Like most people, I had heard some stories of pretty horrific online stories but I tried an online date anyway. Online dating is the second most popular way that people meet prospective partners. So, I figured I’d give it a shot. I read all the advice columns I could find and was pretty sure I knew how to avoid getting stuck on a date from hell. But I was very wrong about that.
It started when I matched with a girl we will call Jenny. Jenny looked attractive in her photos and her profile was very witty and I like her movie and TV references. We started messaging on the dating site and then we exchanged phone numbers. The texts between us convinced me that we needed to meet in person. We set up a coffee date because that’s what the experts all say. They say that even when you think you have a good connection with someone you should meet for coffee or something short like that first to be sure. So we arranged to meet for coffee at a hip coffee shop that was in between my office and his house. I was running late because I had a work meeting that ran late but I texted her to let him know I was on my way.
Online Date From Hell
When I got to the coffee shop, apologizing for being a little late, she was fuming. She snapped at me as I sat down and talked out how her time was too valuable to waste. I was shocked, and very put off by her appearance. Jenny’s photo was definitely 10 years old. Her curly hair that I loved was only a memory and her dark eyes that I found attractive became hostile. I didn’t really know what to think, but that’s an online date. When the waitress came over to take my drink order she made a snorting noise and said that she hoped I wasn’t expecting him to pay for my coffee since I couldn’t even be bothered to show up on time. The waitress and I exchanged pained looks and I knew she understood what I was going through.
And it only got worse from there. She ranted and raved about all the people who had done him wrong in life, mostly men. Then sat in silence checking her phone. Jenny didn’t ask me a single question or respond to any of my attempts to make conversation. When the waitress brought my coffee I excused myself to go to the restroom and I followed her to the register, paid for my coffee, and left. That remains my worst date ever. But at least I got a fun story to tell out of the whole ordeal.
Check The Date Beforehand
If you want to avoid your own online date from hell you should verify them with a background check from Kiwi Searches. Also, make sure that you have a connection with the person and that they look at their photos before you meet in person. Video chat is a great way to do that. Everyone has a smartphone these days so always video chat first. If they refuse to video chat with you end the relationship because they must be hiding something.