Your bad movie choices for a first date
Dinner and a movie is a classic first date combo, but be careful about the movie - it could doom your relationship before it even starts...
Every now and then, we ask a frivolous question over Twitter, which, in your fine hands, is lifted to something just a little more interesting. So, one day the other week, with the coffee pot empty, we asked you this: what movies have you seen on a first date, that in part contributed to the premature end of the relationship?
Most of your best responses, collated here, fitted that brief. We've allowed one or two we liked anyway to slip through...
THEY CHOSE, AND IT DIDN'T GO WELL
@Justlookinjenny - American Haunting, AFTER I'd told him I didn't like horror films
@ronvanrutten - Went on a date and saw First Wives Club. I wanted to end it all there and then.
@mrs_moog - I once went on a date with a guy who took me to see the Lenny Henry film True Identity... Yeah, there was no second date!
@shoutybeardyguy - Final Destination 2 - she chose the film, was stoned and bought a friend along. Things didn't go well.
I CHOSE, AND IT DIDN'T GO WELL
@RWWFilm - I went on a first date and selected a little art house movie called Breaking The Waves. Never saw that girl again.
@ryanlambie - Seven. Turns out she didn't like serial killer movies.
@autocratik - Last Boy Scout. Dumped after taking GF to see that one. She said it was a horrible movie. (It's not, it's fantastic!)
@maidincaithness - Dog Soldiers. Girl at the time had no taste and slated it. Put me right off her
@edronmonds - Fatal Attraction killed a date stone dead a while back...
THEY DIDN'T SAY WHO CHOSE THE MOVIE, BUT IT STILL DID NOT GO WELL
@unknownshoulder - I went on a date to see Junior. We never stood a chance.
@Frell_Me_Dead - Yes, Cronenberg's Dead Ringers crushed young teenage love.
@TheJackSack - STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT- I could say we were doomed since Wolf 359, but golly did we argue when Zefram Cochrane went to warp.
@youngie88 - I took my girlfriend to see Happiness on one of our first dates
@derrewynlillic - Richie Rich. First and last date.
@LTAfoodServices - Highlander 3 as a first date...
@girlonfilmblog - Revolutionary Road. Good film, but bit of a poor choice, looking back.
@orangewarrior - Friend of mine brought a girl on a 1st date to the opening night of Requiem for a Dream. *shudder*
@finnegan339 - I went with a bunch of couples to see The Break Up. Some of the relationships didn't last the night, all were done by week's end
@evilnoodle - Scary Movie 3. He laughed like a drain. I realised we had nothing in common.
DIDN'T MIND THE MOVIE, IT WAS THE DATE THAT WAS THE PROBLEM
@KTsqueak - The Bone Collector was an ... interesting first date movie. More fun than the rest of the date as it turned out
SOMEHOW, IT STILL WORKED OUT...
@nidhighe - I took my girlfriend to Schumacher's Batman & Robin for her birthday. She forgave me.
@jamesmoran - First movie date: Apt Pupil. Shouldn't have worked, but proved we were right for each other (now married)...
@lynmie1 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World almost broke up my parents on their first date because my father was laughing so hard [We like your dad...!]
THE ONE THAT WENT VERY WRONG
@meandmybigmouth - Mermaids. During the scene when Christina Ricci nearly drowns my date burst into tears. Her sister had drowned a year before.
AND THE ONE THAT MADE US SPIT OUR NON-CAFFEINATED BEVERAGE OUT ON THE KEYBOARD...
@stewartwpringle - The Net. Supposed to be my first ever date, when I told her what we were seeing she dropped out and I had to bring my dad.
Any more for any more? Leave your first date movie stories in the comments below...
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