Dating Hazards


Some dates look at you differently and you know extinctively that they are a tad on the desperate side. Their crazy eyes bleed out a desperation their words may suppress.

Online dating takes that to a whole new level. I learned early on that emails and messages can hide a multitude of feelings as each message can be well thought out, but face to face dates can quickly reveal the hidden quirks and intentions. It's best to schedule a meeting before too much time passes so that you can determine what is really going on.

I won't bore you on online dating to-dos, but the best way to meet a new date is far enough from home to stay private and in a public place with a time frame in place. You can always schedule a second date and have a backup plan in place for early exit if you feel uncomfortable.

I also won't bore you about the guy I met who spent the hour or so we met teaching me how he makes horseradish sauce. He was relatively harmless. No need to get into the meeting with the guy who wanted to kiss me immediately to "get it out of the way" and whose car died in the parking lot so I needed to help him get a battery jump.

The most uncomfortable one who had a cool name asked me to get a hotel the night we met. Nope, don't think there won't be obstacles to meeting new dates, just have a plan securely set and a number to call or text your SOS to.

I sure am happy I'm off the dating grid!


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Comments 33


04.02.2020 04:33

Is that all?
I think these days dating stands similar as having free sex. A guy literally told me why paying a whore if he could get it for free this way.
I doubt people are serious on those sites at all and personally I would grab my chance to be 200% honest via the internet.

Here you have the opportunity to show your list with likes and dislikes without even getting out of your chair. What a luxury. If that person doesn't fit you have a great delete button.

If you meet in real life people lie, dress up too and brag or...
Meeting in person is always good especially going out for lunch or dinner. The way people eat tells you a lot about them.

You tries that sauce?

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04.02.2020 06:27

Thanks @wakeupkitty. I actually did both online and offline dating for years intermittently and went years in between where I didn't date and my observations of rl dating were also of men who lied, too. I got to the point I was staying single and by accident mer my fiance at the local hair salon, of all places. The freewrite was just some quirky experiences that came out like freewrites do :)
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04.02.2020 13:15

@wandrnrose7 I guess where you met your fiance is the best way.
Still I wonder why not being honest. It is so much easier online as in real life although I am always my nasty old self and if I say so people don't believe me.

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06.02.2020 04:23

I am not sure, actually? I think it's because they don't think you'll like them. 🤗

10.02.2020 16:21

@wandrnrose7 Big chance but if you keep up appearances and lie sooner or later they will not like you either.
Not that I can scare away my ex with being honest, straight, nasty... 😅Posted with ![](

11.02.2020 17:47

LOL that's a problem when you can't even scare them away!

12.02.2020 00:02

You met him at a hair salon? Is this in one of your blog posts? I missed. #Quirky is my favorite kind of fiction and the best of it usually comes straight from real life.
I'm also soooo glad to be out of the dating game. We've passed the 30-year anniversary, so I've now been married for more years than I was ever single. Half my life. No regrets!
Crazy eyes - love what you did with this prompt - and know all too well what you describe!

07.02.2020 13:52

I attended the wedding of a guy who met his wife online via, and it was a year before she agreed to a second date with him. It isn't always love at first sight. :)

07.02.2020 13:49

'It appears your dating profile hasn't been getting that many views, have you thought about trying without photos'?

I read that somewhere in relation to online dating.

I remember once three tinder profiles coming up in a row, different women but all with pretty much exactly the same type of profile picture. Not that there's any point me being on there, I'm actually quite the babe for my age but I don't really do photos, it's just not my thing.

I think it's easier just to put yourself in real life situations where you're going to meet me(*) - if your'e still single join a running or cycling club and you've got at least a 3-1 ratio of guys in all age brackets! Or SteemFest for that matter!

I'd need to attend a dance or yoga class to get that ratio, problem is it'd probably be obvious I was on the prowl.

There's an opportunity here to set up Steem Dates, nice play on words possible there too.

(*) that was supposed to say men, but it was such a perfect typo I had to leave it in!

04.02.2020 07:30

Hi! Thanks for reading and commenting. I actually have been off the market for a lot of years. I met a wonderful guy local and we are getting married this July.

To answer your question I did actually try online dating sans a photo and met a man who I dated for five years. He had some hidden very bad qualities that began to surface which caused me to end that relationship (gladly he postponed popping the question because he wanted to get his first marriage annulled by the Catholic church.
They say finding the right one happens when you aren't looking and at least for me that was true. I had gone three years happy to be single after a man I had developed feelings for died suddenly way too young (38) of an aortic aneurysm.
I hope all is well your way and have a wonderful day!

04.02.2020 13:22


Sounds like you've been through a crazy journey, congrats on the marriage, at last!

All is well here, I'm not really looking that hard at all TBH!

04.02.2020 14:06

I do agree with your opinions about dating. Do your best, regards.

04.02.2020 08:12

Thank you for reading and commenting! Yes, it's a challenging world for daters these days.

04.02.2020 13:23

It needs creativity for dating during the cryptos and blockchain era, right? ehehe

04.02.2020 17:15

lol at the "crazy eyes"! Well I have been in a relationship for 8 years so I would not have a clue as to what goes on in the dating world anymore and even less so on the "online dating" front. haha!

04.02.2020 08:57

Haha glad you found a good relationship! I am actually engaged to a great guy and planning a July wedding. I personally hated dating lol! Take care and thanks for stopping over to read and comment.❤

04.02.2020 13:25

Oh that is wonderful!!! Congrats! For us, that would be a Winter wedding :D What sort of "style" wedding do you have in mind? You strike me as the type of person that would do something unique.... :)

04.02.2020 17:07

Thank you! We are exploring Steam Punk, but I haven't found my dress yet 🤪. Wedding planning is not my forte! My daughter in law is helping with the planning and decorating.

05.02.2020 01:34

Oh what an AWESOME idea!!!!! How fun!!!! I hope you plan to share the photos afterward. Good luck with all the plans!

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04.02.2020 09:56

My favorite was the guy who told me all about his prostate in the first five minutes. I stood up and said "I'm afraid I have to go." then left. He actually contacted me again!

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