The life he described would all be theirs, if they could just get those few final obstacles out of the way…Dating fraud is becoming more sophisticated, more successful – and more devastating to its victims.
Using age-old marketing techniques, Christian created a picture of their life together so real that the victim actually went house-hunting for the two of them.The worst ones leave you seriously thinking, “Renouncing all my worldly possessions and becoming a celibate monk who wears a hair shirt doesn’t sound so bad!” But for those of us who are too lazy for asceticism, making the most of a bad situation helps, and the value of a cringe-worthy story is a great payoff. That night you spent listening to some stranger talk about his reptile-hoarding proclivities makes you part of a great sisterhood.Telling your epic tale bonds you to your fellow bad-date survivors, and somehow makes you feel less alone. We’ve teamed up with NBC's Undateable to collect some stories about terrible bad dates and the lessons we've learned from them. The prophet tells us, “Your old will have visions; your young will dream dreams.” Elderly women in a retirement community in Mill Valley protested the war in Iraq on a busy thoroughfare with placards every Friday for years. But one dream coming true doesn’t mean you give up on other lifelong dreams.