Well, SELF asked to hear your dating app horror stories, and you guys answered.Below are some upsetting, embarrassing, and generally terrible online dating tales SELF readers experienced IRL.I went for a drink with a guy I had been chatting with online.He seemed pretty normal (good job, intelligent, funny).I’d developed what I believed to be a highly discerning online dating strategy. I seldom swipe right and rarely match, but when I do I’m certain I’ve stung him. (Men in Northern California are much more interesting.) I was already back in L. when I heard from him, though he wasn’t in Northern California at the time but rather in St. After chatting for a couple of weeks, we decided to meet up at a bar.
' Then another replied, ' What Alan said.' Apparently, they were friends who happened to be together when I messaged them both the same thing!Spending too much time on Tinder, Bumble, or Ok Cupid will make any sane person yearn for simpler times.You know, like when singles met potential mates at corn husking bees or whatever.It seemed he was desperate for me to A) ask who this mystery girl was; B) say nasty things about her in return.I got the sense that he was trying to instigate some sort of catfight to feed his ego, and I wasn’t going to play into it, so I changed the subject.I said, "Definitely not." A few minutes later he dropped something on the floor, and while retrieving it tried to put the toes of my crossed legs in his mouth. I met a guy on Ok Cupid, and we hit it off pretty well.