7 True Online Dating Horror Stories

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
Between the office, happy hour, and yoga class, you'd think it would be easy to find the S.O. of your dreams. Well, it isn't. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, compiled research from an MSNBC survey suggests that a whopping 40 million single folks in the U.S. are using online dating sites as a vehicle to find companionship. And, why not? You can surf for a Friday night date while sitting behind your desk on a Monday afternoon. Yet, even though we know plenty of couples who wound up in a serious relationship — or got hitched — from a cyber-dating experience, not everyone is so lucky in love.
So, to help you feel a little bit better about a potentially rotten date of your own, we got seven hopeless romantics to tell us about their virtual connection gone wrong. From a date who didn't match up to his profile (looks and personality) to a grown man mimicking a work of art in the MOMA sculpture garden, we can't write nightmares this good, err, bad.