Once we got out in the sun at the reservoir, drank the beer, and ate the sandwich, I proceeded to feel sicker than I have ever felt before and throw up all over the beach. There were many men from all over the world at the U.That was 17 years ago and I still can remember how sick I felt. I met one from India and after we had coffee one afternoon, and he invited me back to his place.Dinner actually went well—until an elderly hippie wearing a sarong slid into our booth, greeted us in Swahili and bought marijuana from John .Of course, there is one good thing about having so many truly horrific dates: getting to rehash all of the gory details with other lucky ladies.Therefore, I present some of the most awkward, most bizarre, most awesomely bad dates in the history of womankind—for official confirmation that, really, it's not us; it's them.I went for a drink with a guy I had been chatting with online.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?' Then another replied, ' What Alan said.' Apparently, they were friends who happened to be together when I messaged them both the same thing!
I felt beyond "used." I had to give plasma so we could go on this crappy outing and then I got sick so he proceeded to drink all the beer! ) I was very naive and I felt so embarrassed for him, that he thought that this was even remotely close to acceptable human behavior, that I downplayed the whole event and tried to pretend it had never happened. When I asked what the h--- he meant, he replied that in India, the women do all the cleaning, so I'd better get started. I did a summer internship at a museum years ago when I was in college.
Well, SELF asked to hear your dating app horror stories, and you guys answered.
Below are some upsetting, embarrassing, and generally terrible online dating tales SELF readers experienced IRL.
Every day he charted his height, weight, what he ate that day, what he weighed, what he read, watched, who he talked to, etc. When I found him on Facebook later that night—after we hooked up—I realized he was cheating on his girlfriend with me. " -Ellen, 22"A group of us went to Miami for spring break, where we used Tinder as a way to figure out where to go each night.
One of my matches, let's call him Alex, seemed nice and helpful—but I never actually met up with him in person.