My best friend just asked me if I had ever done a Skype date. I thought she meant with someone who is not in our city. Nope. This guy lives in the area and told her he'd rather do a Skype date because he's had "bad experiences". He said something about one time he met someone and they ended up being "a Black guy and another time the woman was married." Ok? Anybody can be anybody...

First of all, if you don't have the courage to take a risk and meet someone in person then maybe you shouldn't be dating. We take a risk every time we meet someone. If you are in the same city and use this as an excuse, you shouldn't dating. Sorry, I think this is bullshit.

Second of all, it's just not the same as meeting in person. Nothing is ever the same as meeting face to face.

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I am tired of guys' weird little "rules" they have. I've gotten so tired of dumb stuff I automatically say "Next" and don't contact them after. I may come across as bitchy here, but unless someone is another city, I don't understand this mentality. I just feel like some stuff automatically rubs me the wrong way and I'm usually right to go with my gut. She's going to do this Skype date though, so I told her to let me know how it goes.

I'm sorry if I sound judgmental, but I just feel like I'd want to meet someone in person. I don't know...

Edit: I could MAYBE understand if he asked her to get on for a second to make sure she was a female, I guess...But a date? Nah...