Internet Dating Sites Exposes Single Rarities
Don’t you think internet dating sites are cool places to meet the love of your life?
All you have to do is write a fantastic profile and upload your best photo. Then relax and wait for those lovely men to contact you. While you’re waiting, you could browse through profiles of the ones that appeal to you. If you’re confident enough, why not make the first move?
After that, you arrange your first date, make yourself look beautiful and meet him.
It’s simple and straightforward. Right?
Well, maybe not quite!
Internet dating should come with a health warning. It’s not as clear-cut as a, b, c.
If you were lucky enough to meet Mr Right on an internet dating site, congratulations. You struck gold!
I’ve had a lot of bittersweet experiences on dating sites. But I’m not going to bore you with all of them. I’ll only tell you about one.
Too good to be true?
I met a guy, who I’ll call Matt, on a dating site a few years ago.
I was browsing profiles looking for someone compatible. Then I came across a tall, handsome man. He lived in Sweden. He said he was a writer and an Office Manager. It seemed that we had a lot in common.
I contacted him and we hit it off straight away. We chatted on the dating site’s forum for a couple of weeks. As we were getting to know each other, we decided to exchange email addresses and telephone numbers.
Matt was a charmer. He told me that I was beautiful and was his ideal woman. He said all the right things, pressed all the right buttons and made me feel like a princess.
He sent me the most beautiful love poems. They melted my heart. I liked him a lot. And he told me that he was falling in love with me.
Matt even said he was going to remove his profile from the dating site. He had finally found the woman he was looking for. Things were speeding up between us.
You should have seen me! I walked around with a big grin on my face. I was so happy and excited. I bragged to my family and friends about the fantastic new man in my life.
We messaged each other or spoke on the phone every day. I remember thinking, “Wow! I can’t believe I met someone so handsome and nice on the internet.” Love was definitely in the air.
After a few weeks I emailed him a couple of my photos. But he didn’t send me any of his.
Anyway, as we chatted one day I told Matt that it would be nice to get a couple of pictures of him. The conversation dried up for a while. He then asked if he could post them to my address. I didn’t feel comfortable with that idea.
I liked him but I didn’t think it was right to give him my address yet. So, I told him that I would prefer if he emailed his photos to me.
To be honest, at the back of my mind I was a bit suspicious. I kept wondering why he wanted my address. I suspected that maybe he was planning to use me in some illegal immigration scam. I didn’t tell him what I was thinking though. I didn’t want to upset him.
I don’t know what made him switch, but suddenly Mr Nice guy turned into Mr Nasty. Matt accused me of being stupid and asked me why didn’t I trust him. He made some more nasty comments that hurt me.
Matt surprised me! What happened to the gentle man I knew? Bearing in mind that all I said was that I’d prefer if he emailed his photos to me. As far as I was concerned, I didn’t think I did anything wrong.
His aggressive behaviour didn’t impress me. I ended the relationship there and then.
That experience put me off internet dating for a long time.
After a year though, I mustered up some courage and went back online looking for love. I did eventually meet a genuinely nice man. But that didn’t have a fairy tale ending either. I might share that story with you another time!
Passion’s strange internet dating encounters
This story is about Passion. She went online looking for love through internet dating after her long-term relationship ended. But she came away with more than she bargained for. Her encounters not only made her laugh, but left her traumatized, angry and disappointed.
Passion shared her unique experiences in her eBook ‘Single Rarities‘ which is a diary of events of her internet dating disasters. If you’re a single woman looking for love on the internet, you must read this book. Even if you’re not single, this book is definitely worth a read!
I edited ‘Single Rarities’ and some parts of the book shocked me. I felt for Passion. She certainly went on a roller-coaster journey looking for love. But did she find it? Read the book to find out.
‘Single Rarities‘ is available on Kindle at Amazon.
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