While professionally circulating the other week, I met a guy who was socially awkward but raised a few red flags. Even the other men were put off by him. They felt something was off.
Those instincts have all been proven correct. He's all over the place.
This dude is not all there. I saw a post on LinkedIn of him begging a woman to reply to his message, then I saw his LI post about feeling persecuted for belonging to a group called..."Men are the prize". Yup... Yup. He's posting this nonsense on a professional networking site.
He left a long rambling voicemail on a colleague's phone (male) and then sent 3 follow up texts to him. We decided not to pursue his application to our group.
Since then, we refunded his money and suggested a few other groups he could try. He immediately texted and emailed me and the other two guys. He stopped replying to them and has focused on me. I've received 4 whatsapp messages (1 deleted), he told me he knew I blocked him via text and LinkedIn, and has stopped since I didn't reply. I left him on read
A male colleague who was dealing with this guy too said he believes he's targeting me because I'm a woman and he thinks he can guilt and bully me. He sent two manipulative messages about meeting up and replying back to him while I was on the phone with my colleague. I read them out loud and he immediately said it sounds like pick up artistry BS.
Thankfully he has no idea where I live or what car I drive, and he lives at least an hour away,
Oh ladies! Another huge red flag? He refused to drive more than halfway to meet me (don't worry we aren't meeting, this was back when he tried to guilt and bully me into meeting at the time he wanted).
Every pang of FDS radar was spot on. This has been awesome to test myself and my boundaries.