Hello, I'm new here and I have stumbled upon this sub-redit, I am a 22 year old female and I have a story to share.
When I was 18 I got out of a 3 year long high school relationship, and it took me awhile to slowly get back to my normal self.
People kept telling me,"Oh, go online meet someone! Use a dating site!
" I was a little sceptical because of some of the horror stories I've heard but I am an anxious person and not a fan of going to the bar or being in public too much.
So, after months of pressure from my friends I decided to make an account on a dating site and see who I could find. There were some creeps, weirdos and a few promising people.
One person messaged me he was quite handsome, really short, and had a good personality. We will call him Tyler.
So, I messaged back Tyler and we talked for a week or two and finally decided to meet. He came over to my house in his dirty work clothes and sat and talked to me and my mom.
He didn't stay long but my mom shook her head and said,"I get a weird feeling from him.. I don't like him." Being 18 I got mad and told her it's my life and I'd choose who I wanted to date.
So time skip a few months we hung out a lot, talked and texted. Each week he seemed to become obsessive and overly jealous. I felt like I was some sort of possession.
I told him I didn't like how he treated me and he said sorry and was super nice again. A week later I decided enough was enough and I ended things because I had a weird feeling about him.
Me and my friend would creep on him a lot on her Facebook and Instagram because he always posted stupid pictures and dumb selfies everyday.
We would laugh all the time! He got a new gf with three kids and he instantly took the role of their father. He was 'absolutely in love' with them all and they all felt the same.
So for a long time we creeped on his new life and thought it was odd that he took the role of father so quick. All of a sudden the posts stopped.
I go on Facebook one day and I see that a family of four was murdered. And my heart sank when I saw the picture, it was Tylers 'new family.
' I found out that he became overly jealous of his girfriends ex-husband and had murdered the three children, his girlfriend and spared their 6 month baby they had together.
And shortly after he committed suicide before the police came.
It all truly opened my eyes and made me super cautious of who I met online.