Meeting peoplein your day-to-day life is much more difficult than it used to be. Everyone walks around with their heads down, staring at their phones and thinking about something going on halfway across the globe instead of what’s right in front of them.
However, online dating has become more normal than ever. It used to be a bit taboo to meet up with people from the internet because it was considered dangerous. While it’s still best to let someone know where you’re going to be just in case you need some backup, it’s generally considered pretty safe to meet up with a stranger for a cup of coffee or a drink.
I personally know a few people who have met their long-term partners or even their spouses online, but that doesn’t mean that these online meet-ups don’t also sometimes go off the rails.
These 10 online dating attempts were shared by Reddit users whose experiences did not go as planned.
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“I got to know a nice gal onlinefor a few weeks before we decided to meet up for a hiking date. She only wanted to communicate through email or the dating site, which I thought was odd but just went with it.
“30 mins into our date I found out why: she’s married and her husband is a jealous, gun collecting hunter type who she’s thinking about leaving.
“For 90 minutes I felt like a deer during hunting season on that hike. Every bush movement and twig snap I was sure was him.” WolfTiket
“I was desperately lonely, so I decided to try online dating. Spent a few long hours filling out their personality assessment stuff, trying to be as honest as possible.
“Finally get to the end, hit submit, and immediately get a message saying basically ‘Based on your answers, we’re rejecting you because we don’t believe you can have a stable relationship with anyone.’” Teggert
“My friend meets a girl and they go on a few dates. She’s smart, pretty, and they share mutual interests.
“He asks her whether she has plans for the weekend, to which she informs him that she will spend the day with her family since the rapture is coming.” huazzy
“After a few online datingattempts I ended up dating a guy a few times. Eventually he asked if I’d like to see his flat and I said yes.
“He had loads of swords and machetes on the wall and decided to hold one to my throat to show me how incredibly strong they were.” soph_ebooks
“Met a girl who described herself as a 24-year-old woman who’s blonde. I arrived on the date, all happy, but realized that the girl who sat was a 40-year old lady with two children and was just finding an excuse to leave her house.” SiddharthGrover
“Met up with a girl for the first time after talking for a few weeks. She is attractive, fun. Lots of things in common. During the date she keeps checking her phone and acts annoyed by someone. Finally she apologizes for it and tells me about some creepo stalker dude that wont leave her alone. And I guess to prove it she calls him and kinda loudly says ‘stop contacting me or I will call the police!’
“FWD to end of date, she says she had a good time and wants to do it again sometime, kinda flirty. Then outside before she gets in her car she goes in for a long passionate kiss. Then says ‘Call me’ and winks!
“So I call a couple days later. No answer. Text the next day, no answer. Call in 2 days and finally she answered the phone and says kinda loudly ‘stop contacting me or I am calling the police!’ I could just see her on a date playing the stalker victim again! Crazy!” rainmanak44
“We met online, he seemed cool and funny, we went out a few times. A few weeks in, he told me I was almost perfect, except my upper arms were fat. I think he meant it as a compliment, but the 2nd part was all I heard.” jacqattaq
“Put a profile online. Got a few hits back.
“One girl wanted to chat on the phone. No problem.
“In the space of about 9 minutes she made it clear, no less than 15 times that I had to be prepared to be a daddy because she definitely wanted kids.” Hugh_Jampton
“So I’m currently in the military overseas and I got bored one day so I got online thinking, you know what screw it why not. So I’m on the site just messaging a few random girls and start talking to this girl that seemed pretty nice.
“Well we hit it off and decided to grab dinner one day. During the dinner I not only found out she only just turned 20 (which really isn’t that big of a deal) but she was also the daughter of one of the Chiefs on my ship.” Nexaz
“Girl shows up to date with her 3 kids, a son and two daughters, all under age 10. It had never been mentioned she had kids, even after I specifically asked. Just looking for a free meal.” EnricoPalazz0
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