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Blind Date Australia: The contestants share their worst dates ever

Prepare yourself for some dating horror stories!

By Alex Lilly

If you think you've had some bad dates, you need to listen to these guys!

Hosted by the ever hilarious Julia Morris, Blind Date Australia is coming to our screens tonight and to mark the occasion, we decided to get to know the contestants a little better and learn about their best and worst dating experiences.

Let's just say, they have some good stories to tell.

Renée Máté, 35, Mascot, NSW

What's one of Renee's worst dates? "A guy burp in my mouth when he kissed me."
What's one of Renee's worst dates? "A guy burp in my mouth when he kissed me."

What is the best date you've ever been on?

I won a "One and Only" date where the guy takes a girl out on one date with no opportunity for a second date. He picked me up at 6am with a piñata and a Polaroid camera. There were three tins and three jars inside. He made me choose one of the tins and inside it said coffee on the beach.

We went down to Coogee, grabbed a coffee and watched the sunrise on a blanket. He then made me choose from the three jars, where inside it had the name of a restaurant which is where he then took me for breakfast. At breakfast he gave me three bags and told me inside was what we would be doing for the rest of the day.

The one I chose had a piece of paper with four things written on it: sky diving, bridge climb, coastal walk and teaching him how to dance. I chose the bridge climb. Throughout the day he had been taking photos. At the end of the date, he took all the Polaroid photos and put them in a frame.

And the worst?

I seriously have had so many bad dates it's hard to choose the worst, which is why I'm writing a book about them.

One guy read the paper for 40 minutes giving me one word answers while I tried to get to know him and when I asked him if that's what he was going to do the whole time he told me he never gets time to himself. I had another guy burp in my mouth when he kissed me too.

What are the top three qualities you're looking for in a partner?

Good communication, honesty/integrity and banter. I don't have a serious bone in my body so someone who can laugh at most things is a pretty important quality.

Have you ever been set up on a blind date before?

Never. Although I have agreed to meet up with someone who had no photos based on their bio on a dating site and a few phone conversations where we seemed to hit it off. Funnily enough they happened to be the person who read the paper for 40 minutes.

Melanie Baquir, 21, Zetland, NSW

Melanie found her date's joint Facebook account with his wife!
Melanie found her date's joint Facebook account with his wife!

What is the best date you've ever been on?

I honestly don't think I've been on any 'best dates', I'm not counting any of them!

So what's the worst one?

I once went on a date with a guy - I took him out for Chinese which I ended up paying for, even though it was really cheap he did not offer to pay.

When I went home, I had some sort of gut feeling something was odd about him so I stalked him on Facebook and found his joint account with his wife and there was a picture of them with their two kids. What was the funniest thing about it was that his wife's name was Melanie too!

What are the top three qualities you're looking for in a partner?

Sense of humour, sex appeal and respect.

Have you ever been set up on a blind date before?

I haven't but I would be very open to it if my friends did the setting up, only because they know my "type."

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Scott McCristal, 26, Gold Coast, QLD

Scott's been caught out by a girl who looked nothing like her pictures.
Scott's been caught out by a girl who looked nothing like her pictures.

What is the best date you've ever been on?

Going to a Teppinyaki restaurant as it was full of laughter.

And the worst one?

It would be with a girl I met on social media. Didn't look anything like her pics and the conversations were way too awkward. Which made it uncomfortable. She also went to pay and her card declined.

What are the top three qualities you're looking for in a partner?

Fun, positive happy girl, likes to travel and good looking, fit and healthy

Have you ever been set up on a blind date before?

Never.

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Sarah Sarkies, 21, Bondi, NSW

Sarah's date took her out to the same place he'd taken two other girls.
Sarah's date took her out to the same place he'd taken two other girls.

What is the best date you've ever been on?

Two words; cocktail bar! The night was a total success. Full of booze, vegan pies and possibly an after party.

And the worst one?

Try going on a Tinder date to play some putt putt golf and the bartender recognising my date as he had already brought two other girls on dates to the exact same place ... I at least won the putt putt.

What are the top three qualities you're looking for in a partner?

Someone who is positive, honest and fun!

Have you ever been set up on a blind date before?

Although if Catfish has taught me anything, it's that online dating is one big blind date! Never know who you're going to meet!

Zoe Scutter, 23, Koo Wee Rup, VIC

The best date Sarah's ever had? Half price Hungry Jacks!
The best date Sarah's ever had? Half price Hungry Jacks!

What is the best date you've ever been on?

My ex boyfriend used to work at Hungry Jacks, so he would take me there for dinner dates cause he would get it half price #GOALS

And the worst one?

Met a guy for a second date the day after a big night on the espresso martinis. I had run to the back of the cafe mid way through our brunch to quickly throw up all those martinis into the cafe toilet. Amazingly even after, we still saw each other!

What are the top three qualities you're looking for in a partner?

I'm just looking for a guy who's giving life a good crack! Someone who has good banter, doesn't take themselves too seriously and loyal (trust issues, you know).

Have you ever been set up on a blind date before?

Yes! One of my Instagram followers (who I didn't know) set me up with someone she thought would be perfect for me. We got on like a house on fire but he just wasn't right for me.

Miles Boland, 34, Darlinghurst, NSW

Miles had a run-in with his date's cage fighter ex!
Miles had a run-in with his date's cage fighter ex!

What is the best date you've ever been on?

I once took this beautiful English girl out in Manly. I was so nervous and really wanted to impress her so I wore a three piece suit. I took her to this nice Japanese restaurant, drank a whole bunch of Sake and we decided to go for a swim in the bay. We then sat up all night watching the stars and drinking bubbles.

And the worst one?

I arranged a date with a nice American girl I met two weeks prior and could not wait to finally take her out. We ate some amazing food, drank some delicious cocktails and ended up dancing at a gay bar on Oxford Street. She was a real party girl and just when I thought the night couldn't get any better we started kissing then she whispers in my ear that we should head back to her place. I was like - YES!!

Back at her place we poured some wine and started making out on the couch. Next thing her apartment bell rings..

"Who could that be at 2am?" I asked her.

"Oh my god its my boyfriend!!" I couldn't believe it.. As I was frantically grabbing my clothes and getting ready to leave she informed me that he is an ex-cage fighter and is really possessive.

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What are the top three qualities you're looking for in a partner?

A girl who knows what they want. Not only is it very attractive, it is also very important to know exactly what they are after so we can remain present and enjoy each others company.

Have you ever been set up on a blind date before?

Nope.. only on the show.

Symeon Valsamopoulos-White, 37, Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW

Symeon's looking for his best friend who knows how to have a laugh.
Symeon's looking for his best friend who knows how to have a laugh.

What is the best date you've ever been on?

Going paddle-boarding in Rose Bay and seeing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

And the worst one?

Don't have one.

What are the top three qualities you're looking for in a partner?

To be my best friend, to know how to be silly and laugh and to be smart and a good communicator.

Have you ever been set up on a blind date before?

Once, I'd never spoke to her or met her before, but technically I knew what she looked like. We were set up by a friend.