You know, like when singles met potential mates at corn husking bees or whatever.
Dating apps have given us unprecedented access to every nut job, borderline sociopath, and bunny boiler in Chicago, and having a nightmarish experience has become some sort of twisted rite of passage. We asked a handful of Chicagoans to share their worst online dating stories, and we were not disappointed.
After quick introductions, he left me standing there with his douchey friends while he made a beeline over to a group of girls and asked them if they wanted a drink -- and no, he never asked me if "He sat there taking shot after shot, while I patiently waited at the other end of the bar like a jackass.
Everything was going really well, until he got a few drinks in him and he began telling me obviously fake or exaggerated stories about how wealthy and successful he is, which was a huge turnoff.I could tell he was annoyed that I wasn’t falling all over him after hearing his bragging.“I’d matched with this guy on Tinder and we quickly discovered that we had a bunch of acquaintances in common, including some high school classmates and old coworkers.After chatting for a couple of weeks, we decided to meet up at a bar.Shockingly, her ‘match’ happened to be an acquaintance of mine who is VERY married.
In fact, he posts all the time on social media about his ’amazing’ wife! He started telling me that he ’never had a Tinder account in his life’ and insisted that he must have been hacked.I got the sense that he was trying to instigate some sort of catfight to feed his ego, and I wasn’t going to play into it, so I changed the subject."Because it was still fairly early, we decided to visit his neighborhood bar.I’ve been in the psych ward for the last week and just got out this morning, right around the time I messaged you,’ she answered, as if it was no big deal." “My best friend is a wedding photographer and after shooting several weddings where the couple met on Tinder, she was inspired to sign up for an account.She matched with a guy and -- noticing that we were mutual Facebook friends -- took a screenshot of his profile and texted it to me in order to get more info on him.So I answered her question, then followed it up with ‘Why do you ask? "Unfortunately, there’s not a gentle way to say ‘Ok, this date needs to end because you’re far too dumb to allow this to go on any further.’ After a painful amount of time, I finally managed to convince her that the date needed to end, claiming that I was tired and had work the next day.” "'Oh, those bruises are from the IVs!