The 9 Most Awkward Dates Bartenders Have Witnessed

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Remember all those Tinder dates you've taken to a bar after work? Some of them were great, some were decent, some were awkward, and some were like diving straight into the ninth circle of hell. But all of those dates were at least partially witnessed by the person behind the bar.
Bartenders have prime seats to watch your awkward Tinder date go down. And when they're done watching your date flame out, some log onto Reddit and write every sordid and hilarious detail down. So, we scoured through Reddit's bartender tags for the best bad-date stories bartenders had to share. Rest assured, you're not the only person who sat next to a person who never looked up from their phone, or who sat through an hour of strained small talk wishing you could go home.
Read on for nine stories that just might make you feel better about your own bad bar dates.

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