I was 18, a girl sent me a pm on MSN saying she got my details from my mate and wanted to go in a date with me, I asked my mate and he said she was hot, so after talking a bit I agreed to a date. I had seen a photo and she was attractive.
I turned up to the Cafe for the date and was approached by some girl I'd never seen with a baby. She then told me she was the girl (looked nothing like her photo) she explained she thought I'd never go for someone who looked like her (she was right) then she left her baby with me while she went to the toilet quickly.
Alarm bells started to ring after 15 minutes, I asked a waitress to check on her, to my suprise the waitress came back and said no one was in there. I looked around the Cafe and she was gone. I hadn't noticed her leaving.
I didn't have any of her contact details and smart phones where not a thing so I didn't have internet access. I phoned my mate and got him to attempt to contact her on MSN. After telling him what happened he was suprised and had no idea, apparently he also thought her pictures where the real her.
Another 20 minutes went and I was scared so I asked the waitress for help. Thankfully she was able to help and called the police. They showed up and I explained what happened. I didn't know anything about this girl so I couldn't really help them. They said if she contacted me to get her to contact them.
I left and walked towards my car, I went past another Cafe about 6 shops down and there she was with a different guy. I went back to the police and got them to take her baby in while I watched through the window outside and waved when she looked up.
Turns out I was the baby sitter for her real date.
While perusing the menu he asked what I was going to get. I said "um, I'm thinking about" and he cut me off to say "They don't have UM here". I chuckled and continued "So I think I'll have the uh chicken". He responded seriously with a raised voice "They don't have UH CHICKEN here either" and shook his head like I was annoying. I just stared at him for a minute.
He told me to meet him at a bar, which turned out to be a hole-in-in-the-wall in a strip mall, literally just a bar, no food, just booze (we were supposed to be having dinner). I had put in some effort with a cute outfit, nice makeup, etc. He showed up in ratty old jeans and a paint-splattered hoodie.
That was the moment that made me think "ohhhh this is gonna be bad," but he'd already caught me, so we sat down and the bartender immediately put a pint-glass vodka tonic in front of him before even asking what I wanted. Clearly he was a regular. We tried to make small talk but he was just so f**king weird. He was cutting me off mid-sentence with random nonsense, buddy-punching me on the arm, and kept hurrying me to finish my drink so I could keep up with him (he was slamming these pints of vodka tonic, one after the other, and the bartender kept em coming).
I finished my one light beer, paid for my drink (which offended him deeply), and got up to leave. He chugged his last drink, threw a $100 bill on the bar, and followed me into the parking lot. I tried to get away politely and he interrupted with "come back to my place, I f**k like a freight train." I stumbled over my "ah, no thank you" and before I'd finished the sentence he got into his car, started the engine, and screeched out of the parking lot, almost getting it onto two wheels on the turn.
There were some interesting characters back in the early days of online dating. 2004 was like the wild west.
I dated this girl who was a friend of a friend. She used to come into the pub I worked at for $10 steak night with her mum and a guy who we weren't sure if was her boyfriend or brother... turned out it was her brother, but they were weirdly close.
Anyway, we went on a date, she seemed quite uncomfortable the whole time. Didn't make much conversation, just obviously wasn't into it, So I dropped her home, and she asked me if I wanted to come in. Against my better judgement I did. They had 2 couches in the living room. I sat on one awkwardly, while she laid on the other couch and spooned with her brother. At this point I realised I should not have shown up...
Every time she left the pub from then on in her and her brother left holding hands.
When she responded to “Hi” on tinder with something like “hey cutie, want to come to my parents house?” Not really a date, honestly, but a good story.
We chatted for a bit, and according to her she wasn’t looking for anything serious but she wanted me to pick her up, take her out to dinner, and maybe have sex afterwards. Very transactional, which kinda stung but whatever she was hot.
I looked up the address she gave me and was surprised to find a neighborhood I did work in, and that the house was one I knew was for sale. Specifically, the owner died and it was being gutted to be resold by his kids.
At this point 100% convinced this was a scam, but somewhat curious, I decided to drive by and see if anyone was there, texting her I was coming, but in a different type of car. Really expensive neighborhood, on a sea-cliff, felt like an adventure. Took my work truck.
Drove by and some huge dude comes out of the house, stares at my truck, and goes back in. Could see other people inside. Noped out of there super fast. Pretty convinced it was a phishing scam to mug me, or a prank. Didn’t feel like finding out
I showed up and her best friend was there that I hadn’t been warned was coming with us. Then her brother showed up. Then her Dad showed up. Then her mom and her 3 cousins aged 3-5 showed up. That was the point I excused myself to bathroom. THANKFULLY this is one of those places where the employees will sneak you out if you’re having a bad date and need an out, and apparently I’m the first guy they snuck out at that point.
When I went on this date with this dude, and he had 0 interests. When I tell you 0 I mean it. He didn’t watch movies, series, did not listen to music, did not watch tv, didn’t have any hobbies, did not have any siblings, any friends, any work, just university studies. He didn’t like to cook or clean or even go on walks. It was the most awkward date I have ever been with someone.
I went on a date a few months after me and my college gf had broken up. I had matched with this girl off of tinder and we messaged a bit, but she was relentless about wanting to know more about my ex and how I felt after the break up.
I looked past this and met her for dinner a couple nights later. I walked in the restaurant and my ex is sitting at the table under that girls name. I turned around to walk out and got a tinder notification from the girl I had agreed to meet “you’ll never be able to get away from me”.
Should have stayed home that night, and steer clear of blind dates