Dating is not the thing where I live. You’re either flirting, in a relationship, or just a slut! Anyhow, now its coming more into picture and people have opened up meeting online chat friends.
After being out of a long term relationship and had been single for a while, I decided maybe I could find someone. Maybe try ya! So I got to my yahoo messenger and went to a local community chatroom. After a lot of cocky messages and desperate ones, I saw a very different message. It read something like one’s introduction ‘I’m a pilot and blah, blah. How are you?’ . I couldn’t help but tell him that this was such a advertising himself ‘hi’ and the only intent of mentioning his job profile was to impress women. Somehow we got talking and he was too fast, trying to know too much about me all at the first time. Before we exchanged phone numbers, I made sure to see his pic and he looked decent, 24-25 yrs old, lean, wheatish complexion, standing in uniform with Vijay Malya (ya show off).
We talked for a week and he was very humorous, but still too fast for me. I kept putting that thought away thinking I’m too judgmental anyways and I should give people a chance and know them before I reject them.
He was very eager to meet, which was flattering, but when I said we could meet over coffee, he shrieked, literally! As if I had asked him to gulp down poison! He said he never met anyone for coffee and we should meet at some club or pub and booze and go for a long drive. Ya right! and I know where the drive would end! All this pushy stuff did get me a little off, but still I was being optimistic.
I told him clearly I would not meet at a pub or booze with him, so we could briefly meet and he could NOT have coffee. He was visiting my neighborhood to attend a wedding and we decided for a quick meet up.
He was late, I reached the place, sat in the car and looked at him. This was not the guy in the pic I saw!! This could’ve been his father!! He looked 35 yrs old or more. I frooze! I was too terrified to confront him. He behaved psycho too. He didn’t even look at me, just said hi and asked where can we drive to. He told me he was not from this city, but then he knew the route to the lonely path and allt he turns. Creepy!! I didn’t know what to say, all I could think was ‘God! Please let me reach back home safetly!’. We spoke a little on some general stuff, and all the while he was driving and looking ahead, he didn’t even turn to look at me. We drove for 5 mins and I gathered the guts to tell him it has gotten quite late than what we planned for and he agreed and took the next U turn. Thank God! I’m still praying in my heart! Next five minutes of random talk on why people make friends on internet and his take was they don’t make friends to be friends, they have other reasons, I told him the only reason I was online was to find someone who can be a friends first and then later who knows. He dropped me and I got off a few blocks away from my home, and walked back home watching that no one was following me.
When I reached home, I swore I would never meet any stranger, alone, in his car, in the evening EVER!!