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.
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.
Dating apps: Can't live with them, can't live without them.
" -Jessi, 25"I had one guy bring his entire office to our first date because they had an office pool going about how it would go and didn't trust him to be honest.
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!
We were sitting at a table in the dining room, and I noticed a bunch of people perched around the bar, watching us.
So the next time you go on a seriously awful date you'll know that you're not alone.
We're right here with you."I went on a four-hour (FOUR-HOUR) Tinder date with a match who proceeded to walk me through the intricacies of Excel. Hours." -Jo, 22"I met a guy on Tinder and drove to a different state just to meet up with him.