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This Is What Happens When You Live-Tweet a Miserable First Date

Bad Date Live-Tweet

Dating is awkward, but nothing is more anxiety-inducing than a first date. The most you can realistically hope for is a pleasant experience with someone you’ve never met, but sadly, that’s not always the way the cookie crumbles.

Anne Thériault, a Toronto-based writer, recently stumbled upon one of these nightmare scenarios while sitting in a coffee shop and did what any quick-witted, tech-literate person would do — she live-tweeted the whole thing.

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“Watching a couple on what appears to be a terrible first coffee date at the table next to me,” reads the first tweet. “Dude is every precious self-involved writer.”

It just gets worse from there:

It’s truly incredible, and thankfully Toronto’s blogTO strung together the whole event in Storify, so you can read the entire exchange from Anne’s point of view without scrolling endlessly through a Twitter feed. The tweets quickly made the rounds after the live-tweet session concluded, eliciting the following priceless response from Thériault:

She immediately clarified that she isn’t complaining. You can support Thériault on her Patreon account.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.