"The Skirt" is an ongoing series in which Four Pins' resident lady friend, Rachel Seville, becomes the most important woman in your life.

Everyone’s always talking about baaaad dates. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “I just went on the worst date ever—again!” from someone I invented so that I could have a Typical Girl Friend™.

Just like my invented friend, who is totally low drama and loves popcorn, you’ve probably been on some bad dates. And I would bet that one or maybe one and a half of you have been a bad date. But I imagine it can be hard to evaluate what makes a man a particularly bad date, especially if you’re...a man.So, I went ahead and I culled from my own real life experiences with bad dates to ensure that you’ll move boldly forward onto a lustrous career of best date ever.

Rachel Seville is a writer living in New York who believes in miracles. Read her blog, Pizza Rulez, here and follow her on Twitter here.