Anna and Ian relayed their online dating love story to Cosmo, and as Anna puts it, she had been on a few dates that weren't good.

Naturally, William simply suggested putting the dog in the bedroom or somewhere the pooch would be out of the way. She wasn't convinced of this logic in the slightest.

Instead, she said "no", adding that her dog "likes to watch".

With that general caveat out of the way, let's dive into our first horror story.

A Buzzfeed reader describes her first date with a guy she had been chatting with online.

Incidentally, he seemed normal, intelligent and funny at the time. This initial perception changed quickly upon first meeting.

When the hopeful couple sat down for their first drink, the first question out of the man's mouth was whether the woman was "up for anal".

If you have personally talked to one of the millions of people who have tried online dating, you know the results can be a mixed bag.

Some find the love of their life and get married after a whirlwind romance, while others have a first date with the creepiest person imaginable.

Dating advice generally recommends sending a personalized message to someone you are interested in because you have nothing to lose.

The creep in this story should forget this advice and should instead remove himself from the online dating pool forever.

She eventually came across Ian, a 6-foot-9 man with a sweet face, according to Anna.