Writing Prompt: Funny Dating Stories

By Marilyn Friedman and Lorinda Toledo

We’re so excited! A Night of Sexy Stories at Writing Pad is almost here! Join us  for an evening of hilarious tales about love, relationships, and sex performed by writers who are also successful actors!

DC Pierson (“Community,” “Weeds”), Lauren Weedman (“Hung”, “The Five Year Engagement”), Annabelle Gurwitch (Host of “Dinner and a Movie”, “Fired”), Brian Finkelstein (Host of “The Moth”), Jeff Kahn (“The Ben Stiller Show”), and Iris Bahr (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) are performing! Plus, we’ll be serving special summer-themed cocktails and snacks. What could be sexier than that?

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Writing Prompt: Going on dates can seem like an exercise in embarrassment. We’ve all tripped and fallen, dribbled red wine on our white clothes, or passed gas at an inopportune moment. And even after you’re in a relationship, there’s still plenty of opportunities to humiliate yourself — or end up laughing at your blushing beau!

Make a list of 3 dates or moments in your relationship when something embarrassing, crazy or funny happened. Pick one. Add a sensory detail (smell, taste, sound, touch). Now, write for 10 minutes about this funny incident. Make sure to include the sensory detail and post your story in the comments of this blog to be entered into the July/August comment contest for a free class!

Although it was not funny in the moment, Marilyn is going to write about the man who will be forever known as Valentine’s Day Killer in her dating history book. He not only neglected to buy her even a card for Valentine’s Day, he mauled this once happy, romantic holiday by getting hysterical when confronted and begging her to go with him to his shrink so she could explain why he was such a thoughtless jerk.

What is your embarrassing date or relationship story? Write about it for 10 minutes, and you could win a free class!
  1. Keyra Gonzalez