People Who Dated A Psycho Share The Incident That Revealed Their Horrifying Character
We all have a little crazy in us, but some people cross the line. When someone you’re dating says or does something psychotic, it can be pretty scary; especially considering you’re often in intimate and private places with that person. But craziness itself is a spectrum—there are people whose behavior is just unsettling at best, and there are people whose behavior can truly be dangerous. It’s hard to know who a person really is just from a couple of first impressions and dates.
Many of us have our own stories of dating psychos. That moment of realization that you’re dating a nut may never be forgotten. These internet users share their often frightening stories about when it hit them that the person they were with was not right in the head. Perhaps you’ll be able to relate to a few of them. How fortunate if you don’t.
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#1 Chivalry Is Unnecessary
I once dated a girl who told me she never wanted the guy to pay for her dinner. I’m all for splitting the bill or alternating from time to time, but to never pay for it even once? That’s a little bit too much.
Maybe it’s just the fact that I’m used to being the one in the relationship to treat my partner. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if I were the one treated this time around… But it gets kind of awkward whenever I try reaching for the bill and she throws a mini fit because she assumes I think she isn’t capable of paying.
#2 Phone Paranoia
A guy I’d been seeing seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. He was tall, athletic, a little bit shy, but a gentleman for the most part. The only problem was, he would get super paranoid any time he caught me on my phone. He would always be like, “Who’s that?” or “Am I that boring that you need to text someone else while you’re with me?”
I ended things the moment he told me, “That better be your mom or else.”
#3 Killer Vibes
I had been dating this guy for a while, and I thought things were going really well. I’ll never forget the day he took me to see Aladdin. After the show, we went back to my place, and everything was normal. We were just talking, and suddenly he got a weird look in his eyes.
He said, “I can’t see you anymore. I’m afraid I might hurt you.” I thought by “hurt” he meant emotionally; like cheat on me or something. I kind of laughed and told him not to worry; I told him I was a grown woman. His voice changed, and he looked even worse. He said, “You don’t understand. I’ve been having these dreams where I hurt you. I mean really hurt you.” Then, he jumped off the couch and ran out the front door.
I never saw him again. I never tried to call him because it really shook me up. I guess I should be glad it stopped there. He just seemed so normal up to that point.
#4 If He Talks Like A Sociopath…
On 9/11, my ex and I heard about the planes hitting the Twin Towers on the radio while we were on our way to a coffee shop. After the second report, I said, “That wasn’t an accident.” He proceeded to call me stupid and rambled on and on about how I could possibly believe the plane crash was intentional. Of course it was an accident, he would assert, saying that nobody would do that on purpose. We get to the coffee shop, where they had wheeled out a TV on a cart and had it in the middle of the restaurant so patrons could watch what was going on. We sat and watched. Eventually one of the towers came down, as we were watching the live footage.
Immediately, I burst into tears. I knew I had just watched innocent people get hurt. Plus, my brother was on a flight when it happened, and one of my friends worked in the financial district in NYC. I was distraught. Anyone with any humanity would have been distraught.
He leaned over and put his arm around me. I thought he was trying to comfort me. Then he hissed in my ear, “You’re embarrassing me and making a scene. Stop crying or go sit in the car.”
That was the moment I knew I was done. We lived together, so I was biding my time and planning to leave. A few weeks later, during an argument, he pinned me against the wall and said, while laughing, “I wish I could punch you in the face right now.” The next day I packed my stuff while he was at work.
He was broken. He was soulless.