Woman Shares 'Scary' Texts From Dating App 'Psycho' in Viral Video

One woman claimed in a now-viral video that she received a barrage of unsettling texts from a "psycho" she met online after canceling their first date.

The video was posted to TikTok on Monday by Alyssa Rose (@xolyssarosexo), who wrote: "PSA...Be careful of strangers and listen to your gut!!!" So far, the post has received more than 4 million views and thousands of comments from viewers who said that the man's messages were "scary."

Additionally, many women commented on the video to say that they've experienced the same behavior from men they've met online.

"Met him on a dating app and texted for five days," read the text overlay at the beginning of Rose's video. "Wasn't feeling well and canceled...this is what happened."

In the next frame, Rose shares a screenshot of her text exchange with the man, whose name she did not release. As some commenters pointed out, his first few texts seemed innocuous enough.

"Can I please see you tonight[?] I really like you. This won't get ruined," he said. "Don't bail. I really believe we can be something amazing also. And you don't have anything to worry about."

But as it became clear that Rose was not going to meet up with the man, things took a turn for the worse.

"When are your parents gonna be home?" he asked. "I'm not taking no for an answer. You need this."

After several more texts, Rose admitted that the man was starting to "scare" her and that he was too "intense."

"So you lied. You don't really like me and don't see this as being anything obviously," he responded.

In the comments section of her post, Rose said that when she "tried" to block the man's number, he started texting her from "fake" numbers.

As previously stated, many women said they've experienced something similar.

"Giiiiiirl I dealt with this with the last dude that tried talking to me. You best believe that dude got blocked REAL quick!" exclaimed Becca.

"I had a guy off a dating app do this to me too! He started harassing me and I had to block his number. Be careful out there everyone," added Christine Cuddemi.

According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, "[r]oughly six in 10 women ages 18 through 34 who use dating apps say they have been harassed," Fox News reported.

A separate Pew Research study also found that one in four women "have been stalked online or were the target of online sexual harassment," said Tech Safety.

When it comes to online dating, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) reminds online daters not to exchange personal information—including credit card information, bank information, home address, etc.—before meeting in person. Additionally, online daters should use photos on their profiles that have not been posted to Instagram or Facebook.

"It's easy to do a reverse image search with Google," RAINN said. "If your dating profile has a photo that also shows up on your Instagram or Facebook account, it will be easier for someone to find you on social media."

The network also advised people to meet in public spaces, avoid sharing transportation and always trust their instincts.

"If you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts and feel free to leave a date or cut off communication with whoever is making you feel unsafe. Do not worry about feeling rude—your safety is most important, and your date should understand that," RAINN concluded.

Many of Rose's commenters said they were glad she'd canceled her date.

"I'm so glad you listened to your gut on this one!" wrote DIY Queen.

"Tbh I'm glad you didn't go...it was too weird and he kept pushing and putting pressure...stay safe and be careful," added Vlad.

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One woman claimed in a now-viral video that she received a barrage of unsettling texts from a “psycho” she met online after canceling their first date. millann/istock