Guys, we need to talk about the extreme awkwardness that was Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald‘s first date. Back in 2014, the couple was just starting to court, which meant it was finally time for them to get to know each other without constantly being surrounded by her siblings. But if you think that means they were about to actually get some time alone, well, wake up, because you clearly just fell asleep and forgot where you were and who you were reading about. This is the Duggar family, which means hand-holding is forbidden until marriage and first dates include your parents.
You read that right. In case you forgot, it was Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar who chaperoned Jessa and her future husband’s first date (though we don’t blame any of her brothers or sisters for trying to get out of courtship chaperoning duty, considering how much they all hate it). In fact, they straight up made it a double date, and things got weird. It wasn’t the first time that the parents of 19 acted bizarrely while their kids were courting, but it was their first time sending a daughter out on a date, which made things about 100 times worse. Straight up, they made it just about as uncomfortable as possible. Check out the gallery below to see just how cringeworthy Jessa and Ben’s first date was.