Pandemic dating story #310
I invited a guy that I met a couple of years ago for some drinks w/ my flatmates. Firstly, he offered to buy beers but had me pay for them. He tried to counsel all my friends using his life story (he's a failed pro basketballer who loves reggaeton) and fist bumped everyone in the room multiple times. To top it off he left with my flatmate and had sex with her on a golf course. The next morning she came into my room and told me in great detail about it. Hole in one.
Pandemic dating story #309
I met a guy outside Buckingham Palace for a between-lockdown date and he spent the entire walk to a coffee shop in Shaftesbury Avenue complaining about his job. He was also a really slovenly version of his pics - stained clothes even!
In hindsight I should have made my excuses at the point he said one of the following things: "I have extreme views on immigration" and "I only do couples night one night a week if I'm in a relationship, the rest of the week is 'me' time"
Pandemic dating story #306
On a distanced "walk in the park" date, the guy informed me early on that he really needed to use the bathroom. We spent half an hour keeping an eye out for a bathroom, and seeing none, spent another 10 min finding a tree for him to pee behind. Eventually, he managed to do his business and then proceeded to hug me goodbye and left. I still don't really get what happened. Needless to say I am not interested in walking park dates anymore...
Pandemic dating story #305
The first and last time I decided to try a Zoom date, I'd just had 9 video meetings for work that day before our date. Without time to eat dinner, I jumped on our date call. By default, I started treating the call like a work one, including introducing myself like to a new colleague and using work jargon. Then, my blood sugar dropped and I stopped forming semtences and started sliding down in my chair. Eventually he said I didn't look well and hung up. Thanks, WFH.
Pandemic dating story #304
BAD ENGLISH WARNING!!!1
so i invited my gf to my place,we were together for 2 months and she was coming very often to my place.we were watching a movie together and she started to move away from me slowly.after a couple of minutes she went to the bathroom.she was there for a very long time and after 20 minutes she got out and she left fast.I tried to find her but nothing.after that, i went to the bathroom which was smelling very bad.
the bathroom basin was clogged.we never talked since then
Pandemic dating story #302
I started seeing someone during the summer between lockdowns. He was clearly very interested, and we met up twice. The first date was a bit strange, as he got much drunker than I did and ended up needing to piss, and because nowhere was open, we had to walk to my house as it was closer. Uncomfortable.
He wanted to meet up again, and was late, we ended up at mine and he fell asleep on me. Then wouldn't leave my house the next day. And then ghosted me. Badly. Didn't even block me.
Pandemic dating story #301
Evening of the 13th of March 2020, I had normal Friday night plans with my boyfriend. It had only been three days since we’d confessed that we loved each other, everything was perfect. I went home, a 3 hour flight away but Lockdown felt like nothing. We watched movies together and talked all the time. Then one day he suddenly decided to not drop out of college and go back to Canada. And just like that, the last time we met became the last time we could ever meet.
Pandemic dating story #294
We decided it was time to go for a drink. He seemed like good fun, the wine was flowing and the chat was good. Things took a turn and I decided I needed to head home. In the Uber home I felt the wine about to come back up. In my drunken panic, unsure if it’s Covid etiquette to remove your mask I had no time to think but to be sick in my face mask in the Uber... thankfully it did save an Uber fine but didn’t land me a 2nd date
Pandemic dating story #293
I met this guy who is a doctor on an app and we decided to go for drinks in this fancy cocktail bar. The bill came to a lot so I offered to split but he insisted on paying... anyway Bojos 10pm curfew kicked in and we decided to head back to his for more wine. Things got heated up as they do and after he diagnosed me autism... he then sent me the bill for the cocktails a few days later 👀
Pandemic dating story #292
I went on a second date with this guy I met on an app. The only option was an outside socially distanced walk. Let me tell you he:
1. Thought lockdown was pointless because “cases are still going up”. I had to explain about the time lag
2. Would only talk about wild sex he had in the past. Bit much for date 2
3. Repeatedly asked/told to pee in a bush where he could see. And was disappointed when I said I would not
Pandemic dating story #291
I reconnected with my teenage flame during lockdown and we set up a RL meet-up once lockdown began to ease. We spent an amazing night catching up and hooking up on Wimbledon Common. A few days later I went to his, and that's when it all started to horribly unravel. After watching him spend the night getting intoxicated post coitus, and him being a moody d*ck, I awoke the next morning to him announcing some "good news". Good news being that his STI results had come back negative.
Pandemic dating story #289
When lockdown had ended, I went on a date with an individual who worked for the police. I think he fancied himself as some sort of Dominant. He wanted to take me for ice cream so he could watch me eat it, which weirded me out so we settled for spoons! He grabbed my face and literally shoved his tongue down my throat. He gave me a ride home (I shared my location with friends!) then he cried because I wouldn’t let him come back to my place.
Pandemic dating story #288
He came all the way on the train from Johannesburg to Pretoria (South Africa) to see me; I was late so I ran towards him (don’t ask me why). At this exact moment, my sandal broke and I fell on my face mid-stride, and pretty much skid along the floor in front of him in the train station. That was our first and last date.
Pandemic dating story #287
Life has been so dull I just swipe for conversation. I talk for a few days and then on to the next one.
At this rate, we will all be single for 2021
Pandemic dating story #285
It was our second date and while I was waiting on a bench I got a message saying he'd forgotten his wallet. He then strutted up nearly an hour late. I tried to save it by getting out the bottle of wine I'd bought which he proceeded to tell me tasted awful. Afterwards he suggested we get more to drink (vodka!) and that he was hungry so we should get food too (still didn't have his wallet fyi). I snapped. We got passed it..until he suggested we get a hotel room that night! Nope!
Pandemic dating story #281
Matched with a girl on an app. Went on a date when lockdown restrictions were eased. It was going well until part way through she gets a call from her flatmate who’s been arrested police custody for minor drug possession. He is here on a student visa and could be deported. She says she needs to end the date immediately to bail him out but offers me a lift home on her way. I accepted but we got in a collision with a tailgater and I fractured my collarbone. Needless to say it was a car crash date.
Pandemic dating story #280
Met a girl for a date and went on a drive late one night. Anyway things got frisky and we soon found ourselves in a forest due to the limitations of my 2 seater car.. We’re getting down to business in this forest to then get ambushed by a huge herd of deer. Almost had to leg it up a tree.
Pandemic dating story #278
Went on a date with a surfer dude. He traveled 3 hours to see me. We went to the beach for a walk and he brought a bottle of red wine. First bad sign: I spilled a glass of it on my white pants. Next of course we had to pee, but every facility was closed because of the lockdown. I had to pee in the dunes in front of him, most awkward thing ever. I also had my camera with me and took cute photo’s of him. After the date I sent them to him and he said thanks I will use them for my dating profile ❌
Pandemic dating story #275
Met this guy on an app and he messaged saying he had seen me a few times around London so I thought this is fate. Within 2 mins he tries to hold my hand! We then go to eat & when paying he said to split when he ordered more!Then for dessert, I order 1 scoop, he gets 3 scoop with 6 macaroons & didn’t reach for his wallet! We ended the date at a park where he tried to kiss me & didn’t back off until he found out my ex was a girl & then said “oh that’s why you’re not into me”. We did not speak again.
Pandemic dating story #273
Met a girl on an app, had great chat etc. Went for a lockdown walk with her dog. Mid-walk, she leaves me with the dog and ran to the nearest bush, presumably, to have shit. The dog ran off, I got scared as I thought I was going to lose her dog. Turns out the dog merely followed her scent, so when I chased it, it took me to her, squatting in the bushes 😂
The date wasn't quite the same after that.
