I just need to use the restroom…

I finally took the plunge and decided to join a free online dating site. My best friend had met her fiancé on one, so I figured why not give it a try? After making my profile I got a message from a guy who lived on the other side of town. He was cute, charming and we had a few things in common, so we decided to meet up for dinner.

He invited me to a cute little trattoria downtown. When I showed up he was the perfect gentleman, advising me on the menu and ordering us a nice bottle of wine. The conversation was pleasant and we were having a good time. Then, right after we finished dessert he excused himself to the bathroom. Ten minutes later, he still hadn’t come back. The bill came back and it was $225. I sat there for 5 more minutes, then finally asked a waiter to check the men’s room for my date. He said the toilet was empty. I had officially been ditched. We hadn’t exchanged numbers, so I couldn’t try to get ahold of him. I had to pay the entire bill myself.

When I got home I logged in and saw his profile had been deleted. I tried calling the dating site’s customer service but got an automated response. When I finally talked to a live body the next day they said that they were not responsible for the information provided on the profiles. I felt scammed all over again. What a crappy service.