What's your worse experience with meeting someone off the internet?

United States
December 16, 2006 10:33am CST
I have met some real winners off the net, along with some good friends. I met one guy who spent the entire time we were together at a cafe telling me about his big trade plan with China (not legal) and how he was going to be a millionaire with this plan. And complained the whole time that he had to pay for his kid, child support. Needless to say I left within 30 minutes! lol Another one I met at a restaurant and the man smelled so bad you could smell him from the front. He had no teeth and seriously I would have caught something just sitting down next to him. I said hello, excused myself to the ladies room and never came back! lol
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• Ireland
16 Dec 06
I drove over 80 miles to give some unwanted household items to a person whom I met on the internet. She had given me the impression that she really needed help, so being the sucker that I am for a sob story, I was only too happy to oblige. Since then, she is asking for everything I post on the freebie sites and expects me to make the same journey. I have also since discovered that she has a full time job, she collects desserted wive's allowance and has a live in partner who also has a full time job. She is also ling in government subsidised housing. Now all I get are the moany emails telling me about how financially hard up she is. Will I ever learn!!
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• United States
16 Dec 06
I guess the plus side is that, while you were scammed, you also did what was right in your heart and tried to help another human being! I always say that when I'm 'used' by someone, at least I did what I felt was right. THEY will be the ones to pay for the wrong doings in the end. I applaud your kindness, don't let one bad person stop you from using your heart!
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@Echo123 (155)
• United States
17 Dec 06
You ahve to be pretty careful about Freecycle groups and similar concepts. There are people on there just mining for stuff to resell. Sounds like she really took advantage of your kindess.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 06
Yes, she was scammed. But like you said hockeygal4ever, it will be them that will be on the wrong side on the journey to heaven :) Do not let incidents like those muddle your charity and kindness. I too have been suckered time and time again, but every charitable act have its rewards. Good luck and Godbless to all of you who give and share ;)
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@tmartins (65)
• Portugal
16 Dec 06
Sincerely, I only had an experience of this type and it was not bad of all, therefore it was a “meeting” between members of one old forum of computer science =)
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@Echo123 (155)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Whew. That's a doozy. I wonder how often this happens?
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• Philippines
17 Dec 06
my Gosh! that was very funny... lol
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• United States
17 Dec 06
OMG!!! YOU win the award for most whacked!!!!! lol
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@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
16 Dec 06
The worst meeting I ever had, was meeting my ex-husbands old friend from high school. Have you ever met someone you disliked immediately? This is how I felt about this person. He was extremely arrogant. He wanted me and my husband to go out with him and meet his family for pizza. I did not want to go, but they pleaded with me and I went. At the pizza place the guy arrogantly ordered pizza and drinks for everyone without asking anyone what they wanted. I felt very uncomfortable. His wife and kids came in and I noticed when he tried to get next to his kids, they wanted nothing to do with them. This increased my feelings of not liking him. Something was definitely not right here. At some point he started arguing with me about something, I don't remember what, but I do remember I got so upset I stated I was going to go home. Of course my husband and this guy pleaded with me to stay, but I was beyond upset and I got up and left. I think I knew the guy was a jerk the minute I met him, his kids not wanting to have anything to do with their dad really sealed it for me. I suspect he was a child abuser. I was a victim as a child myself and I knew something wasn't right.
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• United States
17 Dec 06
Sounds like a real winner! lol
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• United States
16 Dec 06
lol! that is real funny!
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I have never had enough nerve to meet someone I met online. I'm afraid of the weirdos, I guess. My brother met his wife online, and I know of a lot of people who have met good friends, husbands/wives, or partners online. I'm just behind the times, I guess.
@daggi1712 (158)
• Germany
16 Dec 06
i had no bad dates*smile. before i date real....i do some phones...and listen very atttentive. and then...i decide...meet or not!!
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• United States
16 Dec 06
I have never met anyone I knew online. Always bugged me out for some reason. I have a couple friends that have married people they knew online, and more power to them, but no, just can't bring myself to do it. Wimp? Yes.
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• India
16 Dec 06
very few ppl i knw online that i hvnt ever met offline.......:D
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@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
I never actually met anyone from the net...I guess I djust never had time or thought about it.
