When you’re online dating, you’ll probably go on a few bad dates along the way.

I once spent weeks talking to a guy I thought was smart and kind — only to meet him and find out he’s dull and narcissistic. He showed up late carrying a bouquet, wearing a tux, and sweating profusely. The waiter gave me pitying looks as I sat in silence while my oblivious date droned on about I-don’t-even-remember-what. At the mention of dessert, I blurted, “No, I’m ready to go” and put down my credit card, paying for the whole meal so we could get out of there faster.

Setting standards can help keep the crazies you meet to a minimum.

internet dating funny stories-2

“I watched a girl do meth.” This crazy date is an extreme example of why driving with someone on a first date is a horrible idea.

One of my friends had her first Tinder date at an outdoor movie in the park.

I had no idea how to reply, so I just got up and walked out of the restaurant without saying a word.” Not every bad date is avoidable, but some are.

Sometimes it’s just a matter of more carefully vetting who you talk to and agree to meet.

Elite Singles employs a Customer Care team to vet all dating profiles for authenticity.

Most dating platforms let you block a user who’s bothering you, and some even require any entry fee for anyone seeking to send you a message.

Then he asked her to drive him to his car after the movie. She’d been seeing a guy for a while, and she liked him enough to come back to his apartment after one date.

A decision she definitely regretted as soon as she stepped inside.

Even worse, he complained about being cold early on in the evening, so she lent him her jacket, which he wore for the rest of the night. She took her jacket back, dodged his goodbye kiss, and left him alone with the empty box of Cheez-Its.

After my friend repeatedly hinted that she was cold, the guy wrapped himself like a straight jacket around her. One anonymous single woman shared a chilling story of a bad date with

It goes something like: “He asked her if she enjoyed anal… Below, we’ve picked out the best of the worst of online dating: the cheaters, the chumps, and the chillingly bad dates.