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Married Men Are Sharing The Dumbest Thing They Did When Dating Their Wife

Ladies, I'm sure you could rattle off a few annoying things your husband does.

Leaves the toilet seat up, doesn't put his laundry in the hamper (DESPITE TELLING HIM A MILLION TIMES), and so on and so forth.

But what about the stuff he did before marriage? Well, Redditor u/TheTinRam asked the internet, "Married men, what was that dumb thing you did during your dating phase that you can’t believe your wife ended up overlooking?"

These answers are equally hilarious and awkward!

They ghosted her.

After this Redditor had a few great dates with his now-wife, he got super busy at work and didn't contact her for almost a month with no heads up. They did this a few more times before finally getting it together.

They didn't call when they said they would.

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"My uncle didn't call his now-wife for over a year after they first met and he got her number. He kept the paper she wrote it on and ended up finding it and calling her asking if she still remembered him and was still interested in going on a date." - u/GlennCloseButNoCigar

They forgot her name.


"I forgot her name once when introducing her to a friend. This was maybe a month into our relationship. I was all like, 'hey and by the way this is.... uhhh.... my girlfriend.'" - u/deleted

They put money in their mouth.

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This Redditor was so nervous on a date with his now-wife that he put the gum he was buying on the counter and the coin in his mouth. Talk about putting your money where your mouth is!

They played Weird Al CDs non-stop for a six-hour car trip to the beach.

"She didn’t ditch me but haven’t been allowed to play Weird Al in her presence for the past 24 years. Got tickets to see him this year on our anniversary and knew better than to ask her to join me so I took a couple of my kids that appreciate the finer things in life." - u/homepup

They broke her phone.

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On this Redditor's second date, he greeted her with a hug. But when he did, he accidentally knocked her phone down onto the ground where it cracked.

While his now-wife lied and said the screen was cracked before, she lied so he wouldn't feel bad.

They accepted a job over being with them.


"5 years ago, after dating for 2 weeks, I accepted a job offer on another continent. I told her we didn’t know each other well enough for me to pass up an opportunity like that and if it was meant to be, it would work itself out. Well, it was meant to be and we got married this spring." - u/Breatnach

They turned her down.

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Since this Redditor is super awkward, he got nervous whenever his now-wife would come into his job at Starbucks.

One time, he misheard her when she asked him to go on a date. He said, "I'll definitely check it out!" and handed her a drink and she left very awkwardly.

They made her walk a huge distance in heels.

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"I insisted that everything in San Francisco was walking distance from everything else and decided we should walk from Pier 39 to Golden Gate Park. It IS walkable, but not third-date walkable, or whatever-shoes-she-happened-to-be-wearing-that-day walkable." - u/CaughtAllTheBreaks

They kept calling her their ex-girlfriend's name.

"My husband kept calling me by the name of his previous girl friend on our first date. I finally told him to give her a call because they clearly had unfinished business to talk about. He did and she reminded him why he was happy to have her out of his life." - u/designgoddess

They smacked her accidentally during Wii bowling.

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"I was sitting on the couch as we were playing Wii bowling. She was standing behind the couch, lovingly holding me. I draw back the Wii mote and WHAM! I wack her in the face with the Wii mote at full strength. Her mom was also in the room." -u/jediwafflez

They lit their hair on fire.

Sparks were certainly flying when this Redditor accidentally set her hair on fire with a match while lighting a cigarette.

Despite this, they are still married 29 years later and it's safe to say he doesn't smoke anymore.

They didn't help her when she was falling.

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"We were taking a shower together and she was soaping up while I was under the hot water rinsing off and she slipped and instead of grabbing/helping her I pulled away, thinking for some reason that I’d already rinsed off and didn’t want to get soapy. " - u/Birdamus

They broke their thumb.

"My husband broke my thumb one night when we were slightly tipsy. Horse play got too rough and I think (drunk memory) he slammed my hand against something. we both heard the pop and I went to tears." -u/juicemari

They accidentally insulted her mom.

When this Redditor started working at the same job as his now-wife, he didn't get along with one woman.

So he asked his now-wife, "What’s up with that thick bitch [insert name]." She said, "Oh, I’ll tell my mom you said hi." Yikes!

They had a super awkward kiss.

"She thought I was leaning in for a hug and leaned in too. As she leaned in I turned my head and instead of her cheek I kissed her neck. Turned super red and embarrassed then goodbye and almost pushed her out of the door at my apartment. I immediately texted her sorry as well and she laughed." - u/curtis9735

They accidentally headbutted her with a glass.

When this guy's now-wife was about to sneeze, he put his hand up to block her sneeze for some reason. When he did this, he had a glass in his hand that she accidentally slammed her head into.

They forgot their wallet on the first date.

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"On our first dinner date, my husband ordered a [expletive] ton of food to show me his favorites at an Indian restaurant - and forgot his wallet at home, and only discovered doing so when the check had arrived. Cleared me out well over a hundred bucks and he was absolutely mortified, but we've been married for near two years so." - u/deleted

They vomited into the gutter.

"For our second date, I had invited her out with myself and some friends to celebrate a friend getting a job. I drank. Heavily. She was my DD. She drove me home, and as she pulled up to the curb, I threw open the door, rolled out of the car, and vomited into the gutter." -u/andrewguenther