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• India
17 Dec 06
when i was chatting in yahoo if some one gives me a buzz even though i am not responding to them then it will be worse for me
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@Logodae (31)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I was the "scary internet date" once... at least I think so. It was a blind date, but we had given each other descriptions. And when I made eye contact, the person I thought was her (and who had seemed to be looking around for someone, too) got up and left in a hurry. Ah well. All the people I've actually MET off the internet have been fine, though inevitably either they're attracted to me, OR I'm attracted to them, never both at once. ;P
• United States
17 Dec 06
I have never met anyone in person from the internet it is way to dangerous and their are alot of phychos out there you never know what kind of people are on the internet.
@the_vicar (1478)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I haven't had any bad experiences mainly because I am very cautious about communicating over the internet. If you wouldn't invite a stranger into your home then don't do it for people on th einternet. They are also strangers.
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@pelya178 (694)
• United States
17 Dec 06
ew i met someone in person who i knew only on the internet. he lived close by but still we never met. he was just a friend but used to tell me he liked me as more. and he sent me a picture but i never sent him one of me i had no scanner at the time lol. but ewwww the picture was a FAKE!!!!lol this dude was soo ugly but thats not the worst part...he lied to me! n yea it was disgusting and made me nasceous lol lucky i met him in a train station only for 2 minutes lol and i left hahaha so wrong!
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@wednesday (113)
• Australia
17 Dec 06
I think my worrst experience was meeting my husbands lover, enen though i was polite to her bearing in mind that my husband was more at fault by telling the girl we were in an open relationship (first i knew of it) It so tore me apart. I havent really been game to meet others i dont really know
@Echo123 (155)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Holy cow. That would have knocked me on my butt and I would have in no way been able to be polite. I see you r point of view, that it was his fault for doing the lying and she may have thought the entire situation was fine by you. Nonetheless, I'm not sure I would have had enough self-control to be polite. Are you stil married?
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• United States
17 Dec 06
oh wow! great of him to let you in on it all! lol
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
I have only had one meeting that wasn't just like I thought it would be. Had been talking to this girl in IRC. We were getting to be good friends and it worked out that we were going to an area near her home on a family vacation. My husband and I went to a diner to meet her and husband. We couldn't see ANYONE in the restaurant that looked like the people we were seeking. Eventually they recognized us. Turns out they were using VERY OLD pictures of themselves. Basically she was using her high school picture and she was in her late 30s, and badly aged. After we got over the shock, which took a week or two, we got to be ok friends with this couple and stayed friends until my husband and I were divorced. Other than that, I haven't met with anyone I remotely thought might turn out to be a wierd.
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• United States
18 Dec 06
I always wonder why people use old photos. Not like when you finally do meet them you're not going to see how they've changed!!!! lol
@chikku (673)
• India
16 Dec 06
i have met two of them and both of them are real good friends. Also am in touch with a couple of them via telephone though haven't met them even once because of the distance.I must say that i have been lucky in this aspect.
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• United States
17 Dec 06
I have a super friend that lives 1/2 way across the country from me and we've remained friends for 10 years now!!! We met online in a chat area for mothers of twins! So I agree that some good friends can be made!
• United States
16 Dec 06
worst experience I've had so far was when I met a gal who wasn't a gal but rather a fellow lol luckily we never met in person though, I busted him before we arranged to meet just by the way he's phrase stuff. After a few emails back and forth he finally confessed and quit writing me which was good because he kinda freaked me out lol I gave up chatrooms after that lol moved on the adultfriendfinder where I met my wife:p
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• United States
17 Dec 06
Well at least u were lucky enough not to hook up! lol
• United States
16 Dec 06
I have only met a few girls off the internet and my experience has been good. Have has no bad dates or bad experiences. I guess I am lucky in that way. Good luck to all that search for love on the internet
• United States
17 Dec 06
You have been lucky! I'm not really looking... quite happy right now just being me and enjoying a date here and there when I'm ready and not too busy! lol But thanks!
• United States
17 Dec 06
I never had a bad experience. Luckilly I never met any of the guys I talked to as a kid. Then I'd have tons of horror stories. I've only met one guy off the net, and we waited a few years. He's great, and we are still together.
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