He showed up to pick me up and came in to meet my parents.My grandma happened to be there and said, 'Eric, it’s so great to see you, I just had coffee with your mom.'"'Grandma, how do you know Eric?We had literally just shut the front door when we heard a loud thud.We looked at each other and realized that the man we had just seen staggering down the sidewalk moments before had been hit by a car.I should have just given up when I slammed into a tree on the little practice zip line.
He said 'I thought you ditched me,' and then he started getting choked up and actually started crying!I gave him a hug and kind of let him cry it out – but I was really relieved when he said he was going home."I made a joke about how I hoped he didn’t 'murder me.' He took this to mean I was talking about rape and said he 'hoped I wasn’t a feminist' because 'men have it much worse' and went on a literal 15-minute rant about men’s rape statistics in prison.Instead of the quirky naturalism museum I thought I had chosen, I invited this guy to a national surgery museum.Nothing like trying to make small talk while looking through glass at formaldehyde jars with severed penises in them.Later on, it came to light that we had the same last name and it was all downhill from there." —shannont19 "I agreed to meet with a woman I met via an online dating platform.