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‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ No Longer Just a New Order Tune

The Internet is, to quote Alice in Wonderland, “Curiouser and curiouser.” Just about every day I see something that is even more surprising, upsetting and revealing about people.

Today’s exhibit comes from Buffalo, NY where a couple of real winners were trying to woo the same 18 year-old, West Virginia girl over the Internet. The guys in question were 22 and 47. One was single, the other married with children. Sounds simple enough, right? Not quite.

It turns out the woman in question was not 18, but was in her 40s and using pictures of her daughter and lingerie to meet men online. While the article ignores what I see as the obvious question – “Was her daughter at all skeeved out to know mom was using pictures of her to meet guys?” – it does paint a grisly picture of the seedy world of online love.

The end result in this case is a 47 year-old loser killing a 22 year-old loser over the love of a fictitious woman. As for me, I’m going down the rabbit hole in search of the next sordid tale of human nature…

Written by Michael Turk