He had no teeth… Internet Dating Story

I’ve been encouraged by my friends to share this internet dating story. For comedy value I am willing to tell my readers about my date with “mr no teeth”. It all started after I mentioned to a work colleague that I had been single for a number of months. He suggested that I sign up to OK Cupid a free dating site that lots of “young and creative people are using”.  So I thought well I have nothing to lose, why not? The first few days I got lots of  messages from the good, the bad and downright fugly. Actually most were fugly. I was about to delete my profile when I received an interesting message from a guy without a picture. That should have rung alarm bells in my head.

However his first message was very witty, he said he was 35, owned his own business and said he didn’t have a picture on his profile because of the sensitive nature of his work. After a few messages he emailed me a pic. It was small, grainy and I could just make out what he looked like (about average looking) even though the picture wasn’t amazing I thought “well he seems nice I will give him a chance”.

What followed after that was a week of back and forth email ping-pong. We arranged finally to meet  for a cocktail after work one evening. Now, I must admit two things that should have made alarm bells ring in my head. Firstly when he jokingly said he was rubbish in bed and secondly when he wouldn’t send me another picture due to not being “techy minded”. How naive I was! LOL.

So came the date, I was all made up and ready knock him dead. We arranged to meet at Liverpool Street. As I came up the stairs I saw him waiting. Ah the disappointment! He was at least 10 years older than he said and not attractive. We greeted each other and I tried to hide my horror when he opened his mouth to say hi. I noticed to my horror that he had no teeth! I was speechless… Now some people would have walked away at this point but I guess I am just too nice. We proceeded to head to Be at one for some cocktails. Thank God we hadn’t agreed on dinner. For an hour a half he witted on about work and I had on repeat “why doesn’t this dude have any teeth?!! Run! I couldn’t bring myself to ask even though I was dying to know. I think to be honest I was just peeved by the fact he lied about his age too 35…my foot! Anyway, eventually unable to take anymore I feigned tiredness and retreated home.  To be fair he was a really nice person and I kind of felt bad for him. However as my friend pointed out if you are as successful as he claimed to be you can afford to get cosmetic dentistry! If I’ve learned anything from this experience it is always ask for pictures and free dating sites attract some weird people!

P.S The only highlight of this date was the amazing ice cream cocktails we had a Be at one.

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