9 Real-Life Online Dating Horror Stories That Will Make You Quit OkCupid Forever. We've all been there. By Lindsey Lanquist. June 27, Dating apps: Can't live with them, can't live · Winner. I t's Connect with a guy on Plenty of Fish. He picks me up at my house. We head to an ice cream shop. He has just come back from army basic training and · Here are 21 of the worst: 1. "In the cool night air, with only my date's car shielding me from the freeway, I had to relieve myself to end my gastrointestinal torture." "I got sick from · Apr 28, , PM EDT. Let's face it — the online dating world can be daunting. But don't worry, you're not alone in this. We compiled 13 spot-on stories · Once he learned some moves from other men on the site, he then created his own (real) account and is actually now dating a lovely woman he met there.”. – Matt. Twenty ... read more
Well, SELF asked to hear your dating app horror stories, and you guys answered. Below are some upsetting, embarrassing, and generally terrible online dating tales SELF readers experienced IRL. So the next time you go on a seriously awful date you'll know that you're not alone. We're right here with you. Every day he charted his height, weight, what he ate that day, what he weighed, what he read, watched, who he talked to, etc.
When I found him on Facebook later that night—after we hooked up—I realized he was cheating on his girlfriend with me. Not OK! One of my matches, let's call him Alex, seemed nice and helpful—but I never actually met up with him in person.
A year later, I get a call from Alex, asking if he can travel cross-country to visit me, stay in my house, and meet my parents. Um, no? Which one is it? I was mortified, so I blocked them—it was the first thing I could think to do. I was a few beers and a couple hours in when I decided to call it a night.
The guy judged me for yawning and put two more beers in front of me—then he guilt-tripped me for 'making him come out of his way to meet for such a short date. That was his opening line. I'm sorry, but implying I'm a prostitute is going to get you nowhere. I thought that was super weird and didn't want to, but he kept asking so I finally told him. Then he made a big deal about telling me his, which was 50 points higher. OK, cool, whatever.
He also told me that he got a soccer scholarship at the school where I work, but decided to go to a different college. The next day I looked up his name in our database. DENIED with an SAT score waaaaay below what he'd told me!
We were sitting at a table in the dining room, and I noticed a bunch of people perched around the bar, watching us. I was working at a research center for war and genocide at the time, and I guess enough people at the office thought I'd be super depressing, so they made an office pool, March Madness-style. I found out about it because I made some sort of inappropriate joke, and he followed up his laugh with, 'You're about to lose a bunch of people in my office a bunch of money.
I went into the bathroom, called my roommate, and had her come get me. It was mostly bland, and nothing too exciting came from it. Then I matched with a cute guy from an hour away. We messaged extensively for about a week before meeting up. For our first date, we had dinner, walked around a casino, then saw 50 Shades of Grey. It was a beyond-awesome date. When I got home, I promptly canceled all future dates with others I had planned.
After our second date, we moved pretty quickly from that point. We live together and have the world's weirdest cat. We've been together for almost two years and have been engaged for nearly a year. We decided to finally hang out, but he said I had to pick him up since he didn't have a car that should've been my first clue.
I went to pick him up, and the first thing he does when he gets in the car is pat my belly and say, 'A little too much beer, yeah? You're gonna have to lose that if we date. The app always made it easy to spot the guys who were worth getting to know, and easy to tell which guys were there strictly for hookups. I met my last boyfriend on Tinder, and we ended up dating for about nine months.
After we broke up, I met my current boyfriend, and we are celebrating our two-year anniversary tonight! However, something just kept telling me there was something off about him. He kept getting really pushy about meeting up at places I was not comfortable with.
I finally decided to unmatch him. Fast-forward about a month, and I'm at work. I happen to be a corrections officer at the regional jail in my area. I am working one of the male units, and an inmate walks up to my desk and says he knows me.
After interviewing him, it turns out it's the guy I matched with and decided not to meet. It turns out he is in on kidnapping charges. Needless to say, I changed units and told my supervisors immediately. We matched on December 23rd last year while I was at my mom's house for Christmas. I jokingly asked he if she would come with me to Christmas Eve Mass the following day with my mom and me, and she agreed! She met me at my house and brought my mom a present.
