Come to FC
blind date = colleague date. turned out to be a quick catchup! Ahemm!
Has to be all those times when those girls pretended to care, take interest in my feminine side (I'm a male-to-female crossdresser), assured they'd be my gal pal and partner-in-crime for makeovers... And then manipulated me to the extent that I lent them money. No prizes for guessing that I didn't get the money back. I knew it might not come back but it was a chance I was willing to take, to be in their good books. That's how desperate I was for acceptance and companionship. Had gone to Tinder, Bumble to find gal pals, ended up finding scammers. What hurts the most is not losing out money, but the feeling of being used and exploited. And also the realisation that maybe I'll never find a gal pal.
I am so sorry that happened to you :(