Dating is truly the most horrific of experiences, mostly because it involves interacting with people.

But before dating comes an even worse experience: flirting with another human being. You know – feeling the waters, dipping your toe in, smiling their way and seeing if they smile back. Really normal, non-threatening stuff.

Well, this isn’t that.

Instead, women of Reddit shared the most fucked-up things people have done to try and attempt to flirt with them, and the answers range from creepy and pathetic to deadset harassment.

Personal shout-out to the dude who thought he could get laid by writing a poem with the line, “Let thy juices secrete”. A bold move… didn’t pay off though.

Have a read of some of the worst answers below, or check out the full thread here.

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