Pandemic dating story #272
My high school crush messaged me after 7 years of no contact. We chat for weeks, when the first lockdown eased he came to stay with me. Nobody has ever made me feel so special and I fell for him. He tells me he likes me, but something is off. When he leaves we don’t message as much. One day he sends me a message telling me that he’s still in love with his ex and he has another chance with her, so he needed to end things with me. Asked if we could still be friends. It broke me.
Pandemic dating story #271
Matched with a guy online. We decided to go for some drinks. He drank so much that he throws up all over himself, clothes and everything. I bought him a Maccys to sober him up and he threw it on the floor before taking a bite. I take him back to mine as he was blackout drunk. He threw up the entire tube ride home, while everyone stared and I sat there crying. I wake up at 4am to him pissing on my plant in the corner of my room. He wanted to see me again, I said no thanks.
The plant died.
Pandemic dating story #270
I started talking to someone just as we went into lockdown back in March. We proceeded to date virtually, at least twice a week, before I finally got to meet him in June. He stayed at my place for a night, and and in the morning flooded my kitchen after taking a shower - water had poured through the ceiling. He swiftly left, and afterwards told me he wasn’t looking for a girlfriend. To make matters worse - I ended up sat next to him and a girl in a bar months later... Ouch.
Pandemic dating story #269
Talked to a guy throughout lockdown and finally met in June. It was a great first real life date so we had another for a few days later and made plans for my birthday the following week. After our second date I get a phone call telling me I need to isolate because he's tested positive for covid, he texted me apologising, blaming another girl that he went on a date with for giving it to him. He then blocked me and I spent my birthday in quarantine!!
Pandemic dating story #267
Matched with a guy who seemed great. He was funny, interesting, we had lots in common so we arranged a video date. It was going really well and after about half an hour he said he'd go and get a beer from the kitchen, he didn't mute his microphone and I heard a girl call his name, followed by some giggling then after nearly 10 minutes he came back and had lipstick on his face. I asked him about it and he said he'd given his housemate a hug. Needless to say there wasn't a second date.
Pandemic dating story #266
I went on a date in December when London was in tier 2. We went for a meal, when our reservation was done we went to chinese got a dessert and lots more wine. He paid for the dinner and I paid in the chinese, about 45 pounds. I was pretty drunk after we left and asked him to hold my bag, all of a sudden my phone and wallet were gone and so he had to come back with me as I had no way to get on the tube. When we got back he pissed all over the bathroom. The date cost me about 250 pounds.
Pandemic dating story #265
Broke up with my ex in April so hit the single life in peak lockdown, trying to get a bit of a rebound going my first date back (AFTER TWO AND A HALF YEARS) was with a guy who told me off for going to a BLM protest, at first I thought he was just fussed cause it was lockdown, but turned out he was a full on raging racist, and start spurting all this crap that made me so angry, I went to the loo and ditched him.. see ya. Then proceeded to text me saying I was thick and didn't even fancy me.cheers
Pandemic dating story #264
I like a guy in my church for the last 4 years, but I'm too scared to show him. I tried to talk to him a few times, but he never seemed to show any interest in me. So,I kinda gave up. But then, on a day in march, he suddenly began to look in my direction and said goodbye to me. So I wanted to talk to him the next sunday, but next sunday the church closed, because of the corona virus. I haven't seen him in months and I guess a date is not going to happen...
Pandemic dating story #261
I broke up with my ex in May, so mid pandemic. I immediately dove into the tinderverse to help get over him, and had several notorious hookups. I’ve become a legend among my friends- no date goes normally. One came over and then left to go gamble with his friends, one intensely cuddled me after meeting for the first time, one threw up out of a window immediately after...onto his own bike. That all happened in June- then I had a dry spell that lasted till October..thanks covid!!
Pandemic dating story #260
I decided to pull out and cook a 3 course meal for the guy I was dating for 2 months now. I was days busy with preparing, baking a delicious pie, doing my nails and everything, just to make sure I looked the best I could. So when the day was finally there I put on my nicest dress, bought some expensive wine en brought our favorite game with me to my dormroom. The night went well, and I decided to ask to know if he was seeing me as potential girlfriend material . Result: I got rejected.
Pandemic dating story #259
I moved to a new city in the middle of the pandemic, and started using dating apps to meet new guys. I had two dates with a guy (let's call him A), but meanwhile, I was also hooking up with another guy (let's call him V). On the night before my birthday, V came over so that I could enjoy birthday sex for the first time in my life. Guess who shows up at 11.45 pm? That's right, A surprises me with a birthday cake. Introduced A and V to each other, and the three of us had shots together at 12 am.
Pandemic dating story #257
Great, let’s go on a date with the hot guy who I virtually met on a dating app, and already had a 2,5 hrs call with. I’m going to his place, which is more than an hour drive one way. In the end, he and I spent the evening, plus 4 of his friends. Especially 1 friend stood central, telling about his father with cancer, mom with a leg to be cut off, and drove over (dead) father in law. After 5hrs i left, knowing more about the friend (involuntarily) than about my “date”.. total disaster!
Pandemic dating story #256
Matched with a guy but then had to self isolate so our first date was cancelled. During isolation, he asked me to pose naked for him on Zoom so he could draw me (he's not even an artist, he took up life drawing over lockdown). I blocked him and he then messaged me from a friend's phone telling me how "hurtful" it was for me to take an interest in his artwork without intending to send him nudes 👀😂
Pandemic dating story #255
I met up with a guy for a first date off an app. We walked over to be seated al fresco at a bar in soho (covid meant we couldn't meet indoors).A homeless guy approached our table asking for money and while we listened him his friend stole my handbag with my money, keys, phone etc. Spent the rest of the date giving a statement to police. Cost me £1000 to replace everything and change my locks. Wasnt even into the guy on the date 😭😭😭
Pandemic dating story #254
Texted pretty intensely with someone from another European country for over 4 months, then out of nowhere he said "I'm actually in (my country) right now! I wanted to wait until I completed my quarantine until telling you so you wouldn't be worried! Let's meet" and told me to suggest a date to meet up and he'd make sure to make it work. I did, a few times, and never got a reply or anything back after that.
Pandemic dating story #251
May 2020 Me creating a profile first time EVER
*** You’ve got a new match ***
15:02 Him: hi, save me, I am being the third wheel with my two friends
15:03 Me: sorry, I am working (Me trying to be polite & not rude and thinking: is this how it works!?)
15:03 Him: I have a big one
15:04 Me: sorry, I cannot help you. Good luck. (me thinking: great, is this how it works 😅)
*** unmatched ***
Pandemic dating story #250
Went on a socially distant date in a park in the summer. Said we would drink, ended up just me getting drunk while he sat there and pyschoanalysed me... Thinking I’d spill the beans while drunk, he was quite wrong. Trying to figure out every bad thing I’ve done in my life. So, naturally enough I tried to finish the date up. To top it off he tried to kiss me... but I wasn’t having any of it and swerved him. An interesting date to say the least.
Pandemic dating story #249
I just have my 2 cats. I hope I'll find someone in 2021 who will join us, because covid messed everything up and my cats annoy me.
Pandemic dating story #245
I met this guy online, he seemed so lovely. I started falling for him. Went to support him at his gig, met his parents, had lunch with them the next day. We slept together & I started to get really attached. He got weird and distant over texts, saying that something felt off. We met in person and everything was lovely and fun again.But then the jerk told me he couldn't date me cause MY STOMACH WASN'T FLAT ENOUGH, like a barbie belly. I have stomach health issues, now aggravated by a broken heart...
