Avoid Psychos When Dating: Have a Second Mobile Number

October 17, 2012

in Singledom

MYAKA One glass of wine and 45 minutes.

That’s the extent of the investment in a date last summer. But if I could have politely extricated myself within 15 minutes, I would have done it. It was one of those I-wonder-how-big-the-bathroom-window-is moments. The biggest reason? Between reading his profile and a phone conversation prior to meeting, I recognized three lies immediately.

Gleeful to be in my car driving home, I had the following text awaiting me when I returned:

“I had a great time tonight. Felt we had a connection. Thoughts?”

I chose to wait until the morning. Which is when the first flurry of calls, voicemails, and texts began. He wanted to know how I felt. There was a desperation in the voicemails that was a bit creepy. After responding with my thoughts, I hoped he would stop contacting me.

Of course, he did not. Psychotic people don’t go away that easily.

More texts, calls, and voicemails. In one message he stated if I didn’t respond in the next hour, he would assume it was over. Two thoughts went through my mind:

  1. Yay. He’s going to leave me alone. Finally!
  2. Um, nothing actually started for it to now be over.

But of course there was a flurry of attempts to contact me 61 minutes later.

At 3 AM the following morning, I awoke to six text messages in a row. Hateful, creepy, and definitely upsetting. One of the texts I received:

“Now I know why you are no longer married. You are horrible in relationships. When there’s just a slight bump in the road-you don’t even make an effort to repair the relationship.”

Was he kidding me? We didn’t have a relationship! He was some guy I spent less than an hour of my life with, but he thought there was so much more between us.

Sadly, I heard from him again that night, and could see on the dating site he was obsessively viewing my profile. Instead of having this scary, frustrating experience over an entire weekend last summer, I would have loved to have had a way to filter his access to me. Thankfully, I recently discovered a service to protect people who are dating from having a similar crazy experience: MYAKA phone service. Check out these benefits and features:

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*While this is a sponsored post for MYAKA that doesn’t mean the story of my psycho date is not real. When asked to write about this service, it was without hesitation because of what I experienced last summer. I wish I had had a bit of protection.

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Sandra October 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm

So sorry Mr.Cree.per made you have to consider a second phone, but I’ll admit, it would be a nice refuge from my own children who find every reason in the book to call the second I leave the house. Maybe I need a 7-day hiatus…
Great post!
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Naked Girl in a Dress October 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thanks, Sandra! It was an easy decision to accept this sponsorship with the crazy I experienced last summer.

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Classic NYer October 17, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Did he really think that insulting you would shame you into submission? Sicko…

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Naked Girl in a Dress October 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

I am not sure what the purpose of the early morning texts was, but clearly the guy isn’t stable.

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Kimberly October 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Sounds like a great service and would have prevented the text I got today asking if I’ve “reconsidered”….

Ugh.
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Naked Girl in a Dress October 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

Double ugh.

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carissjaded October 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Ughhh. This brings back horror memories. I had someone try to guilt me into seeing him again.. over and over again. Glad I found your blog!
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Naked Girl in a Dress October 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

I am glad you found it, too! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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TB at BlueCollarWorkman October 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

That’s crazy. And weird. Man, that dude is never gonna get a chick! What an idiot. Glad you just ignored all of that crap and didn’t start doubting yourself. Back when I was dating, I actually did just leave a few times on dates. Sometimes it’s not even worth being polite.
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Naked Girl in a Dress October 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

He was so creepy. I felt uncomfortable for days.

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