online dating

The newly released

April 16th, 2013 by BritG (Tacoma, WA)

My worst date ever was with a guy I met from a dating website. I had to pick him up, later to find out because he lost his license to a DUI. He told me over dinner how he had just been released from prison the week before for theft charges. He even asked me to drive him to his probation office the next day. Needless to say I cut dinner short and never spoke to him again.

I had been out of the dating scene a few years (in prison) so I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone. A woman I had been talking to online lived close to friends I hadn’t scene in years, so I suggested she meet me there. Now I knew my friends to be pretty economically impaired but the house had been solid and usually clean when I last visited. Unfortunately, my friends had recently acquired a new male cat … that had sprayed the entire house!! She eventually found the house and came in to meet me and my friends. She was very polite but you could tell she was appalled by conditions at their house. NOT a great first impression. We went to a local bar for drinks and it soon became apparent that she not only considered the bar a bit “earthy” for her, but she really had NOT been paying attention to our online conversations. She wasn’t even as attractive as I am ( and I’m no prize but still in decent shape for my age!) but you could tell by her dress and accessories she was used to people in higher tax brackets than me & my peers. Although I had told her 2 or 3 times online, she seemed a bit shocked when I mentioned how recently I had been incarcerated. I really believe things would have gone much more smoothly had we not started off the night in a place with such terrible odors. The good news is I DID learn something that night. Having money does NOT give you manners nor the inclination to look past the surface. And being poor isn’t so bad with friends!


February 20th, 2013 by berite (Missouri Valley IA)

This man said he was 42 in his profile, athletic and self employed . We talked via email for about a week and then by phone. We arranged to meet at a local diner. As I sat waiting, I observed a poor older man struggling with his walker. I thought, “poor guy can barely move.” Well imagine my horror when the old guy turned out to be my date! He tripped into the diner looked my way, smiled and called out, “there’s my girl!” OMG the only saving grace is I figure onlookers assumed I was his daughter. It turns out his pictures had been taken back in the eighties and he recently had both hips replaced!!! I informed him I could not stay on the date as he totally misrepresented himself. I wished him luck, got up and left. Later, he texted me and told me he was better off not seeing a “superficial bitch” like me.

I had met this man online and we met up for dinner. Everything was going fine so we decided to go back to his hotel (he was from out of town). We decided to go swimming. Somehow the drain got turned on when we got in and my top ripped off. One of the hotel’s staff showed up right then when I was half naked climbing out of the pool. My date’s response? He asked if the employee would have sex with someone like me. My response was to shove him into the pool and leave.

I talked with a guy online for awhile and he seemed really cool. We met for a date and it soon became apparent that the vivacious and interesting man online was in reality a major bore. We sat through an awkward meal where he complained about how girls dislike him and usually don’t want to date him. He said he was anxious to find a girlfriend before his deployment overseas, so I felt majorly pressured to make a commitment. On the drive home, he complained at length about the last girl he dated (and rejected him). I felt very sorry for him, but didn’t want to date someone out of pity. When he asked me to be his girlfriend I declined. I’m sure he complained about my rejection on his next date…

Walmart Dating

September 8th, 2012 by Anguish (Hamburg, PA)

I started talking to this guy through a popular online dating site and everything was going great. He was cute and had a great personality. We talked on the phone and agreed to meet up at Walmart before going out somewhere else. I got to Walmart before him and was about to leave when he finally showed up. He looked nothing like his photograph, about 50 lbs more and a lot less hair. He suggested we walk around the store for a little and decide where to go. I agreed and we walked around Walmart for the next 20 minutes as he told me random facts about himself and made creepy passes at me. When we got outside the store, I was ready to go home, but he wanted to do something else. He told me he didn’t have any money though, and suggested that we go parking instead. I told him that I was too tired to go anywhere and left. Never to contact him again.

I once met a guy on a social networking website when I was somewhat desperate and lonely after a break up from my 3 year relationship with an ex boyfriend. This guy seemed amazing! We had so many things in common. He had the same awesome sense of humor as myself and really did make me laugh. Finally, after begging for awhile, he emailed me a picture of himself. He looked so cute, dressed up in some silly 1900’s gangster costume in a sepia posed picture. He said it was an old Halloween pic someone took of him. As we were getting closer to meeting, though, some things were beginning to make very little sense. He said he was my age, 27, but he sounded on the phone like a guy in his forties. Finally, he admitted the picture from Halloween wasn’t even himself. Once I told him how I felt about that, he started making some crazy talk about his ex wife and not being in control and other random things. Before we even established our first date, this faux 40 year old embittered man lied to me, sobbed into the phone, and generally put me off dating for a very long time. I still haven’t attempted it since then.

The Creepy Doctor

February 24th, 2012 by Ronnie (Chicago, IL)

I guess my first mistake was meeting a guy on myspace. You live and learn. 5’10” turned out to be 5’4″ with lifts in his shoes and the thick curly hair from his 10 year old picture must have fallen out of his head and multiplied on the visible parts of his body. He literally had a sweater growing out of his t shirt. Looks aren’t everything but sadly the personality was not much better. He made a point of mentioning that he was a doctor repeatedly and that he drive a BMW. Bully for you but enough bragging. He made a big deal that he’d be buying the drinks, and I could “wink wink” (he actually said wink wink) pay him back later. He actually had the nerve to put his hand on my thigh after this. Now, I know, myspace, but my profile wasn’t racy in the least and stayed that I was a kindergarten teacher at a Catholic school so I don’t think I had this coming. I paid him back by excusing myself to the bathroom. I then excused myself all the way to my car and home. I blocked him from my account. Now I know never use myspace as a dating site.

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.

The Downer

January 16th, 2012 by Felicia (Salem, Oregon)

Before I met my husband, I was seeing this guy, let’s call him Donny. We met through a popular dating website that’s supposed to match you up with people with which you are compatible. I am not sure what he put on his application, but he was really toxic. We met up, really casual, out for coffee and then a stroll through a mall I hadn’t been to in years. I was really looking forward to it and feeling really positive based on all of our communications thus far. Not even a half hour into the date, and this guy hates on every woman he sees. “She’s wearing too much perfume. Should that girl be wearing that? Wow, is she ugly!” I kid you not! Then, at the end of the date, he proceeded to tell me everything that was wrong with me. I could only sit there stunned. Why did he even want to go with me in the first place? What a woman-hater. I ran for the hills after that date. No way would I go out with him again. Thankfully, I knew there were plenty of guys out there that still love women.