About five years ago I was a big fan of Lavalife.com. Recently single at the time, I was very eager to get myself out there and test the waters so to speak. Though I have been on several in person dates that first started from online chatting, one terrible date sticks out in my mind with a woman named Tara.
Tara was gorgeous, slim, and 23 years old. At that time in my life I was 27, built pretty good, and a 23 year old woman that matched Tara’s appearance was what I had in mind. I hoped that there would be a chemistry between us if we met and so, after chatting over a few days, I asked Tara if she wanted to meet for coffee. She said yes, so I drove to her place and picked her up.
When I picked her up I asked her where she wanted to go and she said she had no idea, so we just drove around the city for a while. I talked about myself mainly, but only due to the fact that she seemed a little distant. Finally I asked her what she did for a living and she said she was with some kind of company that sold household items.
I asked her what that was about and she described a pyramid scheme where she sold items and tried to get people underneath her to sell her stock for her and they in turn could try to get people underneath them. Privately I was completely unimpressed but I didn’t say a thing. The worst was when she asked me if that was something that I might have been interested in. I gave a “sounds interesting” response and then I dropped her off shortly afterward.
A few days later she was messaging me online again and she was full of talk about how the company she sold for, sold things like shaving cream and toothpaste and other personal things. She said it was just like buying from a store except your friends got the money. Then, the clincher, she asked if I wanted to buy from her.
I said that the reason I had contacted her and had decided to meet her was because I was interested in possibly dating her. Then she said nothing I will never forget.
She told me that if I let her supervisor come over and do a presentation, that her and I could then go for dinner.
I blocked her immediately.
Online dating can be really messed up. Was this beautiful young woman really just using her attraction to set up a pyramid of men below her? It certainly looked that way to me.
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