Pandemic dating story #244
When going to the McDonald's drive thru is the closest thing to a romantic dinner and get the car through the car wash as an activity. Forgot to bring extra food and drinks to the hotel and it was already past 10 (hospitality closed). Yeah, we both went home early that evening. It was a sad night sleeping alone.
Emotional damage 4 instead of 5 broken hearts since we miraculously still try to date.
Pandemic dating story #243
T'was the last date before lockdown, and the date was going amazing, so amazing in fact that she invited me back to hers for 'tea'. As I get to hers, I pop in the toilet and see a mountain of panic bought loo roll, annoyed at this abundance and spurred on by my own lack of loo roll, I decide to take some and stuff them in my bag.
She caught me in the act and it killed the mood, I'd ruined my last chance at love. I was filled with regret, but at least I had some loo roll.
Pandemic dating story #242
During covid lockdown, I met this guy online because like many of us, we were both feeling lonely and it had been nearly a year since i had been with someone. We hit it off on the first date and continued to see each other for 5 months. He asked me multiple times for nude pics of my breasts. After refusing quite a few times, he called me ‘boring’ and that ‘I was no fun’. I told him what an asshole he was about it and that he literally had no respect. We obviously don’t see each other anymore.
Pandemic dating story #241
We started dating before lockdown, but I’m high risk so he moved in to “look after me” we were engaged within 2 months and I was blown away with happiness. 2 months later women’s intuition? He has a drinking problem and he is trying to arrange meet ups on dating apps behind my back. The evening I confront him he leaves me to die, not exaggerating, I was left in a coma for 3 days (type 1 diabetic ketoacidious). I’m a lot happier now, healthier too. But yeh that’s my Covid nightmare/love story
Pandemic dating story #239
I started seeing someone after weeks of chatting, as I had to go into isolation because of positive covid test. Everything felt good and brilliant. But turns out he was high every time we spoke and hung out. I liked this guy so much, but unfortunately he liked his weed better.
Pandemic dating story #238
I was about to go on a date, but then I got covid symptoms. So I called the guy saying I was sick, but he stil wanted to meet. I was driving around and decided to just stop by, but he had left his apartment to do grocery shopping, this he tells me 1min before arrival time on the phone. I drove for 15 minutes in circles because of construction fucking everywhere in the city center, finally he arrives and we chat, me in my car and him on his scooter and then police came and ended our date.
Pandemic dating story #237
Started chatting online with a cute London Chef and we agreed to meet. He turned up with gifts (luxury cheese and a kinder surprise) and also pretended that it was my birthday and the restaurant surprised me with a song and cake.. mortifying. We did share a kiss, however he started to stick his dirty fingers in my mouth. To top it off he revealed he is not a Chef, but worked at an oil rig in Lincoln and had booked a hotel in London that night, where he hoped for "tops off cuddles"! The CHEEK!
Pandemic dating story #236
I’m not a fan of online dating, but as we all do in lockdown, we get a little needy. We miss the possibilities of love at the pub, or finding your Prince Charming at Tesco’s. I matched with someone who lived 60 miles away. Not only did I catch feelings for the first time in 7 years, I believed he might be the one after only 2 face to face dates and 2 months of FaceTime. I know what you’re thinking, this b*tch crazy. We broke up this morning because I realised he just liked my tits on screen.
Pandemic dating story #235
I told a guy once that I was about to fix my bike's back tire (for real and I did it!) and he asked me if this is some sort of code!
Pandemic dating story #234
After we had sex, he suggested that we should go grab something to eat and finish the movie we were watching. He opened the door for me and said ladies first. Right after I stepped outside he slammed the door without saying a word. I stood there and needed a few minutes to digest what had happened.
Pandemic dating story #233
So, I met this german guy though a dating app. His parents lives in Berlin and he was studying abroad. It was very boring for him so we planned to meet up. We were drinking wine at his place and playing Mario kart, it was great! But the poor guy drank more than he could handle and I had to help him go to bed. I did give him a second chance and again, the night was great. 2 days after, lockdown came and he is back in Berlin until its safe...he could've been the one but we barely text now :(
Pandemic dating story #232
I was in a LDR. After the lockdown, my bf came over and planned to stay for a week. At the beginning it was good. But as time went by, he became so dependent, doubted so many things and kept looking at my laptop screen from behind by pretending he's going to the bathroom. One day, we had an argument and I was crying. He was calling his friend, playing online chess and meditating peacefully. I told him to leave, and his last words 'Send the package I order here to my home? It's expensive'
Pandemic dating story #231
We met at his sister’s birthday party in January when I’d just moved back from Japan. We dated intensely for a few months and then I went down to meet his parents in March. The next day, lockdown was announced and I ended up living with them for 3 months. Difference in attitude to Covid and long distance broke us up 2 months ago. We were practically engaged by the end. What a year.
Pandemic dating story #229
My ex invited me to move in with him and his family in LA for the summer. Not only did he emotionally abuse and manipulate me for the whole summer, but his mother was aware of it and told me “women only ever fall in love once, you and him are going to get married you just have to let him keep doing what he’s doing until he feels better.” I left LA. Moved to London alone, got a new job, blocked him on everything and got into therapy. Have fun living in your moms basement ✌️
Pandemic dating story #228
I got chatting to a seemingly wholesome teacher. We arranged a date – a socially distanced walk by the river. Once set, he asked for my Insta, “just to see what I’m getting myself in for” he joked. I swiftly received a friend request. His profile contained a series of terrifying scrawls of people holding knives, with big twisted smiles. As I scrolled, the images continued, interspersed with the odd performance art video, involving his own blood. Filled with anxiety, I cancelled the date.
Pandemic dating story #227
Upon turning up looking like he hadn’t washed throughout lockdown, my date proceeded to tell me stories of his “crazy” ex & estranged alcoholic mother. To steer the convo away from misogyny (little tip fellas, not great date chat), I introduced a game of Would You Rather? Within seconds he was asking me if I’d rather f*** a dead baby or live one. I refused to answer and can’t bring myself to share his. As he began to justify dark humour, I bid a rushed goodbye, hopped on my bike and peddled away
Pandemic dating story #222
After two months of texting, I moved back to my uni accommodation in London to meet her. After two amazing months, she caught COVID and sent me into self-isolation, then ended things just as my final exams for my degree started. Fortunately didn't get COVID, but probably failed my exams!
Pandemic dating story #221
My year started already with a break up, I had been with this guy for almost a year.
I was just getting over him, when someone from far away started chatting me up. Coincidentally from same country as my ex. Terrified and very certain I’d be not able to date another guy from that country or want a long distance relationship, I tried to get rid of him, ignore him but he was persistent. Fast forward 8 months, We’re crazy in love somehow but had to cancel all our plans up until now.
Pandemic dating story #220
We really hit it off by text. He was hot. We had a drink, he wouldn’t make eye contact, was cold, and didn’t look like his photos. then insisted I go see where he works. A hospital. I said no, there’s a pandemic. He asked again 5 times and said ‘I wonder if we should go somewhere we’ll get caught or somewhere we won’t’. I didn’t want to get murdered in a morgue so I left.
Pandemic dating story #219
Met this guy online during lockdown, had a couple of Zoom video calls with him and realised he wasn’t for me as he was quite shy and kept referring to himself in third person. I politely told him I wasn’t feeling it over video call and he seemed to take it fine and was nice about it. However, the next day I received a text with a bullet point list of all the things wrong with me. One of them was that I was “an alcoholic in need of reassurance” and that he “has a better job than me”. Dead.
