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My Worst Date Ever

March 8, 2016 in I Adore What I Love

Hey there and happy Tuesday! This is going to be another 4-post week from me so get excited!! This post, however, is a little different than my typical I Adore What I Love posts because I have two things to talk about… 

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By now you’ve realized that I’m going to talk about my worst date EVER but before we delve deeper into that topic, I have something else to discuss! And it puts a big smile on my face!! You may have noticed over the past few weeks that while my blog looks very similar on a day to day basis, there are small little changes made to it everyday! I’ve heard feedback from many of my readers and I’m taking it all to heart {obviously} as I hope to make I Adore What I Love a bad ass lifestyle blog that’s sustainable, consistent, modern and fresh. 

I won’t go into all the newly renovated aspects of the blog {just click around a bit and you will see lots of updated finishes} but I do want to touch on the most current improvement. At the top of any page, you’ll see a pink bar where you can subscribe with your email address to get each new post delivered directly to your inbox. And yesterday, I decided to ditch the email service I was using for a much much MUCH better one! If you are already a subscriber, than you probably saw that today’s email was way cleaner and felt smarter. On top of that, it’s more contemporary looking and a lot easier to read. I highly recommend you sign up to be apart of the “first to know” by receiving the blog’s weekly posts right to your fingertips! All you have to do is type your email address into the bar above, click on the black “subscribe now” button and viola, you are SET.

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For my second order of business, I wanted to tell you about Kaitlin from the blog A Little Bit Ginger. She asked me to share the story of my worst date ever with her readers! I basically have the most amazing worst date story in the world {it’s already pretty famous amongst my friends} so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. Obviously this unromantic tale of ridiculousness goes way back to the time of BH {before hubby} and BB {before baby} but that doesn’t mean I can’t retell it over and over again, right?! I didn’t think so. Before I start discussing one of the most unforgettable-yet-I-really-would-love-to-forget-about-it nights of my life, there’s more to clue you guys into: Kaitlin is asking for YOUR bad date stories for a chance to win over $100 of Vera Bradley goods! She’s using mine as inspo for yours! So head on over to her blog, read about my excruciating {yet funny-to-look-back-on-now} date and then submit your own! 

PS you don’t HAVE to submit your own date story, but you should go read about mine! I promise it’s an entertaining read ;) And honestly, too unfortunate not to share with you!!

Sharing the red flags from my worst date on @ALBGinger's blog today! #iadorewhatilove Click To Tweet

Before you go though, can you comment with YOUR worst date story?? Using only 1-2 sentences? I want to hear about it!

37 Comments

  • Biana Perez March 8, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I was dying over your worst date ever story…I think we may have went on a date with the same guy from JDate lol! If we didn’t live in different states I would seriously think so! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Dana Ivy March 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Ahhh @bianaperez:disqus!! Hilarious! Dying you know how your jdate was so similar?? Was it the coupons or did he eat from the same silverware as you?? LOL do tell!

  • Lily Ayala March 8, 2016 at 9:07 am

    You know, I actually don’t have a worst date ever…heading over to read yours now!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Dana Ivy March 8, 2016 at 11:01 am

      That’s not a bad thing, @lilianaayala:disqus!! Hope I could give you a good laugh!! Xox

  • Ashley White March 8, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Loved your story- between the constant couponing and wanting to take you to meet his parents, that kid was definitely not second-date material. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Dana Ivy March 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Haha @ashley_lestylorouge:disqus! Definitely not! But one thing’s for sure: at least I can laugh at it now!! Xox

  • Molly Hogan March 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Congrats on all the changes to the blog – looks great!

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

    • Dana Ivy March 8, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Aww, thanks @molly_hogan:disqus! It’s coming along but I feel like I’m always finding new things to update!! Can’t help it!! Xo

  • Lauren March 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Love the changes to the blog! I was just thinking of doing some blog touch ups as well!

    xo Lauren
    http://www.earthtostyle.com

    • Dana Ivy March 8, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks girl! It’s a work in progress =) Xox

  • Trang Do March 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Love those changes to your blog! Nice post!

    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Aimee March 9, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Nice story!!! I submitted mine – it’s about a terrible movie date with a guy who poked and elbowed me in the side throughout the whole movie, but the real kicker is… I saw his photo in Cosmo mag about 3 years later, under a headline about a serial date raper!

