Take the worst blind date story you have ever heard, multiply it by ten, and it is still not close to this. A teenage boy in China was so disappointed by the appearance of his blind date that he went home and hanged himself afterwards.
The two met on the popular QQ messaging site, and had been talking for a few weeks before meeting. The girl said she was 19 years old, beautiful, and went by the name “Flying Skirt,” or Quanjiaofeiyang in Chinese. When they met, it turned out she was 27 and…..uhmmmm, how can I put this….”homely”. The boy turned around and went straight home, got very quiet, and lost his appetite. Four days later, he hanged himself from a tree.
A few things stick out about this story. One is that they were only in touch for a few weeks before, how could he have been that attached? Perhaps the skewed girl to guy ratio left him feeling desperate.
Also, this had to seriously mess up the girl psychologically. Before reading this, I thought the worse that could happen is having an ex turn gay or lesbian, but this is a whole new level. Granted, she lied about her age and looks, but nobody deserves this.
At the end of the day, this story is pretty extreme and reminds us a few things. One is that whatever our relationship drama is, keep it in perspective because it is not that bad. Another thing is it is these extreme stories that remind us that these are the exceptions with blind dating and most of our experiences will be much more positive than negative.