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When Online Dating Turns Sour

Have you ever tried online dating? Is it something you’d be willing to give a try? I don’t frown down on it, but if I weren’t married I’m not sure If I’d be brave enough to do it. I know weirdos exist everywhere; online, offline, among us, around us; they’re everywhere! But I personally wouldn’t want to put myself at what I perceive to be an even riskier position, by seeking someone online.

I know there are many success stories, but there are just as many if not more online dating horror stories. Take this story I just read in a newspaper; it just compounded my stance on online dating!

A man in East China allegedly met his dream woman online and was beyond excited to meet her in person. So excited was this man that he spent the equivalent of £5, 300 to fly across the country to go and meet his beloved. Even his friend’s attempt to warn him he may be wasting his money fell on deaf ears.

Sadly when he finally met her, the man felt that the woman was far from the same one he’d been fantasizing about all this time, the one in the pictures. To say he was disappointed would be the understatement of the year. The man allegedly felt the woman’s face was far chubbier than in the pictures he’d been sent. To add salt to injury, the woman’s face according to the man, was marred with unsightly acne!

The man is said to have flown at the woman, and punched her in the face. As the woman lay on the floor, he then pounced on her and proceeded to stomp on her. The pair were apprehended by the police, and later parted on cordial terms. They are both said to have concluded that online dating wasn’t for them after all. A truly bizarre story!

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Porcospino wrote on February 10, 2015, 3:42 PM

I met my husband on the internet and we have been married for 6 years. My story had a happy ending, but it is true that there are many horror stories about online dating. It is important to be careful when we meet a person from the internet because some people hide their real identity or their real intentions.

GayleStorm wrote on February 10, 2015, 8:34 PM

That guy has a lot of problems. I don't think there's anything wrong with online dating. To me, it's keeping the weirdos at a distance until I know they're not weirdos. That guy physically assaulted someone because they looked different than a picture. I'd say she's the lucky one in this story; who wants to be with a guy like that?

GemOfAGirl wrote on February 10, 2015, 11:59 PM

If that's his reaction to being disappointed by the appearance of the woman that he met online, I can only imagine what his reaction would be to a woman that he met in the non-virtual world that disappointed him in some other way...perhaps by being late for their date or saying something he didn't like. I don't think the internet has anything to do with that man's problems - I'm sure he'd have the same problem if the internet didn't exist.

I know several people who have married people they've met online. I have tried online dating, as have many of my friends, and we all have stories of disappointments of dates going badly. But in all of those instances where it went badly, we can also identify similar bad dates that occurred where the internet wasn't involved at all.

GemOfAGirl wrote on February 11, 2015, 12:01 AM

By the way, I'm amused to find this article under the category of "Animals". I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but I still think it's funny, emoticon :smile:

crowntower wrote on February 11, 2015, 2:14 PM

Eww for their reasons, and opps for being so violent in their reactions, and I think lying is not a good thing when you are dating online or not... because the result is not really good. I think online dating is not good for so many, only a few who are really destined to find their true love in there are the only people who will have a success story from that place. As for us (just my opinion) who already saw what are the horror scene that is rampant in online dating we must learn how to wait, and if ever you have to meet your prince online -- let God do the way not us.

Lushlala wrote on February 12, 2015, 9:26 AM

Congratulations on your 6 years of marriage! I have no doubt online dating, when done right can work :)

Lushlala wrote on February 12, 2015, 9:30 AM

I hope it's not coming across as though I'm criticising online dating because I'm not! I was merely reporting the absurdity of the story, and I know of people who have successfully dated online and even gone on to marry :)

Lushlala wrote on February 12, 2015, 9:32 AM

hehe I saw that as well! How strange lol

Lushlala wrote on February 12, 2015, 9:33 AM

I think the lying is the main problem, and supplying pictures that aren't of your true self can trigger a nasty outcome!