Rate My Date: The one with the Oedipus complex

By SCREENSHOT

Updated Feb 15, 2023 at 05:13 PM

Reading time: 1 minute

Keep your friends close and your internet besties closer. Introducing Rate My Date, a weekly venting session where indecisive singles share their first-date stories in exchange for some well-needed honesty. Will there be a second date on the cards? Your call.

Name: Eva
Pronouns: She/her
Age: 22
Occupation: Public relations
Dating history: Haywire
Looking for: Someone to spend Sunday evenings with and share our terror for Monday blues

I matched with this one guy on Bumble in late 2021. His profile was a general, run-of-the-mill kind (some pics with his dog, his friends, his mom) but what grabbed my interest was the prompt “I bet your stepmom would swipe right on me.”

A classic gen Z mom joke, I found it funny at the time and decided to hit him up with a snarky comeback. He really had a great sense of humour and we later decided to follow each other on Instagram.

Now, it's your chance to share your initial thoughts:

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His IG was… unusual. He had way too many pictures with his mom and her friends which was sort of a red flag for me. Side note: he was one year younger than me so I did somehow think he was looking for a sugar mommy? I joked about it once and asked if he had an Oedipus complex, he just sent a couple of laughing emojis and moved on.

Time to vote again, how's it looking so far?

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Then one day, he just texted saying that his mom apparently “went through” his Bumble, saw my profile and said that I was “not breedable enough” (literally no other translation for this).

I can’t help but wonder if he’s obsessed with his mom or if his mom is obsessed with him. Weird either way, but we obviously matched for a reason. Am I missing out on a bizarre but brilliant relationship?

Final say, final vote:

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