Horror stories on internet dating
As I read through them (and apologies that I could not fit them all into one column), the immortal words of Richard Brautigan came to mind -- the coda to a story about a woman who wreaked romantic havoc in the lives of many of his friends.
"This might have been a funny story if it weren't for the fact that people need a little loving and, God, sometimes it's sad all the (stuff) they have to go through to find some." Amen, brother.
The old-fashioned way is still optimally the best -- to see someone in a public place where there is instant mutual attraction that leads to meaningful conversation.
"I would only recommend online dating for people who have no standards and are serial daters." "I met a man, 55 years old. Third date he invited me to go for a Sunday drive to the Napa area. We stopped at a deli and picked up some lunch and took it with us.
"She had just gotten a house to live in that belonged to her grandmother.
Or they lie about their accomplishments, job, etc." "During the brief period I was on Match.com, I heard from a man in Michigan who e-mailed me and said, 'You're the prettiest girl in the whole country -- want to have lunch?I told him to take me home and didn't speak to him the rest of the trip. I could hardly wait to get back to my apartment and away from him.He dropped me off at the front door -- his parting words were that I was emotionally immature." "I've had extensive experience now meeting women online.Can one imagine signing up for a dating service online and having not one but several men write in anger trying to rip you apart because they know they don't stand a chance in hell with you? "In addition, the men I have met misrepresent themselves and/or are players just looking for additional notches on the proverbial belt.
I'm still a romantic living in a very unromantic city.
Anyway, the date gets closer to when he's going to come here and well ...