On Tuesdays, I thought it would be fun to share some dating disaster stories. A few of the stories will be my own and others will not. When browsing, I came across a crazy story on gizmodo.com that I’d like to share with you all.
This story was written by username “officedog”
“After my divorce, I decided to try online dating. After chatting with a few guys, I narrowed down my pool to two. I went out with each of them, and felt meh on the one, so the other got a second date. He asked me to meet him in the parking lot of a church on a popular strip. I get there, and he’s all excited and happy. He unlocks the door to the church and invites me in. It turns out, he’s a recovering alcoholic. He’s invited me to an AA meeting where he’ll be giving an open talk. And we have to set up.
I tried to be a good sport about it. He knew my ex was an addict and maybe he thought telling me over chat would scare me off or something. He introduced me to everyone one as his “girlfriend” (remember, this was a second date). He stationed me at the coffee maker to serve for the first half hour of the meeting. Then, when I won a door prize of a coffee cup filled with chocolate, he said, “you know, you should really give that to me, since I invited you…but I guess you can keep it since I like you.”
After he told me we needed to tear down, I left that guy and immediately called the other and met him at the bar. 15 years later and we’re still happily married.”
Once you are done with schooling, it can be difficult to meet a potential mate just out and about. Online dating can be a great way to connect and meet people you might not typically encounter in your daily life. However, it is important to be smart and safe when first interacting with people that are essentially strangers.
Whether you are on a spiritual or religious site or not, not everyone on a dating website has the best intentions for you. When just beginning to message a person, do not divulge too much of your personal information (your phone number, where you live, where you work, etc.) I would advise to only meet up in person when you have a sense of comfort with that individual and developed a good sense of their character. When meeting up in person for the first few times, always make sure that it is in a public place. Also, be sure to inform someone you know of the time and location of the date for extra precaution.
Online dating is very fun, as I have done it myself. There are many dating apps available to the public both paid and non. If you are a spiritual single looking for a mate, I would recommend Spirit of Cupid. It is a brand new dating website geared towards spiritual and enlightened beings and the best part is, it is absolutely free! If you have never tried online dating maybe give it a try, you never no what can happen! Just be sure to have an open mind.
While an AA meeting is probably not the ideal second date, I commend “officedog” for putting themselves out there again and trying to make a connection. Also, is important to note that while the first date may not be the best, consider giving a person a second chance. An individual that might have seemed boring or just okay at first may actually be the right one for you, such as the case in the story. Above all, have fun and always be safe!