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Tales of heartbreak, horror stories and romance from Cornwall online dating scene – Cornwall Live

Summary

The dating scene can be a daunting place at the best of times. Few people make it out entirely unscathed.

In fact, a dating horror story is almost a rite of passage; from awkward pauses to open-mouth-chewers to ‘why have you brought your mum along?’, there’s a whole plethora of things that can, and probably have, gone wrong.

So it’s no wonder that when you add cyberspace into this already precarious cocktail of factors, online dating can be an impossible minefield to nav…….

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The dating scene can be a daunting place at the best of times. Few people make it out entirely unscathed.

In fact, a dating horror story is almost a rite of passage; from awkward pauses to open-mouth-chewers to ‘why have you brought your mum along?’, there’s a whole plethora of things that can, and probably have, gone wrong.

So it’s no wonder that when you add cyberspace into this already precarious cocktail of factors, online dating can be an impossible minefield to navigate.

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Terms like ‘ghosted’ (when someone suddenly stops replying without notice or reason – read more here) and ‘catfished’ (when a person pretends to be someone else using a fake photo, typically better looking) capture just how fraught the online dating world can be.

We asked people to describe Cornwall’s online dating scene and, among GIFs of people face-palming, tumbleweeds and animal manure, were some insightful perspectives on this relatively new realm of courtship.

One woman found that Cornwall’s small population limited her pool of potential “snog-marry-avoids”.

She said: “Dating in Cornwall hasn’t been easy to say the least. Cornwall is a very small area, you either know everyone, know of everyone or someone you know has been with that person you’re speaking to so there aren’t many options.”

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Her sentiment was perhaps shared by the multiple people who left despondent comments, including, “Literally I give up” and “Can’t be bothered anymore”.

Other Cornish locals felt that Cornwall was missing a venue to socialise and meet people in real life: “If only we had a single mingle bar”, said Millie Violet, while Matthew Norwell said: “It’s so difficult dating here, such lonely people spread around the south west. A big singles festival is what we need.”

Moreover, most people’s comments referred to more general issues and concerns with online dating.

Laura Jayne Gill felt that people moved at an alarming speed while missing some of the basic communication necessities, like knowing how to spell.

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“It didn’t feel right to be honest. Within several hours someone had already offered to take me on holiday abroad (is this a dating tactic these days?). And a few very strange messages where every other word was spelt wrong. I don’t want much in life, but understanding a text message isn’t much to ask,” she said.

One woman said that the values of online dating can be distorted, putting extra emphasis on appearance and body image. She …….

Source: https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/tales-heartbreak-horror-stories-romance-6212838