I’ve skimmed the personal ads on some occasions. I’ve even met a few girls off Craigslist and a lesbian personals website. Although many are good experiences, some are horrifying tales that leaves me never wanting to try online dating again.
For example, I met one beautiful woman off Facebook and she wanted to meet at the movie theater close to my house, so I was like sure why not, especially since she approached me with the idea.
I’d never met her before, but I was up for meeting new people. These were the days of my good phases where I loved people and thought the more the merrier. She was single and a lesbian. She wasn’t into finding a play-toy for her boyfriend or husband. I could see most of her life up there in plain sight on Facebook, as she with me.
Well, she arrived at the theater first. I ran with nachos, mozzarella sticks and a water in hand into the theater — when I’m nervous I forget about low calorie-counting and go for the high. The moment she saw me, her smile went to a frown and she opened her mouth, “You’re picture online makes you look so much taller.”
At first, I was just happy she wasn’t talking about my weight or pig status. But then it sunk in, her quiet behavior the rest of the date and refusal to call me afterward, indicated that height is really important to this woman.
The next woman I met on lesbian personals sites was an interesting person. She was a Provo Mormon who was going to BYU, but she didn’t want to get in trouble with her school. So she only dated girls in Salt Lake City. She didn’t want to waste time going out with me. Instead, she first wanted to kiss me and if it didn’t work out then we’d be done, but if it did work out, then we could date.
So fear of herpes aside, I agreed to the plan. I kissed a stranger. She was a cute girl — a little young for me — but I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s not like I’ve had a lot of luck lately so it couldn’t hurt anything.
The kiss was wretched. Her mouth was so wide I thought she was trying to swallow me whole.
Not surprisingly, she didn’t enjoy the kiss either. She said we were through. I felt really stupid, but was OK with her decision. I waited a few months and went back to the Internet.
I had another experience with online dating, this time on Craigslist. I met a woman who thought her doctors were trying to hurt her. She literally needed to be on more meds than me. She refused to take anything the doctors told her to take for her schizophrenia. It took a long time to get her to leave me alone. She followed me around when she saw me in public and she called so many times I wanted to change my number.
After that, I refused to use online as a tool for meeting new lesbians. I took a break from the whole thing and that is when I met someone who was right for me.
She was in one of my classes and she was beautiful. She wasn’t perfect, of course, but she was confident and strong, two things that made her gorgeous. She was tall, but it didn’t seem to matter I wasn’t. She took medication, as well, but was stable in terms of physical and mental health. We worked out really well for months, but a disaster happened in her life that ended what I thought was the perfect romance.
Never again will I use online as a tool for dating. I’m much more of a face-to-face kind of person.