online dating

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.

Too Shy

December 31st, 2011 by Lizzy (Columbia, MO)

One time, I met a seemingly super nice, talkative, and sweet boy on a random social networking website. We happened to be from the same town and new a few of the same people, but had never met in person. We chit chatted on the phone for a couple of weeks, and sent tons of flirty text messages. We’d pretty much agreed we were on the fast track to a real relationship, but obviously needed to meet in person first. Once we agreed upon a date and decided to meet, it couldn’t have been more awkward! We both brought friends with us to help with the awkwardness but even that didnt diffuse the tension. We hung out at a park with friends for a few hours and barely spoke or made eye contact. Then, it started pouring rain so everyone left quickly. The boy and I barely even said goodbye to one another! After that, we pretty much agreed we were WAY too shy and agreed to try again, but never met up. I was super bummed over the rejection, but it happens.

I met this guy online and he was cute so I agreed to go out with him. I met him at his place. He asked if I liked coffee and I said no, so he took me to a coffee house. I had to sit and listen to him ramble on while he drank his coffee. Then he took me back to his place, which turns out was his mom’s place. He introduced me to his mom on the first date, then toured me around the house and to his room, and on his dresser was the biggest pair of panties I have ever seen. I could not wait to get out of there, and I never went out with him again.

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!


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 Bad Date

May 3rd, 2011 by joey-jo-jo (Boston, MA)

So I met a girl online, and she seemed interesting (cute, smart, etc.). She seemed VERY interested in meeting for a drink, which I should have taken as a bad sign, but of course I didn’t. After 45 minutes of talking down to me, insulting my intelligence, and insinuating that my friends are degenerates (they are, but you don’t have to point it out upon first meeting me) we decided to go our separate ways. I barely got a “goodbye” as she hurried onto the subway.


September 28th, 2010 by Alex (San Francisco, CA, USA)

I joined an online dating site for a short while. At one point I wasn’t having a lot of success, so I took the low effort spam approach. I sent the same short intro message to 20 women. I got one response. To my astonishment, the woman who wrote back with the most attractive one I had come across on the site — a certifiable 10. I was excited. Her message was long, and she wrote about something funny that happened to her that day, and asked me questions. I eagerly wrote back an equally long response the next day, matching her enthusiasm of my own. I was excited when I saw I had a reply the next morning. I opened it and read, “Oops. Sorry, I sent that message to the wrong person. I was trying to message my boyfriend. Have a good day!” I did not have a good day.

Right Here Waiting

September 8th, 2010 by admin (Boston, MA, USA)

I’d been spending some time trying to date online, and a cute girl had sent me a message. She wasn’t exactly my type, but I thought I’d give her a chance. She IMed me one day, and asked to meet up. She was going to see a band I like round the corner, and invited me. When I arrived at the club, I texted her and she came up to meet me. I smiled, and I could see her look me up and down as we said hi. Then she excused herself to go to the bathroom, and never came back. I waited for her until halfway through the show, texting and calling. I’d hoped that maybe she just couldn’t find me.

What’s your number?

September 7th, 2010 by admin (Boston, MA, USA)

I was chatting online with a girl one day who was young and cute. It was hard going — she wasn’t too responsive, but I kept trying and pressed on. I managed to keep the conversation just barely alive for half an hour before I asked for her number. Then came the response, “1-­800-­GET-­LOST.” We did not date.