In the 21st century, online dating can be a successful attempt to meet other people if you’re not having any luck in finding love. Online dating is becoming a growing industry and an alternative to find that “special someone”. Today, it is estimated that 49,250,000 people in the U.S. try online dating and the statistics continue to rise.
However, not many online dates turn to be successes; some end up in total, utter failure. So to show the negative side of online dating, I’ve researched and shared stories of individuals who’ve discovered failure when they’ve meet their matches in the flesh. from these websites – Cosmopolitan, She Knows, Gizmodo and the Mirror.
Please note that these stories aren’t mine and belong to the original owners. Also, I’ve decided to keep the names anonymous for personal reasons (in the respect of those who wrote these stories).
“A guy once messaged me the following on OK Cupid: ‘Meet me at my house dressed as a lobster. I will be in a suit made of latex.'”
“Last year, after a round of bad online dates, I suddenly had to cancel a first date with a person I had not met yet. My father passed away unexpectedly, and of course I had to drop everything for this. I wanted to be polite despite my own emotional exhaustion at the time, so I texted the guy. He did not believe me and questioned my honesty. He texted back that I could come up with something more clever than my dad passing if I did not want to meet up. I texted him back that he had serious issues if he thought someone would make up such a lie. He made things worse by calling a couple of times and texting that he felt terrible about not believing me and that it was really causing him much pain to know what he had done. Of course, I stopped texting and stopped online dating shortly thereafter. I have an amazing boyfriend now who came the good ol’ fashioned way. We met and slowly developed a friendship that turned into something much more fantastic. I still think this is the best method.”
Here’s where the trouble begins: About an hour into the movie she goes to the bathroom. I check my watch and realize that she’s been gone for over 10 minutes. No big deal, maybe she got food or didn’t feel well. She comes back 15 minutes later and said she bought water and felt a little sick. Hint #4. I asked her multiple times if she was ok/wanted to leave. She said, “I’m fine, my cousin was sick maybe I caught a bug from her.” Hint #5: Cut to about 45 minutes left in the movie; she starts to make faces as if she doesn’t feel good. I ask again multiple times if she is ok; she insists she is. I suggest that she goes to bathroom in case she has to throw up. She says no.
A minute later SHE THROWS UP ALL OVER THE PLACE. COVERS THE ENTIRE FLOOR IN FRONT OF HER AND THREE SEATS TO THE LEFT ALL THE WAY TO AISLE. IT WAS LIKE A MOVIE SCENE, I COULDN’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH ONE PERSON COULD THROW UP. I’m shaken obviously so I climb up a row and go to get help from the theater workers. On the way out of the theater I have to stop short as I round the corner. WHY? BECAUSE THERE WERE TWO GIANT PUDDLES OF VOMIT IN THE HALLWAY!! HER “BATHROOM” TRIP WAS ACTUALLY AN “I’M GONNA THROW UP ON THE FLOOR, LEAVE IT, AND RETURN TO MY DATE LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED.”
So yea, that was a bad date I guess. Plus I never saw the end of the movie.
“The first time meeting her she was extremely clingy and was already planning our wedding and how many kids we’re having – and I had only known her for an hour.
“Being 18 I wasn’t ready for this and she was scaring me a lot, getting very obsessed over me. She was giving looks of disgust to everyone who looked at me who was female.
“Fortunately, after the meal we went to get snacks from a corner shop and I accidentally bought a chocolate bar with nuts in – me having a severe nut allergy.
“I was rushed to hospital where I almost died but the next day I was discharged and went to my mate’s, where he called her and said I died. We’ve had no contact since.”
“I met a guy online through a social site. He seemed nice, and we bumped into each other a few times too.
“We finally went on a date, admittedly both a little hungover.
“It started off OK, but then he disappeared to the pub loo for about 20 minutes.
“When he returned, it was like he’d had a personality transplant. Suddenly, he was all handsy, slurring his words and saying totally inappropriate things to me and the bar staff about how he wanted me to get naked right then.
“I should have left at that point, but we ended up going to have Sunday lunch in the restaurant.
“We were seated at a low table, and my date, in his wisdom, decided that he would eat his roast in his lap. Needless to say, the gravy went everywhere.
“He then proceeded to fall asleep in his chair. Again, I should have just upped and left. People all around were giving us weird looks and smirking, not surprisingly.
“Eventually, he woke up. I had to pay, as he’d conveniently forgotten his wallet, and then as he couldn’t barely stand let alone walk, I ended up giving him a lift to the station. What a mug!
“He left me a couple of souvenirs – a gravy stain and his phone. Which of course I looked at, and found messages from 7 different women telling him what a stud he was. They had obviously met a different version of the man than I had!”
So, there we are; five unsuccessful first date stories. And just for the record if you ever happen into a disaster zone, remember to:
- Be honest with yourself
- Have patience
- If you’re uncomfortable, apologise and leave
- Ask help if you need it
- If you feel this person is threatening you, call the police immediately.