I am almost 16. Yeah, a little young to be talking about internet dating stories, I know. But I digress…
About a year ago, I made an account on this internet dating service for teens. I only made it because the site had personality quizzes on it and I wanted to take them because they looked fun and I like personality quizzes. Anyway, I barely put anything on my profile besides age and a few interests and favorite things and such. However, I still got some e-mails from prospective dates. I pretty much ignored them, only looking at their profiles when I was bored.
About a month or two in, I was messaged by a guy with the username “DarthV”. I am a semi-fan of Star Wars, so I checked out his profile and messaged him back. We talked a little, but not much.
So about 2 weeks after we “met”, summer break was over and it was time for me to go back to school. I always go for orientation to check out all the newcomers. In the front row that day, was a guy who looked really familiar for some reason. I sat in the back with my friends and tried to place him. Then it finally hit me: It was DarthV!
When I got home that day, I messaged him, and we talked a lot more. We decided to go ice skating together as sort of a date. I wasn’t really looking for a relationship then, so we just became friends.
It’s been a year, and we are now good friends. Had it not been for the random teen dating site (which, might I add, cannot be safe. I mean just think of all of the predators that must frequent that site!), I may never have talked to “DarthV” and would have never found such a friend.