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We went on a couple more dates and continued cooing to each other about how perfect we were together until he ended things due to some personal issues. But when I look back on the experience, I realize that we had NOTHING in common.Now that I've been using dating apps for a couple of years, I'm way smarter about letting my imagination run wild for a person I know nothing about.All it does is lead me to obsess over someone I literally made up in my head... This last story is my favorite, because it identifies the biggest thing to remember when going on an online date for the first time: It's best not to have extremely good (or bad) expectations.All you know about this person is what they look like, 50 to 300 characters of self-description, their "i Message voice," and where they want to meet up.A common complaint shared by seasoned online daters who have tried various dating sites is that, rarely do the multitude of matchmaking services live up to their claims.For a monthly fee, dating sites claim they'll do the math for you and spit out your soul mate in return.
It could lead to marriage, or it could lead to literal con artistry.
When it came time to pay the bill, which was something like 0, he whips out his wallet and is like, "Oh no! It wasn't even bad, just boring, and we both knew it and didn't pretend "we should do this again sometime" at the end of the night.
I forgot ALL my credit cards at home," then added, "I was getting really frustrated with the credit card industry and the interest rates, etc." But like, he works at a bank? He's like, oh I'm not on Venmo, I don't believe in it. (To clarify, I am 100 percent a feminist, but I also believe in manners and if someone asks you out, and it was his idea to get food, then he should pay.) After the date ended, he texted to ask me out but never Venmo'd me, and wanted to take me out again to pay me back. BUT it was totally worth it because he took me to this wine bar, Amelie, on West 8th street, and I loved it and go there all the time now.
The other night, I went on a date with a goofier guy than I normally would, and by the end of the date I found out that he was buddies with the liberal Kushner and knew people who could finance movies. A date can be a step towards true love forever, or a step to great sex for a bit.
A date can be the start of a friendship, or the start of a new job opportunity.
My first online date was with a hot sauce purveyor who had previously sold me a bottle of liquid habanero at a bazaar that I had gifted my dad for Christmas.