The prompt I am wring on this week is,
“Write a post where the first and last sentence contain any form of the word “creep””
They are all Creeps. That was the text I received from my cousin after another awful online date. What do you call a date you had with someone you met online anyway? It’s not really a blind date but it’s different than other kinds of dates. Anyway I digress.
I’ve heard this a million times and I’ve said it a million times. Dating in 2015 SUCKS. Have you read this article about TINDER dating? It’s CRAZY! It’s not always the sunshine and roses it looks like on TV. Guys don’t knock on your door with a bouquet of red roses and a box of chocolates. If he actually picks you up it’s a good day and if he actually gets out of the car and knocks that is even better!!
According to all the match.com commercials I see 1 in 3 couples meet online. Which honestly I believe. We live in such a fast paced world it’s hard to meet people in real life. Heck I have a hard time finding things to do in real life with groups of people to meet people.
So many people get up, go to work, work 12 hour days because we’re workaholics, go home, eat, and sleep. In other words we need online dating if we expect to actually meet our future spouse. Back in the day I heard of people meeting at work but I feel because of sexual harassment issues that rarely happens anymore. I also find all the “old school” places people used to meet people that most of the people there are already married or in relationships.
No matter what kind of dating you do you’re going to go through your pile of “creeps.” But I find it’s harder to screen the creepiness in online dating profiles than it is in real life. Also I find guys conveniently leave their creepy factors out of their dating profiles. I don’t blame them..I would too!!
So what are these creepy things that guys do? It can be a range of things:
- Stalking you on social media
- Googling you (and asking you about things they found)
- Bringing your online dating profile with them printed out and asking you questions about certain topics.
- Creating Q&A Conversational Cards.
- Being super forward and asking about marriage or sex in the first 10 minutes of your date.
- Bringing their mom, sibling, or friend with them (and it’s not a double date).
- Not looking anything like your profile picture (can we say CatFish).
I’m sure there are tons more those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Online dating is a great way to meet friends and future spouses. I’ve met my fair share of creeps on dating sites but I’ve also met a ton of great guys.
**Disclaimer**I don’t want this post to scare anyone from dating or online dating..this was meant to be written as a funny and sarcastic blog about online dating and not all of these things are true or accurate. Your Mileage May Vary.
Thanks Kat for all the awesome writing prompts!