I apologize for the delay in posts as I was out of town for a few days. Falling back into the routine, today is dating disaster Tuesday. When browsing today, I came across a story on buzzfeed.com that I’d like to share with you all.
This Story Was Submitted By Username Georgieroset
“I met a guy on Plenty of Fish. We began messaging, and he seemed like a nice person, so we exchanged numbers. After a few days of talking on WhatsApp, our conversation fizzled out, and we stopped talking. A couple of weeks later, totally out of the blue, he sent me a picture of a random woman’s boobs. Confused by this, I just sent back a question mark, and he then said, “Send more.” I am not the kind of person to send pictures of myself to people, ever, so I politely declined his request. He then said, “Send me more or I’ll send that picture of the boobs to everyone you know!” “Whatever, fuck off,” I said, knowing he was bullshitting. He then started reeling off names of people I’m friends with on Facebook, even though I hadn’t told him my last name and we weren’t Facebook friends! I was incredibly freaked out and threatened to call the police, which scared him off. I blocked his number and set all my Facebook settings to private, and I’ve not been on POF or anything similar since.”
This story is very awkward and uncomfortable. I am curious as to if the man really was confused as to whose boobs were in the photo, or if he was just trying to see who he could get to send him more nudes. Online dating is a tricky dance. There are some hidden gems on there, but there are also some perverts and weird people as well. It is important to use good judgement and discernment about the people you converse with. The man was completely out of line for threatening to send the image, that wasn’t even hers, to her Facebook friends. She was right to threaten him with law enforcement, as I would have done the same thing. While this experience was probably very scary and uncomfortable for her, I still would not say to discredit the idea of ever attempting online dating or apps again. There are some great people on there that are just searching for their perfect match, just as she was. I know many people that have tried online dating and are currently in successful relationships and marriages. Even if you have a bad experience, don’t let one sour apple spoil the whole bunch. But also, be mindful and safe at all times.