It's 10 PM on a Saturday night and I'm hanging out with friends in our dorm. We talk about past sex experience and relationships, but I was the only virgin there. They keep saying how I need to lose my virginity and put myself out there.
I decided why not? Let me try to put myself out there and get a relationship. Who knows, I may find the right somebody.
I decided to download Grindr and create a profile. I like guys and my friends can tell that I'm a bottom because of my slim-straight physique with a nice butt. They want a guy to tap my ass and rock my world. After finishing up my profile, I was shocked to see a number of messages I received. Some guys wanted to take my virginity and some to take me out on a date. These guys were older, around thirty or forty years old, and tried to get with me, but I play hard to get.
There was one guy that caught my interest, a twenty-something-year-old named Mikey. He was in college, so I definitely took interest in him. His profile pic shows he's a guy with a nice jawline and brown hair. He's my type for sure. We started talking, and then he asked me to go on a coffee date.
A date or anything with coffee is a yes. We both exchanged numbers and set up a time to meet.
The next day, after my classes were over, I walked to Marshall Street and down to Cafe Kubal. As I wait, he texts me to come outside so we can meet, and told me what he was wearing. He was wearing a purple sweatshirt and blue pants. So, I walked out of the coffee shop and down the street to meet him in the parking lot, I walked very slowly to meet him, because I was anxious, I thought this was my moment.
This did not happen like I had imagined it.
Mikey looked like a forty-year old who just gotten out of jail. He had a nice haircut with tattoos everywhere, and he did not look like the picture on Grindr. I was totally catfished.
I immediately walked in the other direction. He messaged me, "Where are you?", but I didn't respond. I blocked him and then deleted my Grindr profile.
I learned a valuable lesson from this: never meet people online, because you will get catfished.