It’s nearly Halloween and while the day conjures up many creepy thoughts, nothing can be as disturbing as a date from hell.

Most of us have had them. Perhaps it was a blind date with a dude who had an uncanny resemblance to Frankenstein and breath worse than Dracula’s. And just when you were getting used to his drooling, he up and left you at the bar to dance with the devil’s sister.

Or maybe it was that young woman who couldn’t remember your name, but shared every intimate moment about her ex — who just happened to be your married boss.

In honor of All Hallows’ Eve, we are soliciting your worst dating stories. Keep your nightmares to fewer than 300 words, and send the details by Oct. 15 to?Kim Hone-McMahan at ?kmcmahan@thebeacon?journal.com. Please put “Nightmare” in the subject line. Or snail mail to:?

Kim Hone-McMahan,

Features Department

Akron Beacon Journal

P.O. Box 640

Akron, OH 44309-0640

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