2008 and 2009 were two years that hit Makeda Smith like a speeding train.

Again and again. The real estate market crashed, causing her to lose dozens of properties in the process. Due to financial setbacks, she had to file for bankruptcy. The IRS came knockin’ and she was audited. Shortly after, her home was foreclosed and her car was repossessed. Her man wasn’t man enough for her, and left her for good. She had to give up her dog, too. As her life turned completely upside down, Makeda found herself suffering through more losses than she thought she had the strength to bear.

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“Sistahs are doing it for themselves!" - Aretha Franklin & Annie Lennox

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How many times have you gone on your Instagram after a long day at the office (yes, Starbucks counts too!), and some fancy girl with loads of luxurious items caught your attention and caused you anxiety?

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After 22 cycles, and 12 years on television, one of the top rated fashion reality shows came to an end last year after the head honchos at CW and the host and co-executive producer, Tyra Banks, decided that America's Next Top Model had run its course.

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When it comes to dating, I quote the very wise Forest Gump, “You never know what you're going to get.”

You could get that really good piece of chocolate-filled with delicious cherries or nougat; or you could end up with that chocolate-covered jelly piece that you usually bite, chew, then spit out. It just doesn't seem to belong. The first date is crucial because this is when you get to learn a little more about the person face-to-face. You also get to see if you can tolerate their quirks.

Many find love at first sight, while others look for the exit before the appetizers reach the table. We spoke with women who experienced the latter and not only ran for the door, but also changed their numbers and blocked these bad guys from social media.

From men talking about sex on the first date to reaching over and eating from their plate, read how these eight women had dates from hell and survived:

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