I went for a drink with a guy I had been chatting with online.
He seemed pretty normal (good job, intelligent, funny).
This was around 18 months ago, and he still messages me from time to time with a "hey," or my favourite, "I miss you." Met a guy who seemed to be decent.
We went to see a movie, and he kept talking about my feet — how "beautiful and sexy" he thought they were. " Later, during the movie, he asked if he could suck on my toes. I excused myself to go to the restroom and just walked straight out the door and left him in the theater.
We've compiled some of the best stories from survivors of online first date nightmares, so you can catch the warning signs in your own exploits this Valentine's season.
Haven't online-dated since." -Christen, 27"A year or two ago, I went out with a guy who actually was very nice, charming (British), and he took me on three dates.
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. " -Amanda, 23"I was using the same opening line on Bumble for every guy—' You can only listen to one song for the rest of your life. '—when one of them (we'll call him Alan) replied, ' Does that line actually work for you?
But seriously, sometimes things go so wrong—like endless date with a cringe-worthy guy wrong—that you can't help but wonder why you're on the app in the first place.
Well, SELF asked to hear your dating app horror stories, and you guys answered.