20/20 is interested in your Bad Dates! The ABC Newsmagazine wants to know, What makes a date go bad? And they want to see!
So the next time your date heads south, instead of just thinking what you'd dish to your friends over dinner or write on your blog, think about taking out your iPhone or digital camera and recording it all! Just make sure it’s obvious why this is an example of a “Bad Date.” You can narrate if you want, or ask questions. You can even shoot yourself if you'd like, not just the other person — whatever makes it clear what’s wrong.
It may take some creativity on your part to pull it off. For example, it probably won't work if you say “this date is so awful I need video to prove to my friends what happened!” So by all means have fun, and make it playful! But however you can do it, the video should show people what you went through.
If necessary, identities can be kept for confidential for television broadcast, but 20/20 wants to see whatever you can shoot. If you’ve ever recorded something in the past, that’s worth sending, too. There’s no guarantee that what you submit will be used, but the producers will contact anyone whose story they like.
Please don’t stage anything, though — it has to be real. Send your video clips, bad date stories and contact information to Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org.