Pandemic dating story #218
Literally started dating someone 2 weeks before lockdown and we managed to stick with zoom dates for the while, but the pandemic really messed up my job prospects in order to remain in the country and our chances of making up for lost time together IRL so we kinda just had to break it off. Big irony as it's my first non-toxic relationship and it gets bonked because of external factors.
Pandemic dating story #217
I used to live with my boyfriend when he got offered a great job in Beijing in January 2020. I was supposed to come to visit him few months after but they closed the borders. We managed to maintain our relationship so far but last week we had THE discussion: if borders don’t reopen in 6 months, we split up. I wish we’ll split up because we argue, not because it’s emotionally too hard to keep up this long distance relationship without knowing when we could see each other. I’m already heartbroken.
Pandemic dating story #216
Been talking to a guy on an app on and off for a while. Seemed like a nice guy, didnt look too bad in his photos. We arranged a socially distant walk date. I arrived at the meeting spot, to see this man walking up to me. He looked nothing like his photos and he had crossed eyes. He asked for hugs twice, which i refused. He wanted me to drive us to a remote spot to walk. Uncomfortable vibes and i SOS txt a friend to bail out. Scary dude.
Pandemic dating story #215
Joined a dating app to save my sanity during lockdown. Got chatting to a guy, attractive photos, said all the right things and we got along well. We arranged a date at a pub, to sit outside when they reopened. I arrived at the pub, for the guy to approach me, smile and show he had no front teeth whatsoever.
I frantically messaged SAVE ME to a friend, who called and I bailed before even got inside the pub. Scarred for life by that smile.
Pandemic dating story #214
I had a lockdown walking date. Seemed a nice idea, a sunny walk in Putney. But my idea of a relaxed stroll along the river was very different to his plan of a 3.5hr fast hike. Made worse by the fact I didn’t bring water (fear of no toilets), we walked past many pubs doing takeaway (not even acknowledged), and with every step my stylish, but not functional, sandals dug further into my feet. 3.5hrs of painful (literally) small talk. Ouch, on many levels!
Pandemic dating story #213
Me and my boyfriend we lived separately but when restrictions came in to place we decided to move in together, even though I lived in a nice flat in London as I had already graduated, we still for some reason ended up in his uni flat locking down with his uni housemates.. meaning that we were basically confined to his bedroom for the whole time.. needless to say this took a toll on us we ended up breaking up 6 WEEKS later. I then had to stage a rescue mission for my friends to pick me up.
Pandemic dating story #212
I had a date join a group of friends and I who were having some casual Friday night drinks after the first lockdown. He decided to not only accuse one of my best friends of having feelings for me, but also decided to literally pounce on me and pull out his piece when my friends went to get more beer. Naturally, I panicked and asked him to leave. The next day, he text me saying he felt we weren’t compatible but asked if we could still be friends? HELL. NO.
Pandemic dating story #211
A close friend tested positive for covid and texted me the news as I gathered my belongings at the flat of my successful first date from the night before. Mortifyingly, he then had to miss his Dad's 60th birthday, as I also tested positive. Reassured me we'd tell it as a cute anecdote one day, but soon ghosted me when "he was too busy" - busy staying at home in a pandemic... To be fair, he's probably the one who should be writing in.
Pandemic dating story #210
It began as a fairytale lockdown romance. Our first date was a cultural phone exchange. I chose a Letter by Salvador Dali, he chose Perfect Gentleman by Wyclef Jean. Before we'd met he sent me a letter in the post. An actual handwritten letter! Park dates, turned into bubbling. Then the second lockdown hit and just like that he dropped off the face of the earth. Ghosted, in the middle of a pandemic. Thanks 2020, I hope you'll soon be just a ghoulish memory.
Pandemic dating story #209
I met this really cute guy in May. We clicked, became exclusive pretty quickly. Come October, I breakdown on the day 2nd lockdown is announced & ask him to stay to comfort me. He says no and goes home. 2 months later, he's grown cold and distant and unwilling to make time for us so I break up. 4 days later he's in a relationship on Facebook, apparently since October. I confront him, he blocks me. Sends me an email explaining he broke his phone. Bottom of the email says "sent from my iPhone".
Pandemic dating story #208
Online the guy was perfect: smart, attentive, handsome, well-travelled and funny. We had been messaging for a week or so and thought it would be great to actually meet socially distanced in the park. That evening, I took my dog with me and when he spotted us, he jogged weirdly over and bee-lined for me...stepping on my dog and almost falling over, grabbing onto me. He then apologised in a high pitch voice I thought he was putting on as a joke, so I joked back...it wasn’t a joke, that was his voice.
Pandemic dating story #207
I arrived in London and had to quarantine for two weeks. I was alone and decided to swipe through the apps. I matched with this guy and we instantly clicked. We talked on the phone nightly and discussed how we wanted to meet when my isolation ended. He told me he could really see us starting a relationship. My hopes were up! I even bought a new dress and finally the day came. We hit it off and had a great date. Ended up sleeping together and spent the next day together. Then he ghosted me.
Pandemic dating story #206
I recently went on a date with a posh-laddy type (you know the one!) and after a super cute outside date I naturally needed the loo. He was convinced Greenwich park would be open for a nature wee so we headed that way only to find the gates locked. Not put off by a challenge, I decided to scale the fence and had a very picturesque wee looking up at the park!
On our second date he passed out of my bathroom floor so I think I win!
Pandemic dating story #205
(As a foreword I will talk to anyone about anything so I'm probably very much to blame for this story too!) In the summer I went for a date with a man who asked if I liked pain when I said I didn't fancy another piercing, milked my finger after I'd asked what his childhood milking cows was like and talked at great length about porn. The piece de resistance though was when he stood up to kiss me and the entire bar burst into applause - lord help me!
Pandemic dating story #204
My boyfriend of 4-years travelled around the UK for work quite often, we lived together and were super happy. It was my birthday and I’d planned a party he was coming back for when covid hit. He was planning to come back down from bus work trip in Edinburgh when he fell ill and had to be hospitalised. It was so scary. I could barely talk to him.
Shoot to lockdown ending. Turns out he has another GF in Edinburgh and had quarantined and proposed to her during lockdown.
Pandemic dating story #203
I had a lovely park date during early summer and it was going so well, but we had rather too much wine and as the local toilets were closed, I had to risk a forest wee. Not easy to do with jeans on for a woman.... My thighs evidently need work as I ended up falling over, back onto a clump of stinging nettles and to make matters worse he heard me shriek and came to my rescue to see me with my pants down. Spent the next few days icing my rashy bum! Did see him again though!
Pandemic dating story #202
Was chatting with this guy 24/7 for weeks until then finally we managed to meet up. Had a great date, hit it off immediately, amazing chemistry and even better conversations. He asked if we could see me again before he left, then decided to ghost me with no warning
Pandemic dating story #201
Got introduced to his dad on the second video date - without any warning. Super awkward conversation. I took it in my stride and we clicked incredibly well - for him to then ghost me just days later. He's now with someone else and the disappointment still hasn't completely faded!
Pandemic dating story #200
So I met this guy in January of this year. It wasn't all roses and sunshine, but things seemed to go well. Then quarantine started and he was too scared most of the time to leave his house or to come see me. I only saw him a couple of times and in June, he came over to tell me he lead me on for all those months and found another girl who he hasn't even met yet. Spent so much time caring and worrying about the guy, this really hit me straight in the heart. Still have not recovered
Pandemic dating story #199
I started talking to a girl in March and it was going really well, so we agreed to go on a date. But, then lockdown happened so we couldn't, but we still wanted to get to know eachother, so we continued to message for SIX MONTHS. Then when we eventually could go on a date, it turns out we just weren't compatible and that was that. A lot of effort for little reward.
