ABC’s 20/20 is interested in seeing your Bad Date Stories!
We’ve all had bad dates that border on humorous and ridiculous. Many of you have shared your dating stories in our Peril of the Week. Now’s your chance to be on National TV on the ABC Newsmagazine 20/20. They’re working with our good friends at BadOnlineDates.com to find videos of dates gone wrong, the wilder the better!
So the next time you see a dating disaster start to happen and your date heads south, instead of just thinking what you will post in The Peril of the Week on CyberDatingExpert.com or share on BadOnlineDates.com, think of taking out your iPhone or digital camera and start recording. Make sure it’s obvious why this is an example of a “Bad Date”…you can narrate if you want….you can ask questions ….you can even shoot yourself too, not just the other person if you like….whatever will make it clear what’s wrong.
It may take some creativity on your part to pull it off; it probably won’t work if you say “this date is so awful I need video to prove to my friends what happened!”. So by all means have fun…make it playful! But however you can do it, the video should show people what you went through. If I only had my video camera when my date told me the details of his colonoscopy or when another date demanded my pizza crust “to go” on a first date, I’d be submitting my stories as well.
If necessary for television broadcast identities can be kept confidential, but 20/20 wants to see whatever you can shoot. If you’ve ever recorded something in the past, that’s worth sending too. There’s no guarantee that what you submit will be used, but the producers will contact anyone whose story they like.
Please don’t stage anything though, it has to be real. Send your video clips, bad date stories and contact information to Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org and get ready to set your DVR.