Awkward Aspects of Online Dating

I’m back with another post about my dating life specifically my awkward experiences from being on online dating apps. By awkward I don’t mean weird or creepy (I haven’t had many since I don’t divulge a lot of my personal info (including my name) on these apps). But here are some awkward aspects of online dating –

AWKWARD ASPECT #1: Someone from your REAL life liking your profile on the app

SO SO SO AWKWARD! The first time this happened was a few days into me creating an online dating profile (back in 2019). A man from my office who sat on the same floor, liked my profile and it was so so awkward since I obviously didn’t match with him. He worked with my team on occasion and all encounters after were awkward AF. My boss then was a really good friend, so I told her what happened and incidentally that very day we had to share the lift with him. My boss couldn’t stop laughing at how awkward I was. πŸ™ˆ It has happened a few times after and every single time it is SO awkward mostly because I haven’t wanted to match with them.

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AWKWARD ASPECT #2: Having people on your GRAM that you’ve never met and stopped talking to a while back

I usually share my number only on the day of the date, I find it more comfortable to share my Instagram handle. With a few guys, we got to chatting on IG but never really got to meeting and it eventually fizzled out. Usually I forget about their existence till a few months later when I notice a like or that they’ve viewed my story. *Awkward* Whenever this happens – I usually unfollow and delete them that instant.

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AWKWARD ASPECT #3: Having people on your GRAM that you met for one date but find awkward to delete

I mean is it rude to delete someone you don’t intend to see again? I don’t know the social rules around this. I usually wait a few months and then delete them off my IG. πŸ™ˆ (There are a handful people that I ended up becoming really good friends with despite not wanting to date each other – they stay.) Very recently I realized I am still following a guy I met for one date in January 2020 and how I realized it was when he posted his engagement photo. SO SO AWKWARD. πŸ˜€

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AWKARD ASPECT #4: Realizing that you have common friends with the person you matched with

This has happened one too many times now with me. I usually stalk the guys thoroughly before sharing my IG with them and this stalking has often led me to find common friends on IG or Linkedin. You are wondering why this is awkward? If it is a random common friend – it isn’t, but when it is someone close – it adds pressure and makes me feel like hiding some parts of me. Also, my friend’s opinions cloud my judgement of the guy too, so I prefer to not date someone with a common friend. Eg: I almost went on a date with my ex-flat mate’s boyfriend’s flat mate. But realized the connection and found it too awkward to go through with the date. πŸ˜€

AWKWARD ASPECT #5: A ghost resurfaces to haunt your life

Haha! I’m sure the title had you all – WHUTT? It is so awkward when someone who ghosted you comes back and wants to try dating again (this has happened 2-3 times now – ghosted after 1 date – made me doubt self – resurfaced after 3-4 months). I ALWAYS say no and I am very frank in my conversations and make sure to let them know what a jerk they were – which always leads to an AWKWARD conversation. UGH.

(Thankfully I don’t give ghost-ers another chance – imagine adding that to my list of stupid things I’ve done)

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What are some things about dating (since most of these are applicable to normal dating too) that you find awkward to deal with? Did you relate with my list? πŸ˜€

PS: Give me ideas for what more I can write about in this series! I’d love to know what would interest you – tips especially around safety, fun stories and anecdotes, funny incidents, etc.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. SamSahana says:

    The first one in the lift πŸ˜‚ Could visualise that.

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  2. cathyishappy says:

    Awkward but funny to recount after the event! Thanks for sharing! x

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  3. Lol. I laughed about the one in the lift. It might have been awkward but it definitely gifted us with some laughs

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  4. Ugh! All of that does sound awkward! It all worked out for a funny post though. 😁

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  5. Lol πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ You have enough dating related content to make a TV series on them πŸ˜€

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  6. 🀣🀣so hysterical and awful ugh! I wish happy love for you and hope it comes soon!! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  7. Nehal Jain says:

    The first one 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

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  8. OMG! I would never give a ghost another chance either. Chances are, he ghosted you because he found someone else, then it didn’t work out, so now he’s back to you. I’ll never be someone’s second choice.

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  9. Its hard not to match with people that have mutual friends when you live in the same area, can definitely make things awkward!

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  10. MetaMiss says:

    Imagine living at home and having a zoom date during the height of the pandemic only to have your mom eavesdropping in the next room… Awkward to deal with.

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  11. Oh my word loved reading this! I’ve had some weird online dating experiences πŸ˜‚ also, I’ve tagged you in a brand new tag: the Know Your Buddy tag, which is just up on my blog if you want to check it out ❀️

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  12. Loved reading this post. Hey, I have tagged you for a tag – The Know Your Buddy Tag started by me & Tia from Tall Blonde Tales. Please have a look at the link and do participate in this fun tag – https://proxywords.wordpress.com/2021/10/01/launching-the-know-your-buddy-tag/

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  13. Pooja G says:

    Omg yes to all of these!! I have had to deal with all of these at some point especially having people on IG that I haven’t talked to in forever and have only been on one or two dates with.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaha I’m glad I am not the only one. πŸ™ˆπŸ€£
      I literally realised I’m following this boy I went on one date with more than a year back when he posted his engagement photo recently. 🀣

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      1. Pooja G says:

        My ex posts pics with their new partner and I’m so confused about whether or not I should like them πŸ˜‚ It’s sooooo awkward 😣

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      2. Happy Panda says:

        Mute their profile 🀣
        That’s what I do with awkward people that I can’t delete off my list.

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      3. Pooja G says:

        Lol thanks for the tip I’ll be doing that for sure 🀣

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  14. I cant even imagine the awkwardness of the first oneπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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