In the age of the Internet, there’s no telling who we’re talking to online these days. In fact, until you are face to face with that person, you’ll never know exactly who they are and if they’re really telling the truth in the first place. Even with the advancements of social media, unless you have an endorsement with a personal friend, you won’t know who you’re dealing with. One of the most common trends happening in online dating is a phenomenon called “catfishing” where someone uses a completely different persona to communicate with people online.
Blind dates these days are essentially happening more often than ever. Before the age of the internet, you were put on blind dates by friends who knew someone who “would be good for you.” Or, if not through a friend, then personal ads were all the rage in order to find a date. Then, with websites like Craigslist and other dating sites, every planned date is a risk in the fact that you will never know who you’re meeting exactly until you’re face-to-face. That is, if you even get to meet at all. There have been several online interactions that haven’t gone any further than a hello and an exchange of phone numbers.
Here are some of the most hilarious blind date hookups as well as the most disastrous cat fish stories that have been shared to the public. Some of these stories may make you cringe as well as thank your lucky stars that you didn’t have to endure the experience.