A few years ago I worked as a waitress — a terrible, terrible waitress — and met a really cute guy on my very first day. He was the only one willing to help me without getting angry (I could only carry one dish at a time because I’m tiny) and I immediately began forming a crush on him. There was just one problem: He had a girlfriend for two and a half years.
I saw no issue with this and pursued him the way I would pursue any other guy I wanted — like a tigress. I let him know that I was going to steal him away and he should start saying his goodbyes. We hung out once after work (only hugged) and he left his girlfriend the next day.
I was pretty proud of myself and had zero remorse. We began dating and were serious for the better part of the next three years. After awhile, though, I got my usual “Omg I’m not single!” panic attacks and we had our problems (mostly caused by me).
Then, when we went our separate way last year, I dated one stupid asshole after the next. Which was 100x worse because my ex had been a saint.
Anyway, I’m convinced that I have terrible dating karma because of what I did to his poor girlfriend. Maybe she put a hex on me or something. Or maybe the universe just hates me now. Either way, I totally got screwed by screwing her over.
Have you have stolen a guy/girl from their significant other and gotten bad dating karma afterwards?