20 cringiest socially awkward situations

"Everyone, get into groups"

Awkwardlad (1)

Life can be pretty bloomin' awkward. Unless you're one of those cool as cucumber people that could ask a stranger in the street for a condom and walk away with a nod of your shades and a cheeky wink. If so, well, good for you.

I think most of us can agree though that social situations can be the worst. We've got all these unspoken rules on how to avoid awkwardness, but it always finds a way. Always.

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Think someone's smiling at you and smile back. Get closer. Realise they weren't looking at you.

Accidentally like something on Facebook you didn't mean to.

Bump into someone you know. Say bye. Both walk in the same direction.

Drinking games (PLEASE can we just DRINK)


Food dates involving spaghetti

Buying toilet roll in the supermarket

The command, "everyone, get into groups"

Someone bumps into you. Apologize. Wait, what?

The sentence, "we need to talk"

Third wheelin' with a couple that start making out

Watching a film with family when a wild sex scene appears

Conversations with your boss/ lecturer

Small talk

Riding a lift with one other stranger

Walking into a lecture/packed room late

That really long walk towards someone you recognize. Do you make eye contact the whole time?

Walk out of the bathroom in a towel. See housemate. They start up a conversation.

The rules of urinals

Parties where you know hardly anyone. Play apps. Or, if they have a dog...