Online Dating Horror Story

Real life dating gone wrong horror story…..

Submitted by kiah4c

How my online dating story went wrong. I went for a drink with a guy I had been chatting with online. He seemed pretty normal (good job, intelligent, funny). His first question on sitting down with our drinks was whether I was up for anal. I bypassed and watched him drink his body weight in shots before he started crying about his ex-girlfriend and then threw up down my shoulder when I was trying to walk him home. This was around 18 months ago, and he still messages me from time to time with a “hey,” or my favourite, “I miss you.”

Here is one tip from a reader from Women’s Health Magazine

Amy Webb
38, Baltimore, married, used JDate.com

The Strategy:

Peek at other women’s profiles, and don’t settle for less than your perfect guy.

The Process:

After a string of awful online dates, Amy took a clever route to improving her own profile, creating several fake male profiles so she could see how the women who came up most often in search results presented themselves. What she found (and copied): Popular women showed some skin in their photos (shoulders or a bit of cleavage) and kept their “About Me” sections short.

Her old profile included detailed descriptions of her work life and what she wanted in a man; her new one was just 100 words, “each carefully selected to optimize my chances of attracting the largest number of men.” After the switch, “I was one of the most popular people on the site,” says Amy, who wrote a book about her experience called Data: A Love Story.

But she didn’t date indiscriminately from there. She agreed to go out only with men who fulfilled most of her 72-trait checklist of what she wanted in a partner. Her dual strategy is how she met Brian, her husband of five years.

The Guy:

Before she reengineered her profile, Amy had dates who stuck her with the check and didn’t tell her they were married, but Brian is exactly who she was looking for: a bald, Jewish travel fiend. (And yes, she specifically wanted a baldie!)

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