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.
And this story has re-ignited the dangers of dating online after a woman was cruelly dumped 2 weeks before she was set to move across the world to move in with "Mr. Right." Yikes.
For many singletons out there, finding love is a priority.The problem with trying to find love? It's basically a living nightmare at every turn.
Because, in order to find a prince, you've got to date a lot of frogs.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.
But if you thought that dating itself was bad...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.
Nowadays, if you want a date, there's really only one place that you can go.You're going to have to endure the endless, disappointing journey through the various dating apps.
Anyone's who's been on the apps will tell you that they're the worst.Basically, they act as a neverending reminder that people are, generally, trash.
Apps can be a neverending source of disappointment.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.
But sometimes apps are more than just disappointing.Sometimes, they're actually pretty scary because you never really know who you're talking to...
And when you do, they're not as trust-worthy as you originally thought.One woman was prepared to give up her entire life in Australia and move 9000 miles when she thought she found Mr. Right.
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But it turns out her alleged man had a little problem with sticking to his word.
But two weeks before the big move, she was dumped.
But by then, Stephanie had already quit her job and given up her flat.
The unnamed man dropped the bombshell on her after he had gone AWOL for weeks prior.
But then they talked about settling down together...
via: ShutterstockAnd Scotland was the chosen destination, with the pair going as far as talking about raising a family in their new home... Yikes.
But she couldn't even get on the flight, let alone move in with him.
Speaking to Mamamia, she said this:outlet.
She also added that she understood it was a big risk.
via: Shutterstock"I thought it was love, and love 'wasn't supposed to be easy but you fight for it'. That was my mentality."
She recalled the moment of him calling up.
But what was the real reason for his sudden change of heart?
It turns out the mystery man was spending time with other women.
via: ShutterstockSo when he wasn't seeing Stephanie, he was seeing another girl in South America. She also found that he had been lying about other girls that he had been seeing and traveling the world with. Ouch.