I signed up on OKCupid recently and so far it has resulted in two dates with men of questionable sexual preference. (Translation: they were gay, but they didn't know it.) There weren't any other viable options, so I idly looked at who this so-far-untrustworthy site suggested I'd be interested in.
I innocently thought, "Hmm, 91% match, you say? Let's take a closer loo--No. No, no, no, no that cannot be him. Tell me that it is not HIM!" Oh, but it was. The "him" the site told me I might be interested in, was none other than the last guy to break my heart. Well, technically, the guy was never my official ex for the sole reason that he continually pulled away, came back, then pulled away again and so didn't ever come close to being my boyfriend.
I hadn't spoken to him or seen him in over a year. He's not on Facebook either, so I could pretend he didn't exist. At least until now, when I was face to face with his somewhat creepy Webcam picture. The best part? In his self summary, he openly admitted to having a habit of shutting people out. It's unfortunate that there is no algorithm to factor in "been there, done that, go away forever, please."Being matched up with someone from our past is one of our biggest fears about signing up for any online dating sites. Also, we tried it once and it suggested we match up with one of our best guy friends. There was our profile, casual yet flirty, and there was his profile, talking about his turn-offs and the best lie he's ever told. It was awkward, like we just walked in on him dropping a deuce aka releasing the chocolate hostages aka taking the Cleveland Browns to the Superbowl. Really, I could go on but I think you get the drift. I avoid people IRL all the time; to do it IMIL (in my Internet life) is just too much.