dates are a total crapshoot, and you never know what you're going to get.
But that doesn't mean you shouldn't continue to put yourself out there. Instead, just prepare yourself for all possible scenarios.
Like ending up at a Buffalo Wild Wings, shoveling chicken into your mouth, perhaps...