Let's face it — the online dating world can be daunting. We compiled 13 spot-on stories surrounding online dating, ranging from blog posts on personal experiences to expert advice on the do's and don'ts of the game. Dating apps: Can't live with them, can't live without them.Below are some upsetting, embarrassing, and generally terrible online dating tales SELF readers experienced IRL.So the next time you go on a seriously awful date you'll know that you're not alone.His first question on sitting down with our drinks was whether I was up for anal.
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 could tell he was annoyed that I wasn’t falling all over him after hearing his bragging."Visibly frustrated, he decided to inform me that his ex-girlfriend knew me, and that when she found out we were going on a date, she’d called me a whore.One of my matches, let's call him Alex, seemed nice and helpful—but I never actually met up with him in person.A year later, I get a call from Alex, asking if he can travel cross-country to visit me, stay in my house, and meet my parents. " -Amanda, 23"I was using the same opening line on Bumble for every guy—' You can only listen to one song for the rest of your life. '—when one of them (we'll call him Alan) replied, ' Does that line actually work for you?