Sad online dating stories
Once he did, I told the security guy I must be in the wrong building, asked him for directions to my real office (just to not seem so odd) and walked the remaining blocks to get my keys and went home. He texted me that night to make sure I got in okay which was nice/respectable, but needless to say I never responded to a message from that dude again, and immediately deleted The League that night.” “After chatting for a while on Grindr this guy asked me out. After a few minutes of chatting I asked where we were headed. Needless to say he waited to text me again for about a week.” “We had an okay date, had a few drinks, a few tacos.I wasn’t sure if I was really interested, but thought, ‘What the hell, it’s a free meal.’ We exchanged numbers and continued to chat. He told me that we were heading to his favorite restaurant. We went inside and proceeded to stand in line waiting to order. He was nervous and pretty nerdy, not quite my type, but we were having fun.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 sat mostly in silence, minus the questions I prompted him with to look engaged but it was so hard to pay attention. But when he came back, he was a completely different person. Luckily my office is on the cusp of Fi Di and SOMA so it was close by, but here’s the kicker — I don’t have a doorman and I didn’t want him to know where I worked.Here he was on a first date telling me how he hated the city I live in, the culture that surrounds me, the tech industry which I’m heavily involved in, etc. We finished our drinks and he went to the bathroom. He started finally asking me questions for once and when I told him I do PR for consumer and tech companies, he changed his tune. We walked through Fi Di ‘on the way to my office’ and I was desperately scanning for office buildings with lobby/doormen.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.
SIDE NOTE: Farmer Brown is a soul-food spot with live music on the weekend but neither of us knew this, yet. We had to lean over the table to talk to each other and even that was difficult so we spent the remaining part of brunch eating and laughing it off, but totally in silence.With online dating as ubiquitous as it is (nine out of 10 single Americans are online!), more people are dating via the Internet than ever before.The walk was lovely and my music was pumping me up, but aggressively walking in the heat not only made me sweat my ass off, but it also made me late.The restaurant was WAY further than I thought and I had to text him that I was running 10-15 minutes behind, strike number one in my mind especially since we had a reservation.