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.

These Fucked Flirting Stories Will Make You Never Want To Interact W/ People Again

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.

Image: Peep Show.