Pandemic dating story #198
After 4 years of continuous hard work I finally found someone. Then in India no one expected of this shit happening. Our PM announced only 21 days of lockdown and said we'll be free after that. I was like ok ok I can control but after that 21 days who knew your life will be really shit for next some months(till now). Then ZOOM was popular like everyone was using. I somehow managed to arrange a zoom date = She agreed🙃. But when she joined the call...... LONG STORY.
Pandemic dating story #197
During a travel quarantine, I reluctantly agreed to a zoom date but it was 10 mins in when I realised that I hadn’t changed my username from ‘Harry Balzack’. Never will I ever do another drunken zoom quiz!!!
Pandemic dating story #196
This isn't particularly scarring but a little annoying experience. So I went on this zoom date with this girl because our mutual friend connected us. I thought it went well because we shared many interests and the date lasted for a long time. During the date, she emphasized that her best qualities are honesty and directedness. She told me she wanted to see me again (via zoom), but I have not heard from her for 7 weeks since I asked her out again. So much for being honest and direct.
Pandemic dating story #195
I went through a break up the day before lockdown in March which was also the day before he was meant to move in with me because he had been in another relationship for an entire year. After breaking into the dating scene in July I went on a date with a guy claiming to be 29, turned out he was 39 we got past this, things were going well and then he got kicked out of the country due to an expired visa. It’s been a long year...many more traumatising dates since however these are the stand outs
Pandemic dating story #194
I started talking to someone and he seemed really nice. Things were going great with the video chats. However, cautious as I am, I did not delete my dating apps because I had not met him in person yet and we had talked about this. One day we did not text each other for 3 days and on the 4th day he texted me accusing me of talking to other men as I wasn’t talking to him. I wasn’t. I was unable to appease any of his insecurities so I had to completely cut him out on the spot.
Pandemic dating story #193
Back when you could only park date, we spent a Sunny afternoon drinking farmers market cider at Ally Pally for a second date. Naturally when drinking, nature calls. I thought I'd prepared for the situation by purchasing a shewee and bringing it along. It turns out these things need ample sober practice... and I emerged from the bushes shouting 'it went badly' with a substantial wet patch on my jeans. At least we laughed about it, but still, not my finest moment. Thanks 2020.
Pandemic dating story #192
My partner broke up with me because she needed space in these times, so I have to get back into dating when there's no dating possible!
Pandemic dating story #191
I had been dating someone for over 3 years- we were serious; talked about children etc. Mid March, a woman gets in touch with me saying she had been with my partner since November! I confronted him, he said he had and then begged for forgiveness and that he wanted me. I forgave and started to build again. I get another message mid April same woman. I then got Covid-he begged once more I forgave again! October comes, turns out he continued to message her etc. I miscarried 1 week later! Narcissist
Pandemic dating story #190
So I met this guy on a dating app and we had fun silly conversations. I mentioned during our first conversation about how much I love trampolines and next thing I know we're going to this trampoline building as a date, before grabbing a drink. The whole time together was really fun and we kissed at the end of it. Only after a few dates I was starting to REALLY like him, so we slept together and then right after he mentioned how much he likes 'the chase'. He never talked to me again.
Pandemic dating story #189
Last year I moved to Holland for my boyfriend. Full of optimism: I’d learn the language, I’d get a job, and we would be married. After a year of no job, cancelled Dutch classes, isolation that led to depression; we had a big fight that ended when he said he was going to propose on my 40th birthday. The night before my birthday, he said he still wasn’t ready to ask - after 3.5 years! I spent my 40th birthday alone, sobbing through video calls. Now, I’m back in the States living with my parents.
Pandemic dating story #188
While we were in lockdown a girl I had been dating came to my apartment and we started watching Netflix (The show being sex education) After a while she turned the TV off and she asked me to cuddle. We cuddled for a bit and she started taking off her clothes until she was only in her underwear and proceeded to kiss me. But the moment we made contact she got up and said to me that she had a boyfriend and then she just left.
Pandemic dating story #187
After a few dates, a girl was keen to see my place and taste the pancakes that I make. She actively messaged me to get her visit planned so I was fantasizing what else she might want to taste...But a day before the pancake date she announced that "we need to abide by social distancing rules" i.e. wear masks and stay 2m away from each other. I thought such a date would be less fun than a video call and suggested we take a raincheck and meet when the rules are relaxed. She invited me to a park.
Pandemic dating story #186
A boy had found my instagram from seeing my online dating profile and we were messaging for a couple of weeks before meeting up for drinks. He had made a few grammatical/spelling errors during that time but blamed it on autocorrect. (I'm a bit of a grammar natzi!) When I met him, he had the strongest accent and I couldn't understand most of what he said! It was then I learned that accents could be a dealbreaker :). I lasted one quick drink and made an excuse to run home.
Pandemic dating story #185
Pandemic arrived and along with it took away the love of my life! He was in a happy, harmonious and complicit relationship. She went into depression and said she didn't love me anymore and left. Since then I was sad, as if half of my heart was ripped out of my chest. Failing to understand how cruel life can be !
Pandemic dating story #184
My boyfriend and I are long distance. I live in the USA and he lives in the UK. Travel between countries has been shut down. We haven’t been able to see each other in over a year because of the pandemic.
Pandemic dating story #183
Went on a date, middle of lockdown. Went for a walk, had a great time, went back to mine where...
He spent over half an hour talking about how he fancied my best friend.
And had a really good date with my best friend.
And was really sad when my best friend ghosted him.
I’ve just moved house and now we live in the same building. Found out when I saw him in the lift.
Pandemic dating story #182
After recently breaking my engagement, I found myself back in the dating game. I met this guy through the app and decided to meet in the city, during lockdown! With no place to go to we ended up buying takeaway coffee walking around a small park nearby covered in snow, struggling not to slip, with mascara coming down my cheeks around my eyelids staining my mask all the way thru! By the end of the date I looked like a monster thrown into a washing machine! Wondering how he kept a straight face!
Pandemic dating story #181
I met someone on Inner Circle and we went on a lockdown date..we fell in love fast...he wanted to marry me and have kids...roll on 3 weeks..he admits he has debts of £100k and he keeps asking me to pay for things..MALE GOLD DIGGER ALERT
Pandemic dating story #180
I went on a date with a guy early January, just before the pandemic really kicked off. It was the day before my birthday and we went to a local coffee shop and the first problem was he wouldn't stop talking about how many black and mixed-race friends he has (I'm mixed and he was white) And to top things off I bought the first 'round' of coffees and he never offered a sweet treat or another coffee or anything! the next day on my birthday he bombarded me with texts asking to see me again! Never!!
Pandemic dating story #179
Paul was engaging and interested chatted and called then met for first date.. coffee walk park we kissed a few times. I was smitten.. as was he..
not heard from him since!! We are in our 50s who does that
Pandemic dating story #178
As we entered lockdown 1 my partner said “you are the only one who’d even care if anything happened to me”, I corrected him about his younger daughter who was coming to stay with him. We messaged, zoomed, talked, and snook a night together on his birthday as lock down ended. Then 2 weeks later he broke up with me by text, stating he didn’t miss me enough during the lockdown. Heartbroken, lost 4kg, I had already lost my Mum that year, now my love, then my health with cervical cancer scare and job
Pandemic dating story #177
Went on a date with a hot actor from the tele. We bonded over our Irish heritage in an Irish pub on the evening Boris Johnson announced the second lockdown. We kept having socially distanced dates until we decided to join each other's support bubbles because we lived alone. I cooked dinner and we slept together for the first time. Never heard from him again :)
Pandemic dating story #176
After 8 years and a great lockdown 1.0 together, my bf decided to fess up that he had slept with someone from work in January😰 cue kicking him out and finding myself single at the start of lockdown 2.0, living alone! I picked myself up and tried park dates. The first one involved sunshine and takeaway beers - good start. Unfort it then turned into torrential rain and hiding under trees 🤣 did get a snog so wasn’t all bad. Looking forward to 2021 and hopefully meeting people not in the park!
