I met a woman online who lived in New York and I live over in England. After six months of emailing and IMs she suggested I come to the USA and stay with her for a couple weeks. She also said she was totally in love with me and couldn’t live without me!
So after seeing the photos of her and deciding that she looked pretty good and seemed normal, I booked my flight and came over. My nightmare began almost immediately. First, she wasn’t anything like I expected. She had short greasy hair, and she didn’t even bother to dress up or anything. She wore ripped dirty safari shorts and a t-shirt that was egg-stained and ripped. I tried to look past these points and convinced myself that she didn’t have time to get dressed up or anything.
After two hours poking and prodding me in her car, she continued continuously through the night, telling me that I wasn’t going to go back to the UK. The next day she totally changed and started getting really miserable and bitchy. Then a couple of days after I arrived (and by now I couldn’t wait to leave), I found a note on the kitchen table saying that she wanted me out of her house and if I didn’t get out by midday she was going to call the cops. This is even though I had been cleaning her dust infested apartment and looking after her daughter. Next to this note she had also left another note which horrified me. She claimed she was HIV positive and that she’d been putting her blood in my milk and food.
I got the heck out of there as fast as I could. And after an agonizing year of tests and misery, I’m still HIV negative. It’s only now that I can even talk about this real-life horror story.