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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"I had to end the date after he asked me to pee on him."
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"I asked if I would see him again and he said he was an alien who was being called back to his home planet, so prolly not."
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"He took me on a picnic in the park… and then brought out a camera and props and asked me to take his headshots for him."
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"When my date took one piece of leftover sushi to go!"
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"When it turned out the dating website I was using was specifically for swingers only."
Photograph: Kate Wertheimer"A cute guy I had a crush on picked me up and asked if I liked tacos. I said yes and we pulled up to Taco Bell. We ordered and he said, 'I haven't been paid yet.' So he had to pay with change. Specifically pennies and nickels. The cashier wasn't too happy."
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"After some time apart, I drove to my girlfriend's house with her and out of excitement we jumped out of the car to hurry inside and left the car in drive. Next thing we knew the car drove over a few hedges and into the neighbors' yard."
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"I went out with a yoga instructor once, but I wasn't really feeling it so I declined a second date. When I turned him down over the phone he indignantly asked if it was because he worked in the porn industry. Porn?! You said yoga, dude."
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"At the end of a perfect date, after a year long crush, right when we would have kissed, she told me she was getting back together with her ex-girlfriend. She just wanted to see why I liked her."
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"Two words: Foot fetish."
Photograph: Alyson Schill"One year for Valentine's Day my new high school boyfriend gave me a wrapped present. His name was Bob and I was really excited to be getting something other than flowers and chocolate for Valentine's Day. Inside the box was an XL shirt that said 'Bob's Girlfriend.' He then unzipped his jacket to show a matching shirt that said 'Bob.' He made me wear it to school the next day. We broke up shortly after. About a year later, I started dating a different guy who found the shirt and he decided to wear it to school. It was amazing."
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"I'm on it right now!"
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"It was late at night in Cleveland, Ohio. After dinner, on the drive home we got a flat tire. While trying to change it in the rain, we got robbed at gunpoint. That was our first date…"
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman"We both survived. And we are totally in love."
Sticky-note confessions: What was your worst date?
Think you've been on bad dates? Angelenos confess their worst dating disasters. Read and learn.