Blog online dating horror stories
The kicker: He sent a text the next day, expressing what a lovely time he’d had.To be sure, online dating comes with inherent peril.Sites such as Tinder Nightmares, Bye Felipe, and Not Ok Cupid document abysmal messages sent from weirdos, but what about when people appear to be perfectly normal until they show up for a date?The following are some truly awful first dates, culled from women showed up and made an effort for this nonsense — and lived to tell the depressing tale. My friend Mara* went on a date with a guy in New York who can only be described as someone who could star in his own personal rendition of American Psycho. Mara told him, “Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t; it’s not working.”To finish things off, he started talking about how he never goes out anymore, because people always want to fight him, and that he attracts a lot of “bad energy.” She tried to leave the restaurant solo, but he left with her. He walked all the way to the train with her, but thankfully didn’t insist upon taking the same train. “I have needs.” She was so shaken, she worried he’d follow her home, so she followed a very meandering route and kept her eyes on the rearview mirror.Sometimes I “have an awesome profile” and other times I’m “gorgeous.” I always feel it necessary to send, at very least, a thank you.
And then he proceeded to rant about clearing out his father’s apartment on the Upper West Side, how hard it is to live in New York, and a panoply of other problems for fifteen minutes.
WHY DO MEN FIND THIS ACCEPTABLE TO SEND TO A WOMAN!?!?!?!?
I assume the mindset is “I’d love it if a woman told me she wanted to spend some time between my legs.” Most of us females don’t find that a turn-on from a complete stranger.
It’s part of the process: To sign up for online dating is to sign yourself up for some flops.
Unfortunately, things can get way uglier than just a flop.