Sunday was Valentine’s Day and leading up to it, we shared some super sweet stories from couples who met each other online.Sadly, not every online date ends in a happily ever after — in fact, some end in, “see you never” and we have some truly awful first (and last) date stories for you.Dating apps have given us unprecedented access to every nut job, borderline sociopath, and bunny boiler in Chicago, and having a nightmarish experience has become some sort of twisted rite of passage. We asked a handful of Chicagoans to share their worst online dating stories, and we were not disappointed.“I’d matched with this guy on Tinder and we quickly discovered that we had a bunch of acquaintances in common, including some high school classmates and old coworkers.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.People lie about who they are or what they look like, and it's just the beginning of the awful experiences you're bound to encounter with trying to meet someone through a dating website.Below are some of the most outrageous Internet dating nightmares. Vote up the most horrifying stories that make you grateful you've never had to experience them, and vote down the ones that really aren't so bad.bullet after breaking up with a guy she had been dating from Meet Me.
Hiding behind your computer screen in safety and the comfort of your own home is so much easier than dragging yourself out a club or bar trying to be a friendly, personable person.
While those were disastrous dates, I assumed people had much worse experiences on the quest for true love, so I investigated.
Anne, a sorority sister from Chicago, was eager to tell me about a recent Tinder date she went on with a writer in Chicago.
Having to endure uncomfortable dates and awkward chit chat is just a small part of the process of finding "the one" – at least, that's what we tell ourselves (and our frustrated friends who are ready to throw in the towel and accept the fact that they will be forever alone).
Unfortunately, online dating seems to bring out the worst in people.