Real life dating stories
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).
One of my matches, let's call him Alex, seemed nice and helpful—but I never actually met up with him in person.So the next time you go on a seriously awful date you'll know that you're not alone.We're right here with you."I went on a four-hour (FOUR-HOUR) Tinder date with a match who proceeded to walk me through the intricacies of Excel. Hours." -Jo, 22"I met a guy on Tinder and drove to a different state just to meet up with him.Distracted by my phone, I wasn’t entirely paying attention when an Iceland delivery truck turned off without signalling, hitting me just above the knee and sending me flying.When a car hits you, your life really does flash before your eyes, and I remember having vague thoughts along the lines of ‘Is this what dying feels like? Luckily, I got up and – aside from some minor-to-moderate pain in my leg – seemed mostly in working order, though slightly shaken up. Iceland did his public service by checking I wasn’t entirely dead, then drove off once I had moved from the road.The guy judged me for yawning and put two more beers in front of me—then he guilt-tripped me for 'making him come out of his way to meet for such a short date.' A few days later—when I hadn't responded to any of his texts or Tinder messages—he texted me and called me out for being 'that rude type of girl who ghosts men for no reason.' Ew." -Shauna, 23"I used to use Ok Cupid, and guys who were way older than me would always message me weird things (one actually propositioned me for a sugar daddy situation). Then he made a big deal about telling me his, which was 50 points higher. He also told me that he got a soccer scholarship at the school where I work, but decided to go to a different college. DENIED with an SAT score waaaaay below what he'd told me!
" -Jessi, 25"I had one guy bring his entire office to our first date because they had an office pool going about how it would go and didn't trust him to be honest.
A year later, I get a call from Alex, asking if he can travel cross-country to visit me, stay in my house, and meet my parents. " -Amanda, 23"I was using the same opening line on Bumble for every guy—' You can only listen to one song for the rest of your life. '—when one of them (we'll call him Alan) replied, ' Does that line actually work for you?
' Then another replied, ' What Alan said.' Apparently, they were friends who happened to be together when I messaged them both the same thing!
At first, I wasn’t that put off - until the same thing happened on date number two!
I mean, I’m all for going Dutch, but when I’m having to pay for YOUR cab home – boy bye.
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