So Tingles dropped off the face of the earth. No response to emails, nothing. Either the ship he was on blew up or I’ve been catfished. Yep, I believe it is the latter. I can’t explain it otherwise. I think he must have been completely lying to me. There is no other explanation.
I wish I had the opportunity to say the following to him:
Why did you bother with me if you were lying? You obviously knew I was being truthful and you took advantage of that. You occupied my time and prayed on my emotions just to amuse yourself. Unfortunately, you messed with someone who has a brain and quickly can see that you were lying. You are a jerk!
Do I feel better now? No. I don’t. I feel sad and used and betrayed. I opened myself up to someone and, in turn, got played. It isn’t a good feeling at all.
Someone on twitter asked me if I’d rather have had no interaction than bad interaction. I’m not sure which is worse. It’s nice to think you’re making a connection with someone, but when you find out it was a lie, you feel like shit.
Will I forget about this experience? Probably.
Will I feel better soon? Yes.
Will I learn from it? Definitely.
Most valuable lesson: stay away from men on Craig’s List!