We went to church and came back to the house, where she helped me decorate the tree, and then we watched Home Alone after. Still one of my favorite days. We started dating officially five months later. Fast-forward into the date and he disappeared and came back holding a sandwich-sized bag half full of what looked like broken glass. Crack, my Tinder date had crack. I politely declined his offer and then, when I had the opportunity, made an exit. We've been together almost a year, and I recently moved out of state to live with him.
We talked through text for about a week before we met. After meeting, we clicked immediately. This guy was going to take me to see Finding Dory, and he showed up 15 minutes late. I was just asking him questions about himself, but he started answering the questions with information about ME because he had completely stalked my Facebook page beforehand. He then fell asleep during the movie.
I decided not to see him again after that date. matched on Tinder about a year and three months ago. Tinder definitely won this round. I could not get out of there fast enough!
We've been dating for almost two years, and I'm his first legitimate girlfriend. We have the best chemistry, but our personalities can be pretty different. He's very laid-back, and I can be a little high maintenance at times, but that's what makes us so great. He helps me realize I don't need to stress about the small stuff, and I help him with things that may stress him out, etc.
We're not just best friends but soulmates, and we have already started building a life together. And this is all ironic because we both used to be super skeptical of Tinder and online dating relationships, yet for both of us, it was pretty much love at first sight , and that's something neither of us had before. At the time, I was so sick of Tinder and dating altogether. I replied, thinking, Let's see how far this goes before he turns into a creep. To my shock, we ended up in a really odd but funny conversation, and he asked me out the same night!
For our first date, we met up for coffee and a movie. I was really nervous, as I like to have a nice supply of alcohol on dates in case things get awkward. And they were, as we were two strangers sitting in a dark movie theater next to each other in what turned out to be a three-hour movie.
But luckily, he asked if I wanted to get a drink afterward, and I happily obliged. We closed down the bar, and I was beaming when I got home. After our second date, he said he would like to see me again but never made plans. So I took the reigns and asked him out.
We decided to go for bottomless brunch. Long story short, we got wasted on a Sunday morning and spent the whole day walking around town. We just got back from a trip to the West Coast and celebrated our first anniversary! Just this time last year, I was waiting for him to turn into a fuckboy, and he has proved me wrong every time.
He turned me into a mushy cuddle monster, and I can't imagine there ever was a time he was not in my life. He then asked me to "play Animal Crossing while I gag on his huge schlong. A couple of years ago, when Tinder was pretty new in LA, my guy friend told me about this great new dating app. I told him I would check it out. I met my boyfriend within the first week of using Tinder.
We have been together for two and half years, and we discuss marriage and our wedding plans all the time. People never believe we met on Tinder, but yes we did!
I agreed, and then he ends up showing up at p. Once he got there, he explained that he was late because he had to pick up his dry cleaning. He also informed me that I had 25 minutes to introduce myself, since he had to leave at 1 p. for a workout session with his trainer. He left at exactly 1 p. He also left me with the bill one of the worst dates of my life! He would drive out to see me at least twice a week I didn't have my license at the time in snowstorms that extended the drive time to an hour or two on really bad days.
Our first and second date was coffee at Tim Hortons. Our third date was a really horrible movie that we saw in theater and were legitimately the only people there; we made fun of it together the entire time. Now we're engaged, have an apartment together, and a cat. He's the most incredible person in the entire world, and I couldn't imagine life without him.
So I agreed, and he picked me up, parked his car, and started walking. We got halfway around the pond when his phone rings. It's a chick , and I could hear her on the other end saying, 'Are you at the park?
I'm parked next to your jeep. We need to talk. I had to walk back to campus alone at night never talked to him after that. He sent me, 'Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm not a poet, is this a haiku? He didn't know I knew who he was, so it was kind of hilarious. I asked him if he knew my friend, just to be certain, and he said yeah, he did! She had told me that he was so shy and that she barely knew him because he's her boyfriend's friend, but that he was really sweet and would be perfect for me we both don't love partying very much; we are both the stay and talk to one person all night types of people.
He surprisingly asked me on a date the second day we talked on Tinder, but I couldn't go on the day he'd asked for. I made a point to tell him that I wasn't making an excuse, and we should plan for a different day. We went to a place called Across the Board Game Cafe for our first date, which is like a little café with full bookshelves of board and card games to choose from. It was perfect because we got to chat lots, but if anything felt awkward or we didn't know what to say, we could focus on the game.
