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The kicker: He sent a text the next day, expressing what a lovely time he’d had.To be sure, online dating comes with inherent peril.It’s part of the process: To sign up for online dating is to sign yourself up for some flops.Unfortunately, things can get way uglier than just a flop.Crazy people are part and parcel of online dating, but then again — we wouldn’t have it any other way. e Harmony has released a list of first date "faux pas" and "to dos" based on a survey of the best and worst dating behaviour.He had the clenched jaw and ice blue eyes of a psychopath. After she finally got away from him, she texted me: “Now I’m freaking out that he spiked my Diet Coke, because he refilled it for me.” While I talked her down from the ledge on that one, real talk: this is a valid concern, because this dude was clearly insane. I’ll end with a story of my own, from my very short-lived experience with online dating.Things started out fine, but it quickly became clear that this guy was a stage five crazy. All he could talk about was how messed-up society is. Or how about this one: my friend Amanda* thought she’d found a great guy online. This one was such a nightmare because it made me so sad— the last thing you want to feel after a first date.
” After they were seated at the table, the boy proceeded to loudly discuss how young Janet was, even though she’d repeatedly told him they were the same age. In his own words: "The chat was horrifically bad." The date was so awkward that he felt forced to start pretending to keep an eye on the football that was on in the corner of the pub, as a way of covering for the long, empty silences.Normally I would have gotten up and left after five, but I felt really sad for this guy. He also depicted himself completely differently online — so much so that I suspected he had very little self-awareness.While he was not unkind, he seemed really out of it and alone. When he went in for a hug, I ducked away and down the stairs.But perhaps the greatest issue is that it’s impossible to weed out all of the crazies from calculated photos and pithy messages alone.The same person I’d never give a second glance at a party might come off as fine online.