Without physical and social cues, dating can get lost in translation really quickly. When written incorrectly, a joke can get easily misinterpreted, sarcasm can remain unclear, and the potentiality for a first date can go down the drain in an instant. This is the reality of how most relationships begin in this day and age.
It’s sort of like how actors and performers discuss the differences between auditioning and working on a play or film. Mastering the art of auditioning is its own craft, separate from the craft of acting but necessary to master in order to get the opportunity to act. Mastering the art of online dating conversations is necessary in order to even get the chance to date someone in person. It’s an unfortunate element of the dating scene these days, but it’s the one we’re living through at the moment.
These hopelessly single folks shared their iconic dating mishaps via this thread on r/AskReddit. Keep scrolling below for the full list. When you’re done, check out this story about a guy who abandoned his girlfriend in a snowstorm.