How well do you think you know the person that you are dating? Do believe they are who they say they are?
I had a chance to preview Investigation Discovery’s show, “Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?”, which examines “the tales of deep, dark secrets” that surfaced after someone tied the knot.
The show will begin it’s second season on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 pm (ET) and features the story of Atlanta’s Tammi McCreary. She was once married to Eric Perteet who pretended to be a doctor – among other things.
Some of you may remember hearing or reading about it in the news in 2008.
The show is pretty fascinating and it definitely answered some of the questions I had. As I watched the show I was thinking, “This guy belongs in the Liar’s Hall of Fame!”
Dating misadventures like this really make you think twice about how to navigate the dating scene! Background checks may not even be enough anymore. Meeting acquaintances and family members could give you more insight as well.
I had an opportunity to ask Ms. McCreary a few questions. Check out what she had to say:
Q: In hindsight, do you recognize any red flags?
A: Yes; His eagerness to marry and his sudden change in career, especially considering he hadn’t received any official counseling for his past in addition to the marriage counseling.
Q: What was the most important lesson you learned about yourself?
A: I learned not to place anyone and his or her needs, wants and agenda above my own. I took the attention off of me, and allowed myself to be sucked into his emotionally draining world of lies. Also, never be in a hurry to do anything. If it’s meant to be, it will be in due season.
Q: Do you think that you can trust men again?
A: Absolutely. I don’t blame “men” or dislike “men” because of what happened to me. This was something that I allowed to happen. Therefore, the lesson was for me to change my way of doing things.
Thanks to Ms. McCreary for answering my questions!
What precautions do you think single people should take in dating? How much background information do you generally ask when you meet someone new?
Have you ever dated someone who turned out to be completely different then what they told you?