And now a group of people have revealed just how awful they can be by sharing tales about their potential partners who turned out to be nightmares.
A Reddit thread asking users what the worst thing a person could do on a first date turned into an outlet for people to confess their own horror stories - while warning others to avoid these mistakes if they want to score a second meeting.
'I'll never forget my first Valentine's Day with my girlfriend, now wife.
While he managed to get out of performing while inebriated, he said: 'I apparently tried to sell my phone for a waffle to my band director.''I remember going below deck and saw someone I didn't know.
Although I do forget my wallet a lot." —Steven, 16"I went out with a girl for a bit and didn't know her name.
I figured I'd wait until someone else said it, but it took a whole week!
But while some people are relieved to put their alcohol-triggered bad behavior behind them, a few have been generous enough to relive their most embarrassing inebriated moments for other people's amusement.
'I threw up all over his shoes after drinking a few too many Ommegang Three Philosophers,' she said.