Man Told to Run After Sharing ‘Creepy’ Request Date Made Following First Meeting

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Online dating is nothing short of a minefield. It’s pretty terrifying that you can basically end up sat opposite someone that you don’t know anything about, trapped in any manner of awkward situations. From catfishes to ghosts, to orbiters, looking for love via the internet is certainly not for the faint of heart.

But one story that’s gone viral this week really proves just how creepy some people out there can be. One man shared a text interaction with a potential date on Twitter, and, for anyone who’s attempted to enter the dating app scene before, it’ll send a chill down your spine. Keep reading, and prepare to be totally freaked out.

The problem with trying to find love? It’s basically a living nightmare at every turn.

It seems like the universe isn’t willing to put the right person in front of you until you’ve met a lot of the wrong ones first.

Well, first of all, you’ve got to find someone to date. In the past, many couples met in bars, at farmer’s markets, or through friends of friends. But that’s simply not the case anymore.

You’re going to have to endure the endless, disappointing journey through the various dating apps.

Basically, they act as a neverending reminder that people are, generally, trash.  

Either people don’t look anything like their pictures, they’re still obsessed with their ex, or they tell you that they like you and then disappear forever into the ether. It’s a jungle out there.

Sometimes, they’re actually pretty scary. If someone that you meet on an app falls a little too hard, it can often feel weirdly stifling and even a little threatening.

Honestly, if you’re a dating app user, this story is basically a horror movie come to life. You have been warned.

  via : Twitter  

This Twitter user, known as Eric D, works for MTV, and often tweets about his hilarious dating escapades.

Which, as any New Yorker will tell you, is one of the most difficult dating atmospheres on Earth. Maybe it’s because everyone is so busy and stressed all the time?

It sure doesn’t sound like he has an easy time of it. But, hey – at least he uses his poor experiences to entertain the world!

In it, Eric screenshots an interaction with a guy that he’s met once – and the fellow had a pretty weird request.

Essentially, the man is asking Eric to allow him to know every time he’s ever read, and not replied, to a text. Pretty stalkerish behavior, right?

It’s one thing for a best friend or parent to ask for this information. But for a one-time date??

Sure, the guy might have some trust issues – but he can’t expect a first date to sacrifice their freedom in order to assuage them.

Sure, getting ghosted is pretty horrendous – but it’s far, far, preferable to whatever’s going on here.

In his desperation to know exactly when he can expect a reply from Eric, it seems like this unfortunate dater has ensured that they’ll never get texted again.

Read receipts can serve a valuable purpose in dating – but not the one that this dater was probably hoping for.

In fact, he’s gotten straight back on the horse – luckily for all of his eagerly awaiting Twitter followers.

For a guy who seems generally pretty sweet and hilarious, we can only hope that Eric’s dating bad luck streak ends soon! For another Tinder-based horror story, keep on scrolling.