Fast-forward to now, and he is the best man I know. I have been battling pretty bad depression this year, and he is always there for me. He understands that sometimes I get mad about stupid things, and when I apologize for it, he will always say to me, 'You don't need to be sorry.
You're just having one of those days, and that's OK. I love you. A couple of weeks later, we had gone on four dates, and he knew where I lived. That's when it started getting weird. He wouldn't return my phone calls, so after a week, I stopped trying. Not long after, I glanced out the window of my house and saw him parked a couple of houses down with another person in the car.
I waited to see what he would do, and he drove off an hour later. A couple of days later, he was back, except parked in a different location. I started to get freaked out. There was also a second person in the car that time. They left two hours later. The third time I saw his car outside, I was poised to call the cops. I didn't get a chance because there was a knock on the door.
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Are you intrigued yet? Just remember to upvote your faves and share your own weird date stories in the comments. This post may include affiliate links. attr 'content' ; } window. SumiiSmith16 Report. whotfisellie Report. iamjessallen Report. Speaking from experience, the strangest dates are almost always the very first time you go out with someone new.
This also applies to starting at a new workplace or meeting friends of your friends—we all want to make the best possible impression, but we think the only way we can do this is by being fake. earthdomdirtbag Report. But because you didn't tell anyone about this, not even the cops, he now has a nice collection of lampshades made from the girls who didn't escape. yohosiefgc Report. NBAjournalist Report. That's a really nice thing to do though, isn't it? I mean if his friend mentioned he also liked them.
Nerd Fitness has some good advice when it comes to planning out your first date. You know, to reduce the awkwardness. It increases the chances of awkward silences way too much. Instead, going for a cup of coffee is way more fun. crackUup Report. I'd be confessing that I don't like holding hands with people who don't use utensils.
alaynaymendez Report. One other important thing is to. If you make plans to meet someone for a date, follow through. All too often we see guys and girls canceling plans at the last possible moment because of nerves, laziness, or both. Flaking out on plans any plans tells a lot about a person—not very pleasant things, mainly. So keep your promises. stevegaughan1 Report. GraceSutton16 Report. lizaaard7 Report.
CleOptiRealist Report. bikiniraptor Report. klizzy97 Report. AnnalieseMeyer Report. EelsofWood Report. briannamariefxo Report. Well I bet he has a few stories about dating someone who sat by the wrong person. KittieSunshine Report. JaydnNevada Report. standxwx Report. s1cken1nggg Report. MattGrippi Report. Calavera Report. It would be difficult to fall asleep around her or accept a drink you hadn't seen prepared. lauraklein Report. Can't go to any movie anymore without someone being on their phone the whole time or talking loudly.
I don't bother wasting my money. dadfancier Report. kysshera Report. Note: this post originally had 98 images. Anyone can write on Bored Panda. Start writing! Follow Bored Panda on Google News! Follow us on Flipboard.
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When I pulled up, he looked over my car and asked me how much I paid for it. I told him that I got a good deal and laughed. He WOULD NOT DROP IT. Over appetizers, he DEMANDED to know how much I paid for the car. So I gave him an "about this much" answer.
And he told me that one of the first things I was going to do was return the car because I had no business driving a car that nice or that expensive unless I was a whore that wanted to attract to attention keep in mind, I drive a grey Chevy. Not flashy, not extravagant. Then he told me all of the other ways that I would be submitting to him including calling in sick from my job when he needed me with him. He followed me outside, red-faced and screaming at me to get back in there.
I got in my fancy car and drove off. So I have this date with a hot girl I met and I say I´ll pick her up at six. She dolled heself up to the n-th degree, makeup, smokey eyes, lipstick, the works and I turn up on my motorbike. Half an hour later she takes of the helmet and looks like that scene in Conan where they have the face paint on. I also accidently forgot my wallet and she had to pay for the fuel. We got married a year later.
This happened many years ago. Knew a guy in school, he called me up and asked if I wanted to go to a party. He picked me up and as we walked in his back door, he tried to usher me into his bedroom for the "party".
I made a beeline into the living room and saw one person there. His roommate was sitting on the couch in a beat up poncho, drinking coffee. I sat and talked to him for 6 hrs.
at one point he said to me " I could marry you. The coffee drinking roommate and I have been married for almost 40 years now. So good things are possible. Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app. Please enter email address We will not spam you.
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