― Photo by Retro Space ∙ When I was 16 years old, I went on my first date. No, it wasn’t one of those Sandy Olsson loves Danny Zuko kind of dates where we meet and dote on each other on a beach and then later sing “tell me more, tell me more” on the bleachers at school to our friends, it sucked. It completely and utterly sucked. ∙ You see, my first date ever was the worst date ever. I was the worst date ever. ∙ I was going through puberty, I felt gross, I was shy around boys, [...].