Someone I love has been dating online. She has run into some good guys who didn't fit her idea of a mate and she's run into some bad guys who didn't fit her idea of a mate.
One guy in particular was all good on paper and had excellent communication skills. He was smart and funny. She agreed to meet him for coffee.
They were down South and it was a hot day so she wore a maxi dress. Loose and flowing. Pretty colors. She paired her sundress with strappy sandals and had a cardigan in her bag in case she got cold inside.
She walked in the designated meeting place (a coffee house) and he was already there.
She went over and they met face-to-face and she gave him a quick hug. One you'd give a stranger.
She then walked up to the counter to order her drink. When she got in line, she saw that he was watching her with a soft smile on his face.
She walked back to their table and sat down. She smiled, he smiled. They discussed how they'd had no trouble getting to the coffee house and that he never really spent that much time in the area. Small talk. Chit chat.
He then asked her if he looked like his picture and she said yes. They laughed at how that can go dangerously wrong sometimes and she asked the same. He agreed she looked like her picture and then he said, "You look like you REALLY enjoy sans ropas."
The smile dropped from her face and, being who she is, she snapped and said, "That's about the rudest, most disrespectful thing you could say to a woman you just met."
Then she rolled the hell out MAD.AS.FUG!
She called me and told me about it and I couldn't close my mouth. She was PISSED! Dude was a professional and had all the makings of being someone worth dating but hell...that didn't materialize AT.ALL.
He sent her a text a couple of days later asking if she realized she'd overreacted yet. She didn't respond, of course, and blocked his number.
Do YOU think she overreacted? Do you think there are SOME guys who think that if a woman is dating online then she's desperate and that's why they go there? Do you think this same dude would be different with a woman he met in a traditional way?
What has been YOUR online dating experience? Do you have a favorable view of it?