Below are some upsetting, embarrassing, and generally terrible online dating tales SELF readers experienced IRL.
' Then another replied, ' What Alan said.' Apparently, they were friends who happened to be together when I messaged them both the same thing!
I was mortified, so I blocked them—it was the first thing I could think to do." -Veronica, 22"After chatting on Tinder for a couple of weeks, I decided to grab drinks with this guy at a local bar. I'm sorry, but implying I'm a prostitute is going to get you nowhere." -Emily, 22"Once a guy insisted that I tell him my SAT score when I was talking about my job in college admissions.
I went into the bathroom, called my roommate, and had her come get me.
Haven't online-dated since." -Christen, 27"A year or two ago, I went out with a guy who actually was very nice, charming (British), and he took me on three dates.
I went for a drink with a guy I had been chatting with online.
He seemed pretty normal (good job, intelligent, funny).
I was working at a research center for war and genocide at the time, and I guess enough people at the office thought I'd be super depressing, so they made an office pool, March Madness-style.
I found out about it because I made some sort of inappropriate joke, and he followed up his laugh with, ' You're about to lose a bunch of people in my office a bunch of money.' I made it about 30 minutes until he started pointing out specific people in the bar and telling me what sort of plans he was going to make with them for us (some many months in advance).
If you watch any type of television, you've probably sat through the many e Harmony or commercials boasting their Cupid-like reputations for linking people together.
Thousands of couples have gone on to live happily ever after thanks to the online dating services out there but thousands more have been given the boot at the very first date.
This was around 18 months ago, and he still messages me from time to time with a "hey," or my favourite, "I miss you." Met a guy who seemed to be decent.