Online dating site horror stories
One of my friends had her first Tinder date at an outdoor movie in the park.
She packed a little picnic of wine and Cheez-Its to make it extra cute, but her date was totally undeserving of the effort.
Scammers and scum flock to places where people chat anonymously, but most reputable dating platforms will have ways of verifying or stopping unsavory characters.Sometimes it’s just a matter of more carefully vetting who you talk to and agree to meet.Setting standards can help keep the crazies you meet to a minimum.I once spent weeks talking to a guy I thought was smart and kind — only to meet him and find out he’s dull and narcissistic. He showed up late carrying a bouquet, wearing a tux, and sweating profusely. The waiter gave me pitying looks as I sat in silence while my oblivious date droned on about I-don’t-even-remember-what. At the mention of dessert, I blurted, “No, I’m ready to go” and put down my credit card, paying for the whole meal so we could get out of there faster.He was still chatting happily even as I fast-walked to my car.