Pandemic dating story #174
We had a perfect first date, it was great! He was irish, hard working, and really sweet and hot.
We were set to meet two weeks later, but he had to cancel because his father got very ill and they are not sure if he is going to make it. So he had to fly back to Ireland... one way ticket home.
We still texted a few more weeks after that, but it was clear he was struggling a lot and I wasn’t a welcome distraction as things took a turn for the worse. Eventually things fizzled out.
Pandemic dating story #173
Matched this guy in Aug - 1st date was great: picnic in the park in Greenwich and a goodbye kiss. 2nd date was fab too: he seemed like a really great guy (we shared pizza and a bottle of wine, now I see it was probs the wine talking). 3rd date was in Lisbon (very spontaneous, I thought): he came to visit for the weekend. Total disaster: he was incredibly snobbish and stuck up, and I couldn't wait for Monday to come! Left him at the airport and never spoke again. What a waste...
Pandemic dating story #171
I was chatting to this guy I met online for a few weeks and it was going really well. I had just agreed to go on a date with him when he decided it would be a good idea to send me a screenshot of his dating journal. In this journal were a list of names and descriptions of how well his dates had gone with each girl. He even wrote himself prompts on how he could improve the date. I've never blocked a guy so fast.
Pandemic dating story #170
I met this guy and although we had completely different personalities we had an amazing chemistry. Or so i thought. We exchanged numbers after a week of chatting here, We even FaceTimed a couple of times. We made plans to meet. On the day of the supposed first date, 30min before the proposed time, my date called to cancel. I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt, but he just ghosted me. He resurfaced a few days later and invited me to a one night stand. I declined.
Pandemic dating story #169
I had started to chat to this lady on the website for nearly two weeks now and we decided to exchange numbers and chat on the phone,and to a video call.
Everything was going amazing no awkward silences great banter!!!!!
I was so excited I jumped out of my seat, quickly realised the full length mirror behind me was showing off my bare bum as I only had the top half clothes on!!
She screamed the phone went dead and I've never heard from her again🤣😮😋..gutted...
Pandemic dating story #168
Starting dating someone for 2 months, I’ve known him ten years and think MAYBE THIS IS IT. He lived in Norway and I lived in London so when he came to visit he asked me to meet him in Portugal the next time with 8 of his closest friends. I agreed, had the best time with the friends (got on really well). We left on a really good note and then I had to go back and do quarantine for 2 weeks (totally worth it for a boyfriend and a holiday) ..or so I thought, he dumped me 2 days into quarantine!! Ha
Pandemic dating story #167
I was dating a guy for a month when the first lockdown started. We bonded really well before that. He went to see his family before the lockdown in another country in Europe, but he got stuck there because of the lockdown. We were both very anxious with the feeling of uncertainty and fear. As a result of the lockdown, we ended our dating but the nice bond between us, even though it was for a short period of time, it left us both very depressed.
Pandemic dating story #166
A zoom date in which the guy wore sunglasses and a large hat so I couldn’t see his face. He had changed his zoom name to ‘Sunshine Dave’ and aside from the fact he was drunk and wasn’t like his texting self. Eventually had to pull the plug after he put on a Rastafarian accent and started insulting me... quit zoom, but hard to move on as quickly while still sitting at home.
Pandemic dating story #165
I work in an hospital in London at the x-ray department...and I have been so flat out by work that dating and my private time in general took a back seat in my life unfortunately :(...most days I came home exhausted both mentally and physically ...not feeling pretty to date ( via zoom or what was permitted)
Pandemic dating story #164
Apart from matches that were less than 6 miles away but actually in Shanghai or Russia, and the two ghosters one stood out than any other.
Met for coffee, OK. I invited her back to mine. She agreed. Got a bottle of red on way back.
At mine, less than 10 mins after settling in she started to take her top off, in the process knocking her full glass of red onto the cream carpet. In the process of frantic cleaning the mess, she scarpered.
Pandemic dating story #163
Managed to break up with him in February. He then returned to Ireland. The lockdown happened, I’m an intensive care doctor. He messaged repeatedly on the only medium he wasn’t blocked on claiming to be so worried about me & caring about me deeply & wanting to be there for me. I gave in because I loved him so we started to see each other again. 2 months later, he starts his flakey BS again & disrespecting boundaries I have made clear. Disappointed for the 2nd time, I finally ended it. Broken.
Pandemic dating story #162
Matched with a cute guy, he’s French but moving to my home town!
Can’t meet for a socially distanced walk as he had to go back to France to get furniture shipped. His father passed away & he’s inherited a property here. His mum just died and his gf cheated on him with his BFF. Said he’d help with my lockdown decorating, but he’s still has issues with customs, asked me to come off dating sites, asks me for money for customs fines. Err, no! 🙄#2020
His fave show ‘How to get away with murder’🤯
Pandemic dating story #161
I ended up doing a zoom drink with a girl and in the space of 10mins we had 3 arguements. Everything I said she twisted into something else. The lowest moment was when we were discussing Manchester where we both went to uni and the student halls and for some reason this bonding of one of the happiest times of my life ended up with her accusing me of being a Trump supporter.... safe to say we didn’t have a 2nd date! To make it worse she thought the phone call went well and she was happy to meetup
Pandemic dating story #160
Went on our first date, about to meet up again and bam, lockdown 2. Chat dried up after this and never heard from him again!
Pandemic dating story #159
A guy who had been messaging for me a couple of months arranged a zoom date. My first! I found out some of his likes, favourite drinks and I also told him mine. I explained to him how wine makes me sleepy and disrupts my sleep. And prefer cocktails. 1 week after we met and he insisted I come closer to him. I replied halfway as I have a long commute. Lo and behold the place he close was wine bar despite not remembering our conversation. We split the bill and I didn’t have the best sleep.
Pandemic dating story #158
I met a guy for a drink in Victoria Park in August. Seemed like a funny, nice guy...until we went to buy drinks from the local shop and he’d forgotten his wallet, his mum called and he spent 20 minutes talking her through his day, and after a while he abruptly stood up, clapped his hands and announced he really had to get back to his work...as an an analyst...on a Saturday night. Yikes!
Pandemic dating story #157
I got chatting to a girl on a FB singles group and the chat was going really well so we messaged each other on messenger as well as face timing.
After about a week, we decided to make arrangements to meet up for when it was safe to do so.
She then saw me online on Messenger and accused me of messaging other girls, I was chatting with my mum about my ill sister.
This girl didn’t believe a word, she phoned me up swearing and cursing, ranting and raving.
We didn’t meet up & blocked her!
Pandemic dating story #156
I had numerous video dates which never ended up happening, but the best/worst, was with a girl I did date for a couple of months. We met and matched on IC and our first chat lasted for 3 hours! We met and had tea opposite the Tower of London, which was a lot of fun! We ended up going on several dates, plus a visit down to see myself outside of London. Then she lost her job in fintech and had to go back to the USA to see her family and didn’t come back! It was short and sweet, gutted!
