Dating Disaster: Are You A "Businessman" Or A Pimp?

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It turns out this woman's date was an honest to goodness pimp.

I have to be honest from the beginning and tell you that online dating has worked wonderfully for me. Eventually, I met my husband on one of these websites, but my way to heaven was paved with little demons. Actually, anyone who has ever tried online dating knows what a jungle you find out there.

So, one day, after having talked a few times online, I met this guy who seemed really nice. Perfect manners, nice sense of humor, brown hair, green eyes… I showed up fashionably late, we sat down in a café and conversation found its way. We eventually got to that point where I asked, "So, you said you are a business man. What kind of business do you run?"

He looked at me, as if weighing me to see if I was worth being entrusted with the big secret, and cautiously replied: "I have a girls business." Dating Disaster: He Smelled Like Hot Garbage

"You sell beauty products?" I continued naively. No, it turned out he was a pimp. And no, he was not recruiting, at least I hoped so. He complained that he started the business with his ex. She was taking care of the books while he was out looking for clients and doing marketing stuff. But, with time, she became jealous, blaming him for fooling around with the girls and eventually, they got divorced.

Huh? I was in shock and he was blabbering… Dating Disaster: A Guy, A Girl, Her Gas

I finished my coffee rather quickly, then, pretending I got a text from my roommate, I left the premises. On my return, a "nice" email accusing me of being uptight and not appreciating honest work (huh?) was waiting for me in mailbox. I did not bother to reply. I was happy I got out of there and I learned my lesson – I know now that the word "businessman" has lots of connotations.

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