Thankfully, V-Day is behind us, because these stories might make it hard to feel romantic. “This date was my first and last date on The League.
I had used the app for months but never found anyone interesting until this guy. employed, lives in the city, looked cool/interesting).
I was out at happy hour with girls from work when he texted asking if I wanted to get a drink.
I had nothing to do that night so why not, I thought. I introduced myself and we started small talk about our days.
The first set came, and I immediately started looking the guys over.
I almost gagged when I realized they had matched me up with my brother! " –Johanna, 29 Fur Real"I wasn't having any luck on the big dating sites.
For those of us who aren't looking for a relationship but want some sexy time, online dating apps have created ample opportunity.
He was so grumpy and aggro as he told me about the terrible day he was having, how he’s sick of SF, how no one here is interested in being creative so he’s hoping to move to Portland or New York or LA, somewhere with real creative minds, etc.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.He would download it, and then send it to me, hoping to get brownie points!I obviously gave it off to him, and told him he was being creepy as hell by doing that.Finally I asked one guy why that was such a popular question, and he replied, 'Well, this is a dating site for furries'—aka people who get a sexual thrill out of dressing up in animal costumes!I was mortified and signed off immediately." –Ali, 23Dating Amnesia"I went on a date with a dude I met from Match a few months ago, but we didn't really mesh.Sunday was Valentine’s Day and leading up to it, we shared some super sweet stories from couples who met each other online.Sadly, not every online date ends in a happily ever after — in fact, some end in, “see you never” and we have some truly awful first (and last) date stories for you.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.