Pandemic dating story #155
Met a girl, we talked here for a few days and everything seemed to go well. We decided to meet and take it further. Too bad, when we met, for some reason she took a step back and was defensive and seemed to have lost interest completely. We spent an hour acting like we're enjoying our time. We said goodbye and never spoke again.
Pandemic dating story #154
I was dating someone for 10 weeks before covid. He asked me if I wanted to move in for lockdown, that we ‘were going somewhere and this could speed it up’. I said no as I lived with my sister and didn’t want her to be alone. We continued a virtual relationship, spoke every day, he treated me like his gf... unbeknownst to me he was dating other people in lockdown. He said lockdown made him question his ability to be monogamous, but would I like to go away with him and meet his parents? Head f*ck!
Pandemic dating story #153
I told my bestfriend of two years that I liked him more than as just a friend. He sent me an a wild goose chase... He said he didn't like me before getting drunk one day and confessing he did reciprocate but an old flame prevents him from pursuing things. He invited me on a weekend away ... things started great until I asked what "this" was? Apparently it was nothing, unless I wanted something casual? We argued, I cried and returned home alone. He's cut me off since.
Pandemic dating story #152
I started video dating during lockdown. Found it really helpful to see if you click with someone before you put the time and effort into a meet-up. So I got one guy on a call, we were having a nice chat and then he asked me what I was looking for. I said 'a relationship with the right person'. I asked him and he waved his hand saying 'I can't hear you' and started pretending his connection was frozen, he froze in a pose himself but I could see and hear his TV playing live in the background HA HA
Pandemic dating story #151
I’m gonna keep it short and sour - the conversation was going alright in this date just after lockdown was eased. However it started to dry up and in a civilised panic I asked him what his interests were. He looked at me blankly and struggled for an answer, in fact he didn’t give me one. Realised this was a man with no interests in life and bolted shortly after.
Pandemic dating story #150
Thanks to Lockdown my dating life has pretty much resorted to it being online. Suffice it to say having a date over Zoom can be super awkward. My first date had just got out the shower and was running late but didn't tell me until we called. She said she would brb but left her camera and mic on. I left the call after noticing her walking around her room without her towel on - but she thought I hanged-up but and refused to call me back - Cheers.
Pandemic dating story #149
My first date ...he mentioned that he rushed to get there and was sweaty...it wasn’t a bad date but found out a few days later he tested positive for covid 19 and he gave me covid-19... That was the last time he contacted me. What a way to start dating again.
Pandemic dating story #147
The date that turned in to an interview culminating in the worst interpretation of a joke. The guy I was on a date with explained how he’d met someone who’d been a stripper in a past life. He was pretty derogatory. So I said “so noes not the time to tell you about my stripping past?!”....he didn’t get it, looked horrified and legged it away at the end of the date. The weirdest thing - he resurfaced two weeks later asking for a second date.
Pandemic dating story #146
Met someone really nice, and we had been dating. But the lockdown really messed her up. I am actually sorry for her because her mood swings didn't stop. We eventually stopped meeting as she decided to deal with thir herself. Although we were really into each other.
2020, please go away and let the new 2021 be more positive so there are more happy and positive women and man!
Pandemic dating story #145
I checked up in different countries and matched with an amazing girl. It’s weird since we’ve never met but it clicked and it felt really good.
Unfortunately I notice she lost interest and it’s the worst.
Pandemic dating story #144
Yes I stayed staying someone before the pandemic hit. We are no longer speaking due to the pandemic. More to the point how can you get to know someone over a zoom meeting? As you guys are the experts. I would love to hear you thoughts on the virtual dating crap.
Pandemic dating story #143
I was dating my partner from last 3 years. She was from Greece and we did study together back at univeristy. And in 2017 we started dating, but due to her family she moved back to Greece. But she kept me visiting every month and sometimes I was visiting her. We were really happily in love and distance didn’t feel any Obstruction for our little story. Last time she visited me was in February and then pandemic broke. We couldn’t meet each as I have underline health condition and as a result we end
Pandemic dating story #142
Met a chap, first date ok in London at a pub. Second date had to travel to Surrey on the train in the rain. Went for a walk in the rain around Virginia water. Said date proceeded to molest me at every possible opportunity. The only reason he didn’t get a dry slap was because I needed a lift back to the train station. In the rain.
Pandemic dating story #141
Restrictions finally got lifted, I was so excited to go on an actual date in a real life bar. I meet my date at the bar and he goes to order our drinks. He comes back with my Pinot and for himself, he has ordered a PINT OF MILK. A full pint in a peroni glass of cows milk. I was nearly sick and made an excuse to leave after he downed his milk. Weirdo behaviour. Blocked him on the way home.
Pandemic dating story #140
It was in the summer when there was a 10pm curfew and I literally couldn’t have rushed to get ready any more than I did to be able to make the curfew to get to the restaurant and order in time before the cut off. The waitresses were sprinting to stack chairs and get us out before 10pm. There was no where else open to go to after apart from the worst hotel in the area...
Pandemic dating story #139
Met the man of my dreams online, a Royal Marine already 2 hours away but we agreed to travel to each other as an official bubble. First they shut the hotels so I couldn't get to him burdening him with all the travel to me as I have my own plage where he lives on camp, then he got posted further south to assist with covid duties now 4 hours away. First nice guy I've met for 5 years and we just agreed it was too much until and if things got easier which they haven't.
Pandemic dating story #138
- Both turned up to Vondel hungover
- He brought out Rosé, which I politely declined
- He then finished a bottle of Rosé himself + finished a packet of cigarettes in my face
- Tried to hold my hand numerous times and asked: "What are WE going to name OUR puppy?" ?? Our?
-After 2 hours (felt a lifetime), he tried to forcibly kiss me twice by pushing his hand into my back
- Told him it won’t work, still sends me screenshots of my own profile
Pandemic dating story #137
Broke up with my long-term long distance girlfriend a week before lockdown. Been single ever since, with a string of failed talking stages and dates behind me. Hate to see it.
Pandemic dating story #136
Was dating for a couple of years, but after multiple lockdowns and not seeing each other, and getting bored with zoom calls (and frustrated with not getting the right angle, the right light, doing the camera shaking...)... Not any more, now just friends
Pandemic dating story #135
I noticed this guy's profile on social media, & due to the 1st lockdown, grew some balls & plucked up the courage to start a conversation! We went on 1st date (after speaking for weeks on end) & it was amazing but we were both a little shy and only revealed this to each other afterwards. Then BAM, the 2nd Lockdown hit! It made the chemistry between us change. At the time, as it had been years since I dated, it hurt...deeply. But I know it was for the best ;-)
Pandemic dating story #134
I went of 4 dates with someone I met on an app during lockdown. He pretty much convinced me he was going to marry me and wined and dined me to the max. Post-4th date he completely disappeared off the face of the earth. Confused and scarred for life.
Pandemic dating story #133
I promised to meet someone through inner circle. We were chatting for a while on IC. Had high expectations. Then lockdown happened. Things drifted. Slowly she lost interest in me and now feel sad
Pandemic dating story #132
I was seeing this girl who could have been my potential wife. Lockdown came, we couldn't meet. We spoke on phone for a while but she started to get busy. We drifted apart. Maybe it wasn't meant to be but we didn't even have the chance. Damn you corona!
Pandemic dating story #131
I was dating someone over lockdown and she was great we had amazing chemistry and got on really well.
6 dates in and after a lot time spent together she said she's got a boyfriend and was just bored of him but now was ready to go back.
