Online dating hazards
It was a genuine admiration, as I also LOVE ice cream.
*Note, ice cream will come up again later in this story* The conversation – Almost instantly, he types a message back. I am a in bed and asleep by 10/ pm kinda person, so when I stay up past midnight to talk to you – you better know it is something special. We chat about his daughter, work, personal interests and even move into the dreaded “what are you looking for” conversation.
We ended up settling on the following Saturday for a date. We will pick back up with this story in the next blog (tomorrow or Wednesday).
I was not always a matchmaker so yes I have even tried online dating myself.
After a few back and forths he finally asked me out.
I was actually excited – normally I am fairly cynical about dates (I know, I know, that’s not good, I should be better, more positive, whatever).
After a while, I tell him an awkward dating story about a guy who showed up to a date with my phone number written on his hand. As the night went on and the conversation continued, he stated that he wanted to take me out on a date.
I craft up a short message admiring how much his daughter loves ice cream.As I scroll through his profile, I see photo after photo of him and this little girl – nearly all of which include ice cream.One of these photos he captioned that the only way he could get his daughter to pose with him, is to give her ice cream.Over the past four years, 17 people in the Greater Manchester area have reported being raped after using one of two apps, Grindr and Tinder, according to police statistics obtained by Leech through a freedom of information request.A total of 58 people were victims of online dating-related crimes in those four years, some of them sexual. For context, in 2012 the area had an overall average of 243 sexual assaults and rapes every month.)Many apps offer a page of advice for safe dating.
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You never actually meet any of these “beautiful people” but you do end up spending a lot of time and money on this fantasy person.