    Aimee
    http://www.intherightplaces.com

    • Dana Ivy March 9, 2016 at 8:34 am

      Stop it!! Wait, Aimee that is so creepy!!! And scary!!! Thank goodness you made it through the date and now live to tell it in one piece! Ahhh

      • Aimee March 9, 2016 at 8:38 am

        I know! And what does my mom say when I call her in a tizzy over it? “Well, nothing happened…” Thanks mom! I almost just got killed!!! Haha

        Aimee
        http://www.intherightplaces.com

        • Dana Ivy March 9, 2016 at 8:46 am

          Ahahah well I guess she’s right but still! That is INSANITY! I don’t blame you for freaking {I would have don’t the same, for sure}. You are SO going to win the contest! Let me know!!

  • Nina March 9, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I like the look of your blog, and the story was interesting. Have a lovely day. xx
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

    • Dana Ivy March 9, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Thanks Nina! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Xox

  • Candace Shiflet March 9, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I’m new to your blog so I don’t know what it looked like before but it is SO cute and looks super super professional!! Oh and I have PLENTY of bad date stories haha I’m headed there to read yours and try to pick one of mine to share :) they really DO make the best stories to tell haha!!

    xo Candace
    Lovely Little Rants

  • Naomella March 9, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Oh, now I am curious and I am going to read the story about your worst date ever ;) xxx

    http://www.naomella.com

    • Dana Ivy March 9, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Ha! Hilarious, right?! There really are no words! Xox

  • Babbling on March 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    First your blog looks wow! Made me realise I need to prep my one up. Worse date was with a doctor he had boogies in his nose and his last meal was in his beard. The date got really weird when he said “you should burn all you CDs music is no good for you!” That was the first and last time I met this charmingly weird and unhygienic man. To think he saves life’s 😱

  • Babbling on March 9, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Firstly your blog looks amazing and I need to really spend some time making my one look half as nice as this.
    So my worst date was with a doctor, we met online. I went along to meet him, he had boogies hanging out of his nose and his last dinner was stuck in his beard. He then said “Shanel burn all your CDs music is no good for you”
    I never met this charmingly weird and unhygienic man again. He did kind of creep me out and stalked me for a while.

    Shanel
    http://babblingonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/nars-steven-klien-killer-heels-lipstick.html?m=1

  • Babbling On March 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Firstly your blog looks amazing and I need to really spend some time making my one look half as nice as this.
    So my worst date was with a doctor, we met online. I went along to meet him, he had boogies hanging out of his nose and his last dinner was stuck in his beard. He then said “Shanel burn all your CDs music is no good for you”
    I never met this charmingly weird and unhygienic man again. He did kind of creep me out and stalked me for a while.

    Shanel
    http://babblingonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/0/nars-steven-klien-killer-heels-lipstick.html?m=1

    • Dana Ivy March 9, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      You’re so sweet, Shanel!! Thank you! And what a gross doctor!! Laughing about the CD comment – hilar!! So glad you found my blog =)

  • Merrissa March 9, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I can’t get over the coupons. I would absolutely die!! (if you can’t afford to take a woman out on a date……don’t offer) ;)

    Merrissa

    • Dana Ivy March 9, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      YES YES YES! I subscribe to that theory, for sure! Did you ever?!?! At least I can laugh about it now ;) Xox

  • footnotes and finds March 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    oh my goodness! meeting the parents offer on the first date?!!! RUN!!!

    • Dana Ivy March 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Oh I ran!!! Probably not fast enough but I definitely ran!! Glad you found my blog!! Xox

  • Ileana Druetta March 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    That is such a funny story!!!! :D

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

    • Dana Ivy March 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Hahaha SO glad i could provide you some entertainment, @Ileana!! Xox

  • Jeri March 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Ahhhh I totally remember this like it was yesterday! Can’t get over any of it, thank goodness we aren’t living in the BH and BB era anymore!!

    • Dana Ivy March 10, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Ahhh thank goodness for that, Jer!! Who would have thought after all these years, this story is still beyond amusing?! Love you!!

  • Nicole Miller March 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Too funny…totally knew by the end he was going to be the one eating that salad!

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Ha! You guessed it, Nicole!! That is just bizarre though… I still can’t believe he did that!!!

  • dreamofadventures March 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    oh my gosh what a terrible date! and i live in chicago too and i know what you mean about the traffic (total nightmare) it’s good you can laugh about it now =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Such a terrible date!!!! But I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and now I have the most ridiculous bad date to share! I should thank him! So glad you found my blog!! Xo

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