When you’re online dating in a small place, it can come back to haunt you.
Maybe you have a mutual friend in common or your exes are now together.
But for one man, it was particularly awkward when he realised that he had previously slept with his new girlfriend’s mum.
Posting on Reddit, the 21-year-old explained that he lives in a town with three decent clubs so you often see the same people over and over again.
A few months ago, he want to a rock bar and spotted a woman in the corner.
They chatted and he got her number.
Then, a few weeks later, he bumped into her again.
This time they chatted more and he ended up going back with her to spend the night.
He explained: ‘I noticed she was a lot older (maybe around 40) than anyone else I’ve slept with before, and I’m 21, so pretty much double my age – but she looked good so I figured I’d learn a thing or two.
All I’ve learnt now is how to regret more efficiently.’ After their night together, the man didn’t see the older woman again.
He says he moved on and forgot about her But recently he started seeing a girl, aged 19, who he met on Tinder.
Things were going really well after a few dates and he was invited back to her house.
He said : ‘As I walk down the street, I notice it’s the same one as my previous bonk.
‘My heart sank when I watched this lovely girl turn to face me, say “This is me!” while gesturing to the same door that I went through for a cheap one night stand.
‘I suddenly see the resemblance.
Quickly I compliment her house and ask her how long she had lived there, grasping at some flimsy straws. “My whole life pretty much.
Just my Parents, lil’ Sister and the dog.” she replies.
‘Everyone was home. I knew this. I had to tell her.’
After breaking the news that he had slept with her mum, he said his new girlfriend knew it was true because he got her mum’s name right and she was incredibly shocked.
He said: ‘I knew she was level-headed from our first few dates so thankfully she actually understood and didn’t attack me for it.
We do agree we can’t keep seeing eachother (duh) but I really did like her, which can be rare for me, so it f**king sucks.
‘She didn’t mention her parents marriage and I don’t want to ask.
I also don’t know how the house was free a couple of months ago.
All I know is I f**ked up.’ Although obviously an awkward situation, posters agreed it wasn’t really his fault and commended him for telling the truth.
One said: ‘Props man for telling the truth. You’re a gem & any girl would be lucky to have you.
Sorry about your rotten luck though.’