Dating disasters

2012-13 was the first time that I ever tried Online Dating. That wasn't successful, and I tried again in 2018. Two of the sites that I had joined were "Badoo" and "Mingle", and one of them was the source of my greatest dating disaster.

A man that I chatted with online for a few weeks worked 'off-shore', was single and 50, but still living with his mother (who didn't seem to trust him much). We first met at a restaurant, and although something about him appeared a bit 'off' to me, I ignored it. We went to the beach, and, in his already inebriated state, he made sure to stop along the way to visit his 'friends/family members' before getting there. I helped him find an apartment, which, I found out he never inhabited (weeks later). I invited him to church and, again, he showed up inebriated. We were to attend an end-of-year concert in his area, but he sounded so 'out of it' on the phone, I didn't go.

When I finally admitted to myself that dating him was 'un-productive' (about 6 months later than I should have), I told him so, he complained vociferously and I left the scene immediately. Of course, he was inebriated again. The next day, he was even more so, as he swayed and drifted from the restaurant that he was at, on his way to my parked car, mumbling to himself and fishing in his pockets for the $ that he owed me.

What a disaster that was!!!! And that was a shortened version.sigh




Any scary stories to share?...Anyone...dunno
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I can tell you more stries of his kind. You should be aware that only 10% of all signed up profiles get a positive result ! And the dating sites are a mirror of the society people live in with all the good and all the bad issues.
If you really are looking for a partner I advice you to look into your surrounding world.I had the same problem as you once till I realised someone in my immediate circle had a crush on me ... and it was love at first sight.banana
Getting a wiff of drink from him on our first date would of been a massive turn off for me, but having said that, if there was something I liked about him and felt maybe a little connection to him in some way,I would of given him another chance but if the wiff was there again on the second one ... then it would of been a definite bye bye from me snooty

I don't have any scary stories to share, only silly ones instead ....
and perhaps too silly to mention.
Although I haven't seriously considered looking within my immediate circle of acquaintances, as you have suggested, I think that I will try doing just that. thumbs up




Thanks for sharing.wine
Getting a wiff of drink from him on our first date would of been a massive turn off for me, but having said that, if there was something I liked about him and felt maybe a little connection to him in some way,I would of given him another chance but if the wiff was there again on the second one ... then it would of been a definite bye bye from me "

I agree with you CW. Silly me was not reading the signs, and was trying not to be too judgemental. doh However, I'm learning to pay more attention to my instincts... sigh roll eyes
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