I got this in a text message and was blocked.
Pandemic dating story #130
Been messaging a swimsuit like model for a couple of weeks and finally agreed to meet up for dinner in London. She didn't want to speak over the phone but seemed happy to text prior to the date. On the day, I had a back to back meeting after meeting day meaning that I didn't have time for lunch, but didn't mind the idea of working up a appetite.
7:30pm comes along, and arrive at Charing Cross station. She turns out to be nothing like her photos and asks me if I'm really that vain. Yes I am!!
Pandemic dating story #129
We did started dating on March 24th she moved in with me after two weeks everything was so perfect and happily ever after but in second lock down she had to lock down at her mums and she lied to me and then after less then one week she had another man starting sleeping and dating in second lock down she wanted to marry me loved me and lied to me many things so it was very bad emotional damage for me
Pandemic dating story #128
I got into two very serious pen pal relationships. I kid you not, I spent hours amounting to days chatting to a guy, exchanging life stories, our views on love, music, the world. We promised to go to Hawaii together when it was all over. We never met. Not to be deterred, I got into a second and similarly intense pen pal relationship with a guy I did meet with only to find we didn’t vibe in person and to see his profile picture quickly change to being a loved up couple!
Pandemic dating story #127
One of my friends met someone, Fell in love and got engaged last year. wedding got postponed due to Covid and it has not been very easy for them but they were working on the relationships (I never managed to met him).
Four weeks ago a very familiar guy swiped me- after an hour thinking, I clicked that this was my friend’s fiancé. I had to find a way to call her and tell that her fiancé is on the app, dating other people and most likely cheating. Well, one wedding less to go to next year 🤦♀️
Pandemic dating story #126
So I noticed an increase in the number of guys generally on all dating apps and a sudden rise in the amount of guys supposedly single and supposedly seeking something more meaningful at the peak of when a deadly virus was spreading!! No, I didn't want to go for a walk in the park and actually give someone an excuse for not having much to say! Ordinarily this is the worst type of first date for me anyway and I certainly didn't want to go on this type of date during an epidemic!!!
Pandemic dating story #125
I finally mustered up the courage to ask him out for the first date, to Ikea that is. (Because of COVID all amusement is closed) After spending 2 hours casually walking around and talking we got hungry and decided to head to the city for lunch. Sadly the weather got rainy while we got food and we had to find a spot to eat without getting wet. Ended up eating standing up in some entrance of an apartment building. Mood was kind of ruined after that and I haven’t spoken to him since..
Pandemic dating story #124
I thought I’d met the man of my dreams in last summer; we moved in together and were going to buy a house and start a family. Then COVID happened. I wanted to get out of London and go to a cottage in the country. At first my boyfriend simply refused to go with me, so I went alone. Then he decided to join me but everything went wrong. We spent the next 2 months growing farther and farther apart and barely communicating. In June we stopped living together and in July it was all over. I’m still sad
Pandemic dating story #123
So just before lockdown I went on a date with a guy. I thought it was a bit odd when we stopped at his for coffee, that he had 10 bottles of bleach beside the loo!! When I went into the kitchen he said you can do anything with bleach!! I thought it was a bit odd but pushed to one side.
When I got home there was a ‘gift’ from love honey, he had got carried away with that too, a vibrator, underwear and a 10 inch wide girth dildo. 😱😂
Pandemic dating story #122
Word count was too long, so I'll make it into points
- Both turned up to the park hungover
- He brought out Rosé, which I politely declined
- He then finished a bottle of Rosê himself + finished a packet of cigarettes in my face
- Tried to hold my hand numerous times and asked: "What are WE going to name OUR puppy?"
-After 2 hours (felt a lifetime), he tried to forcibly kiss me twice by pushing his hand into my back
- Told him it won't work but still sends me screenshots of my own profile
Pandemic dating story #113
This year sucked, okay? I got covid and have been painfully single the entire time. Was really excited to have a first date with this lovely guy. Then the SECOND lockdown ruined our plans, so we agreed to meet for the first time on video. I spent about 2 hours getting ready. Was really nervous. Then I ended up bursting into tears on the call. Proper sobs. But then HE started crying too! We bonded over being weepy messes 😂 Saddest date ever.
Pandemic dating story #112
Went on a running date and pretty sure I ended up with hypothermia. Would like a refund for the time I lost for a dating-induced illness please!
Pandemic dating story #111
I'd been dating someone for three weeks when we went into lockdown. I was visiting her out of London and was properly stuck! I would like a refund for the 50+ hours we spent watching Gossip Girl.....
Pandemic dating story #110
Let me state for the record: I'm not a zoom person. But given my pandemically induced dry spell, I forced myself to show up for a video date. The guy was really hot but it felt weird to me. Awkward. There was a lot of flirtatious banter. At least I think it was banter... Maybe he's just mean? Maybe it's all the art of seduction? Anyway, my video froze while I was mid-sentence. He screengrabbed me looking like Quasimodo. Sent it to me with the caption "looking good" and hung up. Conclusion: mean.
Pandemic dating story #109
My housemate is always streaming. Always. Anytime I attempt to have an online date she's there - streaming. I want a refund for the 4+ dates that have hung up on me after I constantly freeze. Maybe I should get a refund from my broadband, but I also want to refund the dates please.
Pandemic dating story #107
I walked to Regent's Park from Hackney to meet this guy for a date, but when I got there, I really need the toilet. All the cafes and restaurants were closed, so I took a chance and went in a bush. But then the guy I was meeting walked past and spotted me!!! Let's just say it was an awkward couple of hours and we didn't see each other again.
Pandemic dating story #106
I arranged a zoom call with this guy. It was fine, but the whole time he kept calling me Sarah. My name’s Lucy, I corrected him three times and the screen had my zoom name on.
Pandemic dating story #105
I started seeing this girl in October. It was going well, and we’d been on a couple dates. It was her mum’s birthday at the start of November, so she went up to see her. Whilst she was visiting the second lockdown was announced, so she had to stay for the month. We’d see each other in December, so it was fine. But now the city she is in has gone into tier three, and will be for a long time… So, who knows when we will see each other again?
Pandemic dating story #104
Me and this guy decided we’d go on an outdoor date. He was really into cycling so I said that I could cycle too, and we’d go on a ride. I borrowed my housemate’s bike, and although I’d lied about cycling frequently in London, thought it couldn’t be that hard. It was going fine until we stopped at a crossing and I apparently used the wrong break; I flew straight over the top of my handlebars and into the road. I think he sussed out that I’d lied about my experience level.
Pandemic dating story #103
I set up a Zoom date with a girl I was really excited about. All was going well. But then my mum barged in my bedroom shouting about me leaving my dirty boxers on the bathroom floor. I was mortified.
Pandemic dating story #102
My boyfriend and I were kind of on the rocks... and then lockdown happened, and we were living together. At first, we thought it would be a great time to focus on our relationship, but things turned sour pretty quickly. We were then living together in a one-bedroom flat with nowhere to go. I don't recommend breaking up with your boyfriend during a pandemic.
Pandemic dating story #101
Peak lockdown, I went on a date in a park, but all the toilets were closed. I was 45 minutes from home and was really enjoying myself, so I didn't want to go home. I took a chance and went to the toilet in a close by bush but ended up getting caught and getting a £100 fine. And then he ghosted me!
Pandemic dating story #100
I started dating someone I really liked in March but when lockdown was announced, my housemate said they didn't want him coming over anymore. He lived about an hour apart and we tried to keep up the momentum, but it fizzled out with no chance of seeing each other any time soon. It could have been a chance at something great...