The most awful dating disasters for singles revealed
The most awful dating disasters for singles revealed - including one in twenty landing themselves in hospital after hurting themselves while out on a date.
British singles are a 'dating disaster' according to a new report of 1,000 unattached singletons. The report has found that single Brits go through six bad dates a year enduring slipping on dance floors, spilling drinks over their date and having food stuck in their teeth.
Some of the dates end so disastrously that at least one can be classed as a complete car crash.
The list includes walking into lamp posts, choking on drinks and mistakenly tucking skirts into underwear after a visit to the loo.
The survey reveals that singletons today feel a great weight of expectation on their shoulders with 65% of those questioned saying that they felt under pressure from friends and family to go out and find "the one".
When asked why their dates were so disastrous, 41% claimed it was because they were nervous, while 30% said that their confidence was low and a further 22% blamed clumsiness for their bad luck in love.
Another 14% said they put too much pressure on themselves to find their perfect date.
Over half of those polled 53% said a dating disaster has cost them a second date with someone they really liked.
Despite a catalogue of unfortunate nights out a hopeful 58% said mishaps have not put them off finding Mr or Mrs Right.
Nearly three quarters (67 per cent) of Brits said they wished they were better at dating, with almost one in two (19 per cent) admitting that a potential partner has left halfway through a date because of something they had messed up.
A spokesperson for Arnicare, who commissioned the survey of 1,000 single Brits, said: "When it comes to dating, all too often nerves can get the better of us."
"Meeting someone new for the first time, hoping you've got enough to talk about and choosing what to wear are just some of the things that can make us feel anxious, often resulting in us having misadventures we wouldn't ordinarily have.
"With 67% of people claiming to be dating disasters and one in 20 ending up in A&E after a minor mishap, its clear our minds are preoccupied in trying to impress the other person.
"Competition is fierce too, adding further to the pressure, as new online dating apps are increasingly introduced to the market."
"It's important to always be prepared with some general conversation starters to avoid any awkward silences. That way you're more likely to prevail rather than fail."
The 25 most common dating disasters for single Brits include:
Dropped food down yourself
Took a date to a terrible film
Bumped into an ex
Got food stuck in your teeth
Misread the situation and went in for a kiss
Choked on your drink
Bit your tongue
Mum called during date
Forgot your wallet
Fell over a chair
Choked on food
Smashed a glass
Spilled a drink over your date
Ex texted halfway through date
Slipped over on dance floor
Lipstick on teeth
Realised your flies were undone all night
Ended up in A&E
Fell down stairs of restaurant
Walked into a lamppost
Walked into a glass window thinking it was a door
Got your skirt tucked into your knickers
Fake tan disaster