ABCotD FAQ

Q: How do I send in a story, sketchy email, or peculiar profile?

A: Send it over to abadcaseofthedates at gmail dot com or use our handy contact form. We read everything. Everything.


Q: Do you post every story that's sent in? What are you looking for?

A: The site is curated and we therefore don't post everything that comes in. What we're seeking are well-told, concise stories that paint solid, specific pictures of particular people and incidents. We're looking for true stories that stand out. If your story is similar to, "We went out and he/she didn't talk the entire time and it was boring and the end," then we probably won't post it. We're looking for the unique. The stories that we like to read and post typically have the following in common:

1. They're unusual. Did your date behave in a strange way? Did he/she take you to a questionable location? Did he/she call you by a dead former significant other's name the entire time (this actually happened)? That's weird. We want to read it.

2. They're believable. We pride ourselves on posting stories that actually happened. It's so much fun to learn more about the strange people with whom we share the planet, especially when we have locks on our doors to keep them out. If it sounds too unrealistic, chances are we won't put it up.

3. They're well-written and humorous. This is a humor site. We want our readers to smile. We also have a large and growing audience, so having a story on here gives you some bragging rights. Why not put your best foot forward?

If we don't post up a story you send in, then don't fret. Send in another!


Q: How often is the site updated?

A: Since the site's inception in August of 2009, content has been posted, without fail, every day. We'd like to keep it that way.


Q: I'm 50+/gay. Would you be interested in my story?

A: Of course! Bad dates happen to everyone, and we're interested in everyone's bad dates.


Q: Hey! I found a story about myself on here! Take it down!

A: No. We change all proper names/addresses/numbers within the story (although we don't change the submitter's name unless the submitter specifically requests that we do so) and no one will know that they were talking about you. How about sending in a rebuttal story to set the record straight? The likelihood that we'll publish it is ridiculously high.


Q: There are a lot of other bad date story sites out there. Why should I spend most of my hard-earned time on ABCotD?

A: If you like bad date stories, why limit yourself to a single site? See what's out there! What makes ABCotD unique is that our stories are curated (not everything makes it in), edited (no huge paragraph chunks, rare misspellings, and no bad grammar to trip over), and no signup is required to read and enjoy. The stories we post are awesome, and we're proud to offer the most consistent, highest-quality bad date stories on the web!


Q: Why do I have to register to post a comment on a story?

A: We love free speech at ABCotD. We agree that you should be able to say whatever's on your mind (and within the bounds of legality - i.e., no slander, libel, etc.). We also believe that a speaker should take responsibility for what is said.


Q: Will you promote my product/service/book/film/webpage on your site?

A: There's a good likelihood of that, if you'll do the same for us.


Q: We'd love to interview you!

A: Thank you! In turn, we'd love to promote you. Write us, and we'll be glad to help.


Q: I'd like to advertise on your site. How can I do that?

A: We'd love to work with you, especially if you're purveying a nifty product/service. Fill out our query form or send us an email and we'll talk.


Q: I have a question that isn't answered here!

A: Write us at abadcaseofthedates at gmail dot com and we'd be happy to help you!


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