I met a man online named Carl. Carl described himself as tall, medium build and handsome. He sent me pictures and we talked for months. One day we were talking on the telephone and we decided to be spontaneous and meet each other the next day. We decided upon a time and place and made plans for the following day. I spent a couple of hours getting ready and trying to shake off the butterflies in my stomach. I got in my car and traveled to the agreed upon destination. I picked a table in the restaurant and waited for my tall handsome man to walk in. After about ten minutes a man walked up to me. I thought this man was lost. I asked him if he needed my help with something and he said no sweetie I am Carl and it is nice to finally meet you. I believe that my mouth hit the ground. Carl was not my Carl. This Carl was about 5 foot ten and chunky. On top of all this he was balding. I hurried through dinner and changed my phone number afterwards.

must love the outdoors

January 12th, 2012 by TonyChiza (San Jose, CA)

One of the worst dates that I had was with a that I of course met over the crazy internet. Did you know that most people put on their internet profiles that they love the outdoors? In an attempt to create the perfect first date I thought of a perfect place to take her was on a hike in the Cache Creek Mountains. So, I go to pick her up and start the almost hour drive to the Cache Creek Mountains and being starting conversation with her. The whole time though all I got was one word answers. I mean it wasn’t like I used a picture that was twelve years old on my profile picture, it was very recent so she knew what she was getting. After we finally get to the parking lot that is close to the trailhead we get out and start walking. From the parking lot, it is about a 5 minute walk to get to the trailhead. Literally, the second that we get to the trailhead she says that she doesn’t want to walk anymore and that I can go ahead on my own if I wanted. As much as I wanted to leave her in the car and go on an hour hike on my own, I could hear my mother chastising me in the back of my head. Needless to say I ended up taking her home and there was no second date.

At the dance alone

December 23rd, 2011 by beckaboo101 (Fort Collins, CO)

When I was going to go to my senior year prom, I asked this guy to go with me that I really liked. He said he couldn’t go because he had a big soccer game he had to play in. I was a little upset that he couldn’t go but I decided to go to the dance still. During the dance I was walking around and ran into him. I asked him if he wanted to dance and he said no. He really didn’t like me and he was done making up BS excuses and asked me to leave him alone.

The Liar

November 28th, 2011 by Nunu (Dallas, Texas)

I met a guy on a dating website and he claimed to be a big time radio personality, millionaire and famous. I thought it sounded bogus, but he sounded so confident in what he was saying I just didn’t think it possible that someone could make up something in such detail and not have any guilt about lying about virtually everything about himself. When I met him he bought me a gift, which was a phone, which I thought was a little bizarre to bring as a gift, but I just dismissed it and thought maybe he was just trying to be nice. Secondly, (which just to be clear I do not care what kind of car he drives) he told me he would be picking me up in a mercedes benz. He picked me up in a kia. Long story short, he lied about everything. I know I should have known better, I just didn’t think someone could be that creepy to go to those lengths to make up such a bogus story. Turns out I was on was on every girl’s nightmare date, the guy who is a pathological lier. One thing I learned is to trust your gut instinct if someone sounds too good to be true just say goodbye and never look back!

Wait, that sounds like…

November 24th, 2011 by Anna (Georgetown, DC)

I spent a year dating a man who I loved dearly. One semester in college I met a girl and became friends with her. One day we were describing our significant others. She was explaining her boyfriend’s field of work, I shockingly told her my boyfriend did the same field of work. After half an hour of talking we realized it was the same person!


May 22nd, 2011 by so bad (somverville, MA)

I just had a date that was so bad it was almost funny. She did not look like her photo on the dating website, but that wasn’t the problem. Her personality was SO negative. Throughout the course of the meal (which I tried to expedite whenever I could), she managed to insult everything that’s important to me. From the really important stuff (like progressive politics and education) to the simpler things (like caring about how I dress), nothing was safe. She did not even have thoughtful critiques that expressed her own point of view; she just thought everything was dumb. She may have been the most negative person I have ever met.

The Bachelor

September 15th, 2010 by ohman (Belmont)

I was working behind the counter at a store and this hot blond girl came in. When she came to the counter I tried to start up a conversation and get her to like me. The topic of “the bachelor” came up and I tried to impress her by telling her that I used to date one of the girls who was on it, which was a lie. In fact, she had merely sat next to me in biology when I went to college on the other side the country. There’s no way that lie could backfire unless… “OMG, she’s one of my good friends! What’s your name? I’ll ask her about you!” What are the odds? I prayed she’d never come back in the store.