With online dating as ubiquitous as it is nine out of 10 single Americans are online! Thankfully, V-Day is behind us, because these stories might make it hard to feel romantic. I had used the app for months but never found anyone interesting until this guy.
He was attractive and fit my list of wants e. I was out at happy hour with girls from work when he texted asking if I wanted to get a drink.
I had nothing to do that night so why not, I thought. We met at Pier 73 for a drink.
I introduced myself and we started small talk about our days. I barely told him about mine and he started going off.
I sat mostly in silence, minus the questions I prompted him with to look engaged but it was so hard to pay attention. We finished our drinks and he went to the bathroom.
When he came back he had new drinks in hand.
Oh great, I thought. Another round with Mister Wonderful. But when he came back, he was a completely different person. He started finally asking me questions for once and when I told him I do PR for consumer and tech companies, he changed his tune.
It was nauseating and so confusing. One minute he hates SF and the next minute he was the typical startup name dropper. Damn, I had left them at work — but this was the perfect out. You can stay with me until she gets home.
Want to get another drink while you wait? No, no, I said — I have a long day tomorrow and need to get home. Now this guy was going to walk with me? I might check email and stuff before heading out, thanks for the date, etc. He hugged me by and then waited and watched as I walked inside.
I had to legit walk into the building, walk up to the front desk guy and start talking. I pretended like I knew the security guard and made small talk while waiting for him to leave of the corner of my eye. Once he did, I told the security guy I must be in the wrong building, asked him for directions to my real office just to not seem so odd and walked the remaining blocks to get my keys and went home.
It was so brutal! The next evening, he picked me up. After a few minutes of chatting I asked where we were headed. He told me that we were heading to his Online dating nightmare stories about uber restaurant. I laughed and thought he was joking. We went inside and proceeded to stand in line waiting to order.