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  1. Melina Elisa says

    While I’ve never been on a Instagram date, I have actually been on two Tinder dates, both of them ending horrendously. I know for a fact people can meet online, and last. My sister and her boyfriend met on Bumble, and now they’ve been happily dating for almost two years! While my dates were pretty bad, they were nowhere near as bad as your two! Great post though Laura xxx

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    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Melina! The worst thing is, this guy isn’t my worst date ever. I met a paramedic who considering his role – I assumed would be nice, but he had a thing for making people feel embarassed out in public. He kept pretending to be abusive towards me and started standing up in a restaurant and flexing his muscles etc. So weird!! xxx

  2. Beyoutiful says

    Wow, this was def an interesting read and got to appreciate your courage for going out on a date with him. I’m soooo scared and uncomfortable in meeting a guy if he had DMed me on Insta. I personally feel that it’s just creepy and not sure his real intentions would be. I mean I know there are a lot of nice guys out there but I don’t do online dating, just to be on the safe side. Would only do it if we were like mutual friends or a family friend or something.

    I’m glad you went for it but sorry that it didn’t work out for you girl! Yeah I feel that IG should be just used for posting pics of your life and not as a dating app like Tinder.

    I’m sure that you will find an amazing guy out there in no time love ❤️

    • LauraJ says

      Instagram or online dating doesn’t scare me because I think anyone can be a creep. Or even a secret creep. I’ve had friends introduce me to people who were completely different after a month or so.

      But I get what you mean and don’t currently find online dating appealing. It’s based too much on judgement sourced from photos and not real life. xx

  3. Paolo B. says

    Instagram, the one stop shop for anything you need. Lol. I don’t think I’ve ever received any messages asking to meet. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing Too bad the date didn’t go as good as it could have. Few dates do though right?

    • LauraJ says

      Lol I would say it’s a good thing! I’ve not had a lot of dates, but most of the ones I have had, usually end in disaster. Maybe I’m just picking wrong. Or I’m somehow attracting strange people.

    • LauraJ says

      You’ve given me hope lol! I’ve just not had a guy DM before who’s local and somewhat normal. I’m use to random messages.
      Thank you Serene for reading xx

      • Surreal Serene says

        Loooool! It will happen believe me but most men on Instagram are strange especially when they feel invisible and message the most weirdest messages thinking the person reading will appreciate their sexual desperation ! But honestly don’t let that one experience ruin it for you!

  4. thelonelyauthorblog says

    This was delightful to read. Your concerns over his thin frame and tight clothes. Oh, that was funny.
    Okay, now on a serious note. A chaperoned date? LauraJ, you really are making this hard for me to be
    serious. I can see your Instagram friend bringing a translator, but to have entire conversations in French
    and keeping you in the dark.

    I give you credit for agreeing to meet him a second time, even if was a night of sharing your “London wit.”

    This was an entertaining read.

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Andrew! Glad you found it entertaining. All I can think is the guy felt uncomfortable telling his friends not to come and was maybe shy. I mean, that’s a lousy excuse but perhaps. It’s funny looking back on it all now even though I still shiver when I walk where me and the guy first met.
      I was being quite rude and almost pushing my limit and he just genuinely laughed and kept saying “my little English you’re so funny”.

  5. vividual says

    Loved to read this. I don’t know but this guy couldn’t seem more french to me haha. I’m sorry you made bad experiences. I actually never got a truly nice message from a stranger on instagram. Usually it’s some weird Indian guys that try to send disgusting things.
    I missed reading your posts. I was super busy in the last couple of weeks.
    Always a pleasure to read your posts xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you!! It is hard balancing blogging and life. I don’t get how some people manage to plan posts in advance. I always end up behind.
      I’ve not had too many people send me disgusting stuff thankfully! It’s more..Hi, you look nice. I want to meet you.
      xx

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